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Malabar House, Cochin, India

Our rating: First Class

On the picturesque island of Fort Cochin an 18th century colonial house has been converted into a characterful hotel by its European owners. The rooms are located around a small leafy courtyard where there is also a plunge pool to cool off in. All rooms are individually decorated in bright, contemporary colors with heavy wood furniture and unusual sculptures and other interesting pieces of art. The restaurant area in the courtyard serves Indian and Continental dishes as well as particularly good seafood.

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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.

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