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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

We were a couple looking to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and the stay at Taj Vivanta Kumarakom was perfect. There were a bunch of families and kids, but given the large size of the property and the distance between the rooms this was not an issue. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a calm or quiet stay... More 

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Unclean room with Cig buds around the personal pool area. unattended used tissues near the open bathroom area. Unattended common swimming pool area with poorly or not a cleaned Bar area. No swimming pool staff to attend to guest coming to the pool area. Since no staff was available at the pool area, there were no towels provided. I feel... More 

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3 Thank Jenny V G
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 May 2015

My husband and myself stayed at the resort for three days and two nights. It was an awesome experience. Knowing the background of kumarakom with its backwaters, we chose a room facing the lagoon, a beautiful view. We could witness various birds like Kingfishers, coromants, etc and also catch sight of the fishermen fishing in the lagoon. The resort is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

First of all I would like to thank all the staff members out there who had put up a great show when it came to service. A special thank you to Mr.Jayanta Das for his warm welcome and upgrading us to Temptation Pool Villa. He's a very generous person and will make your stay a worth of every penny. There... More 

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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Lovely property. Adults and elderly would appreciate the property and a stay there more than youngsters. The hotel could include few more amusements and activities. There are no spa, just a Ayurveda center , which was not great, no a/c in their treatment rooms.

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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We visited Currymeen, the multi cuisine restaurant at Taj Vivanta, Kumarakom for lunch and had a lovely meal. We had been looking for good Malayalee food and we were not disappointed. We ordered Kozhi Varthaarchada, which is chicken in a roasted coriander and coconut gravy, Meen Pollichatu, kingfish in masala steamed in a banana leaf, and Vendakkya Fry, ladyfinger fry... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

It is a beautiful property set alongside lake. The property is quite big and there are not many rooms so it is very open and quiet. Service is also good with snacks being served in the evening and traditional performances at dinner time. Breakfast was also good. Food in general is slightly but expensive but that was expected from Taj.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 25 April 2015

At the onset I would like to say that the property is perfectly located and beautifully made. Surrounded by lush green trees with a massive lake on one side it is waking distance from a very serene bird sanctuary. The property has great room variety with extensive walking paths and a lagoon. A special mention needs to be made about... More 

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Assam
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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I visited this resorts for 3 nights and I am pretty satisfied with my stay in this resort. The place is situated alongside the lake and offers great place for relaxation. We stayed in the premium temptation villas, which are huge rooms with verandah and private pool.The staff is polite and courteous and do their best to satisfy us. The... More 

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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We rode down on Triumph Tiger. My teenage daughter and I. It's an 180 Km kinda ride for us. This property is cool. 15 acres. With a man made lagoon and plenty of trees around. Lots of birds too...In fact the Kumarakom bird sanctuary shares the same boundary fence. Plenty of photo ops for those interested. We stayed in the... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kumarakom is a popular tourist destination in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Located on the picturesque Vembanad Lake, Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala, is a 30-minute drive from the Kottayam railway station or an hour's drive from Cochin city. Kerala's backwaters surround the 140-year old colonial bungalow which houses this resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: $247 - $866 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel Kumarakom
Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Delux delight rooms are good with good view of lake.”
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“get the standalone bungalow even if need to upgrade - well worth it”
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“We stayed in rooms on the far side of the lagoon. Only sounds were the birds.”
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