The Malabar House is a documented part of Fort Cochin’s historical fabric. Its history dates back to 1755, when Jan Herman Clausing, a Dutch, bought the property from Mathew Henrich Beyls.
Subsequently owned by spice traders, tea traders & bankers, in 1997 it became Fort Cochin’s first boutique heritage hotel. Malabar House is a fascinating and sophisticated art-focussed hotel, situated on a peaceful green in Fort Cochin. An inspired mixture of local furniture and antiques, combined with contemporary designs and stunning, vibrant colour schemes, is all housed within a pretty, old, colonial mansion which has been lovingly restored and is now, unquestionably, the finest small hotel in Cochin. Each of the 17 bedrooms is a haven of tranquillity amidst a bustling harbour city which showcare antique and contemporary objects d'art. The cuisine is second to none – combining South Indian and Mediterranean ingredients and fresh seafood, whilst the wine list has some superb international brands. It is ideally situated for wandering out to see the Chinese fishing nets or for taking gentle strolls up to Mattancherry and its famous antique market.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
Amenities include: swimming pool, excellent restaurants, and Kalarippayat massage - one of the oldest martial art forms of Asia. It developed over centuries its own system of ayurvedic oil massages. Specially created treatments to compliment short stays. They help you to relax & tone your body and give you an insight into an ancient spa tradition. Yoga sessions are available. All 17 rooms are centrally air-conditioned with attached bathrooms, television, direct dial telephones, free wifi, safe deposit lockers, coffee makers and minbar.