Select Your Home Region
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Australia, NZ and Southeast Asia
Brunton Boatyard, Kochi
Why we like it
- All rooms and suites have sea views
- Brunton's Boatyard is located in the historic port city of Kochi, or Cochin
- The History restaurant serves a menu reflecting the cultural diversity of the region - Portuguese, Dutch, English, Arab, Syrian Christian and Jewish. The Terrace Grill specializes in fresh seafood
- Ayurvedic massage services are available
- An outdoor heated pool is located on the seafront
- Other facilities include Armoury Bar, gardens and courtyards and a jetty from which to take cruises
Rent a bike and explore the narrow lanes and markets of Kochi.
We had three different guides - they were all exceptionally courteous and helpful. Kapil our guide in Delhi was exceptional with excellent English and great knowledge of just not the places we visited but also of Indian history. He was very happy to fit in with any of our request and occasional changes to our schedules. We would rate him very highly and would request him if we went back to Delhi.
- KB, London
Although a new building, this hotel perfectly echoes the Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture of old Fort Kochi. With lime-washed walls and terracotta floors, fine public areas and bedrooms featuring antique four poster beds, it is a perfect fusion of old and new.
The lobby sets the tone - a vault of sunlight and air, it is framed by arches and overhung with punkahs - enormous, old-fashioned fans of Indo-Portuguese origin. The rooms meanwhile are simple, yet comfortable spaces, with décor dominated by exposed wood, white walls and local craft pieces. All afford superb views, not least of Kochi's famed fishing nets, which date back to 1350 and whose preying-mantis shapes are one of the city's most enduring images.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Create a brochure
Suggested itineraries in India
Peacocks and Palaces
Nights: 15 | from £3,100pp
It’s tough to top this tantalising two-week tour of India. From big-hitting cities and sacred riverbanks to tiger parks and the Taj Mahal, every highlight is covered
Highlights of Northern India
Nights: 7 | from £1,850pp
If you are short on time but longing to experience the most famous of Northern India’s many treasures, this tour is the golden ticket.
Classic Southern India
Nights: 11 | from £3,129pp
In India’s sublime south, combine historic fishing ports and crazy temples with lazy backwaters, wildlife-filled hills and the finest cup of tea.
Luxury Mobile Camping in Ladakh
Nights: 5 | from £2,995pp
Embark on a nomadic journey through the Himalaya, sleeping under canvas and exploring the beauty of this fascinating area with expert guides.
In Search of Tiger
Nights: 10 | from £2,795pp
This trip, combining three of India’s most scenically spectacular and wildlife rich national parks, offers an almost matchless opportunity to see wild tigers, as well as a wealth of other fascinating animals.
Journey through Incredible India
Nights: 16 | from £4,400pp
This 16-day journey encompasses the magnificent forts and desert palaces of Rajasthan and the spice plantations and tranquil backwaters of tropical Kerala
Classic Northern India
Nights: 9 | from £3,605pp
Discover the delights of Rajasthan in high style, staying in luxurious hotels and palaces as you journey from Delhi and Agra into the country’s most regal state.
Mystical Tamil Nadu
Nights: 10 | from £2,745pp
Get under the skin of India's least explored but most fascinating state on this 13-night itinerary which encompasses its spirituality, cuisine and spectacular temples and monuments.
Families with teenagers Explore Northern India
Nights: 9 | from £1,695pp
An exciting family trip to northern India that includes going on a tiger safari...
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India
Nights: 14 | from £7,015pp
Stay in former palaces, including iconic royal residences such as the lavish Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the grand Rambagh Palace in Jaipur
Northern Kerala Explorer
Nights: 13 | from £3,435pp
Explore Kerala - one of India's greenest and friendliest states - home to unspoilt beaches, coffee plantations and palaces on this 13 night trip.
Treasures of Northern India
Nights: 14 | from £2,890pp
Explore Northern India for 14 nights where you will visit the River Ganges, the Amber Fort in Jaipur and beautiful palace complex in Udaipur.
Luxury Small Group Journey - India & Nepal The Taj Mahal, Mt Everest & Ganges River Cruise
Nights: 15 | from £6,100pp
Explore the timeless Taj Mahal, before embarking on a seven-night Ganges River cruise into the heartland of rural India. Experience fabled Kathmandu and enjoy a flight to view the epic Mount Everest.
Nights: 10 | from £2,665pp
This journey takes you on a colonial tour of Rajasthan visit-ing movie locations and the stories that inspired ‘Viceroy’s House’ movie about Mountbatten’s time in India.
Empires of the Deccan
Nights: 12 | from £2,230pp
Discover the India that many don't see; visit the royal centres of Vijayanagara Kings and south-western Karnataka for the Baba Budan mountains.