The Portuguese, the Dutch, Jewish merchants, British colonialists and Verma kings were all drawn to the old trading port of Cochin in beautiful Kerala. Now it’s your turn.
Take a tour around the harbour area of Cochin and the sights and sounds of the port will echo the past; from the days of sail when Dutch and Portuguese merchants created the spice trade, to the era of the great steam ships.
Step inside the Brunton Boatyard Hotel and history travels with you. This superbly crafted hotel is steeped in the atmosphere of days gone by, when it was a busy Victorian shipbuilders. So you can expect period ceilings and archways giving glimpses of charming courtyard lawns. Not to mention artefacts like antique armour standing in alcoves, aged whiskeys in a handsomely carved cabinet – all providing the background atmosphere for stylish rooms complete with en suite bathrooms overlooking the harbour, and five star luxury.
Brunton Boatyard Hotel, at a glance
- Wonderfully reworked, five star boutique hotel in a historic boatyard
- Beside the famous harbour and within easy reach of Cochin town
- Choice of well-appointed guest rooms and suites – all with fascinating views of Cochin Harbour
- Many have private balconies for relaxing and admiring the view
- En suite bathrooms that allow you to watch life in the harbour whilst soaking in a deep tub
- Décor includes old Dutch-style ceilings with hanging fans
- Furnishings that recall the trading era with curios from the days of sail and steam
- Choice of restaurants serving food that reflects the hotel’s history, with Portuguese, Dutch, Jewish and Indian influences
For leisure and pleasure
- Swimming pool overlooking the lawns and harbour
- Spa offering ayurvedic treatments as well as massages and pampering rituals
- Superb base for harbour walks and exploring the busy town of Cochin with its charming mixture of modern and historic buildings
- Discover the historic trading houses and sights like the Fort Cochin area, Vasco de Gama’s grave marker, St Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, the synagogue, the half-timbered Cochin Club and Old Harbour House