Tissa's Inn

Tissa's Inn

1 / 1128, Kunnumpuram Fort Cochin, Ernakulam , Kerala, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#7 of 398 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Tissa’s Inn is a boutique hotel housed in a mansion that belonged to the erstwhile Adv. V.K. Hamza, a lawyer and philanthropist of high repute. The mansion now has 9 air conditioned rooms, a 24 seater restaurant serving fresh seafood- Indian and Continental style, an open-to-the-sky swimming pool on the deck, a yoga and meditation center that nestles among the verdant tree tops and is rated one of the best accommodations in Cochin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

1 / 1128, Kunnumpuram Fort Cochin, Ernakulam , Kerala, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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Kochi Airport
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,174 reviews
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Tissa's Inn has earned a reputation for its exceptional service, with many guests lauding the attentive and caring staff. Nestled in a prime central Kochi location, the inn is a hit among travelers for its proximity to key attractions. While some find it on the pricier side, the general consensus is that the hotel provides excellent value. The colonial charm and tasteful decor contribute to a welcoming atmosphere, complemented by clean, spacious rooms. Amenities like the rooftop pool are often highlighted as highlights of guests' stays.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding

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travelbuddies39 wrote a review Feb 2020
Victoria, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed only two nights in January and enjoyed our stay. The room was upstairs; very quiet and clean. Location is fantastic; walking distance to Kathikali, fishing nets, restaurants, etc. The only negative was the pressure we felt on check-in to order what we wanted for dinner before we even had our room key. We hadn't even decided if we wanted to eat at the hotel at that point. They arranged good seats for us at the Kathikali (second row from the front) which was much appreciated. Overall a good choice for Kochi.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Tissasinn2009, Manager at Tissa's Inn
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Greetings from Tissa's Inn !!! Thank you for your valuable feedback in Tripadvisor.We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.We hope to see you again. Regards Christina
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Adil ab wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Serves delicious food

Very well maintained room and staff service at its best

Worth every single penny u pay for .

Most attractive thing about Tissas In is its location.

All those attractive places people usually goto is just walking distance from here

Enjoyed my stay there ,
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 20 Jun 2022
Dear sir, Greetings from Tissa's Inn !!! We are so grateful for your kind words. Thank you for choosing Tissa's Inn for your stay with us. And we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality and service. Hope to see you again sir. Regards Shifa
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manita_kapoor wrote a review Sept 2020
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It has taken me a long time to write this review, and I apologize unreservedly for that. I had traveled to Cochin on my own and I never once felt lonely thanks to the fabulous people that make Tissa's Inn what it is.

Kerala is one of my favourite states to cisit, and Cochin is lovely. But my biggest takeaway from my trip honestly was the staff. They make this place what it is. Sanitha, Kristina, Chef Jerry & his crew in the dining room, and my driver Bini... It's been just about two years since my trip and I remember all of them. Every single person went above & beyond to make my stay comfortable, fun and helped me plan my sightseeing trips right down to tiny details. Chef Jerry, a special thank you to you for for introducing me to puttu and kadala curry & banana puttu. I still dream about the food you served up.

The rooms are generously spaced, clean and beautiful. The property itself is well maintained and easy to find, very conveniently located and is in an area where it is fun to walk around.

Would absolutely recommend if you're planning a trip to Cochin.

