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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the best buffet breakfast I've had- really tasty and not just mass-produced stodge. Excellent service in terms of a "can-do" attitidue but occasionally lacking genuine warmth and personal attention. Ajith in Cafe Samsara, however, clearly wanted to know our specific preferences and was very friendly and attentive. The view from the infinity pool is a game of two halves,... 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 encouraging feedback and compliments of the hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight. We have... More 

Rome, Italy
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent some time this hotel as a part of a tour. It's a colonial building with several major upgrade, very well managed b Taj group. A nice swimming pool overlook the bay. An excellent bar that brings you back to the colonial era is for me the nicest part of the hotel, my bartender Jaimon introduced me to a... 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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at 2 nights in this luxury hotel. Although we had issues with the room at check in, this was sorted and we were upgraded to a suite. We had an excellent stay at the hotel. What makes this hotel stand apart is the outstanding service. Each and every staff member is committed to service with a smile. This... 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 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant location on extreme border of Wellingdon Island ... Very good service ... Had an issue on one night but they more than made up for it .... Taj service was on display .... Best part in this Hotel of Taj chain was food was different all 4 days which is very rare ... I had visited Taj Jaipur and... 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... More 

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