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1/315 Church Road Vasco da Gama Square, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#46 of 471 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Le Colonial, by the Chinese fishing nets of Fort Cochin, is probably Asia's oldest colonial house, dating back to 1506. Located in the very heart of Fort Cochin, right next to Saint Francis Church, this legendary house is said to have housed the Saint as also Vasco de Gama. After 150 years as the Portuguese Governor's residence, it was one of the very few houses not to have been destroyed when the Dutch took Fort Cochin. It then housed the Dutch Governors for a century and a half, until Jan van Spall sold it to the British in 1795. In turn, they passed it on to the J. Thomas, the renowned tea trader. These five captive centuries of history have been lovingly restored and the hotel is a true living museum. Treasures of art from the colonial past have revived that era, turning Le Colonial into a "Club" and meeting point for the discerning travellers. Le Colonial, in 2016, was proud to host the second series of BBC's Real Marigold Hotel and its cast!
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gascookers wrote a review Sep 2018
uk51 contributions17 helpful votes
What a beautiful hotel. We re routed here as Munnar was out of the question due to the floods. We had a wonderful two night stay, all the staff made us very welcome especially Suresh who was very helpful when my husband thought he'd lost his watch. The furnishings are elegant and classy, everywhere was spotlessly clean. Le Colonial is well situated for exploring Fort Kochi. I don't have enough superlatives to describe the food. It was top notch, the homemade coconut ice cream was out of this world as was the seafood platter. What a talented Chef. We were sad to leave, it was such a relaxing stay. Le Colonial is a real jewel in the crown.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Janey T wrote a review Apr 2018
Worthing, United Kingdom28 contributions13 helpful votes
We went to the hotel for lunch as were staying just around the corner and so wanted to see this hotel that was on the tv programme. The staff were so welcoming and lovely and even showed us around the building which is beautiful, We shall definitely stay there on our next visit!! The set lunch was so delicious and we went away very happy ladies!! So pleased we had not been deterred by the security guard that had told us you had to be resident to dine at the hotel, which was contrary to the info on the website and we telephoned and booked a table for lunch. It was a highlight of our holiday so thank you to the staff and owners.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 19 Apr 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review about the Le Colonial heritage hotel in Kochi. We are glad to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the lunch at the 16th century hotel. We are delighted to receive your kind appreciation about the hospitality and the services offered. The Chef is delighted to know that you relished the cuisine prepared. Thank you for writing and sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you as a resident guest next time ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana feedback@neemranahotels.com
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pateldarsha wrote a review Mar 2018
London, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
Lovely rooms in keeping with the colonial style. They were clean and comfortable. The hotel has only eight rooms with enough lounges to get privacy. Reminded me a lot of Real Marigold the film and it came as no surprise that BBC used for there season 2 Real Marigold Staff are very helpful and courteous and can’t do enough for you to be comfortable! Food is excellent and you can order as you like in the morning Subash and his team do a great job and really made our stay enjoyable! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 18 Mar 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about the Le Colonial heritage hotel in Kochi. We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at the 16th century hotel. It is rewarding to receive your kind appreciation about the rooms. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and the love. We have shared your kind appreciation with the housekeeping team members. Your compliments about the staff and the hospitality reinforce the Neemrana philosophy and will go a long way in acting as a source of motivation & encouragement. We have shared your gracious words with the team members at the hotel. It is great to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the food at the hotel. We have shared your courteous words with the Chef. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for many more enjoyable experiences ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana feedback@neemranahotels.com
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Adriansholidays wrote a review Feb 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom23 contributions18 helpful votes
This is our second visit to Cochin and what a little gem this hotel is, it’s like home from home, the furnishings and decor are amazing, it’s very well situated and the staff can’t do enough to make your stay as comfortable as possible. And yes it is where they filmed the second series on the BBC. Fabulous.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 7 Mar 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative words about the Le Colonial heritage hotel in Kochi. We are delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay at the hotel. It is rewarding to receive your kind appreciation about the furnishings and the décor. Our staff most of whom got into hospitality without any formal hotel education are greatly pleased with your positive comments. We have shared your kind appreciation with all the team members. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you at our 20 unique destinations across India ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana feedback@neemranahotels.com
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Andrew T wrote a review Feb 2018
Cobham, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Hidden behind the adjacent street market the hotel was difficult for our taxi driver to find.Close to the Chinese nets and the promenade of Cochin Fort this hotel was a very pleasant surprise. A small hotel with 6 bedrooms. Ours " Jan Van Spall" was large with two double beds, a well appointed bathroom, a beautiful Malabar spruce floor and a large balcony over looking the hotel's small pool and garden. The staff were attentive and very friendly. Dinner was included in the price of our room. There was no menu, just what the chef fancied cooking, which was very good. A great start to out holiday. We stayed two nights which was sufficient to acclimatise and see what there was to see in Fort Cochin
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 15 Feb 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative words about the Le Colonial heritage hotel in Kochi. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant experience at the hotel. It is great to learn that you explored the Chinese nets and the promenade of Fort Kochi. We are pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the views of the pool and garden from Jan Van Spall. Our staff most of whom got into hospitality without any formal hotel education are greatly pleased with your positive comments. We are glad that you relished the food. Please note that, there is an a la carte option for lunch and dinner. At Le Colonial, broadly, we serve South-Indian, local Kerala and Continental cuisine to suit a range of tastes and palettes. Guests can always request for a certain dish or a customised meal at the previous meal and the Chef will try his best to please them. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Warm Regards, Team Neemrana feedback@neemranahotels.com
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PRICE RANGE
US$199 - US$397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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