A truly wonderful place on the water--very restful, but close to a number of attractions anda short distance to the airport. Beautiful grounds, lobby and rooms (we stayed in several). We were escorted to our room by a charming young lady who explained all the amenities and electronics to us and told us of the activities offered by the hotel. Tea in the garden prior to a late afternoon cruise around the bay. Lovely. The General Manager was most gracioius and spent quite a bit of time explaining all the upgrades that had been made in the last several years. Impressive. We were there for one night, left for an overnight in a houseboat on the backwater, and then back to the hotel for our last night in Kerala. When we left the first time, we were given a "care package" to hold us until lunch on the houseboat, and half a dozen of the staff stood at the door and waved us goodbye. What a pleasant start to the day--we laughed and laughed. On the return the driver took us to old town and showed us the sights there. Everyone was so accommodating and kind. The chef even printed out a recipe for me when i'd asked about a certain dish. I had a head massage in the spa which is quite impressive to begin with, but massage was amazing. I'd return in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. The heritage wing, built in 1935, reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
- Taj Malabar Cochin Kochi
- Taj Malabar Cochin Hotel Kochi
- Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala