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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 163 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were greeted with a welcome drink at our arrival. The checkin was a breeze and Ms. Michelle was very courteous and showed us to our rooms. We had been upgraded to rooms with backwaters view. There are plenty of complimentary services available to the inhouse guests. We attended the high tea in evening followed by a 1 hour boat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Taj Malabar in March 2014. The property is not very new but is still quite nicely maintained. When booking make sure you notice the distance from Fort Cochin, which is quite easily reached by two ferries, both jetties are relatively close though but there is nothing close to the hotel. Avoid taking a taxi to Fort Coching... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent sea facing view... spacious and well maintained rooms ... and of course the best Kerala food. Not to mention the staff who are very courteous and helpful in every aspect. The hotel is a bit far from the airport but an easy drive from the heart of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to stay if you have the money for that. Restaurants in the hotel are unbelievable! Breakfast almost the best in the world. Its on island but with ferry you get to the center in 10 minutes and 4 rupy😀

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Taj Malabar is an old property, nicely maintained. The best part is offcourse the location of this hotel. You get to see the backwaters from the hotel room. I insisted on a sea-faciing room. In the night, its amazing to view Fort Kochi and the little ferries making their way to Ernakulam. However during the daytime, sun is glazing and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well one of the best five star hotels i have stayed i wish i could have stayed more than one day they upgraded us to deluxe allure suite which was a pleasent surperise lovely front desk staff the way they treat you is simply grand lovely swimming pool kids were not ready to come out the thing i was most... 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. It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the standards we have set for. It is very rewarding for... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything in this hotel is grand, including the prices in all the restaurants. Every other we stayed on our tour was 4-5 star and not one charged for wi-fi. It is now a part and parcel of any deal. 600 rupees for a period of 24 hours is steep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome, everything that you can expect when looking for a great luxurious place to stay. Great bars, restaurants and the outdoor area is amazing with great views. I must say the rooms are very small, but everything else makes up for it. Highly recommend.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Malabar Cochin! We at Vivanta by Taj- Malabar are honored to have you stay with us. It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the standards we have set for ourselves. I am happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent mid size hotel which is perfectly located for day excursions. Service exceptional from friendly staff . Bar drinks menu has 25 + martini's to choose from including the highly recommended pickle onion one!. Infinity pool and surrounding area is very relaxing.

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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 do appreciate hearing from our guest, as their comments are vital for us to continue in improving our services. I am happy to note that the services rendered by my team were to your satisfaction.... More

Herford, Germany
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22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Breakfast, amazing service, delicious food, beautiful garden and surroundings, very nice rooms, I was overwhelmed. Best Kathakali dance performance I have seen in India. Thank you for a great stay.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Malabar Cochin! Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Malabar for your recent stay at Cochin. It was a delight to have your valuable feedback and we greatly appreciate the time you spent for posting a great review of our hotel on Trip Advisor. It is really nice to know that your stay... More

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  • Very good(15)
  • Sunset cruise(14)
  • Boat ride(7)
  • Rice boat(6)
  • Infinity pool(4)
  • Sea food(3)
  • Business trip(3)

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Address: Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. The heritage wing, built in 1935, reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel
Taj Malabar Cochin Kochi
Taj Malabar Cochin Hotel Kochi
Taj Malabar
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala

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