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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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Cambridge, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed everything about this hotel. Very attentive staff and excellent food. Stayed in a villa with pool for part of our stay which was lovely. Gardens are beautiful and the location on the bank of the lake is great at sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was awesome from the reception we received at midnight upon arriving despite our flight delays. The food and the service was great. We were there for our friends wedding and really enjoyed our stay. Only downer was despite booking for a triple occupancy they forgot to add 3 tea cups instead of just 2. Otherwise, no complaints..comfy beddings and clean... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Taj Vivanta – 5 9990794141 To start with, it’s really hard to imagine that anyone would have an average experience here, forget about a bad one. We went there for our anniversary a couple of days back. Taj, Kumarakom is about 2 hours from the Cochin airport. It’s based in the Kottayam district of Kerala and on the bed of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience to stay at this resort from 13th March to 15th March 2015. We landed at Cochin / Kochi, Kerala in morning at 8Am from Mumbai by Jet Airways. We had a minibus waiting at the airport and it took 1 1/2 hour to reach to the resort. After we checked-in immediately rushed to swimming pool... More 

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Dubai
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is set in a very serene environment, you wake up hearing the chirping of variety of birds. The staff especially the GM is very hospitable and friendly and remain involved with various activities during the day. The villas are very tastefully decorated and well within the theme of heritage property.

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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to get away, relax and unwind. It is an expansive property with excellent service, friendly staff and located on the water. A night or two in the rooms inside the Colonial Bungalow (Baker's) adds to the charm. The place has a pond in the center courtyard and comes alive after sunset with music & dance programs. The... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location and the layout are great, kudos to that!. All rooms face a lagoon and the entire property is on the banks of the Vembanad lake. Rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly but have a very high level of limitation with communication. And no, its not because they speak only Malayalam. On the contrary there... More 

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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at this place to celebrate our anniversary and we got a very good deal to upgrade our stay to the Villa with private pool!!! Trust me, this is luxury at its best! Execellent service and amenities! The Villa comes with colonial settings and great views!!!

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New Delhi, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say this is one of a kind property which i have visited. The property has a lake in the middle which is lit up with diyas / lights every night. behind that lake are villas surrounded by channels of water for rowing small boats and behind that the actual backwaters of kerala....wow......the rooms give a feel of heritage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely weekend. We stayed in the pool villa, spent a night on the house boat in our last night we didn't get the pool villa (booked out) but the other villas were good too! It was relaxing and beautiful! No regrets! Hope to be back soon!

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