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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Taj HotelsUS$123*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our 2-week honeymoon travelling around Kerala. We were keen to experience a luxurious end to our trip in India but predominantly chose to stay here as my great-grandfather lived and worked on Willingdon Island in the 1930s, spending a lot of time at the hotel and I...

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SumanDSharma, 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 for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. We have also made a note of your concerns and regret any inconvenience caused. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back as and when...

ACOT, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The location (Dockland view next to a cement works) and surroundings which includes a lot of rubbish floating in the surrounding river) make this hotel very poor value for money. Paying London prices for a hotel in this location is not something I would do again. Staff are fine, food and service is very good but th overall experience is...

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SumanDSharma, 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 for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your point of view about our hotel, which gives us an opportunity to evaluate our service designs. We regret the inconvenience caused during your stay and would like to assure you that we...

Kent.
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We have stayed at The Taj/ Vivanta now on four occasions and soon to stay on our fifth in March 2016. The high points are namely the fantastic staff, in particular, Sojan Arackal, at the leisure complex who made our days by the pool relaxed and superb, a member of staff of the highest calibre. Baiju the doorman who is...

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SumanDSharma, 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. We have also made a note of...

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Taj Malabar is the best hotel in Cochin. The prime minister of India stays there, and Prince Charles has stayed there. In general, when compared to Western hotel standards, it's something like a 3 to 4 star hotel. The furniture is old. The lobby is nice. The staff is friendly and professional. Take the daily complimentary sunset cruise.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are delighted to receive the review of your comfortable stay with us. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your stay experience. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Nice atmosphere, garden, confortables rooms and good service. We've enjoyed to be in this hotel. The dinner of New Year have been really good for food and ambiance. It is the hotels that we could dream ! Absolutely need to stay there if you come to Kochi. The unic negative point is the location far away from the center (30...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Malabar, Cochin! At the outset I would like to thank you for your valuable feedback on your recent stay at Vivanta by Taj – Malabar, Cochin. We are extremely happy to know that you had a perfect time at the hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back as and when you plan...

Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Best place that we stayed during our two week trip to Kerala. Service was excellent; the staff are first class. We arrived very early in the morning and yet were able to have our rooms early. We then had breakfast which was delicious. The pool area is beautiful with wonderful views. We loved the comfy sunbeds and pods around the...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the standards we have set for ourselves. I am happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us. Indeed, it is the Taj way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here at the end of our trip to Kerala as a treat for a relaxing last few days after a busy two weeks of site seeing. The hotel is fantastic, the setting facing onto the backwaters provides excellent views, and the landscaping around the infinity pool and gardens facing onto the water provides for a beautiful place to...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are delighted to receive your review of your wonderful stay with us and thank you very much for your unstinted support. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to be on our toes. I am happy to note that the services...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Great hotel and a wonderful location. They are heavy on staff and that makes it so nice. Upon arrival they are very helpful and you simply let them take over. I doubt that my travels will bring me back to this once in a lifetime vacation spot, however if we do we will not hesitate to book here again.

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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...

Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We were in India, from US, for a wedding. The wonderful friends set us up with travel prior. We went to Cochin first. We were greeted at the hotel & then helped all along the way by George. What a wonderful man!!!! We ate 2 nights there & loved both restaurants. Wonderful seafood. One night we did chef choice of...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel. We are very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Our endeavour is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Taj for six days at the end of a month-long holiday in India and it was perfect. It combined the right level of tranquillity and sophistication that suited us. Being by the water was wonderful, and a quick, interesting local ferry trip took us to Fort Kochi with all the noise and colour and chaos that...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset we are happy to know that your stay with us was excellent and many thanks for your great review on our hotel. We have also made a note on opportunities for improvement. Let me assure you that we will certainly work on the feedback provided to the best of...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: $179 - $465 (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:
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Sea view room”
poovar209, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“harbour view”
PradeepKolkata, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“A Higher floor with a view of the sea”
arunarathod, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the water have amazing views, the swimming pool is wonderful, watch the sunset whilst in warm water”
barbara1yu30, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor = better view. We were told there is a low-rise section of hotel with no view. Ask for a room in the tower section.”
aginsf, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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