A contemporary microhotel of three suites was created on the site where in 1740 the Dutch East India Company set up shop. It’s minimalist but with Indian exuberance: the odd jolting wall of electric blue, the judiciously chosen ornate antique. Two rooms have outdoor spaces; two have an extra loft bed.
Trinity House Kochi, Kerala 91/(0) 484-221-6666. From $295. This story appeared in the May/June 2011 issue.