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1/373 Princess Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 32 hotels in Fort Kochi
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Originally built by the Dutch in the 1860s, this 27-room heritage hotel stands tall and elegant on the popular Princess Street in Fort Kochi.

Once part of the palatial home of an eminent Jew family, Forte Kochi and the interiors of each of the 27 luxuriously styled heritage rooms has been recreated to present the glorious colonial period of Kerala.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
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Minibar
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Staney Pullolickel wrote a review Yesterday
Dubai, United Arab Emirates106 contributions96 helpful votes
I am a person who does my research before travel. As we don't do too many vacations and when one does it- it better be good. We are global travellers and do not stay in India (though we are from India). Just mentioning this point, as my reference hence is a global review and not a comparision within local places to stay Pro's of Forte Kochi (in no particular order) 1) Service: It starts with our arrival. We used the hotel's service to pick us from the airport at 3:30 am. The car was ready, with a chaprone who helped to get our luggage loaded. The car was sanitised and had bottled water for everyone handy. The driver was super courteous as well. When we reached the property by 4:30 am. The place was lit with christmas lights and we had Jerin and the team, waiting for us. Checkin was a breeze (we had blocked the room from the previous day). During the stay: Jerin was the difference. Anything you needed, he was there to support. Attentive and super caring. He had conversations with my kids and made them feel special as well. Every staff here is trained to serve, without being intrusive. He also booked the Kathakali performance for us and ensured we had great seats. Also called the place to check, if we had reached and were taken care off. Checkout: The process again was super simple and quick. 5-6 staff were at the door bidding us goodbye. Ambience: The hotel and the rooms were just lovely. Every element is taken care off. The hotel was an old home and it's very easy to get dusty. However every part of the place is super clean. Kudos to the house keeping team. Really excellent. There are no carpets in the room to hide the dust/dirt. Location: The place is walking distance from almost every place you want to see. In the heart of Fort Kochi Food: We only had breakfast at the hotel. Else our food was mostly from outside. Breakfast was decent. One could order sausages, eggs and dosas- in addition to the buffet spread. We did order some snacks and one lunch, which was just amazing. Next time will eat more at the hotel. Room: The rooms (we had two) were brilliant and super comfortable. The amentites, the bathroom, the fabric used- all gave a super luxurious feel. What could improve: Though there are no major points. Few things which could improve are as below Bed: Though the bed is super comfortable. It's two beds joined. There is a bump in the middle, where the beds join. Air condition: The room celling is high and one of our rooms was not cooling as much. This was managed by keeping the AC on all day. When we were out as well. Road sound: Don't look to sleep in late. As the road sounds come up to the room. Especially folks, who want a pic in front of the lovely hotel. Hence practially one should be up by 8 am. This is not a major issue. But one needs to be aware of this. There is not disturbance in the evening/night. We did not use their pool, as there was so much to do outside. But the whole place is so amazing, make sure you have a good camera to take those lovely instagramable pics :). Forte Kochi- I cannot wait to come back! Thank you for making the start of our vacation memorable! p.s- the COVID protocols are followed here, just making us feel super safe.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Staney, Your feedback is so elaborate and overwhelming. I shall definitely pass on your feedback to all of our associates who are dedicated and driven to create memorable experiences for our guests. Am sure it will inspire them to do even better in their work Look forward to welcoming you back much sooner than later! Warm Regards Sajeesh N Hotel Manager
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Monish T wrote a review 14 Jan
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I never thought I would write a review so soon but man I have to tell you all what a paradise we were in. Smooth check in, thanks to Jerin, comfortable stay,thanks to Jerin. Jerin is the man. He's the guy to be seen 24×7 at the hotel answering all the queries and happy to give us some recommendations. Gokul was prompt with all the housekeeping services and Sabin would be there every morning, greeting us at the breakfast table. We had booked for 1 night but ended up staying for 3. Keep up the good work. And yeah, the hotel has taken all the safety measures to give everyone a comfortable and stress free stay, all the staff is vaccinated and wear marks and gloves at all hours.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Monish, Glad to note that you enjoyed the stay. I shall definitely pass on your feedback to Jerin who I am will be delighted and inspired in equal measure to do better in his work Warm Regards Sajeesh N Hotel Manager
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roashnir wrote a review Dec 2021
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Visited around Christmas time, decorations were so beautiful and the whole ambience makes you feel like Christmas morning! Interiors are very aesthetically appealing. Location is excellent. Mr. Paul was very helpful throughout our stay
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Guest, Glad to note that you liked the Christmas decorations which adorn all our hotels. Warm Regards Sajeesh N Hotel Manager
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Nisha Thomas wrote a review Dec 2021
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A breath-taking place that transports you to another world altogether ! Beautifully maintained, exquisite architecture and delicious food that gives you a home-cooked feel. Apart from the magnificent interiors which was decorated enchantingly for Christmas along with peaceful music, one of the best attributes of the place is the extremely hospitable and polite staff. Our deepest and sincere thanks to Mr. Jerin who catered to all our needs, especially arranging a surprise birthday for our mom with a scrumptious cake. Special thanks to Amar/Amir who helped us with everything during our stay, and all the other staff members. Hats off to the entire team for restoring this 200 year old mansion and keeping it exceptionally clean every minute. Highly recommend this place to everyone, and would definitely be back again !
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Dr. Nisha, Thank you for your appreciation of the restored heritage mansion. As rightly pointed out by you it is our associates who make all the difference with their warm, friendly attitude, and passion for delivering personalised service. Look forward to welcoming you much sooner than later. Warm Regards Sajeesh N Hotel Manager
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Chacko Kalliath wrote a review Dec 2021
Thrissur District, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are in Fort Kochi, FORTE KOCHI is a must try Restaurant . Great taste with wonderful service. Quality and quantity of food was good and authentic taste was maintained. Gokul at Forte Kochi explained us about to the upcoming events conducted by them..He also took us a tour of the property and explained the different resorts and services done by Paul John Resorts... Looking forward to stay and experience their resorts....
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Dec 2021
Dear Chacko, Thank you for the recommendation as well as for complimenting Gokul. Our chefs would be delighted with your feedback as they are very passionate about their craft. Look forward to hosting you at our resorts in Kumarakom & Coorg. Warm Regards Sajeesh N Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
USD 78 - USD 214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)Fort Kochi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forte Kochi
Which popular attractions are close to Forte Kochi?
Nearby attractions include Kerala Kathakali Centre (0.2 km), Kashi Art Gallery (0.06 km), and David Hall Gallery & Cafe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forte Kochi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Forte Kochi?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Forte Kochi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Forte Kochi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rasoi Fort Kochi, Farmers Cafe, and The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Forte Kochi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Forte Kochi have airport transportation?
Yes, Forte Kochi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Forte Kochi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Fort Kochi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Forte Kochi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Forte Kochi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Forte Kochi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (1.3 km), Aspinwall House (0.1 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (2.5 km).