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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would like to give my step by step feedback: Prior to Arrival: I received a call 3 times on the 30th of April. I was unable to attend the call on all 3 attempts but returned the call back all 3 times. Each time the receptionist was lethargic on the line, seemed clueless and did not even transfer the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

located on the backwater,with views of the other islands and the Arabian sea beyond, the hotel charms its guests with comfortable rooms,excellent service and cusine ! A range of activities can be organized through the hotel travel desk and concierge for individuals, families and children. Located next to the islands of Fort Kochi and Mattancherri and not too distant from... More 

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New Delhi, India
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent hotel located in a serene and peaceful location that provides outstanding service. We loved our stay here, and our room was comfortable and equipped with a TV, desk and safe, WiFi, DVD player, and had a really nice on-suite bathroom attached. The view from our room was ok - it's just that we were facing the "wrong way"... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 1 week 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

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 2 weeks 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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