The Old Harbour, Cochin, Kerala, India

Old Harbour Hotel

Surrounded by lush tropical greenery, this comfortable hotel, set in an 18th-century, Dutch Colonial-style building, is a six minute walk from the Mahatma Gandhi Beach, and three kms from the Mattancherry Palace.

Facilities

The elegant rooms, with high ceilings, antique wood furniture and marble bathrooms, feature free Wi-Fi and tea and coffeemaking equipment; some rooms include open-air showers, verandas and private ponds. Complimentary breakfast is served in a sophisticated restaurant with ceramic tile floors and a wood-beamed ceiling. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a spa with Ayurvedic treatments.

Location

Old Harbour Hotel is in a prime location within a few steps of the town's famous Chinese fishing nets, and a hop away from the Ernakulum ferry and the spice market.

Activities

  • Stroll past the fishermen working the giant Chinese fishing nets in the harbour
  • Use the hotel's simple spa or get a massage at the nearby Ayush Ayurvedic centre 
  • Start the day with yoga on the roof, before relaxing by the infinity pool 
  • Book a cruise along the backwaters 
  • Go shopping at the spice market, ginger and clove factory or the weekly antiques market
  • Hire a vintage Royal Enfield motorbike for the day and head for the beach

Why we like it

Beautiful hotel and amazing staff in a perfect location for exploring the Fort.

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