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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 175 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a beautiful hotel set next to a beautiful lake. The grounds were lovely. The rooms were nice and clean. They were not as luxurious as some of the other hotels that I stayed in in India but the bed was great as was the bathroom. The setting of the hotel was really what made this a beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had visited Kochi in April and had arrived very early in the morning. The hotel graciously allowed early check in and the staff were very helpful in helping us settle in and made very useful recommendations on planned itenary. Supari, one of the staff at the reception was very gracious and gave us the list of recommendations on places... More 

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here in February and had a good time. The hotel is attractive with great views. The service was excellent and all staff were very helpful. The food was most enjoyable. A little far from the centre of town but not important enough to put us off. Our junior suite was very comfortable and well appointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had to visit Cochin, Kerala for some official work from April 20-25 and was eagerly looking forward to my second stay at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar that is located exceptionally at a very nice ambience. The view from the hotel of the harbor, sea, backwater, some of the interesting scenic beauty is unbelievable and to add to that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this hotel for 7 nights in Mid April 2015. Overall I had a lovely time and would highly recommend this hotel. I was not overly fond of Cochin and it was nice to stay by the hotel and relax. The food was lovely, if a little pricey by Indian standards. A free evening cruise and high tea was on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at any Taj properties is a sure experience of friendly and courteous service and pleasant and comfortable stay. Taj Malabar truly matches up to it and the biggest plus is the beautiful location by the backwaters and the sea. An hours drive from the Kochi airport and you are at the hotel to enjoy the beautiful natural ambience of... 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 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here last night for dinner. Wonderful ambience, smiling faces and sumptuous food. Malabar has one of the best locations by the backwaters. Guess it's one of those properties where things can't really go wrong.

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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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Vivanta by Taj by a mistake as actually I had planned to stay at Malabar house and my travel agency mixed the hotels up. Nevertheless it was a good choice because when you are travelling with children this hotel is better. It has a nice swimming pool and a nice lawn where the children can play... 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 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 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Kerala after a long journey from the UK was spent at this international hotel. It was a lovely place to rest and recharge before exploring Kochi and the rest of Kerala. The rooms were very comfortable - delighted to find a bath (but would have liked face flannels too). Buffet lunch was delicious and we ate... 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here on business and was very impressed with the service I received. Whilst we spent the majority of the day away from the complex and in Cochin itself (the hotel is slightly out of the way on Willingdon Island) the hotel was faultless when we were there. The property was immaculately clean throughout; including the pool and there... 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 

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