Tea Bungalow, Cochin
Tea Bungalow occupies pride of place in the heart of the exclusive heritage area of Fort Cochin. Cochin (Kochi) is made up of three districts: Ernakulam, Wellington Island and Fort Cochin. The bungalow was built in 1912 and run as a workshop and office of a UK Company called United Carpets engaged in the manufacture and export of coir and spices. Brooke Bond the tea company bought the bungalow in 1956 and christened it Brooke Bond Bungalow which housed the top management of Brooke Bond & Company. Dignitaries used this bungalow for important meetings. Its history of spice and tea brought about its new avatar - Tea Bungalow.
Tea Bungalow is located in Kunnumpuram in Fort Cochin, and is approximately 45 km from the Cochin Airport, 14 km from the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station, and 16 km from the Main Ernakulam Bus Stand
Tea Bungalow has 10 large en-suite rooms each named after a port involved in spice and tea trading from lands around the Indian Ocean. The rooms are named Cochin, Zanzibar, Galle, Mombasa, Muscat, Malacca, Mauritius, Cambay, Goa and Calicut. Each room has deft design touches of each ethnic port. Dining: Café du Mahé is named after the 18th century hero Governor of Mauritius Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais.
This is a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves Indian, Kerala and Continental cuisine. Café du Mahé is an elegant dining area with tables that seat four or six. The tableware is exquisite. Beautifully designed, this restaurant which seats 50, opens onto the garden. Some tables are also set up al fresco near the pool. This special ambience when added to the excellent cuisine and superb service makes every meal at Café du Mahé, a supremely pleasurable experience.
: Hotel Tea Bungalow in Cochin
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