Old Harbour Hotel
Old Harbour, which was a Heritage monument of Fort Cochin, is now a beautifully traditional boutique hotel with plenty of character. At the heart of this ancient city, the Old Harbour hotel is a perfect retreat to escape the hustle and bustle.
At a Glance
It was the first hotel of old Cochin
All the rooms look out onto lily pond and garden
The hotel has an infinity pool - ideal for recovering from Cochin's busy street life
Good option for families
Beautiful garden restaurant
Get away from the busy streets of Cochin to relax in this homely boutique hotel.Scott Dunn team
This hotel is located right at the very heart of Fort Cochin with the Chinese Fishing Nets, fish stalls and hustle and bustle right on your doorstep.Emma Mark
The two upstairs suites overlooking the main square are the best for families as they are externally connected by the balcony.Scott Dunn team
The gardens at Old Harbour are really beautiful and make you forget that you’re in the middle of a major port city.Charlotte Winter
Visit the Kashi Art Café owned by the hotel for local art and great coffee!Julie Geyton
This Keralan city is bursting with culture and history. The Old Harbour hotel, just a small distance from many of the great attractions, is a small luxurious hotel with the original façade and architectural elements.
The thirteen spacious rooms, with high ceilings, have views over the courtyard and fountain or over the ancient Chinese fishing nets, which are a very popular attraction of Cochin. The stylish rooms provide an eclectic blend of antique furniture and varied art, and this combination offers a feel of Kerala. The Cottages are situated in the gardens of this hotel and the warmth of the morning and evening sun can be appreciated by having an open-to-sky-shower.
This homely boutique hotel has a restaurant which will cater to all guests' needs. Being situated close to the Chinese Fishing Nets, a huge variety of seafood is served fresh from the nets, and they have a special seafood menu with a barbecue every night in the garden. The Old Harbour is home to plenty of fresh organic foods and juices throughout the day. From this hotel there are plenty of sites within walking distance and a guide can be arranged for morning and afternoon tours.
There are thirteen spacious rooms at Old Harbour. Each are named after various street names in Fort Cochin and have views of either the courtyard or the ancient Chinese fishing nets. The rooms have high ceilings and are complete with antique furniture. The garden cottages have a veranda, a private pond and open-air showers.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Old Harbor Hotel. Extra beds can be added to parents' rooms. However, other child friendly facilities are limited. Babysitting can be arranged with prior notice.
The hotel's restaurant served delicious fresh food. They specialize in home made breads and freshly squeezed juices for breakfast. Organically grown vegetables and locally caught fish are the highlights of the dinner menu. There is also a barbecue every evening.
Location & Directions
The Old Harbour hotel is in the center of Fort Cochin (Kochi), in Kerala, southern India, just a small distance from many of the great attractions in Cochin.
When to go
Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.