Designed and built in the style of the early Portuguese and Dutch architecture of Fort Cochin, this spacious and elegant Heritage hotel with 26 rooms, built on the site of a boatyard, has expansive views over the Cochin waterfront and the ships sailing in and out of the harbour. The olde world charm in its colonial style buildings is complemented by well appointed rooms, a large swimming pool, courteous staff and excellent Keralan cuisine. The best way to enjoy Cochin is to get on one of the innumerable boats that ply these waters and cruise around. The Hotel has its own private jetty, which doubles up as a “cafe”, over looking the pool, garden and the sea. One could spend a full afternoon doing nothing or enjoy an exotic cocktail at the jetty before dining at one of Brunton’s fine restaurants.