Our 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.
The pool at Eighth Bastion is an anytime indulgence. You can use it to cool off after a hectic ramble through the historic streets of Fort Kochi or when you feel like some brisk laps to get your sluggish circulation going. Even in the monsoon the pool remains inviting for those who are born water friendly.
Down the road from us lies a little slice of frozen time. It is hard to imagine, as one wanders around the tranquil pathways of the old Dutch cemetery, that this region - the Malabar - was once a battleground for Europe’s prominent seafaring nations that fought over spices and trade routes for 300 years.
The Eight bastion conjures up these visions from the past, connecting many dots on the map of time for you to reflect upon and wonder at.
Bastion Room with Garden Verandah
Bastion Room with Private Terrace