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FennHall- A 70yr old Christian Home Kerala, Fenn Family home for 4 generations

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum 
Holiday Rental House
FennHall is a Kerala Tourist department certified Gold House right in the heart of Kottayam town. Three bath attached bedrooms are available in this villa for rental. These rooms can be taken either individually or the 2400sqft Fenn Hall villa can be taken as a whole. 70yrs of love and laughter echoes the walls of this colonial style house which has been the home of our family since my grandfather built it in 1943. Built in the typical colonial-syrian christian architecture, its high roof and number of windows are well planned to allow plenty of light and air. The furniture is either solid teak or rosewood and there are plenty of knick knacks around each piece with its own history. Along with the traditional interiors, you can also taste a traditional Kerala breakfast of Puttu and kad...FennHall is a Kerala Tourist department certified Gold House right in the heart of Kottayam town. Three bath attached bedrooms are available in this villa for rental. These rooms can be taken either individually or the 2400sqft Fenn Hall villa can be taken as a whole. 70yrs of love and laughter echoes the walls of this colonial style house which has been the home of our family since my grandfather built it in 1943. Built in the typical colonial-syrian christian architecture, its high roof and number of windows are well planned to allow plenty of light and air. The furniture is either solid teak or rosewood and there are plenty of knick knacks around each piece with its own history. Along with the traditional interiors, you can also taste a traditional Kerala breakfast of Puttu and kadala made in a bamboo stem. Close to Kumarakom backwaters and on the way up to Thekkady in the western ghats, FennHall which is within walking distance from the railway station, is also nestled in a quiet neighbourhood. This wifi enabled place can also be used as a hub for your Kerala visit. Food, laundry and travel facilities are available on request.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
A booking entitles the guest only to one bedroom as per the rates given and not to the whole house which has 3 bedrooms. Each bedroom has its privacy and separate exit to the outside as well as inside. So please when you book, know that you are paying for a room and not the whole house. there is no other place to list this clarification.
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings1 Queen
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

Meet the host
Jessy F
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestswe are always available to support you. If you do not hear back from us, do ask again please? Due to an internal re-organization you may experience a few delays in response. But we are on top of it.

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Reviews (7)
Philip C
Philip C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Stay! Old Charm Traditional Home, Outstanding Staff!
We were very happy and satisfied with our stay @ Fenn Hall. Its a quaint, charming bungalow in the middle of Kottayam town.... The staff is courteous and caring,... Shyja, Anita and Benny were very helpful. We rented the main bungalow and hence had access to the living, dining and kitchen area in addition to a bedroom with an attached bath. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who's looking in that area.
Visited October 2018
Written October 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bobby V
Bobby V
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A quiet restful place
It was a surprise to find such a place right at the centre of a busy town of Kottayam. The soothening feel of home it gives makes it specially refreshing for a traveller who wants to withdraw from the crowded tourist spots
Visited June 2018
Written July 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JessyFenn123
JessyFenn123
Thank you for your kind words! :-) A pleasure to have you stay with us. jessy fenn
Written July 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Voyageur-Traveller-Nomad
Voyageur-Traveller-Nomad
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Homely, warm and personal
A great host, makes you feel at home right away. The house itself full of local history, with somewhat colonial ambience to it.
Visited April 2017
Written May 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tapash333
Tapash333
Bengaluru, India30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cute Old Christian Home
In Jan when we were in Kottayam we wanted to book the whole place for my entire family. But as one of the rooms were booked we couldn't get the whole place. But as my wife's parents were extending their stay in Kottayam we booked one of the rooms in this place for one day. They home stay looked old but very comfortable. Lot of open space. As we took only one room, there was not much of access to kitchen but as we they were staying for 1 day it didn't bother much. Overall a clean and comfy place to stay.
Visited January 2017
Written February 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jose Verghese
Jose Verghese
Kochi (Cochin), India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Host and a great place to stay at
My family and I spent a day at Kottayam to attend a wedding and we decided to take up residence at FennHall. The recommendation to this place came from TripAdvisor and we thank TripAdvisor for suggesting this stay. We used two of the three bedrooms. Our host was extremely helpful and gracious. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. I would gladly go back once again if I were to be overnight at Kottayam or transiting through.
Visited October 2015 Travelled with family
Written October 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M
Mumbai, India9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Experiance!
I loved the time I spent at Fenn Hall, Kottayam. The service was excellent, the ambience was wonderful, the location was amazing and the property was soothing, beautiful and never to be missed. I specially enjoyed Chef Rajender's creations and the amazing variety of culinary delights which were brilliant and completely delightful, Manager Shailja was of tremendous help and left no stone unturned in making my stay comfortable, most of all, was the truly wonderful and warm welcome given by the owners Mathai and Jessy Fenn who opened this gracious, beautiful, charming home to us. What a wonderful stay and I will go there again and again and again!
Visited February 2014 Travelled solo
Written February 17, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

philip -:- kottayam
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable and relaxing.
My one month stay in Jessy Fenn's home was very much relaxing.Somebody was always there to meet the need.Since the house is located in the hart of the city,travelling and shopping and shopping was really good.Overall it was a beautiful stay.
Visited June 2013
Written December 17, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • Television
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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About the neighbourhood
In the heart of Kottayam town, yet nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, this location gives easy access to the town railway station which about 500mts away and also the town centre. Most of the tourist attractions in this town known as the land of Lakes, Letters and Latex are also accessible by local transport as it is all within 10km of the house. Origin place of the high literacy in Kerala, home to many churches and temples over 400 yrs, this town is prefect representation of what Kerala is - hills and lakes, green fields, religious history and harmony, ayurveda centre and plantations.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Directions: 1. Come to the front of the Collectorate on KK Road (Kottayam - Kumily Road), and turn into the lane directly opposite the Collectorate (Victory Hotel on the left and Baboos Hotel on the right). 50mts into this lane is a children's park. Immediately after the park, turn right and reach the corner of the park. Turn left into the lane and the gate you see on the lower corner of the lane going down leads to Fenn Hall. 2. From Railway Station: Walk out of the railway station to the main road in front. As you walk out of the gate, take a left and go up a steep hill till you come to a first junction with a policeman, keep going straight up until you reach a T-junction. You will find the CSI Ascension Church on the left side and

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 11 a.m. Check out by 12 p.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about FennHall- A 70yr old Christian Home Kerala, Fenn Family home for 4 generations

FennHall- A 70yr old Christian Home Kerala, Fenn Family home for 4 generations is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

FennHall- A 70yr old Christian Home Kerala, Fenn Family home for 4 generations has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

FennHall- A 70yr old Christian Home Kerala, Fenn Family home for 4 generations has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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