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“Spotless clean big room with modern facilities, near railway station”
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Hotel Excellency
Ranked #82 of 202 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Spotless clean big room with modern facilities, near railway station”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

I stayed in Hotel Excellency for 2 nights from 22nd January 2012, being recommended by Lonely Planet. It is a two star hotel with modern bathroom facilities at a very reasonable budget. I had to pay 1300 Rs. for a nice clean big and bright AC room, though AC was not needed at that time. The non AC rooms are around 936 Rs. for a single person and 1000 Rs. for two people. Buffet breakfast is available at 90 Rs. and you get several options include bread, parathaa, idli, sambar, dosa, upma, grape juice, tea, coffee etc.

Conveniently located in the main town Ernakulam, near Jos junction on MG road where all the shopping malls are. The hotel is very close to the railway station, south junction that is, and 3 kilometer from north town station (around 50 Rs. by auto). I highly recommend this hotel if you are on a business trip.

If you are a tourist and planning to stay in Kochin for some time, I would recommend to stay somewhere in Fort Cochin. Most of the tourists prefer to stay in Fort Cochin as it is quiet and nice. Ernakulam town and Fort Cochin is well connected with each other by ferries in every 20 minutes. The ferry costs 3 Rs. only and takes 15 minutes. If you are staying in Fort Cochin and want to come to Ernakulam, you can take a ferry from the jetty, get off at Ernakulam main boat jetty, from there you can either walk of about 20 minutes to reach MG road, or you can take an auto for 20 Rs. The ferry operates till 9:50 pm on weekdays; I am not sure about the time of weekends. Alternatively, if you have many luggages with you and don’t want to take the ferry, you can hire an auto from fort Cochin to Ernakulum (where the train stations and airport are) which will cost you 150 to 220 Rs. depending on the time and the day.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 1st floor facing main road could be bit noisy during the day.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

hmmmmmmm the trip was excellent i have found the best in hospitality services in it just have fun with good ambiance and food.the service was good i have stayed there for 4 days and i find the management have trained their staff well and the tariff is very affordable for a family and the location is in market so that it is easy to travel .

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Lucknow, India
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Very conveniently located.
Large sprawling rooms.
Efficient service.
Excellent food.
Very reasonable tariff.
Food charges were downright cheap !

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Good budget hotel, Clean rooms and restraunt ...nice food but room are very small... recommended only for a shorter stay...

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

It is a good budget hotel. Very reasonable tariff. They have a travel desk and offer tours at reasonable rates. The hotel provides in house buffet dinner and breakfast. Although we could not enjoy their food I went and checked, they had good variety and it appeared all fine.
The only drawback of this hotel which I experienced lies in the construction of the bathrooms. They have taken the bathrooms on the side of the passage instead of taking them on the open side. I have seen when you construct it like this, bathrooms do not get enough sunlight and required ventilation. Although they have provided exhausts which work well, but still in one of our rooms when we checked in, we noticed someone had smoked in the bathroom, may be the previous guest, but the smoke smell continued to be there for pretty long time.
This hotel is located in the main Ernakulum town yet, it is off the main road to isolate you from the noise of traffic. Just one km from Ernakulum Junction, and for the given tariff it is a great deal.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

I bunked in here overnight on the way through to Alleppy...

Given that the mattress about as comfortable as sleeping on a bag of potatoes that had already sprouted I was kind of happy to check out.

The rooms were clean and after a small inspection I decided they were bedbug free. I did find a small cockroach making his way under the door at one stage. It seemed harmless enough but who knows what it might get up to once I fell asleep in my unreasonably uncomfortable bed? Just to be on the safe side I sqashed him with my thong. His intestines popped out where his eyeballs should have been.

Overall this joint isn't too bad a show for the buckaroonies, the rooms are clean (maybe bring your own sheets tho), bathroom was fine.The staff, although untrained were very enthusiastic, in fact if I had asked one of the bellboys to wash my behind for me I dont think it would have been a problem.

Oh and for a bite to eat sidestep the restaurant. A short waltze down the main drag will find you in the vicinity of a few good feeding troughs

Room Tip: Just check your room before you close the deal
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Guwahati, India
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

I stayed there for a night. its a good budget hotel, situated at a prime location of the city. The food served from the restuarant is good.
however, I found spots on the bed sheets and there were small cockroaches in the room.
for a night, it was ok.

Room Tip: as i read in earlier reviews, pls ensure that you get a room in the main bldg. itself.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Excellency
Address: P.B No.1748, Nettipadam Road | Off. M G Road, Jos Junction, Kochi (Cochin) 682016, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Excellency 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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