Amongst the many styles of architecture of the various Neemrana ‘non-hotel’ Hotels is Le Colonial which is probably Asia’s oldest colonial house- dating back to 1506. Just adjacent to St. Francis Church, it is reputed to have housed Vasco da Gama and the Saint. After 150 years as the Portuguese Governor’s home, it was one of the rare houses not to be destroyed when the Dutch took Fort Cochin. It housed the Dutch Governors for a century and a half, till Ian Van Spall sold it to the British in 1795, who in turn passed it to J. Thomas, the legendary English trader of tea.
These five captive centuries of history have been lovingly restored, and are a veritable living museum. Art treasures from the colonial past now revive an authentic scent of the bygone era, making it the ideal choice for discerning directors that endeavour to portray a history. The inner patio and garden pool offers ample opportunities for outdoor shots without any external disturbances and vast opportunities for creative directors who can adapt their locales with an inventive imagination.