Need to know
Eight, including six suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $152.50 (€135), excluding tax at 28 per cent.
Rates usually include Continental or South Indian breakfast.
You can borrow mountain bikes for exploring Fort Kochi and its surroundings, and the hotel has a six-seat speedboat that can zip you to one its sister properties around the lake. Daily yoga classes are held each morning at 7.30am, or you can arrange private yoga sessions (both at an additional cost).
At the hotel
Bicycles to borrow from Malabar House, money exchange services, umbrellas, tailoring and laundry services and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, DVD player, safe, home-made toiletries, air-conditioning, mosquito repellent, minibar and coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
The Roof Garden Suite elicits the biggest gasps thanks to its extra mezzanine bed and sprawling yard-cum-shower. Its walls are lined with lithographs by ‘India’s Picasso’ M.F Husain. Each room is decorated with Indian art and has an open-air bathroom (complete with wooden Japanese sandals to make the hard stones of the floor easier on the sole).
There's no pool at Malabar Escapes: Trinity, but guests are welcome to use the pool at Malabar House.
There's no spa at the hotel itself, but guests are welcome to enjoy Ayurvedic spa treatments at Purespa in nearby sister property, Malabar House.
Something to keep the mosquitoes at bay; whether that’s insect repellent or chain mail is up to you.
The ground-floor suite is accessible for guests with limited mobility.
Under-5s stay free, and extra beds are available for older children (€30 a night). Babysitting can be arranged, with notice.
Trinity makes use of hydroelectric power, recycles where possible, and cleans with organic detergents.