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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode down on Triumph Tiger. My teenage daughter and I. It's an 180 Km kinda ride for us. This property is cool. 15 acres. With a man made lagoon and plenty of trees around. Lots of birds too...In fact the Kumarakom bird sanctuary shares the same boundary fence. Plenty of photo ops for those interested. We stayed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A dear friend had her wedding here. And what a fantastic choice! I think the staff and management did a great job. It is so beautiful and peaceful. With the lake right outside your doorstep..what more could we ask for? The rooms were spacious, comfortable and very clean. Staff very helpful and efficient. We went peddle boating on the lake..great... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was fantastic It was our first trip to South India and it was a great experience in kumarakom. The hotel is truly beautiful with views of the sea and so much greenery. Hotel has an amazing team of staff and everyone tries to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We think one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time in the hotel. MR RAVIDRAN kept the children busy all the time with a unique care and special activities .we had tasty cooking lessons with the marveluse Chef Reynold and Exellent service by Mr Surjeet. All the staff was very helpful and smiling and caring- Sudeep Noel and Kuniama. A special thank to the great... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite on arrival which was great as we were travelling with a small child. The staff were great, and very child friendly too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

going solo to kerala whilst i was four months pregnant surprised many including the other half. however i had to listen to my body needing a pregnancy treat so hubby agreed. although i stayed here barely a night from my base in alleppey the taj kumarakom will always remain special and trapped in postcard memories. took a spa indulgence came... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an excellent experience because of the following reasons: It has a great pool Great service Great boat(in the evening) My personal favourite is the: Speedboat(in the afternoon) The hotel itself is one of the best with a great view Great activities like the kayaking which you do in your personal river Fishing also is awesome THE WORST: The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need a holiday home with some serene setting...relaxing place which will take you to a different world especially if you are a busy working person. With the backwaters and their "tea kadai" Chai shop in the evening....friendly Ravindar who can keep the children engaged with activities.....after 2 full days of stay we also went on the houseboat stay for 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing place. The staff is very friendly and always ready to help. We made a million requests and they helped us out with each one of them. Food was fabulous and I would strongly recommend the 'Currymeen' restaurant. Please try the seafood set menu. Overall a must visit destination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala. Kumarakom lies on the shores of the pleasant Vembanad Lake, It is famous for its backwaters lush green paddy field. This is a quiet and peaceful place if you are looking for a relaxing holiday and if you want to be away from the hustle and... More 

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