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Elphinstone Residency
Elphinstone Residency
Elphinstone Residency
Elphinstone Residency
Elphinstone Residency
Elphinstone Residency
Elphinstone Residency

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7.1

Very good

22 reviews

22 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Bishop's House

70 m

Aambal Eco Clothing Store

80 m

Anokhi

170 m

David Hall Gallery & Cafe

210 m

Ethnic Voyages

310 m

Popular landmarks
Kerala Kathakali Centre

640 m

Chinese Fishing Nets

1.2 km

Mattancherry

2.4 km

Paradesi Synagogue

2.5 km

Jew Town

4.2 km

Closest landmarks
Dutch Cemetery

260 m

Main post office

390 m

Tribes India

400 m

Sify iWay

480 m

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Church

480 m

Elphinstone Residency

Elphinstone Road | Near Bishop House, , Fort Kochi, Kochi, India, 682001 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Fort Kochi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kochi

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

360 meters to Church of Saint Francis

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kochi every 19 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center13 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportCochin International Airport (COK)
Distance to airport26.9 km

Rooms available at Elphinstone Residency

Heritage Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Single room - De Luxe
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    Superior Deluxe
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      Deluxe Room (No Window,Area:28)
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        Premium Heritage cottage
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          Room Assigned on Arrival
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            Standard Room (Non air conditioner) (No Window)
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              Double
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                Standard Room with Fan
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Elphinstone Residency?

                  Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                  How do I get to Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Elphinstone Residency has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kochi with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

                  Is breakfast offered at Elphinstone Residency?

                  Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Elphinstone Residency. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 140 INR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

                  What are my dining options at Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                  What is the smoking policy at Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                  What restaurants are nearby Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency is located in Fort Kochi, famous for good restaurants such as Oceanos Restaurant, Buzz Deli Cafe and Waffle Express.

                  What popular shopping places are close to Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency is located in Fort Kochi area which features shopping places such as Cochin Spice Market, Aambal Eco Clothing Store and Anokhi.

                  What are popular attractions near Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency is located in Fort Kochi area, which is famous for attractions such as Chinese Fishing Nets, Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry.

                  What popular beaches are close to Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency is located in the Fort Kochi area, which includes Fort Kochi Beach and Mahatma Gandhi Beach.

                  What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Elphinstone Residency?

                  Elphinstone Residency is located in the Fort Kochi area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as tree.

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                  Property ranking|Compared to 805 Kochi properties
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                  Room comfort score
                  7/10
                  Service score
                  7.7/10
                  Value for money score
                  7.4/10
                  Couples review score
                  8.3/10
                  Better than
                  90
                  %
                  of Kochi properties
                  Better than
                  84
                  %
                  of Kochi properties
                  Better than
                  82
                  %
                  of Kochi properties
                  Better than
                  82
                  %
                  of Kochi properties
                  Overall rating:

                  7.1

                  Very good
                  22 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  6.7
                  Facilities
                  5.3
                  Location
                  7.6
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                  More about Elphinstone Residency

                  More about Elphinstone Residency

                  Elphinstone Residency

                  If you're seeking to see the best of Kochi, then there's no better start than a stay at Elphinstone Residency, located within the city center and surrounded by the city's famous sights. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Kochi with a stay at Elphinstone Residency, located merely 1.1 km from Chinese Fishing Nets.
                  Elphinstone Residency provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi and car hire services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kochi.
                  If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
                  For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
                  Each guestroom at Elphinstone Residency is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at Elphinstone Residency are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator and bottled water in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Elphinstone Residency. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
                  Enjoy the countless activities offered at Elphinstone Residency. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


                  Around the property

                  Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Kochi while in the city. The best way to remember your time in Kochi is with a nice gift at LuLu Mall located about 10.3 km away.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 93% of the city's accommodation.
                  It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 90% of other accommodations in Kochi.
                  This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 83% of competition within the city.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Review score
                  Facilities

                  5.3

                  Most talked about facilities

                  Internet

                  2 mentions

                  Housekeeping

                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English
                  • Hindi
                  • Tamil

                  Internet access

                  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                  • Wi-Fi in public areas

                  Things to do, ways to relax

                  • Garden
                  • Massage
                  • Ticket services
                  • Tours

                  Dining, drinking, and snacking

                  • BBQ facilities
                  • Coffee shop
                  • Kitchen
                  • Restaurants
                  • Room service

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Cash withdrawal
                  • Concierge
                  • Currency exchange
                  • Daily housekeeping
                  • Dry cleaning
                  • Elevator
                  • Laundry service
                  • Luggage storage
                  • Postal service
                  • Shops
                  • Smoking area

