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“Good Business Hotel at the heart of Trivandrum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum

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Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C V Raman Pillai Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695014, India   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chennai (Madras), India
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“Good Business Hotel at the heart of Trivandrum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Vivanta by Taj is located at the heart of trivandrum, Kerala. Its a perfect business hotel for any business traveller.

This was my first maiden visit to this hotel upon my transfer to chennai.

The hotel had all amenties that a business traveller wanted, business centre, pool, spa , 24/7 food etc as in any other five star hotel.

The staff are courteous and are there to help incase of any reqt.

Overall stay is fantastic and the only area that needs requirement is food, which was way below my expectations. Hope they work on this.

Room Tip: Stayed at 401, That has easy access to lift and nice view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

One of the things that make me feel proud of my country is the Taj Group. Consistent in great hospitality, thoughtfulness and non-intrusive yet warm service. The Taj Vivanta, Trivandrum is no exception. The food was great, as it always is at the Taj, the room was comfortable, their toiletries are made by Forest Essentials, the service was fantastic, but two little things proved yet again why the Taj is the Taj. I had a hairpin emergency (needed some in 5 mins as i was leaving for an event), and the housekeeping department sent a person who got me EXACTLY what i wanted from a store outside. and yes, in 5 minutes. and i forgot my laptop charger in the room, which they are couriering to me right now, as i write this review. all i did was make a phone call to them - they called me back (again, in 5 minutes) and took down my address to send the charger across. seriously - i'm a Taj devotee for life.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

A very nice welcome with excellent service & a spotless attractive room. We were very pleased we had booked hear to finish our cycle tour of Southern India.
We just wanted to hang around the pool in the afternoon which was nice (perhaps a little sterile) but lacking in sun loungers, after 1/2 hour or so we did eventually get one.
We enjoyed some Kingfishers early evening in the bar then had an excellent Chinese meal in one of the two Restaurants.
We checked out very early to catch our flight.
Everything went well here we would come again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Was in the city for business so limited time to wander around. Stayed in hotel most nights and was very pleased. My first time in a Taj hotel and the experience was worth it. Pool is very nice, quiet hotel despite being in the middle of town.

Food quality excellent with a choice of Chinese restaurant and an Indian buffet (Fifth Element), but hotel does cater for for those who dislike spicy food and Kerala is known for its hot curries!

Spacious rooms nice comfortable beds and lots space to hang clothes

Staff were well informed and extremely firendly. All knoew what to9 to and when, no hiccups and a gold star to Taj for the training.

Overall a good hotel to stay at when in Trivandrum, so dont miss it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Yes.In true sense it was.Me and my wife just stayed here for just one night stay on 26th October-2012 for local temple visit and had a relaxed stay .Check in with routine security check and comfortably assisted by alert but smiling security staff. Brisked away quickly from the check in and nicely escorted to the Deluxe Room!!!(actually booked through Hotels.com for standard Room).Centrally located and easy to walk around or move around by Taxi/car.Temples , Zoological Park, Art Gallery, Museum all at a short distance.Enjoyed the smiling hospitable world of friendly people and ever ready to help you with few extra things you may require at any time.Very nice room with a city view. A charming executive table in one corner of a spacious room if you want to carry on with your brief official work or make brief notes was noticeably useful.climatic control of the room was excellent.
So as bath Room and shower experience-call it a special fittings or climatically adjusted flow of shower(so precise the flow and dynamics!).Alas,nice bath has come to a quick end and catching the morning flight to Chennai has dawned in the early morning.So fast was the Bell assistance and noticed that in less than 10 minutes we were at the airport to catch our flight back home. But have a feeling that "Appreciation For good Things in Life" was very sweet but very short.Longing for a extended stay here is lingering .....hope to back soon in the future will definitely be worth a experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very good hotel in centre of city ,we stayed for 3 days . Very friendly and welcoming staff . Breakfast spread very good with local flavor also . Dinner also had wide variety . We used spa also , massage also relaxing . Site seeing around Trivandrum also very good with back water ,sea beaches ,kanyakumari . I highly recommend this taj vivanta to all as price wise also good with all facilities .

Room Tip: Good business as well as holiday hotel at reasonable price
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

A magnificent hotel! We stayed there for 2 days. The breakfast spread, the dinner and the disco all were an awesome experience, the staff is extremely cooperative. As it was Christmas time, they had this live music band from Srilanka, which was extremely good. Our evenings became magical with the delicious dinner and mesmerizing music.

Swimming pool is excellent.

Of course full marks for the up to date rooms, service and beautiful ambience. Would definitely like to visit again. There is bit too much of wood in the room. The lights in the room is not properly managed. If you need light for only study table, two more lights comes up. The light at the baggage area is not adequate. If you have number lock, its difficult to see the numbers. Room was with balcony. I feel they should put relaxing chairs in balcony. Bathroom is superb, though there was no bathtub.

Hotel is situated within close vicinity of city and airport. Always carry hotel landmark along with full address of the hotel. The rickshaw driver would understand it better when you tell them the landmark.

Hotel can do much more to save environment and electricity. There is lots of scope for improvement in this area.

Room Tip: Superior room with balcony
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C V Raman Pillai Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695014, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
#3 Luxury Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum 5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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