Fodor's Expert Review The Malabar House
1/268 Parade Rd., Fort Kochi, Kerala, 682001, India
Luxurious but homey, this early-18th-century Dutch villa once housed European traders and bankers. A dramatic and very tempting swimming pool, garnished with fallen frangipani, sits in the courtyard garden. Rooms in this delightful hotel are a mixture of regional-traditional and contemporary style and a mismatch of colors: the blue-and-red walls are offset by antique wooden furnishings. Somehow, the curious combinations of elements work.
- restaurant might be Kochi's best
- deluxe rooms open into private garden
- hotel staff is friendly and helpful
Rate Includes: Free breakfast