In a Nutshell

Wonderfully located on the Fort Cochin waterfront, Brunton Boatyard is an atmospheric small luxury hotel, steeped in Kerala’s rich colonial heritage.

At a Glance

  • Superbly located heritage hotel that instantly evokes Cochin’s rich colonial past and cultural influences
  • Incredibly relaxing, with a spa, swimming pool and discreet good service
  • Wonderful fusion cuisine served in one of three restaurants
  • Watch the boats ply to and fro in the harbour from your balcony or bathroom
  • Take a sunset cruise on Brunton Boatyard’s private launch
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The Detail

Stunningly re-imagined from the remains of Cochin’s nineteenth-century shipbuilding yards, Brunton Boatyard is an evocative tribute to the grand colonial Dutch and Portuguese buildings of old Cochin. It’s a place with polished service and a civilised hush, and its 22 air-conditioned rooms, each a haven of refined good taste, come with four-poster beds, antique teak furniture, spacious bathrooms and, best of all, a balcony overlooking the Arabian Sea where you can happily idle away an hour or two watching the trading ships pass by.

Brunton Boatyard’s public areas include a huge high-ceilinged lobby area, bar, billiards room and shady colonnades ideal for a restorative cup of tea or a long cocktail. Outside a waterfront swimming pool provides the perfect opportunity to snooze away the hot afternoons, while the small spa offers a range of expert Ayurvedic treatments. There are three restaurants at Brunton Boatyard, including its signature History Restaurant, which will take you on a fantastic culinary journey through the melting pot of Cochin’s history, fusing Indian, Jewish, Portuguese and Dutch techniques and ingredients, and if you are interested in learning more, daily cookery demonstrations are held on the hotel’s open-air roof terrace.

The position of Brunton Boatyard makes it ideal for discovering Cochin, and it’s easy to get around by foot, taxi, rickshaw or one of the bicycles that the hotel will lend you. Shop for antiques and spices in Jewtown, photograph the historic churches and synagogues, wander by the Chinese cantilever fishing nets, or take in a traditional kathakali dance and see the ancient Hindu deities vividly brought to life. After a day spent exploring, return to Brunton Boatyard and wander down to the private jetty to enjoy the golden hour spotting harbour dolphins aboard the hotel’s private launch.

Brunton Boatyard Itineraries

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A Family Holiday to Kerala

Cochin - Kanam Estate - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Spices, elephants, backwaters and beaches await you on a family holiday to Kerala, packed with fascinating experiences and a tropical climate, perfect for a winter-sun family adventure.

12 days from £1715 p. p.

Southern Trader: a tour of Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai - Rajakkad - Munnar - Backwaters - Cochin  

This classic route takes you from Chennai (Madras) in Tamil Nadu, through the hills and into the Kerala to see the tea estates, backwaters and ending on the beach.

16 days from £2270 p. p.

Classic Kerala

Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Lake Vembenad - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Kerala is exceptionally laid-back, and a leisurely private tour allows you to see the markets and history of Cochin, tea estates, wildlife, spice plantations, backwaters and end on the Indian Ocean.

13 days from £1595 p. p.

Experiences

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.