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Vivanta by Taj Bekal

5.0 of 5 Kappil Beach, Bekal 671319, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of The Best Destination ever visited.. The beautiful resort boasts itself huge and scenic property with private beach attached. Things started well with warm reception and welcome drinks. Exclusive private cottages are fun filled with perfectly designed rooms, attached swimming pool, swinging bed, Jacuzzi, Open shower along with separate dining area. Will never be able to forget Mr Mohanty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for our 50th wedding anniversary. We were upgraded to pool villa. We have stayed in hotels all over the world but this was quite different. Villa was spacious. Swimming pool was nearly 300 sq.ft. Portico outside bedroom had a large swing for two person-almost like swing double bed.Back water in form of rivulet was passing through the property... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel after a horrendous car journey from the airport (am assured that this is going to change soon) to be met by the GM and his team. The welcome was enough to relax you before being shown to your own little private villa. The gate opens and there is a beautiful statue of Ganesha to welcome... More 

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to unwind. Lots of greenery all around with the backwaters. they do have a number of activities for both adults and kids. the staff were extremely kind and friendly. A special thanks to Mr. Mayoosh and his team for returning my pashmina shawl which i had left behind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in the small town of Bekal, the Taj Vivanta was a refreshing change. Have been to a lot of Taj properties across India, but must say that I have never come across a more kids and infant friendly hotel. We were a group of 13 adults with 6 kids and while we earlier thought that handling so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay in Taj Bekal. We stayed for a week and have enjoyed every single day. Location is stunning, large property spread between backwaters and deserted beach. Rooms are spotless and well designed: contemporary, functional, large, well decorated. Staff is exceptionally attentive and kind: there is a genuine will to serve guests to their satisfaction. Even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the staff members, chef, waiters, front deal guys, travel desk people..... Home service, house keeping , guy near the pool, Jiva spa..... All in all excellent...... Food was delicious , attention to detail and to all our needs and requirements were looked at carefully.... Kids had a brilliant time. I loved using the spa, the staff were great and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place with a private beach and river by the resort. Traveled in december 2014 pleasant climate. The only disappointment happens to be the road journey from manglore airport to the resort & the other way.Pathetic roads making your ride horrifying. Ultimate spa experience, the biggest in Asia...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about this property? Simply OUTSTANDING. A Private beach area, a river that runs through the property, superb landscaping, a magnificent Spa and the legendary Taj service. We had a great vacation here and came back totally refreshed. Great place to go to for "getting away" and rejuvenating. Nothing much to do outside, except the Bekal fort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on the last weekend of November 2014. It's a peaceful place away from the city bustles. We had booked the deluxe room which faced the backwaters. It wasn't a bad room but I used my upgrade voucher to bump us to the villa with a Plunge pool. This is the room you wanna stay in to get the... More 

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Address: Kappil Beach, Bekal 671319, India
Location: India > Kerala > Bekal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj Bekal 5*
Number of rooms: 71
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