Go on a voyage of artistic discoveries
Fort Kochi is the historical heart around the commercial Ernakulam in Kerala. Dominated by the Dutch, British and the Portuguese at different times in history, the town is a veritable history lesson at every corner. The port town is known for wonderfully restored and lovingly preserved mansions in the form of heritage hotels. The town can be your base to explore the backwaters and lesser-treaded beaches. It could also double up as a historical enclave to know Kerala better.
A short walk off Parade Road in the city, lies Trinity, an old bungalow that stands shy of a small garden. Three massive old trees define the edges and centre of the property. Trinity devotedly follows the design principle of Malabar House in its clean lines and simple interiors, while the original bungalow that houses three rooms and suites, has been fashioned to work around its nooks and elevations. An extension, the new rooms are spacious and contemporary with lots of natural light.
The ground floor at the junction of both the buildings has a creative F&B space that leads into a courtyard and a garden – 'Passage Malabar' with an all-day-breakfast menu apart from salads, sandwiches, rice dishes and their very own artisanal bakery products. Trinity also has a small conference space on the ground floor of the main bungalow as well as many sit-outs and family spaces, both indoors and outside.
As with the other properties of Malabar Escapes, Trinity’s hospitality is impeccable, ensuring that everyone’s experience of this oasis of beauty is both unique and unforgettable.
Every room at Trinity is unique, and the use of hydroelectric power, recycling where possible, and clean organic detergents makes this a great pick for conscious travellers.
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Trinity is one the five art-themed heritage properties of the Malabar Escapes group created by Joerg and Txuku 21 years ago. ‘Art’ is key to all the Malabar experiences; the works and antiques have been integrated as a part of the experience for the traveller. Malabar Escapes veers off...
Trinity is one the five art-themed heritage properties of the Malabar Escapes group created by Joerg and Txuku 21 years ago. ‘Art’ is key to all the Malabar experiences; the works and antiques have been integrated as a part of the experience for the traveller. Malabar Escapes veers off the usual in décor but brings the traveller the true pulse of Keralan hospitality through food concepts, colour and culture.
Trinity may be 150 years old, but the contemporary interiors with style rooted in quirky art pieces could transport you to any cosmopolitan city right away. The experience is that of a splendid heritage boutique hotel, decorated with contemporary art as well as antiques from around India. The eight rooms of the hotel are distinct despite the art deco theme that runs throughout. Minimalistic cement flooring accented by clean designs in wood for the furnishings is the core of the design. A dash of colour is what brings the difference to every corner in Trinity. Art is central to Trinity and the other hotels of the umbrella brand, Malabar Escapes. Both contemporary and famous artists have found a space on its walls. In the case of Trinity, the Roof Garden suite has lithographs by ‘India’s Picasso’ and the most famous artist, M.F Husain.
Each room is different from the other. The charm lies not only in the art alone, but additions like open-air bathrooms, and smaller delights like wooden Japanese sandals to ensure that the hard stones of the floor are easier on the soles. The rooms are equipped with a TV, DVD player, electronic safe, home-made toiletries, air-conditioning, mosquito repellent, minibar and coffee-making facilities.
Breakfast is laid out at the courtyard where delicious Indian or continental breakfast is served. The terrace of the hotel is another atmospheric location for lunch and dinner. The casual deli and restaurant, ‘Passage Malabar’ is where you can fill up on typical Indian dishes, like chicken tiffin and vegetarian biryani, and international fare like Mediterranean charcuterie platters and Greek moussaka. Guests could also hop over to Malabar Junction at the Malabar House, for a fine dining experience. Authentic Keralan and Mediterranean influenced cuisines are popular here.
borrow the hotel’s cycles and explore the surroundings and the monument trails with a handy guide. The streets mostly criss-cross each other in rectangles and the town is small enough to find your way back easily.
If you are looking for a more action packed day, the hotel has a six-seat speedboat that can zip you to one its sister properties around. Daily yoga sessions are available at the property. Head over to Malabar House to use the pool and the spa.
To pause during a hectic itinerary and really take in a slice of Kerala packed with history and character.
Trinity is open all year.
All the properties under Malabar Escapes are conscious on the community and heritage front. The subtle blend of art from around the world with Kerala’s classics is the chain’s way of keeping it alive. Trinity is located on a 150-year mansion that has been largely kept intact. Recycling, preservation of water, clean beauty products in the bathrooms and garbage disposal are integral to the operations at Trinity. The hospitality is gentle with a definitive human touch, and the staff is hired from around the town.
by thirtysevener on 02/06/2023
My stay at Trinity was perfect and after a long trip, entering my Suite at Trinity was just heaven the staff could not have been kinder and more helpful. Not to take anything away from the mother...
by JoelleL463 on 11/30/2019
Stayed one night and our room for three pax was spacious. Breakfast was superb, especially the Appam. We had lunch at Farmers Cafe nearby hotel and the food was so yummy and reasonably priced. We...
by MC2025 on 11/02/2019
Almost unrecognizable from the outside, a great place with modern rooms and extremely friendly staff in the heart of Fort Kochi. For local circumstances, a bit overpriced, but nicely designed rooms...