Geo Brunton's Boatyard, circa 1895
George Brunton and Sons was once among the most respected ship builders in Kochi. The location of their old boatyard was perfect, on a quiet harbour-front deep in the heart of Fort Cochin, where every by-lane could whisper tales from the city's colourful past. Here, we set about recreating the world of 19th century Malabar, using the precise building materials of the time - brick, lime, wood and terracotta.
The wooden high ceiling, the terracotta floors, lime plastered walls and old teak wood furniture tell the story of Fort kochi's colonial heritage. The old portraits , photographs and maps add to the charm of this vintage hotel.
From a bathroom window
A sunny afternoon spent soaking in a tub , watching life go by at the harbour is one of the many alternative ways to see Fort Kochi's many shades.