Old Harbour Hotel, Kerala
Old Harbour Hotel is a 300 year old colonial building in the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, Kerala, a place that exudes history and culture. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the first hotel of old Cochin. Later it remained a residential home to employees of English tea-broking firms until it was left unused for a period of time. For long a heritage monument of this town, it has now reopened as a boutique hotel. The interiors of the hotel, designed and decorated by Karl Damschen, is an eclectic blend of dated furniture and varied art that juxtapose to create a unique style. The hotels’ thirteen spacious rooms, each of them named after the various old streets of Fort Cochin, are plush with high ceilings and either look into a courtyard with a fountain or over the ancient Chinese fishing nets.