About the property
Adams wood house - a boutique homestay, guesthouse, b and b in fort cochin with 5 rooms is now opened for tourist who looks for a clean, comfortable, safe and friendly stay in fort cochin
we are located behind saga in a silent residential street
walkable distance to jewish town and fort cochin beach
easily reachable to alleppey, varkala, munnar, waynad, kumarkom, kodanad, athirampally and other tourist places by road
Location – neighborhood description
CHINESE FISHING NETS - These fixed, cantilevered fishing nets, at the entrance of the harbour and along the backwaters, were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan. Records show that they were first erected between AD 1350 and 1450. The best place to watch these nets is from Vasco da Gama square, a narrow promenade that lies parallel to the beach.
DUTCH CEMETERY - Consecrated in 1724, here’s an authentic reminder of the many men and women from Europe who came down all the way to play out their roles in the colonial 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Open only to group visitors.
FORT COCHIN BEACH - An ideal place for an evening stroll and to watch a spectacular sunset. Bathing and swimming are not recommended here. The colourful carnival at New Year’s Eve is a feature of this beach. Other pastimes include sampling gourmet seafood, shopping for shawls, carpets, handicrafts, and exotic trinkets; or watching a Kathakali performance, the traditional and brilliantly colourful dance form of Kerala.
INDO-PORTUGUESE MUSEUM - Located within the compound of the beautiful 1506 Bishop’s House, the museum established in a seperate building showcases artefacts like statues and coins left back by the Portuguese.
PARADE GROUND - Covering more than four acres, this large open ground was used by the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British for conducting military drills and parades during the colonial years. The defence establishments of these powers were housed in some of the elegant buildings surrounding the ground. Located adjacent to St Francis’ church, the ground today serves largely as a recreation and sporting turf.
SANTA CRUZ BASILICA - Originally built by the Portuguese, this church was elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. The church was totally demolished by the British who took over Cochin in 1795. Later Bishop Dom Gomez Ferreira commissioned a new building in 1887. Santa Cruz was finally proclaimed a Basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984. The basilica, situated close to the St. Francis Church, has some beautiful paintings. Open 5.30 AM to 12 Noon, 3 PM to 7.30 PM. Sunday 5.30 AM to 12 Noon, 4.30 PM to 7.30 (website hidden): (phone number hidden).
We enjoyed our stay with Firoz immensely! He is a wonderful extremely helpful host who provided us with excellent advice and assistance, a cultural experience and cooking class in his kitchen with his family at home! we were delighted! The room we stayed in, was basic, very clean and comfortable. He made our stay in Cochin most memorable. Thank you Firoz!
we had a problem with our reservation and Mr.Firoz solve it finding us an even better place to stay. Grait Host. we raccomend :)
Firoz and his family were very warm and welcoming! Firoz was so helpful during my stay in Kochi. He was able to arrange day trips to both the Backwaters and Munnar. He is very knowledgeable about Kerala and works very hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. A truly great deal in Kochi!
Nice accommodation and good location for exploring some of Cochin. Firoz is also very useful to find about other things to do in the Kerala area as well as arranging your travel / accommodation for you.
The rooms are simple and clean and easy to find. The real attraction, however, turned out to be Firoz. He is a fountain of local knowledge and arranged many memorable trips for us, taking over price negotiations and planning itenaries. We'd love to come again.
Host was pleasant and helpful, but location was close to nothing. Only light was one bare bulb. No waste basket. Gritty floor. Host told us place was close to bike tour but it was far away as was everything of interest. Biggest problem was vastly overpriced at $50 compared to places we've stayed since.
thank u for your review.
you choose the heritage wooden suite
its a antique wooden room little bit dark comparing to our other rooms
we have waste basket in room and shower area.
sorry that u did not noticed it.
in antique room our floors are with terracotta tiles not vertrified tiles. if u go any heritage hotels u can see same tiles which keeps the antique look.
if u spend less than half dollar u can reach all touristic attractions.
and you can reach all places in minutes.
u arrived our (email hidden) and checked out next day 12 noon.
you used our place only for 1 night sleep thats why you think 50 dollar is high for few hours sleep.
Firoz was a warm and gracious host who clearly cares about his guests above all. His homestay is clean and comfortable. Although it's not in the center of Ft. Kochi, it's easy enough to walk or take a rickshaw to all the key areas in town. Recommended.
I landed in Kochin late night, no idea really where I was or what I was going to do...and Firoz hooked everything up. From breakfast in the mornings, to yoga classes, to local transport knowledge...I was definitely in good hands.
The only way to travel in India is by staying with families, and Firoz was the best possible host, with very comfortable rooms on offer.
Will be coming back to stay with him for sure.