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ABAL Homestay

front view
Very good
5 reviews
front view
tree-lined road
living room
living room - another view
west side balcony
east balcony
west bedroom
west bedroom
west bathroom
east bedroom
east bedroom
east bathroom
south bedroom
south bathroom
fruits & veggies for the kitchen
my family
Yours truly
Scene from Cochin Carnival
Chinese Fishing net with canoes in the foreground
Vasco da Gama square - you can buy & get fish cooked here
St Francis Church - one of the oldest european churches in asia
St Josephs Church in Kannamaly - a famous pilgimage center
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
We, myself, wife & 2 kids live in Fort Cochin on Beach Road and are just a stone's throw away (1 km) from the town, local bus stand, ferry, places of interest and historical significance, in an excellent neighborhood. The beach and the remnants of the old Fort (from which Cochin got its name) is just a 5-min walk down the street; there is a walkway leading to the fabled Chinese fishing nets, fish vendors - from where you can buy the fish & get it fried at shops opposite.
We started the home-stay on the 1st floor in 2015 with three rooms ( bathrooms attached). There is a kitchen with utensils/ cutlery, Refrigerator, Coffee-maker, balconies on both the east & west sides, spacious living room where you can practice yoga, books for reading, rooftop for sunbathing etc. We would be happy for booking long term/ year round c...
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About the Owner
Arthur V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
We can give you a historical snapshot of Fort Cochin so that when you move around it will be more interesting as you can connect with this knowledge and why Fort Cochin is unique. Overnight House-boat trips can be organized as well as for day trips. Car & Auto arrangements can be done, as required.
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Arthur and his family were very welcoming and helpful. The Homestay is convenient for all of Fort Cochi attractions and Arthur arranged a Backwater trip and our onward transport at very reasonable rates. Not suitable for anyone that struggles with stairs though.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very convenient to stay three families.Good ambient condition and well maintained house. Home is located just 600 m away from fort kochi beach.Mr. Arthur, owner responded well for our requests and he and his family made our tip happy and memorable one.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 3 December 2017

Hi John Thank you for staying with us and sending a good review. Take care.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great three day stay. The owner Arthur was a great host room was fine no bugs very peaceful with a good breakfast as well would recommend

2  Thank david h
Management response:Responded 17 October 2017

Hi David When do you come for a 30 day stay? Keep safe, mate and thank you for sending a review. How is everything working out? Adios, Amigo ! Arthur

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Basically we discourage drinking, smoking in the rooms. Smoking is allowed only in the east balcony, and on the roof . Though we welcome kids, preferably older ones would be...
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    1 Queen
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R 2 729
R 10 241
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  • Taxes: R 44 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: R 29 / stay - Fee
  • GST: R 88 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 147 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Fort Cochin is a conglomeration of different cultures, races, religions, cuisines, festivals, languages etc.
We have Jews, Hindus, Christians, Moslems, Jains etc with their sub-sects, ethnicity & languages.
Our place is just 5 mins away from the beach on one of the most picturesque roads.
Getting around
Bikes, cycles, Tuk-tuks, taxis etc can be arranged
Walking is more fun because you will not miss out any of the details and can be seen leisurely.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cochin Int'l Airport: 50.0 km
Railway: Ernakulam South : 13.0 km
Ferry: Fort Cochin: 1.0 km
There are Volvo A/c buses (Orange color) to and from Airport to Fort Cochin & vice versa. Timings are 7am to 7pm. Or You can hire taxis. We can also arrange pick you up, or drop you off; fare can be given to the cabbie directly.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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