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Three-storeyed heritage building. Fort Kochi A Boutique hotel

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Koder house is a three-storeyed heritage boutique hotel opposite the beach at Fort Kochi , Kerala , India . Until recently, it belonged to the most illustrious Cochin Jewish family, the Koders. This House had been a host to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Viceroys, Ambassadors and prominent dignitaries.
 
This dwelling also finds a prominent place on INTACH's list of heritage sites, and a visit to Fort Kochi is considered to be incomplete without a visit to this historic monument. Koder House was built by the family’s patriarch, Samuel Koder. It is believed to have been constructed across three floors because he intended for each of his three sons to occupy each floor. But this was not to be. Business took the three sons far and wide, and after the untimely demise of one brother, finally only Satu Koder was remaining. He and his wife Gladys lived there. With their passing, an era ended. Satu Koder’s daughter, Queenie,who still lives in Jews Street sold the house to its present owners and her husband Mr. Sammy Hallegua is the warden of the Jewish Synagogue. Before that Mr.Satu Koder was the warden of the synagogue for 40 years. The Koder House was reconstructed over an early nineteenth century Portuguese mansion. It is believed to have been structured and gabled in Europe and shipped to Cochin. Its windows are said to be made of glass imported from Belgium.
 
The Koders emigrated to Cochin from Iraq a few centuries ago. Samuel Koder ran the Cochin Electric Company which was eventually sold to the government. Also, the Koders had a huge chain of department stores across Kerala, which too, were sold. The stores stocked everything from molasses to pins and flourished. The Koders could be relied on to stock luxury goods such as alcoholic beverages from the UK, fine clothes, and chandeliers from Europe. The owners, of course were like mini royalty. As Samuel Koder was the honorary consul to the Netherlands, the Dutch ambassadors visited the house often. He also began the Freemasons’ organization in Cochin. In its heyday under the Koders, the house was known for its famous Friday Open houses. This was a big event on the Cochin social calendar.
 
Though informal, anticipation of the event would build up in mid-week itself. It became a focal point of the Raj literati, glitterati and any one who wished to meet the Koders or know about Indian Jewish lifestyle. Visitors could be as many as 45, or just a handful - among them ambassadors, celebrities or heads of state! Conversation and food was the order of the day. Koder house encapsulates the concept of a heritage boutique hotel - six luxury suites in the former home of one of Kerala's most illustrious CochinJewish families, combining originality and style with personal service. Each suite is 800 Sqft. and is individually designed and decorated and the centuries old building boasts 20,000 square feet of spectacular teak floors, ceilings and stairways. The unique quality of Koder House is the amalgamation of the intimate atmosphere and quality service in a spectacular and spacious building that has been restored to reflect its celebrated past.
 
The three-storey building boasts two large suites on each floor, each pair served by a dedicated valet. Each suite has its own distinctive style and decor and comprises a bedroom, desk, television, large dressing/lounging area and luxurious bathroom with a spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Four of the six suites also have a balcony overlooking the Chinese fishing nets, channel and park that forms the heart of Fort Kochi's family-orientated community. The ground floor houses a multi-cuisine restaurant serving a wide-ranging menu, from traditional Keralan curries to Penne Arabiatta, along with speciality seafood and Chinese menus.
 
Behind the restaurant is an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. A grand teak double staircase leads to the first floor, where guests will find a large lounge and the in-house 'Serena Spa', offering a range of massages and treatments. On the second floor there is a business centre with broadband Internet, Library, Beer 'n' Wine Lounge with a central balcony. Koder House offers the intimate atmosphere and personal attention of a small boutique hotel while retaining a feeling of space and privacy.
 
Deluxe Suite: The deluxe suites offer a large bedroom, a state-of-the art bathroom and a sitting room, all done up luxuriously. The heritage theme is carefully maintained in the draperies, furnishings and all the accessories. All suites overlook the park leading to the beach. There are twin-bed and double-bed options.

Junior Suite: The Junior Suite is on the right hand side as you enter Koder House. It is slightly smaller than the Deluxe suites, but also offers an extremely luxurious bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom, like in the other suites has an inviting four poster bed, with a ultra-thick mattress and exquisite silk throw.
 
Facilities

Jacuzzi | Multi cuisine Restaurant | Plunge Pool | Hanging Bridge | Business Centre. Services include: Foreign exchange, electronic safe, internet data port and cable TV in each room, doctor-on-call and laundry.

Menorah, the multicuisine restaurant is glittering tribute to the hotel’s Jewish heritage. It has the rare distinction of being the only restaurant in India to serve Jewish food.
 
Tariff on CP basis
 
Rooms Off Season Season Peak Season
  15th April 2012 to 31st September 2012 1st October 2012 to 29th February 2013
1st March 2013 to 14th April 2013
20th December 2012 to 10th January 2013
Deluxe Suite Rs 5750 Rs 11000 Rs 14000
Junior Suite Rs 5000 Rs 9000 Rs 12000
Extra Bed Rs 2500 Rs 3500  
       
Supplementary Charges

Christmas Eve Dinner

Rs 2915 per head
Rs 5830 per couple

New year Eve Dinner

Rs 2915 per head
Rs 5830 per couple

For MAP Rs 1165 per head
 

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