Malabar House, Cochin, India
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 colours 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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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite 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.
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.