                  For the kids

                  • Family room
                  • Playground

                  Access

                  • Check-in/out [express]
                  • Front desk [24-hour]
                  • Pets allowed
                  • Security [24-hour]

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer
                  • Car park [free of charge]
                  • Car park [on-site]
                  • Rental car
                  • Taxi service

                  Sports equipment rental

                  • Bicycle rental
                  Food and dining
                  Breakfast options
                  • Asian
                  • Continental
                  Location
                  Elphinstone Road | Near Bishop House, , Fort Kochi, Kochi, India, 682001
                  Very good
                  Location

                  7.6

                  Airports

                  • Cochin International Airport (COK)
                    26.9 km
                  • Calicut International Airport (CCJ)
                    134.6 km

                  Public transportation

                  • Cochin Harbour Terminus
                    3.2 km
                  • Maharajas Ground Metro Station
                    5.1 km

                  Hospital or clinic

                  • Ayurvedic Mediziner
                    510 m

                  Shopping

                  • Oberon Mall
                    9.8 km

                  Cash withdrawal

                  • ATM on-site
                  What's nearby

                  Popular landmarks

                  • Church of Saint Francis
                    360 m
                  • Kerala Kathakali Centre
                    640 m
                  • Chinese Fishing Nets
                    1.2 km
                  • Mattancherry
                    2.4 km
                  • Paradesi Synagogue
                    2.5 km
                  • Jew Town
                    4.2 km
                  • Kerala Folklore Museum
                    7.4 km
                  • LuLu Mall
                    10.4 km
                  • Cherai Beach
                    19.2 km

                  Nearby landmarks

                  • Bishop's House
                    70 m
                  • Aambal Eco Clothing Store
                    80 m
                  • Anokhi
                    170 m
                  • David Hall Gallery & Cafe
                    210 m
                  • Dutch Cemetery
                    260 m
                  • Ethnic Voyages
                    310 m
                  • Cochin Ayurvedic Centre
                    330 m
                  • Cinnamon
                    340 m
                  • Cook & Eat
                    350 m
                  • Church of Saint Francis
                    360 m
                  Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                  Property policies
                  Children and extra beds

                  Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                  All children are welcome.

                  Infant 0-1 year(s)
                  Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                  Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                  Children 2-5 year(s)
                  Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                  If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                  Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
                  Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                  Others
                  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                  Some helpful facts

                  Check-in/Check-out

                  • Check-in from12:00
                  • Check-out until12:00

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer fee25 INR
                  • Distance from city center13 km
                  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

                  Extras

                  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)140 INR

                  The property

                  • Number of restaurants1
                  • Number of rooms 8
                  • Room voltage220
                  • Most recent renovation2012
                  Property announcements

                  Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

                  Reviews of Elphinstone Residency from real guests

                  Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                  7.1
                  /
                  10
                  Cleanliness6.7
                  Facilities5.3
                  Location7.6
                  Room comfort and quality7.0
                  Service7.7
                  Value for money7.4
                  High score for Kochi
                  Rating
                  9+ Exceptional (4)
                  8-9 Excellent (4)
                  7-8 Very Good (6)
                  6-7 Good (1)
                  <6 Below Expectation (6)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (5)
                  Jun - Aug (1)
                  Sep - Nov (5)
                  Dec - Feb (10)
                  All guests (22)
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                  2.0
                  Jayakumar from India
                  Family with young children
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2021

                  An abandoned property”

                  The property was abandoned. No one was there and no one picked calls. Worst experience.

                  Reviewed December 27, 2021

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  CLAUDIUS from Germany
                  Solo traveler
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2020

                  Very nice place with friendly stuff”

                  The mirror in the bathroom was dirty, the washing basin had not seen any cleaning for ages and the glass had obviously been used from the guest before me. Dust bin was not emptied. Not adequate for a place like this.

                  Reviewed February 17, 2020

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                  2.0
                  Rita from Canada
                  Group
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

                  Acceptable”

                  The property cancelled our reservation without letting us or this website know and we had no place to stay in Cochin on New Years Eve.

                  Reviewed January 15, 2018

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                  6.0
                  Anirban from India
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2017

                  It is an average hotel”

                  I traveled alone to fort Kochi. I was late to check in and staffs were helpful. But the facility was not as expected. 1. The door of the room could not be closed from outside and you push a little and the door opens. 2. It supposed to have TV but the cable connection was not there. The staff in charge in the night could not help. 3. The light was very dim. Other facilities, like bathroom, A.C. water etc were good.

                  Reviewed February 22, 2017

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Avishek from India
                  Group
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

                  Fantastic Hotel”

                  Fantastic hotel in a wonderful location!

                  Reviewed November 21, 2016

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                  4.0
                  sujit from India
                  Family with young children
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

                  Vacation to kerala”

                  Its is really horrible place to stay. Facilities and cleanliness are awful. Never stay in that rabbish place again.

                  Reviewed March 31, 2016

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                  4.0
                  Vivien from United Kingdom
                  Group
                  Heritage Room
                  Stayed 15 nights in December 2015

                  Nois”

                  Location

                  We visited in March 2015. It was fine. Booked in again 20 Dec to 4 Jan. Had to check out on Christmas eve. Noise made by other guests in rooms til 4am. People playing football in grounds during the night. Horrendous. Hope the management can sort the issue out. We will not return. There are many good homestays we have found since.

                  Reviewed January 05, 2016

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                  4.3
                  Gerard from Canada
                  Solo traveler
                  Heritage Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

                  filthy room”

                  I checked in for a 3 night stay 14 to 16 Nov.Was shown economy room which had a filthy mattress,dirty walls and window.Then shown cottage which was a bit better. Both rooms very damp. I walked away.I don t know if I m being charged and I honestly don t care.

                  Reviewed November 30, 2015

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Martin from Germany
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2015

                  good stay in kochi ”

                  best bed, nice service, good quiet area

                  Just perfect, only wifi in our room was not working...maybe because we were upgrated to the lodge in the garden ;)

                  Reviewed October 11, 2015

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                  9.3
                  Exceptional
                  Samuel from India
                  Couple
                  Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

                  Fantastic”

                  Cleanliness; Staff Helpful;

                  Enjoyed my days here... Zenil, incharge was very kind & helpful so as the other staffs.. Everything went on well in a timely manner. Good Restuarant.. The only drawback is they dont provide drinking water for free. Hope Zenil will rectify it...

                  Reviewed March 03, 2015

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  sanjeev from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

                  FANTASTIC”

                  Staff...location..room

                  Brilliant place.... Highly recommended.... Staff will get you anything.....

                  Reviewed February 07, 2015

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                  6.3
                  Good
                  Prateek from India
                  Couple
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2014

                  It was an Ok type”

                  Location, Location Location

                  It was pretty average. Room was good, but lizards and mosquito accompanied you

                  Reviewed October 01, 2014

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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Tesh from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

                  Comfortable and conveniently situated hotel”

                  Near to sights, good service, great restaurant next door

                  Had a comfortable stay, with great restaurants near by. We specially enjoyed the Oceanos restaurant next door and Dal Roti around the corner. Major sights like the fishing nets were a short walking distance and the surrounding streets were nice and quiet for taking in the sights ( a great change from the motorbikes which can drive you crazy in some Indian towns). A tuk-tuk ride to Jew town is highly recommended !

                  Reviewed January 29, 2014

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  gary from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2013

                  A great budget hotel for a brief stay.”

                  Price, Location, Staff

                  The room was poor quality, TV didn't work, A/C was too noisy to use.

                  Reviewed January 03, 2014

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Ling from Malaysia
                  Family with teens
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 6 nights in October 2013

                  A relaxing holiday for both my mum and myself”

                  Food, Friendly staff and safety!

                  Hi Zenil, I would like to say thanks a lot in making our holiday in Kochi memorable and fuss free. My mum extended her gratitude as well and she's looking forward to visit Kochi again next year, we shall bring a bigger group next time.

                  Reviewed November 07, 2013

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                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Dolly from India
                  Group
                  Stayed 1 night in August 2013

                  Short and sweet, left us wanting for more”

                  Clean, quiet and close to the beach

                  Our stay at the hotel was short and we did not get much time, but it definitely left a great impression on us for the service which was provided.

                  Reviewed September 04, 2013

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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  dana from United States
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

                  Great boutique hotel in good location”

                  staff, location, quiet

                  Very friendly and helpful management. Good choice for the area. Wireless internet works great. Plenty of restaurants nearby

                  Reviewed April 30, 2013

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  TRUONG from France
                  Couple
                  Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

                  comme une maison dans un village”

                  personnel attentif et serviable, hôtel calme, bon petit déjeuner

                  Très bien, "Clim" parfois capricieuse la nuit mais le ventilo était là!!!

                  Reviewed May 07, 2014

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                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Longinus from Germany
                  Solo traveler
                  Heritage Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

                  Angenehme Lage, ruhig und doch rasch im Zentrum”

                  Lage, Preis

                  Unproblematisch, Verbindung mit einem guten Restaurant macht den Aufenthalt angenehm

                  Reviewed March 28, 2014

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                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Olga from Russia
                  Couple
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

                  Прекрасный пляж. Обслуживание. Чисто.”

                  Все хорошо. Но далековато от инфраструктуры. Если хотите уединенного отдыха - то это замечательный вариант! А массаж нам так и не опганизовали. Это был единственный минус.

                  Reviewed March 12, 2018

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