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An Exclusive Luxury Heritage Boutique Resort Fort Kochi  

Kunumpuram, Fortkochi - 682001, Kerala, India. Phone: +91 487 2420556,  Mobile: +91 98471 78455, +44 70 3183 6701 (UK) Send us an inquiry.
Small colonial luxury hotel in Fort Kochi, kerala.
A relaxed serene vacation in a large, elegant colonial bungalow, set in a lovely garden with a swimming pool shimmering in its midst. Add to that an unbeatable location in the heritage area of Fort Kochi. Almost a hundred years old, Tea Bungalow lovingly restored to its classical colonial elegance, offers luxury accommodation in ten spacious en suite rooms. The vibrant colours of the property greet you as you enter, but it is mandatory that guests drop all cares and worries before entering the wrought iron gates flung open wide in welcome. Polished hardwood floors, French windows, floor length drapes, high ceiling red tiled roof and an exquisite chandelier are your first glimpses of what this luxury resort has to offer. From the leather-polished Bisazza tiles of the aquamarine swimming pool, the finely crafted furniture, the spacious elegantly decorated rooms, the beautiful restaurant, the wide verandahs, those luscious fruit platters filled with the goodness of Kerala's orchards - you know you need do nothing except get ready for the holiday of your dreams. Tea bungalow
 
The guiding force behind Tea Bungalow is Mr.Vivek Dempo founder of Dempo Resorts. The Dempo Family is one of the oldest families of Goa, who controlled the coconut trade from the 16th to the 19th Century. They also owned large cargo sailing ships which sailed from Goa to the African Ports of Portuguese colonies like Mozambique and Angola in the Indian Ocean. Mr. Vivek Dempo is the grandson of the late Padmashri Mr. Vasantrao S. Dempo, founder of the Dempo Group of Companies, Goa. He is a partner of Dempo Properties and Investments Pvt. Ltd. He has recently floated Dempo Resorts. The restoration and decoration of Tea Bungalow has been a labour of love for Mr. Dempo. He has crafted an escape from the humdrum, noisy, soul-killing rush of everyday life. Tea Bungalow offers a tranquil place to step away for a while, to centre your thoughts and get the balance you need.
 
Tea Bungalow occupies pride of place in the heart of the exclusive heritage area of Fort Cochin. Cochin (Kochi) is made up of three districts: Ernakulam, Wellington Island and Fort Cochin. The bungalow was built in 1912 and run as a workshop and office of a UK Company called United Carpets engaged in the manufacture and export of coir and spices. Brooke Bond the tea company bought the bungalow in 1956 and christened it Brooke Bond Bungalow which housed the top management of Brooke Bond & Company. Dignitaries used this bungalow for important meetings. Its history of spice and tea brought about its new avatar - Tea Bungalow. The resort is managed by Marg Hotels and Resorts, headed by Mr Vijay Cherian who has 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Marg hotels is already managing 7 other hotels in Kerala.
 

Tea Bungalow has 10 large en-suite rooms each named after a port involved in spice and tea trading from lands around the Indian Ocean. The rooms are named Cochin, Zanzibar, Galle, Mombasa, Muscat, Malacca, Mauritius, Cambay, Goa and Calicut. Each room has deft design touches of each ethnic port. Spotlessly clean, the bedrooms are elegantly designed to exude, warmth and comfort and an ineffable sense of quiet luxury.
 
Each bedroom has large comfortable beds that guarantee you sleep like a baby. A happy baby, one might add. Tea Bungalow is an art connoisseur's delight. Take a look at the doors of the Cochin suite. The ornate carving is the perfect foil for the simple elegance of the room.
 
There are exquisite paintings on the walls and suddenly the delighted guest comes across an absolute gem like the miniature ancient sailing ship with three furled sails, not riding the waves but perched on a stool pointing at the admiral on the wall. It looks like the Captain is just waiting for his order to hoist the main sail and set off on a new adventure.
 
Facilities

The Garden is the perfect foil for Tea Bungalow, enhancing its calm serenity. One can lounge on the garden chairs under a lawn umbrella or in the dappled shade of the jackfruit, breadfruit and cinnamon trees, and enjoy the exotic shapes of the bonsai plants. At night the cleverly lit garden is transformed into the stuff of dreams. The aquamarine swimming pool is lined with leather polished granite and Italian Bisazza tile. Sun loungers are arranged around the pool-deck. Each one provided with a fresh, soft, snowy white towel. The Travancore Lounge is an exclusive retreat for residents only with a well stocked library. There is a wide wall mounted plasma screen for those who are curious about what the world has been up to while they were away.
 
• 10 Luxury Heritage rooms with centralized air conditioning
• Travancore Lounge - a coffee lounge with home theatre and library
• Café Du Mahe - a multi cuisine restaurant
• Swimming pool
• Pool side Barbeque Lounge
• Satellite Television
• 24 hours in-room dining
• Travel Desk
 
• Tea/Coffee Maker in all rooms
• Bathroom amenities such as grooming kits and luxurious bathrobes and slippers
• Doctor on Call
• Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service
• An In-Room Electronic safe
• 24 hours on-site security
• Complimentary breakfast and fruit basket for all rooms
• The entire hotel is Wi-Fi enabled
 
Dining

Café du Mahé is named after the 18th century hero Governor of Mauritius Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais. This is a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves Indian, Kerala and Continental cuisine. Café du Mahé is an elegant dining area with tables that seat four or six. The tableware is exquisite. Beautifully designed, this restaurant which seats 50, opens onto the garden. Some tables are also set up al fresco near the pool. This special ambience when added to the excellent cuisine and superb service makes every meal at Café du Mahé, a supremely pleasurable experience.
 
Tariff on CP basis (Valid from 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2013)
 
Rooms April 1st - September 30th October 1st - December 19th
& January 11th - March 31st
December 20th - January 10th  
  Single Double Single Double Single Double  
Heritage Rooms US $ 220 US $ 240 US $ 300 US $ 320 US $ 340 US $ 360  
         
The extra person above 12 years will be charged Rs 2000 and person between 12 - 5 years will be charged Rs 750 on CPAI and below 5 years accompanying the parents will be complimentary.
There will be compulsory supplementary charges of Rs 2000 per pax on 31st Dec (New Year).
 

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