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Eighth Bastion, Kochi Holidays

Legend has it that there were seven bastions in Fort Kochi, built by the Portuguese and strengthened by the Dutch. Adding on to this 500-year-old legacy of defending oncoming conquests is CGH Earth's Eighth Bastion. Built by blending contemporary and colonial styles each room has a distinct appeal. The echoes from the past come alive here while the air carries an unmistakable sweet scents
 

Eighth Bastion is located on a historic plot of land in Fort Kochi that has seen much building and rebuilding by various colonial settlers since the early 1700s. This site became the crucible of an amalgam of styles, tastes and ideas that toasted the unique Dutch face of Fort Cochin. True to form and history, this unique hotel was named Eighth Bastion.

Unknown to many the Dutch East India Company, or the VOC, was one of the earliest global business undertakings. The Seven Bastions (from which the hotel derived its unique name) referred to a type of layout peculiar to VOC Forts, a tradition they followed from Surat to the straits of Sumatra where they had their presence.
The model of the ship that you will see as you walk into the reception area is a reminder of the VOCs heyday attesting to their prominence in trade. The relic is that of the ‘Batavia’, a legendary merchantman that ended its successful career when shipwrecked off the Australian coast.
 

The Eighth Bastion has two faces: one contemporary, even post-modern with clean cubic lines and chic retro touches in its striking architecture. The other is the felt but understated elegance of its interiors that emphasize comfort combined with plenty of native sunlight and air. Its Dutch soul, however, is evident everywhere, as seen in the nautical paintings, enamel work and Delft China on prominent display.
The cuisine at Eighth Bastion is a fusion play of a high order. It is an earnest improvisation on some old favourites, hand-picked from the ring of Indian Ocean spots that witnessed Dutch influence from the early 1600s. Eclectic as the cuisine is, it uses local ingredients, particularly the famed spices of Kerala, in a commitment to freshness and a genuinely flavorful dining experience.

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