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18 rooms from $103 per night

“In a quiet corner of Dutch Cochin lies this 18th century property. Decor is chic and spacious on the inside yet true to its roots with period artwork, antique pieces and an overriding nautical theme. Rooms enjoy private balconies and cavernous baths. East Indies serves up tasty South Asian cuisine.”

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“In a quiet corner of Dutch Cochin lies this 18th century property. Decor is chic and spacious on the inside yet true to its roots with period artwork, antique pieces and an overriding nautical theme. Rooms enjoy private balconies and cavernous baths. East Indies serves up tasty South Asian cuisine.”

Hotel Overview

“Harking back to its roots, Eighth Bastion takes its name from the seven bastions of the Dutch East India Trading Company's fort layout. Located within the main Fort Cochin area, just 200m from the photogenic Chinese fishing nets, this 18th century property has been propelled into the 21st century. And the Dutch influence continues further than the name: there are are plenty of interior design references to Cochin's nautical past including a miniature VOC ship and plenty of old maritime maps. Outside there is a courtyard garden with inviting lap pool: an idyllic respite on those hot Keralan afternoons. Rooms are decorated using organic materials and earthy tones and feature private balconies. The bathrooms are a real treat with wooden flooring reminiscent of a ship deck and huge stone tubs. Industrial style, wire frosted glass window frames add a modern edge and are complimented with traditional Indian chick blinds. In typical CGH Earth bravado Eighth Bastion celebrates its heritage, whilst embracing modern styles.

A delicious breakfast spread of local baked goods (the Dutch plum cake is especially moorish) plus eggs, pancakes, fresh fruits and juices, is included in the tariff. Plus you should have at least one meal at East Indies, the hotel restaurant as, whilst being less atmospheric than others, it boasts some of the best food in town. The lobster and shrimp dishes are particularly tasty, plus vegetarians will love the innovative cashew nut cheese tart.

A wonderful boutique property, ideal for a couple of nights in Cochin. Excellent value for money. ”

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Chic, spacious interiors in a colonial setting.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Facilities

  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No pets
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Concierge
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • 'Flavour' cooking class is popular for learning those famous South Indian dishes.
  • Local markets
  • Antique lovers should pay a visit to the markets of 'Jew Town'.
  • Other Activities
  • Mattancherry Palace houses an impressive collection of artwork and antiques.
  • Fishing
  • Great walks
  • The 200m to the iconic Chinese fishing nets.
  • Sights nearby
  • The resplendent Paradesi Synagogue is just 2km away.

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18 rooms from $103 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Chic, spacious interiors in a colonial setting.
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • 'Flavour' cooking class is popular for learning those famous South Indian dishes.
  • Local markets
  • Antique lovers should pay a visit to the markets of 'Jew Town'.
  • Other Activities
  • Mattancherry Palace houses an impressive collection of artwork and antiques.
  • Fishing
  • Great walks
  • The 200m to the iconic Chinese fishing nets.
  • Sights nearby
  • The resplendent Paradesi Synagogue is just 2km away.
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Eco
  • Downtown
  • Free wifi
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • Designer
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Townhouse
  • Chic
  • Contemporary
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Child friendly
  • Antiques

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