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The Secret Garden

2.9 km from Kochi (Cochin) centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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Bishop Garden Lane 2, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such a wonderful and peaceful place. A real oasis, the staff are lovely and so helpful. You are close to everything but far enough away to feel out of the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas of the town. We especially loved the morning yoga and breakfast. Would go back in a heart beat, amazing place...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice property within easy walking distance to the tourist attractions. Our room was on the top floor and apart from the slippery tiles in the washing room more than appropriate. Friendly and welcoming staff did not leave any wish unattended. Food was excellent and made our stay enjoyable.

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1Thank follydoc
Costa del Sol, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secret Garden is just delightful, very tranquil and relaxing with a lovely pool. The breakfasts are lovely and the fresh pineapple juice is to die for. The rooms are authentic Indian design with four poster beds, although the mattress was a bit hard. The shower was adequate but could have done with a bit more pressure. Easy to reach all...

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1Thank Constablefamily33
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hotel, every detail perfect! We stayed with three children and enjoyed yoga under the mango tree, great breakfast and the atmosphere in general. The hotel is close to the center of Cochin but still a bit hidden away.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband spent a wonderful week in The Secret Garden boutique hotel in Kochi. The hotel is in a very peaceful and picturesque area of small and winding roads but only 5-10 minutes walk away from the bustling city center. Our room was clean and spacious and beautifully decorated in an authentic manner. The breakfast was excellent with...

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1Thank Ingibjorg G
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Secret Garden is a little oasis of peaceful tranquility in Kochi. Very narrow streets lead to this enclosed bohemian accommodation. A small number of rooms fitted with local furniture and delightful accessories. Very clean with helpful staff. Preordering lunch resulted in a delicious vegetarian curry so limited menu cooked to order. Great location within the town for easy walking.

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1Thank Maureen O
Nairobi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thora, the owner and architect who restored this lovely old Keralan house is a nest builder par excellence. The Secret Garden is a jewel in the crown of Fort Cochin and will be bring joy to anyone lucky enough to check in. It is such a peaceful environment supplemented by great staff who quietly go about ensuring your stay is...

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2Thank Jacqueline A
Sydney
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved our stay here - the buildings, rooms, garden, furnishings and decor are just beautiful. (the owner Thora is an architect and she has wonderful taste). The location is perfect - quiet and tranquil yet the sights of Cochin are easily accessible by foot. The room was very comfortable, air-conditioning worked very well. Breakfast was very good with some...

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2Thank CandTSydney
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This wonderful little hotel was the best place we stayed at during our trip to India. The room was quiet and elegant with a view of the pool. The history and architecture were part of the charm. The yoga is not to be missed. Breakfast was relaxed and delicious. Our hosts were most accommodating and gracious. If I return to...

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1Thank Susan D
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I loved this place. Despite being in the centre of Fort Cochi it is peaceful and quiet. The rooms are large comfortable and the staff cannot do enough to help. The food is also excellent. Breakfast was included for us but we also had dinner - Kerala fish curry - and it was delicious

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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An indulgent heritage guesthouse in Fort Cochin that offers finer accommodations than any home stay or hotel within a mid range budget; maybe better than what you can find even in the luxury bracket! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden

Address: Bishop Garden Lane 2, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $95 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Secret Garden 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“On a return visit we splashed out on the bridal suite - a real treat for a special occasion.”
 of 5 bubbles janeD9340AF, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on ground floor have nice sitting area and looks towards pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Manjari56, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles U8625NHrobertm, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The family Suite has two comfy double/ king beds and a huge balcony for children to enjoy.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulandCatrin, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the only two suites on the ground floor with large day bed in addition to our four-poster.”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseM464, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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