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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful Jewish house turned into a hotel. The courtyard of the house is the best part of it! The receptionist welcomed as despite the fact that we reached around 12 at night. He was quite helpful and polite. The breakfast was pretty good. You'll step out into the heart of Fort Kochi and you'll live what you see... More 

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. The gist I get from the review is that you enjoyed your stay with us. Though it is confusing. Every room is cleaned and dusted twice a day but is kept closed by afternoon, due to the airconditioning. That must have been why you said it was stuffy.... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A lovely homely welcome, which was sustained for our 4 day stay. Comfortable room with great antique furniture, added bonus of having a table and chairs on a veranda overlooking the old courtyard, which was full of bright flowers and so well designed. The staff were always willing to help and always had a smile. Meena (on the travel desk)... More 

Thank Sian W
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to send us your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Manager More 

Patna, India
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

First of all , a special mention for all the staff at the hotel . Attentive , polite and always willing to help . Just this much can do wonders to a trip , especially a holiday . I booked into a superior room first , then called to ask if they could put in a third bed. but a... More 

Thank Alok P
donyarosa, General Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and have found our staff attentive to your needs. We would like to apologize for the poor lighting in the Suite Room. We are on the process of correcting our electrical issues as damages are there due to power surge from... More 

Biggar, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If Maggie Smith had appeared in the courtyard I don't think either of us would have been surprised! We had called ahead to say that our flight had been delayed and so we would be arriving after midnight. 'No problem' we were told. So we were somewhat surprised to arrive to a closed door, no lights and no-one answering the... More 

Thank BarbaraAllison88
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking time off to write us your feedback. We apologize for the error of our staff when you checked in in the middle of the night/early morning. He said he had fallen into a deep sleep and was very sorry that it had caused you any inconvenience. It is difficult for night staff as we... More 

Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We only stayed one night and wished we had more, as this room was spacious, beautifully styled, with facilities that worked which in India is unusual. The air con and fan were greatly appreciated, and it is situated in walking distance from some great places to see in Cochin. Would love to go back.

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking time to let us know your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sincerely, Management More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an old colonial building faithfully restored - and that means no frills of a modern hotel - but the ambience makes up for what you would miss otherwise. The rooms are large and takes you back in time, literally. Well located. Good, friendly people. We took the suite and enjoyed our stay. Downside? The management of the property... More 

Thank appanicker
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your taking time to do so. We are happy to note that you enjoyed the ambiance of the place. It has been stated that we are bed and breakfast and no restaurant, instead a cafe to provide light snacks. Most travelers do not appreciate fancy toiletries and fancy price. Linen is... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the Old Courtyard, the building itself is stunning, with beautiful old staircases and balconies. The rooms are comfortable and air conditioned. Staff were well informed with where to go, pricing for transport and where to go for shopping. The staff were also very accommodating with our 4:30am departure, preparing breakfast for us to take... More 

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback. The staff are happy to note that they have contributed to make your stay a happy one. Sincerely, Management More 

Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stayed at Old Courtyard Hotel for 5 days. We impressed with the staffs since arrival and the whole day. Amazing location silent and beautiful surrounding. We were very happy with the quality of the room. You guys were wonderful at getting us where we needed to go, whether that meant calling a taxi or tuk tuk for us, giving... More 

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donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review and for taking time out to give us your feedback. We are happy that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Our staff try their best to accommodate our guests requests at all times. Sincerely, Manager More 

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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We booked this place for 3 nights for the heritage feel and warmth that a normal hotel cannot give. Since we are recently married I had called up and specifically told them to provide their standard room with a double bed since I was aware of them joining single beds to create a double bed. The lady I spoke to... More 

Thank bitesizedtravels
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedbback and for taking the time to do so. We have checked all communications with you and nowhere was there a request for a double Standard Room. As you had booked two rooms, and your other companion found that the shower was not strong enough for his/her taste, we even upgraded your companion to... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I had stayed with my family.We stayed in two rooms .Rooms were clean but being old house reaching room with luggage through narrow steps were difficult hotel is under staffed there was no one to help to take luggage to room. In one Bathroom door lock was not proper and in other bathroom water heater was not working .No room... More 

Thank ashokvaratharaj
donyarosa, Manager at The Old Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your taking time out to do so. Regarding your issue with hot water and lock on the bathroom of the rooms you occupied, this is our first complain but we will look into the matter so that other guests do not get inconvenienced by it. We do help guests with their... More 

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Old Courtyard Hotel is an authentic old Portuguese styled mansion centrally located in Fort Cochin. It has been renovated into a heritage hotel with 8 rooms suiting the architecture of the building. The rooms are furnished in colonial antique furniture on original wooden floors. All rooms are air conditioned, rooms have attached bathrooms, and we provide free wifi in the common areas but may not reach all rooms, laundry, travel desk and other amenities. Old Courtyard Hotel has a Cafe which offers sandwiches, coffee/tea, gelato and pastries. As an eight room property, we try to make the guests'experience more personalized with staff always ready to help. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Courtyard

Address: Princess Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $44 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Old Courtyard 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Kochi
Kochi Courtyard
The Old Courtyard Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#25 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Steep stairs but take a room at the top. The ceiling is really high with four poster bed. The ambiance is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Top floor of main building in the far corner - great for sitting outside on the veranda”
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  • View of courtyard from veranda on top floor
 of 5 bubbles 680sianw, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The suites are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Wilkesman, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The deluxe rooms on the 1st floor are very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 45jessa, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go the Suite Room”
 of 5 bubbles James1941, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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