Hotel Arches, Cochin, India
This hotel was the Cochin governors' mansion in years gone by. It is set in a quiet street 10 meters from the famous St. Francis Church where Vasco Da Gama was first buried - in fact the hotel is located right next door to Vasco da Gama's house. Though the property lacks character the rooms are clean and comfortable with good facilities and there is a rooftop restaurant. Located in Fort Cochin you are no more than five minutes walk to the harbor front and other sights.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
This hotel has tremendous character, is beautifully designed with the best facilities in Fort Cochin and very well placed for sightseeing.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The tour of Fort Cochin will include Mattancherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church, and the Chinese fishing nets. If time permits also visit the Dutch Cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica and enjoy a walk around Jew Town.