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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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Delhi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Taj group of hotels understand hospitality and make every visit special and memorable. My husband and i had stayed at this property a while ago and decided it was a perfect place to come back to with family. We booked four rooms there which were close to the lagoon and as soon as we checked in, they upgraded us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a two days stay in this property. The Reception was simply great. Great walking track and evening sunset view with hot local dish (bajji, Pakodas and tea) was an experience. Gym is not up to the mark. Spa had fewer staff and needs improvement. Food was good. Recommend stay in high end private villa with attached mini swimming pool,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been a long overdue. Stayed with extended family for 5 days, last April. Stayed in the heritage room. Rooms were big, old fashioned, but very comfortable. In fact my kids really enjoyed it. The resort was big, has a large man made lagoon in the middle with facility for boating. But the best part was location, bang on the... More

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Potomac, Md. USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this part of India and we were not disappointed. It's not posh and luxurious like the Taj Palace in Delhi but it is beautifully situated with a great restaurant and attentive staff. We took the small boat ride thru the canals and then 2 boat rides on the big lake. We spent 4 nights... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place was a disappointment. My travelling companion and I arrived at this hotel expecting something pretty good. We had booked two 'heritage' rooms in the main hotel building, and from the time we arrived it was clear that we had got it badly wrong in terms of expectations. Heritage it certainly was not! The hotel has been... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the best properties that I have been to…. spread-out yet compact, clean, well maintained and superb staff !! Maintaining a property with water bodies (that are shared), is quite a task and the Taj team does it very well !! There is a boat-cruise in the evenings which takes you for a one-hour ride in the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hardly write reviews on hotels, and I've travelled the world vastly. But this hotel, service, location everything was magical. Watching the sunset by the lake and enjoying traditional tea was so beautiful and relaxing. Simple yet stunning! Worth a visit you will love it.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing property,breathtaking views, wonderful staff with exceptional service. Kids loved the pottery and fishing while we enjoyed the most delicious sea food on earth. The general manager Jayant Das is a gem of a personality who ensured all guests are well taken care off. We so much fell in love with the experience that we extended our stay for one... More

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful lake which gets lit by diva's (candles) in the evening is a sight to behold. If you have a deluxe room , you have a lake view which is beautiful to see in the evening with all the diva's. A glass of wine and the cool breeze in the evening is most refreshing. Walk to the end of... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We took a weekend break at Taj kumarakom. The property is quite old and is maintained well in the midst of nature. The Vembanad lake is adjacent and the hotel has its own natural pond. The rooms are rustic, clean and most of them come with an open shower (which is great too). A tour on the house boat is... More

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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel Kumarakom
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel
Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Kerala
Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Location: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Business Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom #3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom #3 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom #4 Business Hotel in Kumarakom
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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