Stay at India's first museum hotel in the colorful Jew Town which is soon going to be a history

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Photo of The Waterfront Granary Museum Hotel, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, India by Earth's Tenant

Thought of living in an antique house any time? Here it is! Waterfront Granary located at the Jew Town of Fort Kochi in Kerala. A perfect adobe to satisfy the nostalgic seeker in you. Fort Kochi is a small coastal town which has a Jew background, with colorful old fashioned buildings, hipster cafes, art galleries, antique shops and narrow streets.

History of Waterfront Granary

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Waterfront Granary is India's first Museum Hotel built in the year 1877 which has a scenic view of Cochin's waterfront on one side and ancient Mattancherry bazaar on another side. Initially the building was a granary which turned to be a godown later for storing Ayurvedic herbs and now its been converted into a heritage museum hotel. The property is owned by the the Ebrahim Brothers, Afthab and Arshad Ebrahim from the Singeri family, whose ancestors migrated from Gujarat in the early 1800s to Cochin.

Amenities & Services

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This museum hotel trumpets on having 5 rooms with the old world charm of godown doors and high wooden ceilings; 3 rooms with water front View; 3 suite rooms; 4 rooms with a bazaar view and 1 standard room. They also have a full fledged library with an amazing collection of books; museum with exclusive antiques collections; open cafe and multi-cuisine restaurant overlooking the Cochin waterfront; spa to have a massage with finest aromatic oils and relax; gift shop to collect unique handicrafts, ethnic Indian wears and other Indian souvenirs to surprise your dear ones; swimming pool to swim and relax with a scenic view of the waterfront.

How to enjoy at the property

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It is an old property, stylishly renewed by retaining its antiquity with pitched roof and colourful Athankudi hand made tiles. So just immerse in its sophisticated age old interiors and pamper your nostalgic feelings. Have a look at hotel's unique pieces of antiques collected from Singeri's family and different parts of world, which is showcased in their museum, ranging from old manual printing press and 1928 Ford Model A to coins and typewriters. Enjoy authentic Kutchi cuisines at their restaurant which is made from secret recipes handed down through generations of Singeri family. Go for a cruise ride on their private boat and enjoy the sunset and sightings of dolphins.

Ideal for

The hotel is best for people who likes to explore culture, heritage, antiques and coastal life.

Tickle your taste buds

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Enjoy authentic Kutchi cuisines at their restaurant which is made from secret recipes handed down through generations of Singeri family. Not yet done. What to expect on a coastal town? Yes, Seafood! Crab, jumbo prawns, tiger prawns, pomfret, squid and what not. Waterfront Granary is going to pamper your taste buds with sea foods cooked using the best spices, as the place is the trading center of spices.

Explore around the property

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- Walk through the Jew town and immerse in the fading jew culture at the antique shops in Mattancherry. Interact with the few remaining Jews in India at the Jew town to know more about their culture.

- Visit the Paradesi/jew synagogue at Mattancherry.

- Enjoy your evenings at Fort Kochi seeing the Chinese fishing net.

- Rent a bike and enjoy your ride through the streets of Fort Kochi decorated with colorful old fashioned buildings, art cafes and wall arts.

- Visit the ancient Santa Cruz Basilica at Fort Kochi.

- Go for a one day canoe ride at Alappey and enjoy the local lifestyle.

- Enjoy Kerala's art form, Kathakali at Kerala Kathakali centre.

How to reach

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport which is 42 km from the hotel.

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Junction railway station

Nearest bus stand: Kochi's KSRTC bus station

For booking

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Room tariff ranges from INR 6000 to INR 15000 depends on room size, season and members.

Contact the hotel for booking in their website: http://www.thewaterfrontgranary.com/.

Connect with them on facebook(https://www.facebook.com/The-Waterfront-Granary-1531402733854980/)

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