Transport yourself to the 17th Century as you watch the fishermen cast their nets by the Dutch Fort, and imagine how it would have been for the Dutch administrators who lived in this house.
Price is for the double room with shared bathroom.
We love this house and think of it as our home when we're in Batti. Built by the administrators of the 17th century Dutch Fort, it has conserved that old atmosphere almost perfectly ever since. If you squint your eyes and look through one the the iron-barred windows, you'll see what we mean. Like going back in time.
It's for the huge verandah that this house should be known. it's arguably the best in town. the fishermen cast their nets from their canoes by the old Dutch Fort across the water. Legend goes that this is where the Singing Fish can be heard, a phenomenon that was recorded on tape in the fifties, but then the tapes were lost under mysterious circumstances...
Interaction with guests
It is Mr. Ranjan who runs this home. He lives next to the house, together with the cook. Both have always been very welcoming to us and we're sure they will take good care of you too, despite their limited English proficiency. They are happy make you home-cooked dishes, whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We recommend their ladyfinger curry and freshly made lemon juice!
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