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“Stayed two nights...that's more than enough”
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Brunton Boatyard
Ranked #11 of 227 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Greated by a most beautiful old 1930's looking, courtyard reception with rooms with atmosphere that took you back when people had tea inIndia with perhaps a Gin & Tonic, (quinine) ....

Here was a setting for another 'rome with a view' ala India...

We were greeted and shown to an period style room all befitting of the hotel style ...made you smile when you entered.

We were asked if we were dinning in the hotel and recommended to the terrace restaurant that evening..we had the hotel make the reservation.

we dressed and left the room to dicover this terrace restaurant with great anticipation of something new.....

We were shown to our table by our restaurant manager hi apperance was a young handsom man of mid 30's who asked if i had a reservation when i said yes ,he took my word for it...no problem.

we sat at the table and looked over a boat docking station that every 15 mins a new arrival of passengers would enter this dockside disembark wait for new pasengers to fill ( an old war Landing craft) that took them with vans bikes and busses away from the shore and off to another destination not far away..no sooner had this departed when another craft arrived and did the same allover again........One big thing the noise of the boat craft people carrier..passenger boat was deafening it had no silencer on its engine and roared itself away from the shore every time it had to leave. Great sound for a romantic evening ....

Whilst we were settling down and very aware of these boats comming and going and the noise....we had not noticed that we had not recieved any table attention for at least the first twenty mins'..why i do not know but ther were ten tablesandonly six occupied waiters running up an down and the resuarant man'was helping a table take some pictures...35mins still no service...no menue to look at no water nobread actually NOTHING..45mins i'm begining to blow a fuse... a few waves at the waiters get ignored....

eventually the manager and i came to verble blows and we had dinner...good start?

Food ...fish ...Lobster Bisk the best highly recomend..

The following day we toured Cochin Jewish Quarter the very early settlement of the Jewish traders in this part of India...apparently still tresured by the locals and by the indian kings for the legacy of thes highly educated highly respected jewish settlers...we visited the oldest Synagouge in India a building with a magnificent atmospher of history and worship..messmorising.... loved it its a must.

We were with a driver who insisted that we meet with an old lady shop keeper by the name of Sarah Cohen.. the most charming indian Jewish mother that i have ever come across..steeped in her own history with a thousand stories to tell ..as lively as an 18 year old looking 21 somebody whispered (.......over 80) we bought every thing we could buy from this lady books on the history of the Jews in cochin etc etc she obliged by signing with 'Love & Kisses'
Sarah Cohen...Cochin 2012.

After we drove away back to our hotel and another terrace dinner..with the compliments of the hotel...very kind very correct...but i would have prefered ...just dinner not war..

We left the following day for Kerrala by basket Boat....'Romantic as hell'

Room Tip: As far away from the docking station ...the noise starts at ...early moring ..no silencer on the boa...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Wonderful stay in a colonial atmosphere. Charming staff + amazing massage. Great location to walk about and visit the old town.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

The Brunton Boatyard is well located in Fort Cochin. The staff is very welcoming, greeting you with cold towels and lemon drinks. Check in was a breeze. We were escorted to our room with a young man who explained the history of the hotel as well as telling us about the facilities. The rooms are well appointed along with a balcony overlooking the harbor. The bed is a large 4 poster bed; there is ample storage for luggage along with a table and 2 chairs. The bathroom is spacious and also has a view of the harbor.
We had breakast on the lawn; again service and food were excellent. Every night there is a complimentary harbor boat excursion.
This is our second visit to the hotel and we highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Not all rooms face the harbor so make sure you request that view.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

wonderfully located on the backwater leading to the sea. Exudes history with huge paintings of people gone by. Very quiet. Helpful staff and good food.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor away from the jetty
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

After two days of flying ,NYC-London Mumbai-Chennai-Cochin,we must have looked so tired that we were upgraded to a suite . All the rooms face the Arabian sea with great views . The staff is exceptionally helpful. The hotel is centrally located in the old town with easy access to all the sights. The food is good and their seafood restaurant is exceptionally fresh since it comes right off the boats that afternoon.this is defiantly the lace to stay in Kochi(Cochin),

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Additional Information about Brunton Boatyard

Address: Calwati Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#14 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: €89 - €495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Brunton Boatyard 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This CGH Earth property is moored on a historic stretch of Cochin's famed harbour , The Brunton Boatyard Hotel was resurrected from the remains of a Victorian shipyard. Today, it gives the modern traveller a unique opportunity to dwell amidst the shadow plays of 19th century history. Living All of the Brunton Boatyard Hotel's 22 rooms overlook the sea, and so, by happy circumstance, do the en-suite bathrooms. Dining The Brunton Boatyard Hotel is your chance to dine from, literally, a melting pot. All the cultures that came to the Malabar Coast over three centuries can be sampled in a single evening. Discovering Armed with a map and some comfortable footwear, you can tour the historic Fort Cochin area where the hotel stands. Sadly, little remains of the fort itself, but the other legacies of history are everywhere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brunton Boatyard Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Brunton Boatyard Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Brunton Boatyard Cochin

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