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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

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Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent three nights here. Had some reservations as well out of Fort Cochin out on Willingdon island. Turned out to be wonderful. We found the island itself interesting with its industrial maritime history. We loved the view from our room overlooking a working harbour. Paid extra for. Room in the old heritage wing and loved it. Infinity pool overlooking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place will remind you the colonial era. Located in Willingdon Island, this place can be your best option if you are holidaying with your family. Pool is amazing.. Rooms are good but all of them don't have good view to the ocean..

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Jabalpur, India
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Disproportionately costly compared to the amenities provided. It is a Vivanta Hotel by Taj , a category lower than palace, but Vivanta Cochin is costlier than Taj Palaces at Delhi and Mumba.It can boast of a sea front, but so is Mumbai. You get better variety of food at Delhi and Mumbai. So the trip advisor should prevail upon management... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A strange drive in but when you get there it is superb. The food is great, the views around the hotel are varied but great, the staff were spot on, ferry services were good, lots to see and do. Thoroughly recommend a stop here.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for just under a week, the staff tried hard with reasonable success, it is expensive so you would hope everything would match. The rooms are small with hardly and storage so we had to change to a Heritage Room to have room to breath. Worst of all, is the position which overlooks the container port, round the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

attentive and nice staff, good pool for my daily swim, nice to offer morning yoga and afternoon tea, breakfast was great, but please stop using so much air freshener in all halls, lobby and even outdoors. these sprays, air fresheners are so chemical, nauseating smell. also all hotels need to stop plastic water. according to research there will be more... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before i start with the review let me point out to the fact that for me service plays a key role to like a hotel. Stayed here in jan 2016, Must say its a beautiful property but service is dissapointing! As soon as we entered the hotel, we were welcomed with a tilak on our forehead by a hostess who... More 

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Ho Chi Minh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend. Great location surrounded by water. Service was sublime as might expect from Taj group. Wonderful decor and ambience . The bar area in particular is superb, full of sofas and artefacts. Plenty of area outside to sit and enjoy also. Pool area is great, looking out onto the water and decent gym as well, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed here in july 2015 with a friend of mine. Like all Taj properties the expectation were high from Taj Vivanta-malabar as well and they lived up to it. Beautiful property,accommodations simply superb,with garden view and glimpse of cochin harbor.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hotel in town. With all the grandeur of the Taj Hotels of India. Exclusive facility next to the water, surrounded by lavish gardens and quiet patios. Rooms large and beatiful. Nicely decorated. The Heritage Wing has the nicest rooms. Excellent restaurants for fish, Chinese and Thai and Pepper, an all day dining. Recommend! Five stars plus!

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