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.


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.


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.


  • 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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