We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Old Courtyard

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
The Old Courtyard
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 248: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel has some great old character. The building incorporates walls from the very old fort and has what must have been a wonderful courtyard. The whole property has a somewhat run down feel. You do feel as though you are living in history and all of the staff are great and extremely helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ford D
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights in this lovely historic old building. Tastefully renovated to retain its old charm, we had a 4 poster bed in a room at the top of an iron spiral staircase overlooking the courtyard. The outdoor space was lovely,filled with pots of flowers and shrubs. Breakfast was served in the courtyard, and was simple, consisting fruit smoothie, fruit...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Susie_PB
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Suhas is especially thrilled that he was of help to you. Sincerely, Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a hot filled with character, friendly service and clean, comfortable rooms look no further. We really enjoyed our stay in Kochi and in Old Courtyard, we arrived at 8am after a long flight, and hotel staff went out of their way to provide a room for us upon arrival.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Michelle384
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Although we do have a check in time, if the previous guests leave early, we do our best to provide early check in without any cost. Sincerely, Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and we really enjoyed it here. The hotel is a converted old house so the rooms are unusually shaped and quirky. We were in room 7 and it was clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. We always felt safe here. The staff were friendly, welcoming and really helpful. We were trying...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Libby2603
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your lovely feedback. Our staff really tries their best to make every guest comfortable and they are happy to know that they were able to make your stay memorable. Feedback like yours keep their morale up and makes their job enjoyable. Sincerely, Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt the hotel was quite expensive for what it was. The room itself was lovely, however it was noisy through the night and our electricity went due to heavy rain. We also couldn't operate the shower. Location was great and the hotel had a lovely rustic feel about it however our stay could have been better.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pdizz24
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We checked with the staff regarding your stay. I believe in the early hours of the morning there was an electrical shut down in your room. You have notified the staff that there was no electricity in your room. When he went to check it, that is when he realized the issue. However,...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small heritage hotel in a great spot. The thing that made it the most memorable though was the amazing staff. Everyone always had a smile and nothing was too much trouble. Suhas was always happy to help, warm and friendly and Marnie always had things organised. Then to top it all off we had Meena"s travel desk...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 726sharon
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear madam, Thank you for taking time to tell us your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and our staff are very happy to know that you enjoyed their dedicated service. Sincerely, Manager

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stayed in this hotel for a day. It does take one back in time.y .The room was good-adequately furnished ,the view of small but lovely courtyard was refreshing. This place has perfect location. All the tourist attractions are near by.Could have included breakfast as part of room booking.Nevertheless you have many restaurants nearby .

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dodo122522
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 is given on complimentary basis if you had booked through our own website. Sincerely, Manager

Guwahati, India
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This hotel is located on the Princess street in Fort Kochi, and is a 2-minute walk away from the Chinese fishing nets – a must see attraction in Kochi. As such the location of this hotel is one of its USP, and also the reason why I choose to stay in this hotel earlier this month. This is not a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank IamSSinha
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking time to write us your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the ambiance we have strived to create at the Old Courtyard Hotel. Though it is a small property, due to the age of the building it was classified as a Heritage Hotel. Since we are very mid range in price,...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel for 3 days. It's good,but shower doesn't function. Towels are old. And no choice for food. Rest all good. But hotel is located at main street of old fort kochi. There are many restaurants one can go outside and have breakfast ,lunch and dinner.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rajendra Singh G
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback. As you have also pointed out our shower, we have called in the plumber to rectify whatever issues are. New linen and towels are being put in. Food wise, we do specify that we only have a cafe which is more for desserts, ice cream, sandwiches and coffee/tea. It is not a proper...

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Rather than a review, it’s a thank you note for the Staff, especially Marnie who became a good friend. The hospitality and love they provided was one of the best I have ever seen. A property which is restored faithfully, antique furniture in the rooms, poster beds, what more a person can love with heritages. It have a very silent...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Senu G
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is a much needed balm to the morale of our staff after a bad review. Marnie and every staff in Old Courtyard Hotel, try their very best to make each guests stay enjoyable, thus they offer so much warmth and sincerity in their service. They actually feel really bad...

150 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (140)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (26)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (34)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Other (52)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kochi (Cochin) hotels
0.1 km away
The Tower House
The Tower House
#54 of 200 in Kochi (Cochin)
180 reviews
0.0 km away
Spice Fort
Spice Fort
#31 of 200 in Kochi (Cochin)
184 reviews
0.1 km away
Hotel Arches
Hotel Arches
#30 of 200 in Kochi (Cochin)
556 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Ann's Residency
Ann's Residency
#33 of 200 in Kochi (Cochin)
399 reviews
0.8 km away
Fort House
Fort House
#22 of 200 in Kochi (Cochin)
566 reviews
0.3 km away
The Killians Boutique Hotel
The Killians Boutique Hotel
#64 of 200 in Kochi (Cochin)
226 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Breakfast Available
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: $40 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old Courtyard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your The Old Courtyard reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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)
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Old Courtyard staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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”
  • Veranda on top floor
  • View of courtyard from veranda on top floor
 of 5 bubbles 680sianw, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The suites are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Wilkesman, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The deluxe rooms on the 1st floor are very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 45jessa, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go the Suite Room”
 of 5 bubbles James1941, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay