The Tower House My status
Colonial Bungalow in Fort Kochi Fort Kochi  

Tower Street, Fort Cochin, Kerala, India. Phone: +91 487 2420556,  Mobile: +91 98471 78455, +44 70 3183 6701 (UK) Send us an inquiry
17th centuary lighthouse bungalow in Fort Kochi converted to a heritage hotel.
The Tower House sits facing the Chinese fishing nets, marking the spot of a 17th century light house 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 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 centuries. Stately colonial pillars hold up its vast high-ceilinged halls.
 
The generous arched doors welcoming one to step in to another world where time stretches, pauses to watch the sun set and then moves ever so lightly towards dawn. Yes itís 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. The furniture is an eclectic mix with no attempt to recreate rooms of any one era or type because the structure was added on to.
 
Itís been restored to be compatible with present day needs while maintaining its structural integrity. It reflects different periods rather than artificially being faithful to any single one. It takes you back in time, moods and memories woven together create a fabric that is strong but sits ever so lightly.
 
The above uncompromising principles of practical use of material and form dictated The Tower House renovation too and it is adherence to these very values of being honest to the time we live in while respecting the past that has set new standards in heritage tourism. Discover the old world charm where, sailors, travellers, traders, planters feasted and danced under chandeliers, suspended from high wooden ceilings.
 
Mascarenhas Rooms

The Tower House has 11 Rooms and 3 Deluxe Suites.

Mascarenhas: The Mascarenhas Room is located on the ground floor and is also suitable for the physically challenged. It has a double bed and opens out on the front verandah with a private sitting corner. It has plenty of light and space to move around.
 
Menezes: The Menezes Room is located on the ground floor. The bathroom has a bathtub, and is directly connected with the room making it more convenient for a couple or two close friends. The room has a double bed and direct access to a gorgeous garden. An extra bed cannot be provided. Menezes
 
Albuquerque Albuquerque: Located on the ground floor, the Albuquerque Room has two entrances, one by the side of the swimming pool and another by the main entrance of the hotel. Albuquerque has one double bed and a single bed, a study corner, and two sitting areas. The verandah has a stunning view of the pool!
 

Moens: The Moens Room is located on the first floor, facing the Chinese fishing nets with windows on two sides. Moens and Wayermah are secluded from all the other rooms with a nice shared sit-out in a glazed verandah. These rooms can be given to a family or a group of friends.
Moens
 
Wayermah Wayermah: Located on the first floor, the Wayermah Suite has a pleasant view of the swimming pool and the garden from its verandah. The suite has a separate dressing room, a locker and a bathtub in the bathroom. It has a large double bed. Moens and Wayermah are secluded from all the other rooms with a nice shared sit-out in a glazed verandah. These rooms can be given to a family or a group of friends.
 
Breekopt: Located on the first floor, the Breekopt Room has a nice view on to the Chinese fishing nets from its windows on two sides. It has two single beds. An extra bed cannot be provided. Breekopt
 
Mossel Mossel: The Mossel Room is a spacious room located on the first floor with a nice sitting area. It has two single beds and faces the Chinese fishing nets.
Mateu: Located on the first floor, the Mateu Suite is the grandest suite with a huge double bed and a single bed. It has a separate dressing room, a locker and a minibar. Mateuís bathroom has a bathtub as well. The Suite and its bath face the swimming pool of the hotel next door. Mateu
 
Noronha Noronha: Located on the first floor, Noronha is a grand suite with two queen size beds. It has a separate dressing room, a locker and a large bathroom with a tub.
 
Souza: Located on the first floor, the Souza Room has a double bed and two large windows. The bathroom is directly connected to the room, making Souza more appropriate for a couple or close friends. The Souza Room and the Braganza Room are located next to each other. Souza
 
Braganza Braganza: Located on the first floor, the Braganza Room is a spacious room with a king-size bed. The bathroom is inside the room, making Braganza better suited for a couple or close friends. The Souza Room and the Braganza Room are located next to each other.
 
Pacheco: Located on the first floor, the Pacheco Room is a bright white room with two single beds. An extra bed cannot be provided. It has easy access to the stairs leading directly to the pool. Pacheco
 
Cunes Cunes: Located on the first floor, Cunes is a white room with two single beds and a private verandah that faces the garden and the swimming pool. An extra bed cannot be provided. It has ample sitting space in its own verandah.

 

 

Tariff on CP basis
(Valid until 30th September 2013)

 

Rooms

Type

Beds
(
 Honeymoon)

Rates

Dec 1 - Jan 31

Feb 1 - Apr 30 Oct 1 - Nov 30

May 1 - Sep 30

1. Mascrenhas Grand Room   2 Single

Rs 6000

Rs 4200 Rs 3000
2. Menezes Grand Room 1 Double

Rs 6000

Rs 4200 Rs 3000
3. Albuquerque Room 1 Double 1 Single

Rs 8395

Rs 6000 Rs 3600
4. Moens Room 1 Double

Rs 8395

Rs 6000 Rs 3600
5. Wayermah Deluxe Suite 1 Double

Rs 11995

Rs 8395 Rs 4800
6. Breekopt Room   2 Single

Rs 8395

Rs 6000 Rs 3600
7. Mossel Room 1 Double

Rs 8395

Rs 6000 Rs 3600
8. Mateu Deluxe Suite 1 Double 1 Single

Rs 17990

Rs 11995 Rs 7200
9. Noronha Deluxe Suite 2 Single

Rs 11995

Rs 8395 Rs 4800
10. Souza Grand Room 1 Double

Rs 8395

Rs 6000 Rs 3600
11. Braganza Grand Room 1 Double

Rs 8395

Rs 6000 Rs 3600
12. Pacheco Room 2 Single

Rs 6000

Rs 4200 Rs 3000
13. Cunes Room   2 Single

Rs 6000

Rs 4200 Rs 3000
Food & Beverage
Breakfast is included in the room tariff. Fixed menus are offered at per head rates: Lunch and Dinner a la carte between Rs 500 to Rs 700 approximately.
Bar facility is not yet available.
 

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