Tower Road, Fort Cochin, Cochin
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 familya'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. Koder House and his wife Gladys lived there. With their passing, an era ended. Satu Kodera'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.
Travellers will feel very much like the distinguished guests who once called upon the Koders. Very special. When the house was being renovated, the present owners took especial care to retain its original character. The feel is both contemporary and classic; the atmosphere, relaxed. The suites are on either side of the three storey structure.
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.
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, living room and bathroom. The bedroom, like in the other suites has an inviting four poster bed, with a ultra-thick mattress and exquisite silk throw.
- Business Centre
- Laundry Service
- Safety Lockers
- Doctor On Call
Restaurant & Bar
The restaurant is named Menorah in tribute to the heritage of its original owners, the Koders. It serves predominantly continental and Indian cuisine, with an emphasis on Seafood at the beach, after all is just a short walk away. The menu is extremely select and revised regularly.
The restaurant overlooks the plunge pool in the courtyard. The two heritage doors set in the far wall add to the ambience here. As dusk falls, the lights come on and you are plunged into a different atmosphere.