Tea Bungalow is an excellent option and is one of the prettiest boutique hotels in Fort Cochin. It dates back to 1912 when it was the headquarters for the British firm, United Carpets, before being taken over by Brook Bond in the 1950s. It is replete with character and old world charm, fitting in effortlessly with Fort Cochin’s colonial surroundings. Its two-year restoration has paid off brilliantly, with 10 luxurious heritage rooms as a result. The Premium Rooms sit within the original building, and if your budget allows for it we recommend going for these. The Premium Rooms on the first floor are large with polished wooden floors, chunky wooden beds and crisp cotton sheets. These are adorned with bright splashes of colour. The first floor Premium Rooms have marble inspired floors; these open out onto small gardens. The cheaper Deluxe Rooms are also lovely, but they are just much smaller and lack the character of the rooms in the main building. The pool and dining area is a real treat and is illuminated in the evenings with lots of lights. The feedback received suggests the food is very good, here although we’ve not personally tried it.
Please note Tea Bungalow, like many properties in Kerala, doesn’t have a license to serve alcohol. Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to be consumed only in the rooms.