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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Ranked #4 of 167 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here because Brunton Boatyard across the water was full. Excellent hotel but the man made Willingdon Island is a strange place, particularly since the airport closed. To get to Fort Cochin you need a taxi ride as ferry is only every half hour. On the plus side was the free sundown cruise, lovely room and great service

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the feeling of being treated in a very personal manner . The staff are all amazing and do an excellent job. Taj Malabar, you should be proud of them - so naturally lovely.Thank you. I loved the Karimeen fry.. it was divine!! The best hotel of Cochin. It is a nice place to stay for general relaxation. we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Taj is a beautiful hotel, full of smart, helpful and friendly staff. The facilities are excellent, with restaurants which cater for all tastes, a swimming pool, spa , gym, shop etc. on site. The whole hotel is clean and comfortable. However, if you are visiting India to experience it's uniqueness and reality, this is the luxurious side, and not... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place with fabulous staff. Everything is just perfect at this place except for wi-fi as it is charged. Food.... very good spread of vegetarian and non veg. at The Pepper restaurant. Michelle was wonderful in making sure that we were having a good time , seeing to our needs. Do not forget to meet Ahilan at The Pepper. He... 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! Thank you very much for your kind comments on the hotel. I am glad to note that the overall quality of service and facilities at the hotel measured up to your expectation. I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely hotel. The minute you enter the lobby a cool scented / aromatherapy filled atmosphere greets you. Stayed 4 nights while in the area for a wedding. Sumptuous, clean with attention to detail everywhere and such wonderful service. Superbly comfortable beds and effective quite air conditioning. The food in all the restaurants was delicious. All the staff were... 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. We have made a note of your feedback. Let me assure you that we will... More

Brooklyn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Taj on Willingdon to rest up and recover from backpacking through Sri Lanka and India, so it was perfect for us to recuperate. However, if you want to experience the real India you will find that you are a bit shielded from this at this hotel. The hotel and the grounds are beautiful and the staff... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service,friendly staff always wanting to do more for you! Fantastic location, top facilities: pools spa gym restaurants: added extra of complimentary boat trip in the backwaters, cultural show and games for kids! Hotel also provides transport for extra charge which is convenient as the hotel is about an hour and a half from the Airport! Certainly visit again!

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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

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start this review by mentioning that I have stayed in Taj Vivanta (President) in Mumbai and my experience was just about okay.Its like a simple 4-star hotel with standard services of this type of hotel. However the Taj at Kochi is simply awesome, let me bullet it to the reader as to why 1. Great property with view... 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! 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... More

Navi Mumbai, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vivanta by Taj Malabar captures the essence of classical Taj hospitality, warm and affectionate personal care. Small old world property on corner of waterbody where ocean meets backwaters. Pool on side of waterbody. Exotic local specialities at Rice Boat; Thai/South East Asian cuisine for those who fancy Chinese/Thai food. Spa services are really good, completely relieves the pain and suffering... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have two problems with this hotel, but more of that later... This is a lovely hotel, the service is second to none. We ate in all three restaurants and found them all to be wonderful, both a la carte and the buffet menu (The Pepper, very extensive) The room was spotless and kept that way throughout and all the... More

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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Address: Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
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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

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