The Paul Hotels & Resorts , dedicated to creating unique luxury experiences in the hospitality industry has unveiled yet another gem of a boutique hotel.
This 5-star hotel “Forte Kochi” is steeped in the luxurious past of its namesake town.
A breath-taking amalgamation of Portuguese, Dutch & British architecture, the originalbuilding used to be the abode of an eminent Jewish family. The beautiful structure was originally built by the Portugese, the mansion presents a medley of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences and was converted to a magnificent home in the late 1800s. It has now been restored to its original glory and guests at Forte Kochinow get a chance to be transported to an era centuries ago and be charmed by the past.
Forte Kochi is a heritage hotel with an imposing structure painted in the most eye catching shade of yellow with arched gothic windows with coloured stained glass, wooden pillars and rafters, patterned tiles in the bedrooms and a central courtyard that now houses the swimming pool. This boutique hotel also boasts of a Mikvah , a Jewish bath used for rituals. A weekend here will give you glimpses of the life once lived by the residents of Fort Kochi 200 years ago.
Every step on the property is a revelation on ancient architecture. The rooms are spacious and luxurious with colonial four poster beds ,cozy window seats dressing the arched wooden windows and little niches in the walls decorated with flowers and candles. The beautiful dresser and night stands are colonial to match the bed. The rooms have high ceilings and patterned floors. The bathrooms have the most modern fittings to ensure comfort in the midst of luxury and heritage. The windows overlook the central courtyard with the invitingly blue swimming pool and a natural well right by its side. Dine by the swimming pool or at ‘The Jetty’- the stunning multi-cuisine restaurant at this 5 star resort and order up any delicacy from their choice of pan Indian, European and British favourites. Don’t miss the special range of seafood on offer.
Cochin’s best heritage hotel ‘Forte Kochi’ is about an hour from the airport and 20 mins away from the Cochin Harbour Terminus. The travel desk will be happy to coordinate transfers for you.
Find what you love on your visit to ‘Forte Kochi’. Fort Kochi, a port town and ancient fishing village is in the heart of Kochi and right next to Mattancherry Port.This port was the trading hub for spices for the Arabic and Chinese traders and later the natural harbour of Cochin invited the Portuguese and the British. Today the moment you enter this town you will be greeted with a laid-back vibe that instantly puts you in the holiday mood. You can visit St Francis Church, see fishermen use ancient Chinese fishing nets, go to Jew town and Mattancherry, watch a Kathakali performance or just walk around the beautiful streets of this town.For Cochin’s best heritage resort ‘Forte Kochi’ is situated right next to the beach so you can plan a visit there as well.
If you are visiting Kerala for the first time or you are a regular who loves to visit repeatedly, The Paul Hotels & Resorts has a great package for you- The Legacies of Kerala , a 5 nights package that includes a stay at Kumarakom Lake resort for 3 nights, including 1 night on a house boat along with 2 nights at Forte Kochi. Kumarakom Lake Resort is a multiple award winning resort on the banks of Lake Vembanad. It is the epitome of luxury, comfort and nature’s stunning beauty. This package awards you a chance to soak up the best of Kerala’s culture in the lap of luxury.For more details on this package check out http://www.fortekochi.in/packages.php
Head to ‘Forte Kochi’ the best boutique hotel in Cochin for an idealistic holiday of laid back luxury, culture and heritage and be charmed by the past.