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The Ballard Bungalow
Ranked #98 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Ballard Bungalow is the Bishop's ex house.
It is secluded yet well situated near the Chinese fishing nets and the rooms are very spacious indeed! My room gave out onto a very long and wide balcony looking out over the courtyard. No neighbours in the adjoining room so I had it to myself to sit in the rattan chairs and enjoy the evening monsoon rain in comfort!
Loved the well-polished big wooden planking on the floors upstairs which are made up of old halves of trees. The manager/owner, Markose, and his team are very friendly, helpful and laid back. Work is underway on an independent cottage on the premises. It looks fantastic already.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Loved the Dutch architecture of the building itself and the huge rooms, corridors, verandas and most of all the furniture, takes us back to the colonial times, which is uncommon nowadays only seen in movies. Amazing beds, armchairs, center tables, dressers and everything in it. Hotel is located in the heart of town, easily accessible to all the tourist spots. Nice restaurants around and close to the Jetty to get into Ernakulum. I recommend this highly for all tourists traveling with children. Extremely friendly staff, thanks to John and the other two guys at the reception.

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice heritage and quiet place for a pleasant family stay. Only thing thats lacking is the restaurant but they are still renovating it I believe. Good budget hotel and recommend for families

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

This Dutch-colonial-style heritage hotel is one of the best hotels in Fort Cochin: We, I and my 5 Italian friends stayed here for 4 nights. Good location, very friendly and helpful staff, clean and well serviced rooms. Location is very convenient for the beach, new and old city , restaurants, shopping areas and sightseeing and just a 2-minute walk from the main bus stand. The rooms are very comfortable and very well decorated, nice and clean, the personnel is very pleasant. The food served in the restaurant (Kerala, continental and Indo-Portuguese) is delicious, with an emphasis on seafood. The staff especially the hotel manager is very keen to attend your needs and he even arranged for us an Ayurvedic treatment. Overall is the better that you can get in Fort Cochin.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I felt very comfortable at Ballard Bungalow. The Staff is very kind.The high rooms are equipped with antique tasteful furnishings. In the high canopy bed with good mattress I slept like heaven. I will stay here again when I return to Cochin in a few months.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
2  Thank Stefan M
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Address: Bellar Road | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
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Ranked #98 of 222 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: €28 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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