The Tower House - 17th Century (Cochin, Kerala)
1/320, Tower Road, Vasco Da Gama Square, Fort cochin - 682 001
The Tower House, marking the spot of a 17th-century lighthouse, is one of the few Kochi Hotels that sits facing the Chinese fishing nets. The scallop-walled twin-house looks rather like a ship, The Tower House is one of the best heritage hotels in Kochi, especially if you are looking for something unique, luxurious and experiential.
The revitalization of this 17th-century building to one of the heritage hotels in Fort Kochi by Neemrana involved adherence to the values of being honest to the time we live in while respecting the past. Not many hotels in Kochi would offer you a chance to discover the old world charm where, sailors, travellers, traders, planters feasted and danced under chandeliers, suspended from high wooden ceilings. Only a few heritage hotels offer rates closer to the budget hotels in Cochin and the same warmth of a homestay in Cochin. One stay here, at our Cochin hotel, will get you started on the discovery of one of the best heritage hotels in Kochi city and the Neemrana brand in India.
Our Kochi hotel is close to the airport and the Kochi harbour. It is one of the few hotels near the Kochi railway station that offer you the perfect heritage experience, and the stay is easily accessible from the bus stop too. Rewind, luxuriate and have an amazing time exploring the history of this exotic port city!
History & Philosophy - The Tower House - 17th Century Cochin, Kerala
The Tower House sits facing the Chinese fishing nets, marking the spot of a 17th-century lighthouse and hence the name. Cannon-balls once fired out from its thick bastion-walls. The scallop-walled twin-house looks rather like a ship. And indeed, boats were brought in on the high tide and parked downstairs in its stable and dry dock! Since 1982, it is owned by Peirce Leslie. The character of The Tower House lies in its unpretentious yet proud bearing, almost grandfather like, it sits looking out over the sea, a spirit of adventure surrounds it even today, taking one back to stories of high seas told and retold over the centuries. Stately colonial pillars hold up its vast high-ceilinged halls. The generously arched doors welcoming one to step into another world where time stretches pauses to watch the sunset and then moves ever so lightly towards dawn. Yes, it’s the magic of spaces that have seen more history than we will ever see, spaces that we know will still be there to delight those who come long after us.