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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

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Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Ranked #4 of 174 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So good the rooms are well done and very nice and comfortable and they have great staff and very comfortable and everything went of well and this was excellent and this was fantastic. This is seen to be a good hotel and they are centrally Located and the best part that FB is good and over all very nice and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been there for a long weekend and can recommend the facility not only for couples but also for singles or business travelers. A positive impression is definitely "Jickson" who's decorating your bed like there is no tomorrow ( in case you're couple). Even though it is quite" kitschi" for us Germans, the thought counts and I can imagine... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I remember Taj Malabar from numerous dinners, parties and New Year Celebrations in the past. But those memories are old and incomplete. Therefore on a recent visit, I felt as though I had come to a familiar yet new place. I felt that the hotel had become smaller! but all the good associations were still there. In fact it had... More 

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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 wonderful stay with us. We are happy to know that your stay with us was excellent. It was a delight to have your valuable feedback and we greatly appreciate your time you spent, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority. Looking forward... More 

Pune, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As usual Taj prime property with nature and beauty all around. Amazing location, great room views, humble staff, lively evenings and excellent food. Spending 2 days here right now and loving every moment.. And all future trips will be staying here for sure.

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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 at Vivanta by Taj Malabar are really honoured to have you stay with us and sincerely look forward to welcome you back to our hotel once again. We do appreciate hearing from our guest, as their comments are vital for us to continue in improving our services. I am happy to... More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fabulous period hotel: great room and view( I got a high floor , 7th , and bay view. (Didn't mind the light tobacco smoking after smell) great bar area. Fabulous outdoor barbecue grill -seafood with Kerala spices, hmmmm. Staff really genuine and wanting to anticipate to please without being sycophantic. Was actually on my own (with two work colleagues) as... More 

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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. Thank you for your encouraging feedback and compliments of the hotel. We are very pleased that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality... More 

London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what we were after following a busy three weeks touring India and a nice relaxing hotel with excellent facilities. Our room (a small cottage as others have commented) was well furnished and as a bonus I was even able to watch Wales vs. Ireland (we won) on satellite TV. Poolside was excellent with staff only to willing to help.... More 

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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! I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments of the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly memorable due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback, we really appreciate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room 508 17Mar to 21 Mar 2015. Thank you to the crew for taking feedback positively and for the efforts to make improvement. Just a little more work required on travel desk. Please be helpful because for most of us its 1st time in Kochin. Somehow I felt that the gentleman got irritated with my too many questions. So I... More 

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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. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your stay experience. We have made a note of your feedback. The matter has been taken up with the... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
23 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed three nights recently while travelling with friends. We have corner rooms with very god views. The rooms themselves are a bit on the small side and did not have separate shower stalls, but were otherwise comfortable and pleasant. The public areas were attractive and well maintained as was the relatively small property. The pool area... More 

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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 most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during you stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded your expectations.... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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145 reviews 145 reviews
45 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of staying here over a long weekend in both the twin rooms and in the suites. The suites are gorgeous with a lovely view out over the harbor. We enjoyed the breakfast each morning and were surprised at how good the evening BBQ was on the terrace. The staff were accommodating and the hotel was overall... More 

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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 most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. It is truly rewarding for the team to realize that your stay with us was comfortable and it is our constant endeavour to serve you better. It will be our pleasure to extend the wonderful Taj hospitality... More 

Gurgaon, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family decided to visit taj - Malabar last monsoon and it was indeed the best monsoon ever. Taj malabar has the best and the most compassionate staff i have ever seen. From the GM Suman sharma and rest (sunil) were amazing and extraordinary Their high tea best enjoyed in monsoon season with overlooking lagoon. their hospitality is unbelievable from... More 

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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 know that you had a great experience at the hotel and an enjoyable stay. We are glad to note that the overall quality of service and facilities at our hotel measured up to your expectation. I am certain this will serve as a source of inspiration for us... More 

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