Thank you for the memories, guys. Really looking forward to being back.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 11 Sept 2020
Dear Manita Kapoor, Greetings from Tissa’s Inn !! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor . We are glad to know our hotel and services were able to leave lasting memories in your mind and also you had a memorable time during your stay in Tissa’s Inn. We especially thank you for the choice of words for the quality food, and overall hospitality and this appreciation is indeed motivating for us to keep up the work. Once again we thank you for sharing your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you back as and when you plan your next visit to our hotel. Regards Christina
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Boadicea-1954 wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s centrally located in Fort Kochi making it an easy walk to sights and restaurants, but it’s surprisingly quiet. Getting a tuk tuk to go further afield is no problem. There are many lovely reproduction Indian antiques displayed around the hotel. Our room was spacious and clean and so was the bathroom. Somehow, the only mosquito bites we got during our 3 weeks in Kerala was on our first night which was in our bedroom at this hotel although no bugs were evident, so do check the room well. Staff were all polite and friendly and booking online was very easy. Breakfast was good, but we felt under pressure to order dinner for that evening at the hotel every time we sat down for breakfast. Training of serving staff needs to be improved to stop this as it made breakfast an unpleasant experience which we rushed through to avoid the hard sell. Plus, it made us choose to eat dinner elsewhere. The only outside space was the rooftop which was comprised of a terrace and small swimming pool.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ferzyn N wrote a review Dec 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fabulous stay at Tissa's Inn, the small boutique property in Fort Kochi is spotlessly clean. The reception as well as the housekeeping staff is attentive and are welcoming to the property. The Wifi connectivity is a sore point and I wish they could improve that in terms of having Wifi in the rooms. The property is very central in Fort Kochi with most sights being highly accessible. What can certainly be improved is the breakfast menu. We also had two meals are the restaurant, cooked by the in house Chef Biju. The food flavours were just right, fish was fresh and the portion size was perfect for the two of us. In fact this restaurant scores higher than many others in Fort Kochi where the quality was found lacking.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 9 Dec 2022
Dear Mam, Greetings from Tissas Inn!!! On Behalf of my entire team at Tissa's Inn I would like to Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback as it is of great importance to us . Thank you for choosing our hospitality and hope your memories of this visit will bring you back for more exciting experiences and we all hope to see you again. Regards Shifa
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Roby M wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One among the best hotel I have stayed. Gorgeous building and it only gets more breathtaking when you walk in. Rooms are well organised and I am very excited to say that staffs are so supportive and they always take an extra step in treating their customers.
I am glad enough to appreciate all the efforts and arrangements done by the receptionist which helped me for a smooth staycation.
Keep up the good work guyss..
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Dear Roby, Greetings from Tissa's Inn !!! We are so grateful for your kind words. Thank you for choosing Tissa's Inn for your stay with us. And we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality and service. Hope to see you again sir. Regards Shifa
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Allan K wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room: very clean, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable mattress, powerful AC.

Location: central, conveniently within walking distance of lots of sights, museums, shopping, and good restaurants.

Amenities: rooftop lounge area + pool which was nice for relaxing in the hot afternoons

Restaurant: we tried many highly rated restaurants in Kochi and hands down the best Kerala style curries I had were at Tissas. I especially recommend the Kerala Fish Curry and Prawns Curry. The chef is really nice and clearly takes pride in his work.

Service: this is where Tissa’s really shines. All of the staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help with anything you need. We booked taxis, dance/music performances, and a backwater day trip - all were top quality and reasonably priced.

Sanitha the manager is an absolute gem. My wife and I were traveling with our 3 month old. We arrived via train at 5 am but our checkin was not until the afternoon. Sanitha woke up early and called 10+ other hotels to find us a place to crash until checkin and bargained on our behalf to get nearly 50% off. When our outbound train was canceled last minute she called her friends at Indian Railways to understand the situation and helped us find a new train. When she saw that my wife and I were having trouble eating because our daughter was fussing, Sanitha held her so we could finish our meal. By the end of our stay I would’ve trusted her with anything.

