Le Colonial, Asia’s oldest hotel in Fort Cochin, dating back to 1506. This heritage hotel is filled with lots of history and art. Here you will find the art treasures from the colonial past and now revive an authentic scent of the bygone era at this hotel in Fort Cochin. The inner patio and garden pool make it distinct from the other luxury hotels in Cochin. The rooms here are named after the people like Jan Van Spall who was the last Dutch Governor who lived in the house. Then Tipu Sultan, the last Sultan of Mysore whom the French helped. Then you have the Vasco Da Gama room, which is more medieval with its cartouches on the bedsteads and narrow stools beyond the beds for clothes or bags. Its acorn-like poster ends, all adding up to another era, reminiscent of the Portuguese days.