The owners English was good and was happy to help you find things and explain things to you. The price was bit confusing as they added tax and took away something else. But the end result was pretty cheap, less than 600rs per night. Although you did have to pay extra for wifi. The rooms were scrubbed clean, however there were cockroaches. This is not the hotels fault as the surounding area has so many of them they can't keep them out. If you really dislike them, then I'd suggest you stay at kochi fort not ernnakulum.