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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Ranked #5 of 171 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't ask a tuk-tuk driver for the Vivanta, they've never heard of it; it's the Taj Malabar to the locals, and it's a really nice hotel. Lovely décor and furnishing, especially in the old part (where the rooms and bathrooms are really spacious), although the views are more interesting from the smaller rooms in the new tower block......if you like... More 

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london, england
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is essentially a family hotel set on the banks of the river. We stayed in a suite that had a beautiful balcony overlooking the water and the back gardens. It is furnished in traditional style but still had all modern amenities. The bathroom had the addition of some beautiful bath oils which when asked where I could purchase them... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is on a great location, quite away from the city by the harbor and offers some excellent views of the sea. The reception and other public areas though not too large are well appointed with some excellent period decor. The room size are a let down especially for a family, very cramped with tiny bathrooms. The heritage wing... 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 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 made a... More 

Bucks County, PA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment I arrived till when I left, the service by all types and members of the staff was nothing short of outstanding. All of the restaurants were excellent. The room was very comfortable and in good condition. Location was the only problem. This is supposed to be a top resort area in India but the surroundings once outside... 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 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 

Forres, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most rooms overlook the harbour and port and the channel out to sea. You can sit and do nothing but chill out watching the ships and smaller vessels going to and fro all day, if that takes your fancy. However we were part of a group of 32 old friends and wives who decided to meet here for a three... 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 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our final night in Kerala here before flying home the next day. The positives - it is an elegant hotel and, as you would expect for a five star hotel, the service is faultless. Rooms pleasant and spacious. The negatives - Not negative for some but be aware that the hotel is not in fort kochi (where all... 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! At the outset I would like to thank you for your feedback and complimenting the services and facilities of our 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. Please accept my sincere apologies... More 

Mequon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, our son and I stayed at Taj Malabar durng the first week of January 2015. Our experience was memorable. The sunset cruises will be remembered fondly. The staff and service was superb. The views from the rooms and dining experience was A+. There were several dignitaries staying at the hotel at the same time. Inspite of the tight... 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 

Wicklow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a bit of luxury and you don't mind to pay for it - then this is the place for you. We had been beaching it in Goa and came to Cochin for the backwaters trip and felt like a bit of indulgence. I’ve been to a few 5 start hotels in India before but nothing as well... 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! 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. Indeed, it is the Taj way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here on business from november to december 2014 and what a nice surprise it was. Staff were fantastic and check in an out was hassle free. The pool and gardens were well looked after and the gym and health centre was fantastic. Food marvellous and rooms very clean. Can't think of a bad thing at all. It is quiet... 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. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure... More 

Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Taj Malabar Kochi in September 2014 for 2 nights. The hotel is located on Willingdon Island and has a beautiful view of the harbour! We received a very warm welcome from the staff and they helped us with booking our sightseeing tours as well. They even arranged a birthday cake for me as my husband had requested it... 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. We have made a note of your feedback. Let me... 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*
Number of rooms: 96
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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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