Xandari Harbour is a renovated spice warehouse, which has recently opened in Fort Cochin. The rooms and suites pay tribute to the history of the location but the hotel has a wonderfully modern feel. The property has magnificent views across Lake Vembanad.
At a Glance
Stunning outdoor Infinity pool overlooking the Harbour
Luxurious modern, contemporary feel
Very peaceful as located just outside central Cochin
Harbour rooms and suites have beautiful views over the Harbour
The River side restaurant offers Continental and Mediterranean cuisine
The Harbour Suite is the perfect mix between contemporary and luxurious, with the most amazing views.Jessica Campbell
Spice Harbour doesn't have an alcohol licence yet so you might want to bring your own for a sundowner on your balcony or terraceClare Monro
The food here at their all-day restaurant, 51, is really delicious. They’ve successfully managed to add a modern, Mediterranean twist to Keralan classics.Charlotte Winter
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Xandari Harbour simultaneously celebrates the culture and heritage of Cochin alongside the modern aesthetics of contemporary Indian style.
The old warehouse is converted very cleverly to give all the rooms lots of space and a charming view of either the lake mouth or the garden. The restaurant has a beautiful alfresco dining balcony, which makes you think you are suspended above the river whilst you enjoy your delicious meal.
The layout of the hotel is such that you cannot fail to realise the unique nature of your location. The central courtyard, restaurant, and infinity pool all look out over the water to Willingdon Island, giving the impression of never ending space and calm.
This is a wonderful place to escape the excitement that is Fort Cochin and relax with a cocktail on your deckchair that has been submerged in the pool.
Xandari Harbour has two floors of rooms ranging from spice rooms on the first floor, to Harbour rooms on the second floor. There are five waterfront guetsrooms, ten water-view guestrooms and on suite with a balcony overlooking Mattanchery's spice trade. All the rooms have a very contemporary feel to them and luxurious amounts of space.
Spice Harbour offers a luxurious infinity pool overlooking the waterfront. A beautiful restaurant, both indoor and outdoor, with multicultural cuisine. And an interior lounge area and meeting space that are on the mezzanine level of the restaurant building.
Location & Directions
Located in Fort Cochin in Mattanchery District on the east side of Fort 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.