If you are looking for a hotel in Trivandrum, then I don't think you can do much better then than the Taj Residency.
The service was top notch all the time.
I arrived at the hotel at 600am for a reservation for that day. This ment that they did not have to check me in until after 300pm. But it was not a problem at all. Infact instead of making me stand at the desk while they checked men in they showed me to on of the sofas in the lobby and check me in there while serving me coffee and cookies. A great way to start the day and my stay.
The hotel is new and modern. The buffet restaurant was good and prices were reasonable for a 5 star hotel. But as at all Indian hotels even the "international" cuisine is geared to Indian tastes.
The gym is small but it has everything you would need for a work out.
The pool was great and total underused meaning I usually had the pool to myself.and in Trivandrum in April a pool is good to have. Antoher nice feature is that the pool is located in such a way that you can go from your room to the pool without having to go through any busy public areas.
If there were things the hotel could do better at it would be:
sound proofing- tha walls in the rooms seem to be very thin. If you are in your room you can hear everything ( and I mean everything) going on in the room next door.
The pool area could use more greenery. But as the pool is above the lobby there may be issues with weight in adding any new greenery to the pool area.
But these small down sides apart this is an excellent hotel and is now my hotel of choice in Trrivandrum
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the most happening restaurants which open to the lobby to create an enticing food zone offering the best in world cuisine. Technology is woven through it all. Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum, has all the entertainment and connectivity options today's traveller requires. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conferencing destination. Experience the buzz. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vivanta By Taj - Trivandrum Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
- Vivanta By Taj - Trivandrum Kerala, India