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Wiltshire, England
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small hotel in the centre of Fort Cochin is full of character and charm. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the room (number 3) is large and comfortable with antique furniture and polished hardwood floor. However, the electrics seemed very old and lighting was rather dim. A light switch in the bathroom was defective but was soon replaced....

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Trichur, Kerala, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there a night to visit the Kochi biennale . Its just walking distance to all the venues. On the negative side no parking is available but you can leave the car in the street...seemed pretty safe. The seashore and the promenade is very close and you can enjoy the short walk to the beach in the evenings and...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed as most of small hotels in Fort Cochin, parking is indicated as street parking only. However, with the tourist police and local police everywhere, it is indeed very safe. We are also glad that you enjoyed our Cafe, Gelato and...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location for exploring Fort Cochin. We had the 'superior room' which was a deliciously cool retreat after a day in the heat of the town. Very friendly and helpful staff who booked restaurant reservations and explained the intricacies of the Indian Railway system (which came in very handy on our next leg). We had an early departure on our...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Breakfast timings are actually set and when there is an early check out, it is just the staff going out of their way to accommodate the guest's needs. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Manager

India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed at this charming place twice. It is a very well maintained and beautiful place. The staff are polite and helpful. Plus it is quite close to the sea, hardly a 3 minute walk. I loved the wooden floors and the look and feel of the place a lot. Definitely worth your spending your money here.

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. The team is always happy to know that their efforts are appreciated. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved staying here in this beautiful old building which was clean and spacious, we had a four poster bed with mosquito netting which was fab! The room had aircon and ceiling fan and was furnished with lovely old pieces. I felt we had a flavour of the past in staying here! The grounds are full of flowers, and breakfast...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here before. Still a quiet and friendly place with a lovely courtyard. It was a Jewish House that was rescued from dereliction about 20 years ago and has been sympathetically restored. Good sized rooms, bathrooms could do with updating but very clean.

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. Having been a return guest, we are happy to know that you still enjoyed your stay with us like you did before. As the season comes to an end, there will maintenance work due soon which should improve the room facilities. We do hope to see you again at the Old Courtyard Hotel....

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a 2 night stay in a suite. The room was huge, had wooden floors, solid antique furniture including a wonderful four-poster bed...I felt like we were staying in a museum! The bathroom was a good size. Hot water was readily available. Complimentary bottled water was provided. WiFi connection was rather slow. We enjoyed breakfast in...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your valuable feedback about your stay with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your room (Suite Room). We do hope you will enjoy your whole India trip. Sincerely, Manager

Rugby
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed in room 2 overlooking Princess street. Although the streets are busy and noisy (horns!!!) during the day at night they were peaceful and we slept well. The rooms are in keeping with the building, colonial in style. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed really comfortable. The air conditioning was very effective and welcome as we acclimatised...

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for sharing with us your valuable feedback. We are always very happy to hear from a guests who appreciates what we aim to do in keeping with the colonial heritage of the building. Sincerely, Manager

Limoges, France
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Superb location, with rooms echoing colonial history. The suite was spacious and grand. Staff were particularly helpful. We ate a reasonable breakfast there once, but then preferred to have breakfasts at the tranquil David Hall about 5 mins walk awy

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking time to share with us your feedback. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Manager

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a large room which was decorated in simple colonial style and there was a beautiful old four poster bed. The bathroom was large and very clean with lovely stained glass windows. The staff were friendly and breakfast was simple but good (only toast seemed a little stale?). Good value for classic a colonial hotel in a great...

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Dear Madam, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Will definitely inform the staff of your comment. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Courtyard Hotel is an authentic old Portuguese styled mansion centrally located in Fort Cochin. It has been renovated into a heritage hotel with 8 rooms suiting the architecture of the building. The rooms are furnished in colonial antique furniture on original wooden floors. All rooms are air conditioned, rooms have attached bathrooms, and we provide free wifi in the common areas but may not reach all rooms, laundry, travel desk and other amenities. Old Courtyard Hotel has a Cafe which offers sandwiches, coffee/tea, gelato and pastries. As an eight room property, we try to make the guests'experience more personalized with staff always ready to help. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Courtyard

Address: Princess Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $43 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old Courtyard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Kochi
Kochi Courtyard
The Old Courtyard Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#25 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Choose the biggest room. That one is the best one especially if you are a couple. The beds have mirrors and are really comfortable ;-).”
 of 5 bubbles Puj_Maverick, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For the elderly/infirm, ask for 1st floor rooms, as there are no lifts”
 of 5 bubbles jennifer1983187159, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We got a room facing the road and the other side but that was also very nice and no noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 842richh, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs but take a room at the top. The ceiling is really high with four poster bed. The ambiance is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Top floor of main building in the far corner - great for sitting outside on the veranda”
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  • View of courtyard from veranda on top floor
 of 5 bubbles 680sianw, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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