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The Brunton Boatyard

Fort Cochin Waterfront Hotel: beautiful and lovely service

Brunton Boatyard is a boutique hotel situated in the quiet colonial town of Fort Cochin. The hotel mirrors a romantic age and has captured a little bit of every culture that has left its footprints in Kerala.

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  • Rating (out of 5): 4

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  • Brunton Boatyard is a place of stay modelled on the old colonial buildings of Cochin. It is resurrected from the remains of a Victorian shipyard. Being here, one would find traces of Dutch and Portuguese influences and architecture reminiscent of the colonial era.

    Brunton Boatyard is a chic and posh hotel, but stripped of the impersonal and formal ambiance of the luxurious hotels. This cozy and intimate hotel has a rare charm which makes it extremely endearing to the holiday maker. The lobby of the hotel allows in a lot of sunlight and air, and the reception area gives way to a lounge overhung with punkahs, then on to a billiard table. The simple lime washed walls, sloping tile roof, terra-cotta floors and the giant Rain Tree in the courtyard adds a classy feel to the place.

    The guests can book their accommodation in Brunton Boatyard in one of the 22 rooms that face the sea. Add to the fact that the en-suite bathrooms are also designed to face the sea, and it becomes a real pleasure for the tourists. The hotel's 'History' restaurant is a melting pot of cuisines from across the globe. Every culture that has made an impact in Kerala has also left behind a something from their cuisine. The restaurant at Brunton Boatyard has recreated them with great finesse. You get to savour Dutch, Syrian Christian, Anglo Indian and Kerala cuisines – all at the same place. Book the restaurant for dinner early but there are many other delightful options in the locality.

    The complimentary boat tour in the afternoon will be an unexpected bonus, get up close to the Chinese fishing nets - even get a chance to see some dolphins.So if you are looking for a small, cozy hotel rich in culture, then we recommend Brunton Boatyard.

    Brunton Boatyard Reviews

    All of the rooms look out over the harbour

    This imposing hotel faithfully reproduces 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Portuguese architecture in it’s grand complex. All of the rooms look out over the harbour, and have bathtub and balconies with a refreshing sea breeze that beats AC any day- Lonely Planet

    A Historical and Luxurious Boutique Hotel

    Brunton Boatyard Hotel overlooks Fort Kochi, a romantic symbol of the colonial era when Kochi was the hub of the spice trade in India. Housed in a former boat manufacturing warehouse in the historic center, the Indo-Portuguese architecture is incredible. Four-poster beds and antique furniture equip the elegant rooms in harmony with the maritime theme and the view from the balconies. Almost all of the rooms and the bathrooms overlook the Arabian Sea. Imagine taking a bath while watching the dolphins play with the boats in the estuary -Tempting places

    Preserving the Social and Cultural Values

    But in fact this museum-like hotel was built less than a decade ago by Kerala tradesmen with Kerala materials on the site of a long-gone boatworks. Now it offers a gracious oasis of quiet around an interior courtyard dominated by a magnificent South Indian raintree. Every room and suite affords views to the busy harbor, at the mouth of the Arabian Sea -Green Traveler Guides

    A Hint of Old Spice

    The bed is high and old-fashioned with a striped hand-loomed quilt and on the red-tiled bathroom floor stands a washbasin the size of a laundry tub. There are timber and rattan chairs, a tall armory and a small writing desk; it's not a glamorous room but it doesn't need to be. The real attractions here are the harbour side location and maritime views- The Australian

    Diners are treated to Pretty Sea Views

    The History Café gets praise for its creative menu, with dishes representing Kochi's culturally diverse past—there's an inventive array of Arabic, Syrian and Portuguese-inspired dishes. The restaurant is located at the Brunton Boatyard, where diners are treated to pretty sea views. River Road, Fort Cochin- National Geographic

    Remains of a Victorian shipyard

    A really special place in Fort Cochin is the Brunton Boatyard Hotel. It’s located on the shores of where the backwaters open up to the sea. It was built from the remains of a Victorian shipyard and has only 22 rooms. Involves the local community and places emphasis on sustainable business practices and socially-conscious tourism. What they have done is quite amazing and highly commendable-The Arc Magazine

    Menu offers dishes Carefully collected from Cochin families

    To understand the history of Kochi and its dishes of Arab, Jewish, Portuguese and British origin made so much tastier by Kerala, there is no better starting point than the Brunton Boatyard hotel’s History restaurant- Outlook Traveller

    KarmaKerala Review of The Brunton Boatyard

    The original Fort Cochin boutique hotel. Spacious and very tranquil inside. The sea front swimming gives you wonderful views of the ships passing. Grand service too, but maybe a little stately compared to the younger competitors down the road.

    Further Information

    Hotel Facilities

    Coffee Bar

    Rooms Available

    Double Rooms

    Number Of Bedrooms

  • 14
  • Internet Access


    Nearest Airport

  • Cochin
  • Distance to Airport

  • 45 Kms
  • Nearest Railway Station

  • Ernakulam
  • Distance to Railway Station

    15 Kms
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