Had a nice couple of nights here, it's in a great local for Fort Cochin, not too busy a street, but good for restaurants, the Kathakali Centre, and fishing nets. We didn't eat here, but the restaurant looked pleasant.
The Mightier Rositta Wood Castle is a fine castle, built with a panorama of the surrounding sea breeze from the queen of Kochi (Arabian Sea). From the casement once stood for waving hands and to absorb the beauty of the sea , and the children in the family makes the paper quiver and arrow ready to fly. Steadfast walls were built for showcasing the aristocracy in an age that was defined by jealousy, greed and the love of power as much as honour, nobility and loyalty to the crown. Past the main gates that would-be visitors could enjoy the centre courtyard which acts as a breathing lungs to the resort . This castle stood to inspire the decades ago Kerala architecture with touch ups from Portuguese and French culture as it may have gotten from the business trails of the west.
From safely preserved rooms land parcels were given to lords(visitors) for promised service. In times when "technology" meant wood, string and stones, the expectation of comfort was reserved for just a few and Rositta is making it available to those deserve it !!!
So when my eyes befall the grandeur of the weather-beaten wooden panels and partitions and whisper the wind from the sea, the aristocratic feel of a lord will be served into your comfort !!
I have stayed here three times, one with friends, one for my honeymoon, one with my entire family as there is something which is keep on attracting and hence the reason why i wrote an elaborate description of this poetic castle - Rositta Wood !!!!
The construction of place is Classic European style.
The location is great.
All places to explore are at walking distance - Chinese fishing net , market lane ,Vasco De gama church ,Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Church , Mahatma Gandhi Beach...
Stay was good.The owner helped us with arrangement of cabs.Also fixed coffee and breakfast for us before we left for Kumarakom.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, and history all around you. Walking distance from the Chinese fishing nets, St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, good restaurants (and beer and wine parlours!) and the ferry to Vypin.
This is a good, cool place, but for a very small time stay. More than the hotel room, you would like to go around, and have a good time spent over the beech. Food here is average. For vegetarians, please go with a bag packed with biscuits, chips, and other stuff, as you might not find anything other than the fish.