We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Certificate of Excellence
1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

796 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    552
    168
    38
    17
    21
See reviews for
326
353
16
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (263)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (796)
  • Mar-May only
    (187)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (237)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (158)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (214)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful location is being complimented with excellent service by all the staff. I arrived early and there where no rooms available. Mr .Novel the FO manager was very courteous to help my family to be comfortable. the F&B manager is great he make sure all his guests are taken care nicely . Mr .Tuntun in the restaurant is great person... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I planned our honeymoon after carefully reviewing many places around Kumarakom. We chose Taj owing to the goodwill they have built over decades. Let me not be too negative to begin with. I shall list down the ups and then move to the downs of my experience since checking-in yesterday. Ups: 1. Lovely property. 2. Well kept... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
United States
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent property, can do with a little staff training and better facility management. The views are amazing, rooms extraordinarily large, and well appointed (besides the one off issues we had, I think they are generally excellent). The backwaters of Kumarakom and canal tours are simply gorgeous. When in Kumarakom, please sample the local food - it is exquisite.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed The kind of hospitality and food provided by the hotel is mind blowing The staff here is courteous and friendly Hats off to Taj One must experience the stay for minimum 2 nights

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were merely looking for a night stay at Kumarakom before we moved to our next destination Munnar. This was a night halt after our boat cruise at Alleppey and before we moved to Munnar, so the expectation was really low, but the experience we had made us re-think our decision as to why we never considered staying at Vivanta... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent four days here with family. Very relaxing beautiful place. What i loved most was being able to enjoy live music every evening in the open air restaurant without fighting off insects like the rest of Kottayam because they smoke the insects out every evening. The staff were very good. Went above call of duty for me. (My son became... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is really good, must try the Currymeen cooked in traditional style. January to March are a great time to visit. Not much to do around in Kumarakom, so go with a great book or two. Laze around all day at the hammocks and hear the birds chirp.

Was this review helpful? Yes
kottayam
Level Contributor
92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the finest or most beautiful place in kumarakom to relax with children.sunset cruise,is memorable,chayakada location in the evening is outstanding.enjoy the birds chit chats and music herein hammocks .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very personalised services. Fantastic location . Nice place to visit with family . Food was too good . Specially veg food was superb in test . These pepole make special arrangements for my anniversary celebrations.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Heritage room.There are only three rooms in the main property so, we have booked a month earlier.We had an amazing holiday at vivanta and would love to revisit.It took 3hr drive from cochin airport.The property is located in one the best places of South India.Impressed with the service and food.Night ambiance was great for a lovely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hotel Review Summarization

What travelers say

  • Bird sanctuary(13)
  • Boat ride(13)
  • Private pool(6)
  • Very good(5)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

913 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (898)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (61)
Viewed
View from room (70)
Viewed
Room/suite (207)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (224)
Viewed
Family/play areas (35)
Viewed
Dining (42)
Viewed
Bathroom (46)
Viewed
Other (213)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kumarakom hotels
0.0 mi away
Aveda Kumarakom
Aveda Kumarakom
#1 of 25 in Kumarakom
5.0 of 5 stars 65 reviews
2.2 mi away
Lakesong Kumarakom
Lakesong Kumarakom
#8 of 25 in Kumarakom
4.0 of 5 stars 380 reviews
2.7 mi away
Royal Grove
Royal Grove
#5 of 25 in Kumarakom
4.5 of 5 stars 238 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.9 mi away
Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort
0.6 mi away
Cocobay Resort
Cocobay Resort
#13 of 25 in Kumarakom
4.0 of 5 stars 205 reviews
1.0 mi away
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom Lake Resort
#2 of 25 in Kumarakom
4.5 of 5 stars 1,186 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay