History oozes from every pore of this evocative hotel, created from the remains of a Victorian shipbuilding yard. English, Portuguese and Dutch design graces spacious high-ceilinged interiors rich in artefacts from a bygone era of steam and sail, rooms boasting four-poster beds and views to the sea where dolphin play and fishing boats ply their trade. The setting, on a prime stretch of Cochin’s harbour, is ideal for exploring the environs, from the antique shops and fabric sellers of Jew Town to the famous Chinese fishing nets, a system used locally for over five centuries. Meals, which are served in the atmospheric History Restaurant, showcase the best of Anglo-Indian cuisine; the tranquil gardens are perfect for taking ‘white linen’ afternoon tea. Play billiards, attend a cooking demonstration and experience a synchronised Kerala massage carried out by two expert masseurs.
Prices are per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for India is generally between the months of April to September, high season runs from October to March. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) with some including return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
The best time to visit India is from October to March. The monsoon season occurs from May to September with high rainfall particularly in the south, although hotel offers are at their most attractive during this time.
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