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Malabar House, Kochi
Why we like it
- Dating back to 1755 the house has been home to spice traders, tea traders and bankers in 1996 it became Fort Cochin's first boutique heritage hotel
- A member of Relais & Chateaux
- Perfectly blends traditional and contemporary design
- Seventeen unique rooms and suites
- Distinctive antiques and artwork
- Ayurvedic spa treatments are offered
- One of the finest seafood restaurants in the south of India
- An ideal base to explore this fascinating city
Enjoy an evening in the wine lounge a magical setting to discover the emergence of Indian wines accompanied by delicious tapas.
All the hotels were perfect with the highlights being the Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur and the Oberoi in Agra.
- GM, Essex
The Malabar House is located in the heart of historical Fort Cochin, opposite St. Francis Church and a 3 minutes' walk to the Chinese fishing nets. Malabar House offers 11 Deluxe rooms which are stylish and surround the main courtyard with their own private gardens with seating. There are five roof garden suites complete with a private courtyard. The Malabar suite is the largest room and is ideal for families, it is spread over two floors with a downstairs sitting room, upstairs bedroom and bathroom and large private terrace with swing seat. All rooms and suites feature: distinctive antiques and artwork, air conditioning, cable TV, phone, minibar, coffee maker, wifi and safe. There is WIFI throughout the house.
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
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Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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