Cochin, now known as Kochi, is one of the major port cities on the western coast of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea. A part of the district of Ernakulam in Kerala, Cochin is home to the Sorthern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. For many centuries it was the center of Indian spice trade. Hotels in Cochin welcome tourists from all over the world as it has become one of the favorite tourist destinations for holiday travelers.
Cochin is well renowned for more reasons than one. The beautiful backwaters of Kochi are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes, popularly known as Veeranpuzha, and very famous with tourists visiting Cochin on a holiday. There are many archaeological museums worth checking out like Kerala Folklore Theater and museum, Museum of Art and Kerala history as well as the Cochin cultural center. These architectural sites have amazing artifacts and are quite impressive. The Greenix Village known for holding live Kathakali and martial arts performances is also a hot tourist attraction.There are many amusement parks and water theme parks for the entertainment and enjoyment of children like Vega land amusement park. Religious sites in Cochin include the famous St. Francis CSI church and Mattancherry Palace which is both an exquisite architectural building as well as an interesting spiritual place.Special landmarks like the Vasco Da Gama square and Princess street make for an interesting outing in the evening. Cochin also has a quiet and beautiful beach called the Cherai beach where one can stroll and laze around amidst the serene atmosphere of the surrounding.
Cochin makes for an amazing holiday experience with equal assistance from Cochin hotels. Among good hotels in Cochin, Hotel Sarovaram, recommended by 100% of its quests, falls at the top of the list. Located on NH-47 bypass, thought the hotel is not centrally located and is at a distance of 20 minute drive from the heart of the city, it is best suitable for nature lovers who want to bask in the beauty of the serene surrounding and backwaters of Kerala. The hotel is located on an open 5 acre land adjacent to the backwaters, and also has its own fresh water lakes. All its cottages are lake-facing and are furnished with terracotta flooring and teak furniture. Every room even has a personal fully equipped kitchenette. Guests who have stayed here say that ‘it offers a wonderful experience, with super value for money.’
Next in the category of good Cochin hotels is Quality Airport Hotel which is just at the doorstep of Cochin International airport. With an excellent location, well-equipped rooms with all modern amenities and above average services and hospitality, the hotel is recommended by 100% of its guests, both business as well as leisure travelers. It is a 3 star property which even hosts an in-house Ayurveda massage center for a perfect rejuvenating stay. The hotel charges Rs. 2,700 for every night.
Harbour View, Cochin is also among good hotels in Cochin. It is located on the main MG road, right in the heart of the city, bank opposite to Cochin Shipyard and just 1 km away from the railway station. The hotel provides easy access to both business and commercial centers of the city and offers excellent hospitality along with personalized services. The room tariffs here are Rs. 3,000 per night.