The Bungalow Heritage Homestay

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Accomodation Budget: Deluxe
Class: 2 Star
Best Suited For
Families, Couples and Friends.
Accomodation Theme
Home Stays,

Quick Info

The Bungalow Heritage Homestay is located in Fort Vypeen of Cochin and is one of the most famous historical structures in that area. At the Bungalow, guests can feel the influence of Colonial Portuguese and Dutch Style architecture. The Bungalow has two spacious heritage rooms on the first floor that serve as accommodation for the guests. The family that owns the homestay lives in the ground floor of the bungalow.

Rankings & Ratings




  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Value for money
Editor's Rankings

#13 in 46 Accommodations in Cochin
#1 in 17 Home Stays in Cochin

"A colonial style homestay with the most loving host offering incredible hospitality."

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Bungalow Heritage Homestay is a colonial style building. There is very little chance that you can find a better or more friendly and caring host than Neema. As an added topping, she makes delicious food as well. It can be a little expensive though. You will be overwhelmed by the loving hospitality you receive at the homestay. The clean rooms have antique furnishings that add to the delightful charm of the place.

PROS

  • Enthusiastic host who makes delicious food.
  • The rooms are great value for money.
  • The hospitality is simply incredible.
  • The homestay is in a beautiful location.

CONS

  • Lunch and dinner at the homestay may cost slightly higher.
  • Guests might not have a lot of privacy outside the room.

Amenities

  • Safe Parking
  • Laundry

Detailed Info

Fort Vypeen is a historically significant place in the city of Cochin. The Portuguese came and settled down here in the 15th century. So you can see a lot of Portuguese influence in the architecture of buildings in Fort Vypeen. The Vypeen Island is at the harbour mouth of a busy shipping channel. The Island is famous for its historical buildings and this includes The Bungalow. Chinese Fishing Nets are also a popular attraction here. 

Mrs. Neema is the host at the bungalow. She lives with her daughter, Olivia, her husband and her parents on the ground floor of the bungalow. After sailing around the world with her husband who was a Captain on Merchant ships, Neema and her husband decided to settle here. They started the homestay in 2008. The homestay has two heritage rooms for guests on the first floor of the bungalow. This floor is in Colonial Dutch style. The rooms are named after the flagships of two of the world's greatest explorers, Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus.

Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 10:00 AM.

Special Notes

  • The host Neema is a great cook. She has published a book named 'Treasures from Neema's Kitchen' that has all her recipes. The book is available online.
  • Historical buildings and Chinese fishing nets are popular tourist attractions in Vypeen Island.
  • Ferry station for boats to Fort Cochin or Ernakulam is just a 2 minute walk from the homestay.

Activities Offered*

  • Cooking classes by the host.


Rooms Types

Room Sao Gabriel

This is a double bedroom with an attached western-style toilet. The room is on the first floor of the bungalow which is in colonial Dutch style. The room has rosewood floor and ceiling. Guests have to pay extra for the AC.

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser

Room Santa Maria

This is a twin bedroom with an attached western-style toilet. The room is on the first floor of the bungalow which is in colonial Dutch style. The room has rosewood floor and ceiling. Guests have to pay extra for the AC. 

  • Air Conditioner
  • Geyser


*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.