The PGS Vedanta, Cochin
This elegant hotel in a Victorian-style building on a former boatyard is a 2-minute walk from the Fort Kochi - Vypin Ferry Terminal and 2.6 km from the 16th-century Paradesi Synagogue, the
oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth.
Featuring traditional Keralan decor, antique furnishings and wooden 4-poster beds, the plush rooms with sea views also have TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add sitting areas.
Freebies include bike hire, yoga, cookery demonstrations and cruises. There's also an upscale international restaurant, as well as a terrace cafe and a cosy bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa and a game room.