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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

3.2 km from Kochi (Cochin) centre
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| Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

as usual we stayed in Heritage sea view room, excellent large room, first class service, restaurants of high quality, fine cuisine at BBQ Dolphins Point. very concerned staff doing everything to make the stay marvelous and unforgetable !

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed as family of four with 2 teenage sons. Our flights were changed to early in the morning so we arrived at 9 am very tired from our flight and to our surprise and relief our rooms were ready! The property is a lovely colonial style building which was built in 1935. It is a lovely location on the...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. I am happy you have enjoyed our guest rooms and that you found it to be to your comfort. We would love to host all your future visits to...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great atmosphere, peaceful yet handy to the city. Modern meet Colonial feel. Spa experience excellent. Excellent buffet breakfast with wide variety of options. Pool at lovely temperature. a good variety of eating options in-house. lovely views from across the island.

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Limoges, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is unnecessary to write a huge paragraph,when one word will suffice...."awesome"! We were fortunate enough to stay in the incredible room 111, the Malibu Suite.........absolutely huge, with it own enormous,private sunbathing terrace. Extra touches such as a complementary boat ride and afternoon tea on the terrace, turned this into a top quality stay. Superb !

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset we are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to understand that our product and services...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this elegant hotel February 11-13 and had such a wonderful experience that changed our plans and stayed February15-18th! It's a colonial property overlooking Cochin Harbor. don't let the drive to the hotel put you off. you have to go through the old industrial part of town to get to the Hotel. But once there, you see a...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a beautiful staff are working at this hotel. It made my introduction to Cochin so seemless. The ferry is a short stroll to take you across to Fort Cochin, there you'll see some amazing sights and eat a lot of amazing local food. I can't speak high enough about the staff they made our stay one to remember. I...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

There was nothing too much for the staff in any department or any fashion they were willing to help in the fullest congratulate the management of my experience of the stay really lovely time and look forward to the prospect of going there again hundred percent. Highly recommend the breakfast was beautiful. Nitin mehta

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset I would like to thank you being a valued patron and happy to know that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel meets all the usual Taj standards in providing great luxury, worlds away from the noise and chaos on the streets nearby. A particular highlight was the infinity pool facing towards the ocean - truly outstanding! The food was on a par with other Indian 5 star hotels. Highly recommended.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! I am so pleased to hear that you cherish your experience with us and appreciate the caring and personalized service offered to you by my team of dedicated staff. Your kind words of appreciation are a generous source of motivation and encouragement for us to continue offering superior value and consistent service...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I had my birthday in the garden here in 2008 and it was simply wonderful! The dark chocolate crepe suzettes with raspberries so divine and the shrimp as well. Tbe pool is a wonder andcthe lication girgeous.

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you very much for your kind comments on the hotel. I am glad to note that the overall quality of services and facilities at the hotel measured up to your expectation. Once again thank you for your valuable feedback which encourages and motivates us in creating a beyond expectation experience each...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel has a traditional ambience, very pleasant rooms, excellent service, good food, and beautiful view to the water. You will feel welcome in every aspect. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and a pleasure to behold. So is the lobby, where you can relax with a drink while looking outside at the surrounding garden. In the evening, a pleasant breeze...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. I am happy you have enjoyed our guest rooms and that you found it to be to your comfort. We would love to host all your future visits to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. The heritage wing, built in 1935, reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Address: | Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $155 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Taj Malabar Cochin Kochi
Taj Malabar Cochin Hotel Kochi
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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