Ratings based on 59 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cornwall

An Island of calm..

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Pros: Breakfast, Dinner, and the mandatory afternoon bottle of Kingfisher. The staff are their greatest asset.
Cons: The hotel has charm and character, it is not a modern hotel. You have to find the best place for a wifi signal - try poolside!
Location: Kochi is probably a three day location if you just want to see it. If you stay longer you will make friends, find new restaurants and feel part it.
I was looking for a hotel for a longer stay in order to recover from a long and tiring year. The Old Lighthouse Bristow is a piece of history and the opportunity to stay in a former British residence. It is clean, tidy and was exactly what I was looking for. I do like food! Breakfast had a small buffet selection together with a selection of freshly cooked hot options, such as omelettes and the chefs daily choice of Indian breakfast. Dinner is fine dining of a high standard and there is a wide selection of dishes which are excellent - as is the wine!. All the staff were polite and courteous. Most days started at the pool side after breakfast and then it was a five minute Tuktuk drive into Vasco de Gamma square or an excursion determined by the Tuktuk driver! There are Tuktuks outside the Hotel and the drivers are all friendly and will take you exactly where you want to go if you insist, but really prefer to give you a tour - go with the flow, it will cost you a few hundred Rupees or a few dollars are quite acceptable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 5, 2017 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Do like our Facebook and Twitter pages for promos that you might be interested in and Call us if there is anything we can help you with.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel in Fort Kochin!

Posted Dec 5, 2016
Pros: Loved the location and the friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing is top of mind to improve.
Location: Chinese fishing nets. Walk along the beach. Swimming. Temples. Jew Town. Spice Market. Fish markets.
The Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel is an absolutely stunning historic hotel in Fort Kochin. It is in a superb location within walking distance of the Chinese fishing nets and many local restaurants and beer halls. It is also just a short tuktuk ride away from many tourist destinations. The hotel is beautiful and you are greeted with fresh juice upon your arrival. The rooms exit out to overlook the ocean, which is beautiful for the evening sunsets.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 11, 2017 by Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Hotel Management
Dear Happy Guest, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel, Take care!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Average

Posted Nov 26, 2016
Pros: Staff were excellent. Each and everyone
Cons: Wifi needs major improvement
Staff were very helpful and friendly however wifi was pretty bad, no hot water.safe didn't work. Most of our in room amenities were broken but we didn't make a fuss as we spend most of our day outside.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 11, 2017 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brisbane

A nice place to relax at the end of a tour.

Posted Mar 14, 2016 on Wotif
Pros: Its position on the sea. Facilities were very good. Restaurant excellent.
Location: Historic area, close or a short rickshaw ride away from everything at Fort Kochi. Local ferry rides to Island or the main city close and so cheap.
After 3 weeks touring SW India on a motorcycle this was a great place to unwind for a few days. The staff were all very helpful, the restaurant overlooked the sea, where something was always happening, and the room was very comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback
4 out of 5
by Hesham from Kanpur

Decent Stay

Posted Sep 20, 2015 on Hotels
Stayed at the hotel with my wife and child. The Hotel was under repairs. The restaurants were being renovated and the spa was not function. The Hotel made every effort to make our stay comfortable. They gave a free upgrade. The view and the location was excellent. They also arranged spa treatments from another location nearby. The pick up and drop off was already arranged. The food is decent a wee bit over priced as compared to others around them. There breakfast service was very slow. Apart from that the stay was good. The staff are just lovely and very very respectful and helpfull.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Thanks for your email and we would make sure the best service for your next stay ..
4 out of 5
by Joseph

Posted Aug 17, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Thanks for your rating
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York

Excellent hotel in very good location

Posted Dec 7, 2014
Pros: The property and location. The corner room Sir Bristow is very spacious, well laid out, sea facing with a balcony and very good value for money.
Cons: Is this concept of boutique hotel sustainable?
Location: Excellent location in Fort Cochin area.
This is very good heritage property and charming. The staff is very caring and helpful, though the provision of services for a small hotel like this can be improved.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 13, 2016 by Olhbh, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thanks for your excellent feedback and It would be a great pleasure to see you again at our hotel. we have upgraded many service and infrastructure of the hotel. This beautiful heritage beach hotel is now perfect place to stay on beach side at Fort Kochi. Please do visit us again. Regards Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel
5 out of 5
by glendulum from London, England

Beautiful hotel

Posted May 19, 2014 on Hotels
We had an excellent time at the Old Lighthouse. Great rooms, good food, lovely pool, great views overlooking the sea, goo staff with a better command of English than elsewhere we had stayed in Kerala, close to the main sites at Fort Kochi with local tuk tuk drivers waiting nearby ready to give you an excellent tour of the area (seriously good). Only minor downside was their Wifi was not great.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 13, 2016 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thanks for your excellent feedback and It would be a great pleasure to see you again at our hotel. we have upgraded many service and infrastructure of the hotel. This beautiful heritage beach hotel is now perfect place to stay on beach side at Fort Kochi. Please do visit us again. Regards Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 30, 2014 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Franz from Austria

Most friendly staff

Posted Nov 11, 2013 on Hotels
We stayed only a couple of days, but had the feeling as leaving our friends. The hotel is perfectly situated to visit Fort Kochin on one hand and to enjoy quiteness and a beach view on the other. The (indian) food is exeptional and our room was spacious and nice. If we should ever get close to Kochin, we will visit the Old Lighthouse again for sure.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 13, 2016 by shabaz, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thanks for your excellent feedback and It would be a great pleasure to see you again at our hotel. we have upgraded many service and infrastructure of the hotel. This beautiful heritage beach hotel is now perfect place to stay on beach side at Fort Kochi. Please do visit us again. Regards Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel