Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom, Kerala
Another property that belongs to CGH Earth Experience's portfolio is Eighth Bastion, a modern and stylish property located right in the historic heart of Fort Kochi.
Local legend says that there were seven bastions in Fort Kochi built by the Portuguese and Dutch settlers and here CGH Earth has added their own. A true boutique hotel, Eighth Bastion comprises 19 well appointed rooms with large modern bathrooms, and most come with balconies looking out onto the streets of Fort Kochi below. With it's spacious and airy rooms this hotel maximizes on natural light and beauty with clean lines and simple decor. It's a perfect place to stay whilst visiting the famed Chinese fishing nets, spice markets, local churches, Synagogue and the vibrant streets of Fort Kochi.
Blending contemporary and colonial styles the hotel embodies the city of today which has become a wonderful, inviting melting pot of cultures.
A true leader in sustainability CGH Earth are set on reducing their footprint on the local community. They have waged war on plastic, water bottles are no longer to be found and earthenware containers are used for their delightful natural in room toiletries. They support several community development initiatives and work with local residents to help keep the beaches and by lanes of this historic town clean.
The cuisine at Eighth Bastion is a wonderful fusion of Keralan flavors and the rich history that made this city what it is. The menus change daily and you can expect fresh ingredients, lots of seafood and of course plenty of spice. Just a stroll away you will find the sister property of Bruntons Boatyard with serval wonderful restaurants to also enjoy.
Despite its bijou size, Eight Bastion has a pretty courtyard and intimate pool to enjoy after a day spent exploring the city. There are also bicycles available to pedal your way around the by lanes and bazaars.