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When you’re traveling, the hotel you stay in can make or break your experience. You deserve spacious rooms, attentive and efficient service, attractive facilities, and a great location.

But most of all, when you’re away from home, you want to feel at home. At Mermaid, we make that our mission.

Whether you are visiting Kerala, or you are here on business, we do our utmost to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

Best for Families - Our large apartments and entertainment facilities make Mermaid the perfect choice for weddings, family get-togethers, and trips to Veega Land.

Best for Business - We have an excellent range of business packages and are close to the International Convention Center.

Best for Tourists - we make life easy with fabulous tours and healing packages to suit all ages and all budgets. Contact us to tailor make the perfect stay!


Facilities at Mermaid
Amidst peaceful and serene surroundings on the banks of the picturesque Kaniyampuzha River and strategically located between the airport and city, Mermaid is a deluxe hotel offering beautiful facilities minutes from the city center and tourist spots.

Riverside Entertainment Facilities

The Angler’s Grill is the perfect venue for entertaining and hosting events such as wedding parties and other family occasions. A variety of tempting buffet menus together with exquisite drinks and juices will make sure that you have an unforgettable waterside experience.


¤ 52 executive rooms and 30 luxury apartments
¤ Central air-conditioning
¤ Swimming Pool
¤ Chimes – a renowned Multi-cuisine restaurant
¤ Lounge Bar
¤ Angler’s Grill – Riverside Entertainment Facilities
¤ Business Center and large Conference Facilities
¤ Ayurvedic Health Center and Gymnasium
¤ Private Boat Jetty


Distance from the Major Aiports

Nedumbassery (Kochi) 32 kms
Kozhikode (Calicut) 195 kms
Thiruvanathapuram (Trivandrum) 210 kms

¤ 5 minutes from the South Train Station
¤ 5 minutes from Le Meridien Convention Center
¤ 10 minutes from M G Road - the shopping heartland
of the city
¤ 20 minutes from Fort Kochi and Marine Drive - for
siteseeing and antiques shopping
¤ 30 minutes from Veega Land amusement park

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Kochi, once a tiny fishing village in Kingdom of Kochi was granted to Portuguese in 1500s by Rajah Of Kochi who also gave them permission to built Fort Emmanuel to protect their commercial interest. The Portuguese thus build the first European Settlement in India and the first part of the name Fort Kochi comes from this fort, Fort Emmanuel. The Dutch who took control in 1683 by destroying the fort and many other Portuguese institutions developed Fort Kochi as a major commercial center, a military base and a vibrant cultural hub. It came under British in 1795 and remained with them till India's independence. Tourist attractions in Fort Kochi include, The Chinese fishing nets, Burial Ground of Vasco Da Gama , Fort Kochi Beach, Santa Cruz Basilica, Bastion Bungalow, St Francis Church etc., Mattancherry Palace, and Jewish Synagogue are other spots worth visiting in the vicinity.

ST. FRANCIS CHURCH - This centuries old church at Fort Kochi was originally built completely of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry. The Protestant Dutch, converted to an Anglican church, restored it in 1779.

FORT IMMANUEL - This bastion of the Portuguese in Kochi was a symbol of the strategic alliance between the Maharajah of Kochi and the Monarch of Portugal, after whom it was named.

DUTCH PALACE - This Palace was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555 A.D. Though built by the Portuguese, it is popularly known as the 'Dutch Palace' as the Dutch renovated it during their short-lived reign here.
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THE DUTCH CEMETERY - The tomb stones here are the most authentic record of the hundreds of Europeans who left their homeland on a mission to expand their colonial empires and changed the course of history of this land.

WELLINGDON ISLAND - This is a man made island created from the materials drudged while deepening the Cochin Port. Lord Bristow was the architect of this island. There are frequent ferry and bus services to this place from Ernakulam. The Harbour, Airport and Harbour Railway Terminus are in this island.

Trayeesha Temple at Tripunithura is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and there are two festivals every year each lasting 8 days the most important festival falls in November -December and on the last

PALLIPURAM FORT - The Portuguese built Pallipuram fort in 1503. It is one of the oldest existing European monuments in India. The Dutch captured the fort in 1661 and sold it to the State of Travancore in 1789. This fort is situated in the northern extremity of the Vypeen Island at Pallipuram.
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LOAFER'S CORNER/PRINCESS STREET - One of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm.

JEWISH SYNAGOGUE - This synagogue built in 1568 A.D., was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt by the Dutch two year after Scroll of Old Testament and a number of the Copper Plates inscribed in the Hebrew script script are preserved in the synagogue. The synagogue is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. excepted on Saturdays and Jewish holidays

PIERCE LESLIE BUNGALOW - This charming mansion was the office of Pierce Leslie & Co., coffee merchants, founded in 1862. A representative of the Fort Kochi colonial bungalow, this building reflects Portuguese, Dutch and local influences.

The Chinese fishing nets are a fascinating sight to us. These nets, at the entrance of the harbour and along the backwaters with pivots of wood, were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in 1350AD.They can be seen all along the backwaters of Kerala.

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Mermaid Hotel
Mermaid Complex
Kaniyampuzha Road
Vyttila, Kochi - 682 019
South Kerala, India

Ph:- 0484 4027801 (10am to 5pm) |