I can’t see enough good things about this place, it felt like home for a few days.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 2 Mar 2023
Dear sir, Greetings from Tissa's Inn!!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with our other readers, your time and effort uploading this review is appreciated. All the team were delighted to read your comments. It has always been our pleasure to serve our guest and to hear that we have made your stay a pleasant one. On Behalf of my entire team at Tissa's Inn I would like to Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback as it is of great importance to us and hope your memories of this visit will bring you back for more exciting experiences and we all hope to see you again sir. Regards Shifa
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George V wrote a review Nov 2021
India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tissa’s Inn is conveniently located in the midst of most areas of interest in and around Fort Kochi. Unlike a lot of other places, the Inn has parking for about 8 cars, so your vehicle is off the street.
We were greeted by Sanita D’Cruz, the receptionist cum office manager and after a quick check-in, were shown to our room. The room was adequate, clean and furnished with period furniture. Very nice! We were then introduced to Sandip, the Chef who informed us that orders for a meal have to be placed at least 30 min in advance as everything is cooked fresh. He is a gifted Chef and all the dishes prepared were delicious. Unfortunately we could not try his Trio Fish, which apparently is a signature dish of the Inn. Maybe next time! The housekeeping staff too needs to be complemented. The next day we met Christina, another friendly and helpful staff. With all their help our stay at Tissa’s Inn was a memorable one. Thank you.
In short – a great place to stay, staffed by courteous, friendly and competent people.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 10 Nov 2021
Dear George Sir, Greetings from Tissa's Inn !!! It was great pleasure to have you and your lovely wife with us.Thank you for choosing Tissa's Inn for your stay in Cochin.We all are happy to know that you enjoyed our hospitality and services.Billion thanks for the review.Hope to see you again. Regards Sanitha
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Gill Jones wrote a review Feb 2023
Alrewas, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could only give a score of 20 out 10 for Tissa's Inn because they exceeded expectations in every way.
The warm and friendly staff went out of their way to be helpful in every was they could.
The chef was amazing and I frequently deviated from my dinner choice to accommodate a fresh delivery of lobster or tiger prawn....all beautifully cooked
The hotel is tastefully furnished with period pieces from their antique shops and is immaculately kept. A fantastic stay and looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Great for food lovers! The chef will work round your preferences and creates dishes for the...
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Response from Tissa's Inn, Owner at Tissa's Inn
Responded 10 Feb 2023
Dear sir, Greetings from Tissa's Inn!!! Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our services and our team made your time pleasant. On behalf of our entire team , we heartily thank you for your visit. We would like to serve you again with best of our hospitality. Looking forward to your next visit soon. Regards Shifa
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sherobhi raj wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at Tissa's Inn and are looking for a reason to return. The staff are warm, helpful and no request is left unfulfilled. Our daughter had a birthday cake presented to her which reminded us the gracious Indian hospitality. Our many questions about currency, auto rickshaws, booking of taxis, towels etc were all met with professionalism and a desire to help. We loved the breakfasts and pushed the friendship with special requests for the chefs. The room was clean, comfortable and all amenities worked. The pool was a welcome oasis from the heat in Kochi. Thank you to the entire team that looked after us. We will carry our memories of our time with you always. All tourist hot spots were a short walk away which was wonderful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tissasinn2009, Manager at Tissa's Inn
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Sherobhi raj, Greetings from Tissa’s Inn !! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor . We are glad to know our hotel and services were able to leave lasting memories in your mind and also you had a memorable time during your stay in Tissa’s Inn. We especially thank you for the choice of words for the quality food, and overall hospitality and this appreciation is indeed motivating for us to keep up the work. Once again we thank you for sharing your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you back as and when you plan your next visit to our hotel. With Regards Christina
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ofanoa asked a question Oct 2018
New York City, New York706 contributions191 helpful votes
Hi Could you please confirm my request for a room on the upper floor, I don't see a response to my request Thanks, Ted
Answer from Tissasinn2009
Kochi (Cochin), India23 contributions
Dear Sir, Thanks for your mail.We can arrange the room top floor.Do you want the airport pickup?In case of any more assistance please feel free to contact us. Thanks & Regards Sanitha
Answer from Tissasinn2009
Kochi (Cochin), India23 contributions
Dear June, Greetings from Tissa's Inn!!! Thanks for your mail.From the airport to our hotel ,45 km distance.Taxi will be cost Rs.1400/-.If you want to book the room kindly let us know the exact dates,we can send you some special offer to you.In case of any more assistance please feel free to contact us. Have a Great Day!!! Thanks & Regards Sanitha
mtim42 asked a question Oct 2017
Gateshead, United Kingdom12 contributions9 helpful votes
Do you have twin rooms? 22nd February 5 nights
Answer from Tissasinn2009
Kochi (Cochin), India23 contributions
Greetings from Tissasinn!!! Thanks for the message.We are pleased to confirm a Twin Standard room from 22/27 feb 2018 for 5 nights with the discounted rate of Rs.8000/- per night against the rack rate of Rs.8650/-.The rate includes welcome drink,breakfast and all taxes.Kindly send the confirmation at the earliest.In case of any more assistance please feel free to contact us. Looking forward to welcome you with us soon. Thanks & Regards Sanitha
Susan W asked a question Sept 2016
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia5 contributions
We need a room for 3 adults. Do you have a room with 3 single bed so?
Adventure49787101470 wrote a tip Jun 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nil everything is okey "
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Rajani K wrote a tip May 2024
Hyderabad, India20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Might not be the best choice for vegetarians. "
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Escape03992280373 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to the sunrise yoga."
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Jo-Ellyn P wrote a tip Apr 2024
39 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend doing a backwater house boat tour, cooking class and spa visit. Sanitha can help set that up."
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autie11 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Chicago, Illinois24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early. It seems to fill up soon. "
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PRICE RANGE
RM 225 - RM 281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tissa's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tissa's Inn?
Nearby attractions include United kochi tours (0.3 km), Great K V Kathakali Center (0.3 km), and Kashi Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tissa's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Tissa's Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tissa's Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tissa's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Canvas Restaurant & Pizzeria, Mary’s Kitchen, and Old Harbour Hotel Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tissa's Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tissa's Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Tissa's Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tissa's Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tissa's Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Tissa's Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (0.9 km), Aspinwall House (0.6 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (2.1 km).
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