1/328, Tower Road, Fort Cochin, Kerala, India
Located in the vicinity of famous Chinese fishing nets in fort Cochin, Old Harbor hotel has a 300 year old history when Cochin was under colonial rule. An erstwhile heritage monument, Old Harbor hotel has now been converted into a luxury boutique hotel. The hotel flaunts the architectural aesthetics of Dutch origin with a dash of Portugal influence. The architect Karl Damschen has restored the hotel with minute detailing by adhering to the essence of colonial times and blending it with the contemporary style and modern technology. Plan your stay at Old Harbor hotel as it will not just provide you with a comfortable stay but also acquaint with the colonial lifestyle.
The 13 well appointed rooms at Old Harbor hotel, designed by Karl Damschen, showcases a seamless blend of period furniture and state of the art amenities to create a fine juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary. It has been done with a view that guests must be provided with all the comforts they require while an old world charm must be all pervasive. All these 13 spacious rooms have been named after the name of some old street in Cochin. The rooms have high ceiling and either face the courtyard fountain or overlook the Chinese fishing nets. Besides rooms, there are special garden cottages designed on the theme of Kerala home stays and are outfitted with open sky showers, verandah and a private pond. The hotel is known for using eco-friendly products which is apparent in the fact that its bathrooms are set with organic soaps and lotions.
It is said that a good stay is impossible without a happy and hearty meal. The restaurant at Old Harbor hotel stresses upon the use of organic vegetables in the preparation of food and makes sure that only fresh food is being served on the platter of the guest. For those who like non-vegetarian cuisines especially sea food, there is a special food menu featuring seafood dishes. Moreover you can take delight in savoring grilled dishes at night barbecue. The home-cooked food and freshly squeezed juices are the cuisinal highlights of this restaurant.
There is no dearth of recreational activities in this hotel. In order to provide rejuvenation and wellness to the weary souls, there is an Ayurvedic spa which offers various therapeutic massages done with the help of aromatic oils and natural herbs to create equilibrium between mind, body and soul. Other than this guest can take a rejuvenating dip in the garden pool, stroll on the garden promenade or take delight in cultural performances at this hotel.
Benefit from the holistic and wellness massage therapies by losing yourself in the comforts of the Ayurveda spa at Old Harbor hotel. All the therapies and massage treatments are performed with the help of naturally extracted oils and medicinal herbs that are grow in Kerala. These therapies not just rejuvenate the tired souls but also capable of treating some natural body ailments.