This restored period building that is our hotel sits well with its colonial era surroundings and counterparts - the great trading houses of British India when pepper from Kerala was considered as precious as gold. Like the cultures they celebrate and display, Brunton Boatyard is a five star hotel whose interiors reflect an eclectic but tasteful blend of English, Portuguese and Dutch influences as seen in its high ceilings, hanging fans and a plethora of artifacts and curios from a great mercantile age known for its pomp and glamour. The scent of colonial history is all around you as you take a tour of the historic Fort Cochin area where the hotel stands. Though little remains of the fort itself there are legacies of its proud history to be seen everywhere.The Portuguese came to trade in spices but left behind the 'Indian' red chilli for us to innovate with. The Syrian Christian community cooked up a variety of pork and other dishes that went very well with our own native idiappams, or string hoppers. The Jews of Cochin found coriander both Kosher and delicious and used it in a variety of their preparations, while the Dutch noticed that their puddings took on a whole new flavour with a pinch of fresh cinnamon.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.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.


All the 22 rooms of the Brunton Boatyard overlook the sea as do all their en-suite bathrooms. There are few pleasures to rival that of watching lazy ships and fishing boats or gamboling dolphins while going about your ablutions. You will also catch some stunning sunsets over the palm-fringed shores of Vypin Island close by and hear the cry of cormorants and gulls from your room, drawing you into a different world.

Hotel & Room facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Backup generator
  • Breakfast services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Doctor on call
  • Parking(free)
  • Restaurant
  • Travel counter
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • H/C running water
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Premium bedding
  • Reading lamps
  • Room heater
  • Daily newspaper
  • Television-Room
  • Wakeup-calls
  • Tea/Coffee Maker