Your non-hotels with a panorama of 700 years

Le Colonial is probably Asia’s oldest hotel in Fort Cochin – dating back to 1506, and the most history and art-filled of all the heritage hotels in Cochin. Just adjacent to St. Francis Church, it is reputed to have housed Vasco da Gama and the Saint. Art treasures from the colonial past now revive an authentic scent of the bygone era at this hotel in Fort Cochin while the inner patio and garden pool make it distinct from the other luxury hotels in Cochin. This 16th century colonial home is now run as one of the heritage hotels in Cochin by Neemrana. One stay here will get you started on the discovery of the most unique luxury hotels in Cochin, and the Neemrana brand in India.

Rooms

Jan Van Spall

Jan Van Spall

Named after the last Dutch Governor who lived in the house, this is a vast room with a private verandah and two king size beds for larger-than-life dreams under a raftered roof. A luxurious wood-panelled bathroom to match.

Major Petrie

Major Petrie

A high, four-poster bed with teak steps to mount, a striped-white rafter roof and windows pierced in thick walls overlooking the St. Francis church. A gallery of etchings and gravures on the walls and the ambience of art – as in an...

Tipu Sultan

Tipu Sultan

Named after Tipu the last Sultan of Mysore whom the French helped but the British defeated. A large almirah lends an Indian touch, as do the teak wood blinds. You can sit on the wide window sills and watch the world go by.

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Vasco Da Gama

Vasco Da Gama

More medieval with cartouches on the bedsteads and narrow stools beyond the beds for clothes or bags, its acorn-like poster ends – all add up to another era, reminiscent of the Portuguese days.

Viceroy

Viceroy

This is the largest and the noblest room at Le Colonial, with a long verandah attached. Art deco furniture in teak and satin wood gives the room a feel of classic charm, as the branches from the tree by the entrance, partially screen...

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