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Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 6 February 2015

I love what Neemrana does, and we've stayed at their properties since the mid 1990s. They are pioneers, with a vision of restorring heritage with great care and taste. However, they have clearly failed at Tower House. We paid Rs 8,500 a night for the 'Wayermah' room, and the experience was just not fun at all. It was a run...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are disappointed to learn that your experience did not turn out as expected, and are writing to apologise and to offer an explanation. All the observations made by you would be investigated at our end and we assure you of a refreshing experience on your next visit....

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 February 2015

When we were leaving, my wife headed towards the comments book. She noticed that a visitor mentioned how dirty it was, how overpriced it was and how he/she wouldn't be back here again. Many of the reviews too speak of the property being slightly rundown. Well, what would you expect of a house that is more than 400 years old?...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful for your kind feedback about Neemrana’s - Tower House heritage hotel, in Fort Kochi! It is always rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate our effort to restore charm and glory to a ruined and unused structure while still maintaining its originality. As we strive to offer an experience, and try and strike a...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Very well located near the fishing nets, in an amazing colonial mansion .Most of the rooms are very large but the plumbing in some is s little dated . The service is friendly but somewhat haphazard , It all functions though

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us about your visit to Neemrana’s - Tower House, in Cochin! The location of the property in Fort Kochi does offer it a unique advantage from where to explore the town as well as enjoy the view of the Chinese fishing nets and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the...

india
Reviewed 25 January 2015

You can't fault the Tower House on it's location, plonk behind the famous Chinese fishing nets. Nor on the building, which in the style of Neemrana's non-hotels is full of character and great spaces. The problem was that the non-hotel has done little to make the place look loved. The rooms are spare and basic, fair enough, but a little...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! Although we are pleased that you enjoyed the architecture and the proximity to the beach and the Chinese fishing nets, we are disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your experience and are writing to apologise and to offer an explanation. You’d be happy to learn that...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Our family of four stayed for three nights in January 2015. It was a perfect location opposite the Chinese fishing nets and close too several good restraraunts. Staff were friendly and accomodating, the rooms were spacious and free wifi was available despite being a little slow.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your appreciative feedback about Neemrana’s - Tower House! Located in Fort Kochi, it does offer close proximity to the Chinese fishing nets as well as to the other places of interest in town and we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the overall experience. In our effort to offer a memorable experience whilst striking...

Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

I was very happy with my stay here. The location is excellent as you leave the hotel you are next to the beach/stalls and chinese fish nets with many restaurants nearby. The rooms are a fairly basic however, it is a very old and quirky building. it would be good to put new shower units in but it is only...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased to receive your feedback about Neemrana’s - Tower House heritage hotel in Kochi. In our effort to tailor an experience, unique and memorable in essence, it is always deeply rewarding when our guests can sense and appreciate the love and we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the experience, the proximity to the beach...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 December 2014

This was the 3rd Neemrana non-hotel that we stayed at. Initially somehow I missed it and only saw the other Neemrana in Fort Cochin which is much more expensive and far beyond our budget. Luckily I did find the Tower House later and we booked to have another Neemrana experience. It was lovely and in a great location. I enjoy...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are extremely pleased to receive your feedback about The Tower House heritage hotel, and to learn that you enjoyed your experience and the ambience at the charming Portuguese mansion as well as the location and the proximity to the Chinese fishing nets. Your encouraging words reinforce our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 December 2014

We only stayed for one night, while transferring elsewhere in Kerala. Really nice heritage building, with nice big spacious rooms and common areas, nicely styled, but could do with a slight spruce up here and there. Air con was good, and fairly quiet, WiFi was a bit hit and miss. We had to rush breakfast to leave, but I would...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm words about Neemrana’s - Tower House heritage hotel, in Kochi! We are pleased to learn of your stay and to know that you enjoyed the charm and ambience at the 17th c. Portuguese mansion. Your compliments about the same have been conveyed to the restoration team and to the staff on-site. Feedback such...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2014

It is a wonderful building and couldn't be any closer to the Chinese fishing nets however it felt it was missing a bit of a spark that the pictures on the website maybe suggest. Comfortable large room and we enjoyed the meal in the restaurant.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about Neemrana’s - Tower House heritage hotel, in Kochi! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay as well as the proximity to the Chinese fishing nets. As we strive to strike a balance between the old world charm and modern hospitality practices, our members of staff try hard to deliver...

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Reviewed 28 November 2014

This was the only place that we stayed on a visit to Kerela that did not greet us with a cold drink or even a friendly word on arrival. Yes the building is old and full of wonderful character but that is it, there is a definite lack of any atmosphere . The breakfast was advertised as continental but being...

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Tower House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We are disappointed to receive your feedback regarding your visit to The Tower House, in Fort Kochi and to learn that the same did not turn out as expected. We do offer our guests a welcome drink on arrival; however, since the check-in was late in the evening,...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tower House sits facing the Chinese fishing nets, marking the spot of a 17th century light house and hence the name. Cannon balls once fired out from its thick bastion-walls. The scallop-walled twin-house looks rather like a ship. And indeed, boats were brought in on high tide and parked downstairs in its stable and dry dock! Since 1982, it is owned by Peirce Leslie. The character of The Tower House lies in its unpretentious yet proud bearing, almost grandfather like, it sits looking out over the sea, a spirit of adventure surrounds it even today, taking one back to stories of high seas told and retold over centuries. Stately colonial pillars hold up its vast high-ceilinged halls. The generous arched doors welcoming one to step in to another world where time stretches, pauses to watch the sun set and then moves ever so lightly towards dawn. Yes it’s the magic of spaces that have seen more history than we will ever see, spaces that we know will still be there to delight those who come long after us.The furniture is an eclectic mix with no attempt to recreate rooms of any one era or type because the structure was added on to. It’s the light pouring in through the windows, skylights and the vastness of the indoor spaces that make for an unforgettable experience. Most of the rooms have large four poster beds, and bathrooms that happily accommodate, large tubs and windows that have views of the trees or the sea depending on where they are located. It’s been restored to be compatible with present day needs while maintaining its structural integrity. It reflects different periods rather than artificially being faithful to any single one. It takes you back in time, moods and memories woven together create a fabric that is strong but sits ever so lightly.The above uncompromising principles of practical use of material and form dictated The Tower House renovation too and it is adherence to these very values of being honest to the time we live in while respecting the past that has set new standards in heritage tourism.Discover the old world charm where, sailors, travellers, traders, planters feasted and danced under chandeliers, suspended from high wooden ceilings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tower House

Address: 1/320, Tower Road, Fort Kochi, Kerala | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India (Formerly Neemrana's Tower House)
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $83 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tower House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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