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Vivanta by Taj Bekal

5.0 of 5 Kappil Beach, Bekal 671319, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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

Tucked away in a gorgeous 26 acre property is the Vivanta by Taj Bekal. The villa I stayed in was exotic and a delight to stay in. The food could be better but the warmth of the staff and the setting make this a perfect holiday destination. I went there for a conference but will return for a holiday! Much... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the three days stay at Bekal. The staff was efficient , they called us before the journey to check details of our arrival and instructed our driver when he was slightly lost. We went from Bangalore, the road up to Sakleshpur was okay but beyond that it was somewhat of a rough ride. At the resort the check-in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled as a couple along with 2 kids and our mothers !! What a beautiful property it was. Nestled between backwaters and the sea !! So peaceful and serene !! The rooms were well appointed and the kids loved the little jhula s in the balcony. The plus points : 1.) the famous taj service does not disappoint. Each member... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled as a family of 4, spouse and 2 kids. Set off from Bangalore to Mangalore by air, pickup by Taj staff. The biggest issue was the road ride from Mangalore to Bekal - It was one of the terrible experiences although it is a short distance. (2.5hrs) During monsoon please take the train from Mangalore to Kanhangad there is... More

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a day in the first week of October. The Check in and Checkout procedures were smooth.The property is very nice and relaxing. The people were also fine. The Food in "By the Bay " restaurant was nice and authentic. However still better hospitality can be provided.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When on a holiday, I guess the experience from start point to end point makes all the difference. We started on the wrong foot at the pre booked airport pick up. Inspite of the travel agent/company being a Taj company, the pick up was a " pre paid" taxi from the airport. Seriously, why would I pay a premium for... More

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a corporate trip to Taj bekal,it was a great experience.but while checking out, we were chrged for things that were not there in the room.we were told that they kept beers n cold drinks in the fridge.We told it was not there but the guy started arguinng.Similar case happened with many colleagues.If someone can afford to visit... More

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Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Courtyard villa for 4 nights in the first week of October. Here are the main pros and cons: Pros: - great property - big, spread out, right on the backwaters, 2-3 hrs drive from Mangalore airport - big rooms - at least the courtyard villas had huge room and bathroom with a superb courtyard, fountain, double-bedded... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently me and my wife visited Taj bekal for 4 nights and had a good time. The hotel is located besides the Kappil river (well one cannot call it a river for sure.. :) ) and it tucked away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. We were driving from Bangalore and were taking the Mangalore -> Kasargod route. It... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone there on 3-Oct-14 to have lunch , after visiting the Bekal fort. It was very hot and sultry and we were looking forward to the break at this Taj property. But a rude surprise awaited us once we reached there (it is around 3 km off the highway) . The Duty Manager informed us that there is... 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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