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11/200 Bishop Joseph Kureethara Road South Thamaraparambu, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#3 of 606 in Kochi (Cochin)
Planning an unforgettable holiday experience in a traditional Kerala home stay? Then The Francis Residence in Fort Kochi may be the right destination for you. Surrounded by the centuries old monuments and remaining of colonial era, seaside scenery, the beautiful bay of Arabian Sea, you will find all that you need in a holiday spot, be it ultimate relaxation or a cultural exploration.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Andrew_Kellie wrote a review May 2020
Singapore361 contributions92 helpful votes
It is a little challenging to find but a few alleyways gets you there in the end. Not quite as fancy as the price and emails would lead you to expect (in comparison to other places we'd stayed at in Kerala) but perfectly comfortable and friendly. It was also the new years period so we were also grateful to find a quieter place tucked away from the city centre. Walking distance to most places. We unfortunately didn't get a chance to do a cooking class (but should have based on the other reviews!)
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Date of stay: December 2019
Caribou L wrote a review Mar 2020
Genève265 contributions32 helpful votes
We took a cooking class with Rosy. Francis welcomed us with a great non alcoholic drink and did the service. We were asked before what we would like to cook, so we requested vegetable and fish dishes. Kochi is well known for the seafood. We were not disappointed as we cooked fish, calamari, prawns and vegetable. We had more than enough to eat. We learned about the spices and ingredients that make Kerala food so delicious. Coconut under all its forms is certainly one of the ingredient that makes the difference. We would definitely recommend this cooking class. It is well located in Fort Kochi and I am sure it very quiet for those who sleep there.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Trish H wrote a review Mar 2020
Galway, Ireland65 contributions39 helpful votes
This beautiful homestay is conveniently located a short walk from the centre of Fort Kochi. The welcome is warm and genuine and the food is exceptional. Make sure you take a healthy appetite with you. Room and outdoor seating area were very comfortable and painlessly clean . Would definitely return if we get the chance.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
AlbertoUK86 wrote a review Mar 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
We have had the pleasure to meet Francis and stay at his lovely home for a Kerala cooking demo and lunch. Everything was perfect - the private cooking lesson was above my expectations and the food was sublime. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Nigel wrote a review Mar 2020
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Francis took us to his favoured fish and vegetable suppliers where we purchased the ingredients for our cooking class. Rosie showed us how to prepare 3 delicious courses and we were amazed at the freshness of flavour in each dish so different from curries at home. Francis is going to email us the recipes so hopefully we can repeat the magic at home
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$63 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Francis Residence
Which popular attractions are close to The Francis Residence?
Nearby attractions include Kashi Art Gallery (1.1 km), Kerala Kathakali Centre (1.1 km), and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Francis Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Francis Residence?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Francis Residence?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Francis Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rasoi Fort Kochi, Farmers Cafe, and The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay.
Does The Francis Residence have airport transportation?
Yes, The Francis Residence offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Francis Residence?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Francis Residence?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (1.6 km), Aspinwall House (1.2 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (1.5 km).