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The Ballard Bungalow

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An old Dutch bungalow renovated and refurbished into a homely and cute hotel with limited rooms .(less than 10 ) .the huge rooms with poster beds were great to sleep with the crisp white bed linen . The staff esp Mr. Marcos was ever willing to help make our stay comfortable .

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Sydney
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Ballard's a great place. Kind of eccentric, but who wants accommodation just like all the others? It's located near the fishing nets with lots of restaurants & shops nearby. Our Large Double room (no. 2244) was high-ceilinged & really spacious with a "dressing room" attached and a large (wet, Asian-style) bathroom. Very clean, well-furnished. Enormous antique bed - 2.8m...

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Ballard for nearly four weeks, and were very happy with the accommodation. You will never sleep in a larger bed, but it is also very comfortable. Good AC plus efficient ceiling fan, nice balcony. Room cleaned daily to a high standard. Tasty breakfast on the balcony each day. Reliable laundry service available. A bit noisy from the...

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Thiruvalla, India
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Its a colonial mansion, which has been refurbished into a hotel. The rooms are huge and has king size four-poster beds. The bed linen and toilets are clean, but the toiletries are not so good. The complimentary breakfast was forgettable, and had just toasts, eggs and a cup of coffee. But the location of the hotel is fantastic, its right...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Rarely been so disappointed by a seemingly reliable and friendly owner and reservatiins in charge , Markuse. Ballards often confirms your booking months in advance on various sites and even directly but then cancels less than a week before you expect to arrive. Even when they have not cancelled your reservation i noticed 2 travellers being turned away saying "sorry...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Ballard Bungalow for my first 3 nights in India. Marcus was very helpful, helping me sort getting a SIM card and telling me some bits about Fort Kochi. The room was huge!!! I wanted somewhere clean and safe for my first few nights, I got more than I needed really! A/C which I didn't use, ceiling...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 November 2016

In the middle of the center of Fort Cochin, near the coat, is this fine hotel. The rooms are clean and the bed we had was big! The breakfast was simple, but just fine and the people who work there are very kind. Thank you for the service!

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a great time at Markus's place. Big rooms at a good price in a heritage house. Staff was friendly and gave us lots of valuable information. We found this place randomly and we couldn´t have been luckier, because it offers very nice, clean, colonial-style rooms at a good rate. The location is also excellent and you will be...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Ballard Bungalow is the Bishop's ex house. It is secluded yet well situated near the Chinese fishing nets and the rooms are very spacious indeed! My room gave out onto a very long and wide balcony looking out over the courtyard. No neighbours in the adjoining room so I had it to myself to sit in the rattan chairs...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Loved the Dutch architecture of the building itself and the huge rooms, corridors, verandas and most of all the furniture, takes us back to the colonial times, which is uncommon nowadays only seen in movies. Amazing beds, armchairs, center tables, dressers and everything in it. Hotel is located in the heart of town, easily accessible to all the tourist spots....

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Additional Information about The Ballard Bungalow

Address: Bellar Road | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: RM117 - RM138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“I think our room was the best in the place”
Furlquists, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are quite silent at night time, still ask for interior rooms to ensure a perfect and quiet night”
360irias, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“6 rooms and all calme!”
VirginiaM945, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms that are not facing the road”
annebabington, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms over courtyard probably quieter,but this is India so roll with it and you'll sleep after a fabulous filled day”
Know1989, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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