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Tortosa, Spain
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I spent 3 days in The Ballard Bungalow with friends in one of their 6 spacious rooms. The historic-like boutique hotel is beautiful and situated just in front of the boat jetty and fishing nets area. The staff is friendly and rooms are really clean. I will definitely book again if I visit Kochi in a future. Good value for...

1Thank Sergio F
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Beautiful old hotel in the heart of Fort Cochin. It has enormous rooms in Indian style A$40. If you love authentic you'll love this, verandas and 200 yr old teak floors. Super clean and super cool. The rooms are really large and generous.

1Thank CED1952
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Ballard Bungalow is a quaint, boutique style hotel well located in Bellar Rd in the Fort area. (Note: It was incorrectly located in Burgar St on Google Maps, but I've since added it in the correct location. I found a number of Indian hotels, restaurants, etc have been mis-located on Google Maps). Staff are friendly, gardens are nice and it's...

Thank PussyKins
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2015

This was my first night in India in 10 years and I could not have asked for a better place to spend it. The Bungalow itself has a historic charm that speaks centuries more than it actually is. I am not sure if I am just lucky or Rathish did this for me because there were not that many guests...

1Thank Nathan_Westralian
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Potentially a great place to stay BUT very dusty rooms, no hot water and beds not made or rooms cleaned (we stayed two nights ). Poorest breakfast ever had in India- plain omelette and a couple of slices of super market bread. Can not recommend this hotel.

4Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We have just spent ten days at Ballard Bungalow. This is a splendid property, full of character. It is very very central, close to all the sights, and yet it was very quiet. It was exceptionally clean and air-conditioning worked perfectly. The beds were so very comfortable and wide. The rooms (with beautiful period furniture) are very well insulated against...

2Thank LondonTaraLondon
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed here with my in-laws in December, and we were lucky to find rooms available in this area of Kochi. The value for money cannot be beat! It is a beautiful restored property. The rooms are large and comfortable and although we were a bit worried about noise from nearby traffic - our worries were unfounded. It is within...

2Thank gail o
San Pedro California
Reviewed 19 April 2013

The restored old dutch property is a gem. We stayed two nights towards the end of the season. The place could do with a further injection of investment and a more thorough dusting. The furniture in the bed rooms is lovely but deserves more attention (in terms of cleaning) than it is given. Staff is helpful and friendly. Breakfasts are...

1Thank christinebraganza
Foggy in Sussex
Reviewed 29 March 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. A magnificent restoration takes you back some 150 years or more. This old dutch colonial house is spacious and clean with 'beds with character' and conjures thoughts and ambience of a bygone age. The staff were very friendly and really helpful.with nothing too much trouble. It is our understanding that it is run like...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We liked this place! The room was large and airy and sparsely but nicely furnished. The people were nice. The location was a bit off the main tourist track (a plus!) but within easily walking distance of the attractions and restaurants. The breakfast was simple and a bit too "English", but the owner was willing to prepare it at any...

Thank mmbbaltimore

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Address: Bellar Road | Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $38 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The rooms are quite silent at night time, still ask for interior rooms to ensure a perfect and quiet night”
 of 5 bubbles 360irias, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“6 rooms and all calme!”
 of 5 bubbles VirginiaM945, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms that are not facing the road”
 of 5 bubbles annebabington, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms over courtyard probably quieter,but this is India so roll with it and you'll sleep after a fabulous filled day”
 of 5 bubbles Know1989, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Verandah rooms make you fell like it's your own apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles CED1952, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
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