Secret Garden vs Malabar House

Both hotels are recommended by writers. On balance, Malabar House is preferred by most reviewers compared to Secret Garden. Malabar House scores 94 with recommendations from 5 reviewers such as Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodor's and Lonely Planet.

Secret Garden
7 / 10
Bishop Garden Lane 2, Kochi 682001, India
From $0 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Dry Cleaning
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"This 2-year-old guesthouse tucked away down the backstreets not far from the Dutch Cemetery is one of the most alluring options in Kochi." Full review
Rough Guide
"Buried in a maze of narrow back lanes, this is a hidden gem, run by Icelandic architect, Thóra Guðmundsdóttir. The white-walled rooms... all open onto balconies fronting an exotic garden."
Malabar House
9 / 10
1/269 Parade Road, Kochi 682001, India
From $217 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"Step inside this chunky white 18th-century colonial British bungalow at the edge of the Parade Maidan, and you're immediately cooled by rooms in vibrant colors." Full review
"Luxurious but homey, this early-18th-century Dutch villa once housed European traders and bankers." Full review
Don't miss the chocolate-filled samosas in mango sauce, the restaurant's signature dessert.
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"What may just be one of the fanciest boutique hotels in Kerala, Malabar flaunts its über-hip blend of modern colours and period fittings like it’s not even trying" Full review
The Telegraph
"It is now a sumptuous heritage boutique hotel, decorated with contemporary art as well as antiques from around India." Full review
Mr & Mrs Smith
"Two 18th-century colonial-style villas surrounding a courtyard in Kerala, The Malabar House hotel is an exotic escape that's refreshingly removed from the hustle and bustle" Full review
Perhaps their plan was to use the suites as bait to make sure we’d come back again?

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