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1/315 Church Road Vasco da Gama Square, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#64 of 622 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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Car hire
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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bobbie_bagus wrote a review Feb 2016
Singapore13 contributions12 helpful votes
A very elegant hotel with excellent staff and service. The hotel is also truly historical and you tend to get lost in time. Do spend some time looking at the artwork and the architecture of the building. The rooms are well appointed, clean and extremely comfortable. Oh and the Chef is superb :)
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Responded 29 Feb 2016
Dear Guest, We are grateful for your kind and patronizing feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial heritage hotel in Fort Kochi, Kerala! It is rewarding to know of that you enjoyed the architecture, décor and ambience at the colonial mansion and had a comfortable and memorable stay. Your appreciation of the restoration effort reinforces our philosophy to infuse life and restore charm to a ruin and offer an experience of the life and times gone by. We are grateful for your encouraging compliments about the cuisine and the same have been duly conveyed to the Chef and his team. As we look forward to welcoming you back soon again, we hope that you will continue to share your experiences with us! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Angelique Teo wrote a review Feb 2016
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions39 helpful votes
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This is the most gorgeous find in ALL of Fort Kochin!! Steeped in history, the house is filled with gorgeous art and every little nook and cranny has a story. The attention to detail is amazing and done in such good taste. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is beyond delectable. I highly recommend Le Colonial to anyone looking for an authentic experience in Fort Kochin.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 29 Feb 2016
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and patronizing feedback about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! We are delighted that you enjoyed the décor, the ambience, interiors and artifacts at the 16th century colonial mansion and got a chance to experience the Neemrana brand of hospitality. Your compliments about the same as well as the cuisine have been conveyed to the members of the service staff and will act as a source of encouragement and motivation. As we look forward to welcoming you back for many more visits at any of Neemrana’s 27 properties, we hope that you continue to share your experiences with us! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Daryl M wrote a review Feb 2016
Woking, United Kingdom464 contributions152 helpful votes
Staying at Le Colonial is being bathed in luxury while you are attended by lovely people who quickly become your best friends. There isn't a reception but there is a hugely warm welcome. There isn't a menu but there is a great chef. Leaving is looking forward to when you will return.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 20 Mar 2016
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the stay, the services and facilities offered and got a chance to experience the Neemrana brand of hospitality and hope that you also got a chance to explore the local culture and cuisine. We would however, request you to please write to us on the email address mentioned below with any suggestions for the menu as this would help us improve and cater to your expectations more closely on your next visit. As we look forward to welcoming you back at any of Neemrana’s 26 properties across India, your kind compliments will continue to inspire and motivate us! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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KangarooExpress wrote a review Feb 2016
7 contributions3 helpful votes
A seriously gorgeous hotel. Well worth the stay. Excellent staff and wonderful food. A truly historical house beautifully restored to the highest standards. A living room with lovely touches that makes a visitor feel at home. A pool that feels a million miles from the hustle of the streets outside. What a wonderful way to take a break from the hassles of your usual week.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Renaud V wrote a review Jan 2016
Paris, France10 contributions13 helpful votes
We've come several times to Kochi and there is no place as Le Colonial : a splendid historical spot in a perfect location, where every detail counts : decoration, food (fantastic), kindness and efficiency of the team and of course the swimming-pool. It has been really difficult to leave the place...
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Yves D wrote a review Jan 2016
Geneva, Switzerland7 contributions11 helpful votes
We just spent two weeks in India, traveling across Tamil Nadu and Kerala from heritage hotels to heritage homes and Le Colonial is definitely the best place we stayed in. We loved the style of the house and the quality of the service. All rooms are beautifully decorated, the staff is extremely nice, attentive and discreet. The small restaurant (Le Colonial only has 7 rooms) has a limited menu but the food (Indian or Continental) is just delicious.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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the_kasl wrote a review Nov 2015
Kochi (Cochin), India941 contributions75 helpful votes
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I stay in Kochi but had never heard about this Hotel before. It was my son & Daughter-in-law (who live in the U.S) who found out about this in the Travel sites and sponsored our two day staycation here. For me & my wife, It was two days of pure heavenly relaxation and indulgence in their culinary specialities. This building which was once the Dutch Governor General's residence is now converted into the Hotel. It has only seven rooms but each one of them have been very meticulously planned and designed. The Architecture is typically British/European with high ceilings and wooden floors , a bathroom which was huge and provided with Bathtub, separate shower and Double washbasin. The entrance to the Hotel has a beautiful garden with Orchids and other variety of flowers. The
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Date of stay: November 2015
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phf45 wrote a review Nov 2015
Orléans3 contributions5 helpful votes
Magnificent renewed colonial Portuguese house transformed into a charming hotel with 7 rooms. Located at the heart of the historical part of Cochin. Decoration of colonial style is of very high quality. Staff is very nice and attentive. Room rates include lunch or dining and cooking is of good quality, mostly of Kerala cooking style.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 18 Nov 2015
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Fort Kochi, Kerala! In our effort to tailor unique and memorable experiences, it is always deeply rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the effort and the love. We are pleased that you enjoyed the architecture of and the ambience at the 16th century Portuguese colonial mansion and your encouraging compliments about the hospitality have been conveyed to the members of the team on-site. We are thankful for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon again for many a memorable stay at any of Neemrana’s 27 properties across India! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Marima2015 wrote a review Sep 2015
Abidjan, Ivory Coast18 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights in Le Colonial. We loved the spaciousness of the property on the ground floor, the beautiful rooms on the first floor and the discreet attention of the staff. There was a homely feeling about the place and everything was just perfect from the setting and attention given to details right to the meals prepared for us. We got a free upgrade to larger room as the hotel was not sold out at the time of our stay and this was of course much appreciated also.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 18 Nov 2015
Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us and sharing your experience with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed the architecture and the ambience as well as the services and facilities offered at Neemrana’s Le Colonial in Cochin. As we strive to offer a peek into the lifestyle of the times gone by, it is always rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the effort and the love. Feedback such as yours validates the effort of the members of the on-site staff and will go a long way in acting as a source of encouragement and motivation. As you continue to explore more of India with Neemrana, now spread across 17 unique destinations, we hope that you will continue to share your experiences with us! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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SJP1962SJP wrote a review Sep 2015
Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
A really beautiful boutique hotel. So much history, amazing artwork and memorabilia and a lovely feel throughout. Spacious, beautifully furnished rooms with a truly colonial feel. I could easily have spent a week or two here enjoying the house and garden and also so much to see and do close by. Courteous, friendly yet discreet staff who went out of their way to please. A wonderful experience all round and without doubt the best hotel in Fort Cochin.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Response from NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Le Colonial
Responded 18 Nov 2015
Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm words about Neemrana’s Le Colonial heritage hotel in Fort Kochi, Kerala! In our effort to infuse life and restore charm to a ruined and unused structure, your encouraging feedback reinforces the Neemrana philosophy and we are pleased that you got a chance to explore the history and soak in the ambience at the colonial mansion. We are grateful for your compliments about the staff and the hospitality and the same have been conveyed to the members of the team on-site. As we look forward to welcoming you back for many a memorable stay at any of Neemrana’s 17 destinations, we hope that you will continue to share your experiences with us! Warm regards, Team Neemrana friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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PRICE RANGE
US$231 - US$279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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