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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
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Ranked #3 of 24 hotels in Kumarakom
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The resort is located just beside the vembanad lake. The service was excellent apart from the restaurant. Being a Taj and a five star resort I would expect the staff to be a little profession in terms of food/dining etiquette. Everything else was just perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful, well maintained property but the staff may be uninformed and unhelpful to the point of being fraudulent. A case in point below I booked a 2 night stay last week from a suite-save offer based on this link here http://www.vivantabytaj.com/kumarakom-kerala/promotions.aspx#Suite Savers. As long as this link is live you can clearly see that it says "complimentary... More

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

It was our babymoon vacation. They were informed before hand and it turned out to be a very nice vacation for us. The staff is courteous, spontaneous and they always greet with a smile whenever you pass them. We had requested jain food and also some sweets for my wife, which the chef went out of the way and made... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Property is good and nicely maintained. Staff is very cordial and prompt in service. One has to travel about 500 m to arrive at the accommodation from the reception. This could be nightmare for the elderly and during rains. Food is slightly expensive. Good properties at comparable rates are available nearby like Coconut lagoon, Zuri etc. WiFi chargeable. Cable TV... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A brief summary before I go into more detail: Poorly trained staff Poor food which is also overpriced Staff used my credit card details on an unrelated transaction without asking me Outdated decor/rooms I have had some time to consider my stay her in its entirety and in summary it was awful. Apart from the points mentioned above I want... More

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Chandigarh, India
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taj Kumarakom is a must visit if you are visiting in Kerala. This is one of the best properties I have ever visited with wonderful location. The resort is very large and excellently maintained with lot of activities. Rooms and Villas are very spacious and interior are simply awesome. All the employees are very courteous. I would like to specially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous resort about an hour and a half outside Koch. It's like a heritage site, with fantastic rooms near a pond, rubber trees and leading to the backwaters. The service is first class, food is fantastic as well. The surroundings are exotic and tropical. You can take a lingering ride on an open canoe on the backwaters,... More

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New Delhi, India
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EvErything was so good we wished we had more time to spend. Room had old world beauty. Man made water reservoir was beautifully lighted with lamps n diyas. Amazing evenings with cultural event. Activities galore from Cycles to pottery, feeding swans to rabbits, there was boat rides thru water channel as well as d lake. Hospitality was awesome. Thumbs up... More

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Taj Kumarakom on our visit to Kerela this June 2014 for 2 Nights and 3 Days. It was a wonderful experience. Rooms were well kept...expected at Taj.....Food was just Awesome, the Staff was also very helpful. Would love to comeback with the complete family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel a year ago and i can honestly say its one the best boutique hotels , i have ever stayed in. The hospitality was amazing, the staff first class, the accommodation had everything in it except that cot wasn’t luxurious enough , never mind, its still 5 star for me. Facing the great Vembanad Lake, its a... More

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Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
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Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel Kumarakom
Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Kerala

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Kumarakom is a popular tourist destination in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Located on the picturesque Vembanad Lake, Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala, is a 30-minute drive from the Kottayam railway station or an hour's drive from Cochin city. Kerala's backwaters surround the 140-year old colonial bungalow which houses this resort. ... more   less 
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