Forte Kochi - a luxury heritage hotel from the creators of Kumarakom Lake Resort.

Forte Kochi sits on the popular Princess Street in Fort Kochi - one of the world's oldest cosmopolitan port cities, and a melting pot of cultures from across the world, and offers a glimpse into the colonial heritage of Kerala.

Believed to be built by the Dutch, in the 1860s, the structure of Forte Kochi was once a part of the palatial home of an eminent Jewish family of Kochi. The architecture and the heritage aesthetics are a seamless blend of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences.

Now restored to its past glory, the hotel enchants visitors with glimpses of life once known and lived, centuries ago.

The 27 heritage rooms at Forte Kochi have been painstakingly restored to present every style favoured during the colonial age while ensuring every modern comfort and luxury is proffered. The choice of room categories vary from Classic, Imperial, and Sovereign. All rooms are equipped with modern and convenient amenities including a well-stocked minibar, electronic safe, organic toiletries and more, offering a fascinating fusion of the past and the contemporary.

The rooms overlook a central courtyard where, beside the swimming pool, is an ancient Mikwah, a natural spring used for Jewish rituals and the last known to exist in Kerala today - augmenting the hotel's old-world charm.

The hotel is within strolling distance of the sea, the beach and many historical buildings - including the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St Francis church, Vasco Da Gama Squareetc as well as antique shops, Jew street and many more attractions.

The Jetty restaurant at Forte Kochi, serves cuisines reflecting the various cultures that have influenced Kochi. Authentic local Kerala flavours, pan-Indian, pan-European, British favourites, and a signature lineup of sea food delicacies, are some of the many choices on the menu.

Forte Kochi is the third in line of luxury properties from The Paul Resorts and Hotels. The award winning five star heritage resort - Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kerala, and the luxurious, all-suite boutique hotel in Bangalore, The Paul Bangalore, are the other two properties owned by the group. Each property offers every luxury and assures impeccable service, thus creating exclusive niches for themselves in the world of hospitality.

Forte Kochi is open for bookings now. To book, visit www.fortekochi.in.

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