Just a short stroll from the centre of the historically fascinating town of Fort Cochin, Brunton Boatyard is a boutique hotel that combines colonial-era glamour with modern comfort. Set right on the water's edge, the cool, whitewashed interiors and beautifully resorted tiled floors nod to the building's previous incarnation as the Victorian-era Brunton and Sons boatyard.
Each of the 26 whitewashed rooms are decked out with towering four-posters, heavy antique furniture and terracotta-lined private terraces - the perfect spot to watch bobbing boats and the sun setting over palm-fringed shores. At the timber-rafted restaurant, authentic Keralan dishes rub along with Anglo-Indian plates of lamb shank curry. Rent bicycles for rickshaw-dodging trips into town, watch street hawkers flog iconic Chinese fishing nets down by the harbour; or venture out in the hotel's boat for a private sunset cruise. Escape the Keralan heat around the pretty deckchair lined pool or in the shady gardens, sipping a thirst-quenching cocktail beneath whirring punkah fans.
Couples and romantics
Lovers of history and design
Those seeking relaxation and wellness
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Recline by the pool after a morning discovering Cochin’s historic streets and markets
Take a sunset cruise around Cochin Harbour from the private jetty
Restore your balance with an Ayurvedic consultation and massage
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Explore the winding streets and antiques shops of the Jewish quarter by bike
Discover Cochin’s rich spice trade heritage with a visit to Mattanchery market
Learn to create authentic Keralan dishes with a cookery class
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