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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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Free parking
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24-hour front desk
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midsummersteam wrote a review Feb 2011
Worcestershire14 contributions15 helpful votes
We were outbooked here from the Malabar House after they had overbooked us. We arrived at 5am to be greeted warmly by staff who had been up half the night for us! The charming Director and her staff couldn't do enought for us. Dinner was a selection of different local dishes including some lovely red snapper and was delicious. The rooms (7, I think) are beautifully furnished in appropriate style for the hstory of the house and there is a small pool and comfortable poolside and garden area. Location is excellent for the fishing nets and shops in Fort Cochin. This hotel doesn't market itself aggressively so you have to be in the know. Make sure you are! You won't regret it!
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Date of stay: February 2011
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ehariram wrote a review Jan 2011
Madrid, Spain13 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I spent the new years at Le Colonial, we had a wonderful time. Smita, who is the Manager of the property was very gracious and hospitable, so were the staff. They looked after us very well and accommodated all our requests. Do definitely recommend this beautiful property!
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Date of stay: December 2010
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Antoine L wrote a review Feb 2010
Brussels, Belgium60 contributions61 helpful votes
Of our trip to South India, this was by far the best hotel we stayed in. The director made you feel you were staying a her private home, and you felt home away from home. There is nothing else to add : anyone going to Cochin and not staying there has wasted his trip! This hotel just made me regret that we couldn't stay at another hotel of the same group: L'Orient in Pondichery as it was full.
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Date of stay: February 2010
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Adriano1968 wrote a review Jan 2009
Milan, Italy4 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed at Le Colonial from the 20th of December 2008 to the 2nd of January 2009. The hotel is an amazing 500 year old colonial house, and has been beautifully restored. The service was exquisite, and the rooms gorgeously decorated with local arts and crafts. The hotel was recommended by friends who had stayed there previously, and the hotel and service lived up to my expectations. The climate was amazing (between 30 and 36 degrees celsius during the day during the whole of our stay). Watch out for mosquitos! I highly recommend this for any culture seeking person. The hotel is not for people searching for standard hotel chain as it does not have amenities like wi-fi or business center. It has about 10 rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2008
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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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