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1/1901, Kunnumpuram Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
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#42 of 593 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Dempo Resorts and the historic Tea BungalowThe guiding force behind Tea Bungalow is Mr.Vivek Dempo founder of Dempo Resorts. The Dempo Family is one of the oldest families of Goa, who controlled the coconut trade from the 16th to the 19th Century. They also owned large cargo sailing ships which sailed from Goa to the African Ports of Portuguese colonies like Mozambique and Angola in the Indian Ocean.The restoration and decoration of Tea Bungalow has been a labour of love for Mr. Dempo. He has crafted an escape from the humdrum, noisy, soul-killing rush of everyday life. Tea Bungalow offers a tranquil place to step away for a while, to centre your thoughts and get the balance you need.Tea Bungalow occupies pride of place in the heart of the exclusive heritage area of Fort Cochin. Cochin (Kochi) is made up of three districts: Ernakulam, Wellington Island and Fort Cochin. The bungalow was built in 1912 and run as a workshop and office of a UK Company called United Carpets engaged in the manufacture and export of coir and spices. Brooke Bond the tea company bought the bungalow in 1956 and christened it Brooke Bond Bungalow which housed the top management of Brooke Bond & Company. Dignitaries used this bungalow for important meetings. Its history of spice and tea brought about its new avatar - Tea Bungalow.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Siddharth wrote a review Dec 2021
Pune46 contributions12 helpful votes
Class and elegant are the words that describe this heritage hotel. The rooms are unique and each one of them is decorated as per the theme of the cities that came in the spice trade route. The restaurant cooks decent food and the entire place gives you a homely feeling. The swimming pool is clean and well maintained and serves as an excellent stress buster on a hot day. A great place for private parties or friends and family travelling in a group.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is limited and advise tourists to use cabs. However, it has a decent accommodation for at...
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JoyjeetM wrote a review Jan 2021
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India1507 contributions227 helpful votes
Beautiful small boutique villa in the heart of Fort Kochi with all facilities and great service standards. Rooms are big, neat and clean with nice bathrooms, toiletries. The swimming pool is also very nice and well maintained. Overall a great place to stay in Fort Kochi.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alistair H wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia24 contributions13 helpful votes
Great hotel, wonderful large rooms, huge bathroom. Aircon was the most efficient we had in India & doesn’t turn off when you remove the card so come back to a chilled room. Pool was lovely in the garden surrounds. Breakfast was great and it’s walking distance to many restaurants and the major sights. Staff were friendly and very helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Northern traveller wrote a review Mar 2020
38 contributions52 helpful votes
The Tea Bungalow is a small charming, historic hotel in a quiet area of Kochi, yet within walking distance of everything. The reception staff set the scene for a professional yet friendly establishment. The building is early/ mid 20th century, used by the Brooke Bond tea company staff, but has been sensitively renovated to 21st standards. There is a central eating area with bedrooms off, and more bedrooms upstairs. There is a verandah in the back with tables and chairs, looking out over a garden and small pool. The staff are to hand at all times, providing meals, and drinks and snacks throughout the day. Our room was large and comfortable, with equally large bathroom, and...possibly the quietest air conditioning unit in the world! I recommend this hotel totally.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Ground floor rooms easy access. Upstairs rooms mean no noise from people walking overhead.
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Tigerlove50 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brithdir, United Kingdom84 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed here x 3 nights one being the night before our flight at 00.20. The room was comfortable and had a lovely large shower room. It used to belong to Brooke Bond Tea. We ate here each day breakfast was perfect and the other meals were delicious. The staff took our bags to another hotel to weigh as theirs was not working which was so helpful. There was a small pool but we did not use. You could walk out easily into Kochi. A great place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tea Bungalow
Which popular attractions are close to Tea Bungalow?
Nearby attractions include Kerala Kathakali Centre (0.4 km), Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica (0.4 km), and Vypeen Island (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tea Bungalow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tea Bungalow?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Tea Bungalow?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tea Bungalow?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tea Bungalow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mary’s Kitchen, Casa Linda, and fusion Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tea Bungalow?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tea Bungalow have airport transportation?
Yes, Tea Bungalow offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tea Bungalow?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tea Bungalow?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Tea Bungalow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (0.9 km), Aspinwall House (0.6 km), and Kadavum Bagam Synagogue (2.0 km).