PRICE: Punchy but doesn’t blow the budget
As we first walked into the reception at Eighth Bastion, the first thing we noticed was the old seafaring relic of ‘The Batavia’ a model ship that represents the essence of history that runs throughout the interior.
Eighth Bastion: The hotel’s unique name refers to the seven bastions that made up the forts of the Dutch East India Company, and this Dutch soul is charmingly evident in the nautical paintings, Delft China and enamel work on display.
Its rooms are exquisitely designed, exuding a soft elegance in tune with the heritage that the hotel portrays, and this colonial style blends effortlessly with the contemporary features of its exterior which features angular, cubic designs.
These styles come together beautifully to create a fantastic dining experience, with an intriguing menu inspired by the Dutch spice trade. The airy restaurant, with a distinctly natural feel, is complemented by outdoor seating in its stunning modern courtyard.
The refreshing pool here is equally glorious and the perfect place to cool off after a warm afternoon exploring busy Kochi.
Try the Chemmeen Manga Curry from the East Indies menu. Fresh prawns, green mangoes and coconut. A match made in heaven.
On your doorstep
Bikes are available from the hotel and make the perfect way to explore Fort Kochi, which is on your doorstep.