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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of nights at Taj Vivanta & came away impressed with the excellent service , the beauty of the property & great food ! The attention to detail was very good & have not seen such promptness in attending to our needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best thing about Vivanta by Taj, Kumarakom is that with 15 acres of magnificent property and only 28 rooms, it's like being in your own private forest. With 4 of us traveling, we had 2 adjoining cottages with a common entrance so it felt like we had our own 2 bedroom, 2 bath place. Everything about the resort is... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic hospitality and tons of activity inside the village to spend time. You could also go around the property on cycles from the cycle station. Rooms aren't the most luxurious but its definitely not bad.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well said, old is gold, taj has proved this again. heritage property well maintained, different experience than other swanky resorts. feel like u r in lap of mother nature. nice staff ,amazing food. complimentary activities like ride in lake, high tea in evening, kids activities make this resort a must option

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Gandhinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom in 6 Aug 2014. And what a wonderful stay we had. It was almost as if we were the personal guests of Mr Jayanta Das - the GM of the hotel, The Vembanad lake is adjacent and the hotel has its own natural pond. The rooms are rustic, clean and... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stay at Taj Kumarakom (4nights) with family was fabulous. The Villas with pool are a great choice. The service was very good. The menu is extensive and food including the local cuisine dishes are fantastic.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited this property after reading through reviews and Taj did not disappoint us. We were upgraded to villa during our stay and it is the best of luxury at the property. Guys please note that Kumarakom is not a city where resources are adequate for any hotel to provide them to the guests; but it is a small... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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 July 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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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