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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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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Thank minimcv
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... More 

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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank SBassett
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,... More 

Holland
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

The pool is indeed there but that is all there is to say about it. The heritage indication really means that it is quite an old building which indeed offers some nice common area's like a library. But be honest; who wants a nice library when travelling in India...... The most important common area is the ding room and that... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about The Tower House. Your appreciation about the warm service has been conveyed to the staff. We are sorry to learn that your stay did not match up to your expectations. Please be assured that your feedback has been taken very seriously and the management shall take the necessary steps to improve the... More 

Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This hotel is located right at Fort Kochi overlooking the chinese fishing nets in a 17th Century building with all the rooms, each having a distinct style, embodying the colonial feel to them. Rooms as well as the bathrooms are spacious. The common areas and the wide corridors on ground and first floors give a feel of living a grant... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We are pleased to learn of your stay at Neemrana’s Tower House heritage hotel, in Kochi and are glad you enjoyed the ambience and the old world charm at the Portuguese colonial mansion. Your appreciation of the hospitality has been conveyed to the staff and will act as a source of motivation.... More 

Falkirk
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Neemrana's Tower House. This is a beautiful building with lots of character. The rooms are very stylish and spacious with large bathroom area. There is a calm relaxed feeling about the hotel which is nice. We didn't eat within the hotel as it was quite during early September and we didn't fancy eating on... More 

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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, in Kochi. It is always rewarding when our guests sense and appreciate our effort to infuse life into a ruined and unused building and tailor an experience, unique in essence. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay as well as the pool and other facilities... More 

Mons, Belgium
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

I noticed this hotel the last time I was in Cochin and decided to book it for my second trip! I am so glad I did. The Rooms are great and the condition of the classic colonial hotel is impeccable and worth every penny. The staff and security were great and the breakfast was great. The location also for this... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your feedback about The Tower House heritage hotel and it is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the location of the property in Fort Kochi, and its proximity to your places of interest. Your kind compliments about the staff and the ambience at the Portugese colonial mansion have been conveyed to the restoration... More 

Auckland
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This is a hotel with heaps of character. When staying here, it takes little imagination to feel like you could be in the very early days of the colonial era in Kochi. Extremely well located, pretty much on the waterfront, a very short walk from Princess Street. When you step out the front door - you are right amongst the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about The Tower House heritage hotel, in Kochi. Your kind words reinforce our philosophy to try and restore charm and character to an unused building and it is deeply rewarding when our efforts are appreciated by our guests. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay in Fort Kochi, the... More 

New Delhi, India
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This was the second Neemrana property I stayed at after Pondicherry. Like the earlier one, this did not let me down. I loved the room they gave me - it was spacious, antique-ish furniture with two bedrooms, a lounge area and a well-kept bathroom. The food was good too. The best thing about the food was that they were happy... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback about The Tower House, in Kochi! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the property, the ambience, as well as its proximity to the Chinese fishing nets. Your compliments about the same have been conveyed to the restoration team. Your appreciation of the staff and the service has... More 

Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

When you order food at the hotel they are going to give a price and when you are vacating the hotel they are going to double the price. the over all service was not very good. the hotel is priced very very high compared to service you get.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us ! At The Tower House, we offer continental meal plans. The room tariff thus includes complimentary breakfast on the following morning and two rounds of tea / coffee per day. Meals are chargeable separately as per consumption. Since you arrived earlier than expected, before the check-in time, and... More 

Gurgaon, India
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed at Cunes room, which is one first floor. We were told that its slightly small in size, but what we got was a good sized room, big bathroom, separate airconditioned sit out area with closet and a terrace that was more or less exclusive. This place is rather a boutique property from Neemrana that survives on its heritage... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about The Tower House heritage hotel in Kochi. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly had a comfortable and enjoyable your stay at the Cunes room. As you are aware, every effort has been made to retain the old world charm of the property. It is guests like you... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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: $102 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tower House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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