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“Excellent stay, unforgettable experience at taj vivanta madikeri.....” 5 of 5 stars
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Vivanta by Taj Madikeri
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1st Monnangeri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri 571201, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Madikeri
Mumbai
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“Excellent stay, unforgettable experience at taj vivanta madikeri.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We visited this superb property of taj at madikeri from 22nd to 25th January, 2013.... A 3 nights package.. We were amazed to see this 160 acres of property....a rain forest very well kept & maintained keeping the environment considerations upfront....The rooms offer excellent views of the forest & mountains... We are extremely thankful to Mr. Krishna Kant, G.M., Mr. Thammaiah, lobby mg., & chef Santosh & chef Jhonson for taking lot of pains & making our stay most memorable....Taj vivanta is indeed the best hotel property in coorg...we would definitely visit again... Thanks once again....Harsha & Nitin Gandhi...Mumbai...

Room Tip: 4th & 5th series rooms have the best views...otherwise all rooms are excellent...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Mr and Mrs Gandhi

Thank you so much for your amazing review.

I am proud to be working with a team of fantastic individuals who with their tremendous commitment to quality service create unforgettable experiences for all our guests. We have conveyed your appreciation to Thammaiah , Chef Johnson and Santosh and they are very thankful for the praises that you have for them.

It is so special to know that you were impressed with overall product and service delivery from the team. It is so inspiring for us to get to know from guests that they had a beautiful stay. This is the biggest recognition for all the efforts we put in. We can't thank you enough for this feedback.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to our private Eden.

Regards
Krishan Kant
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our visit was for dinner, as we were locals to celebrate an event in the family, the night drive to the property into the wilderness is not for the faint hearted n we were with kids, the staff helped us with directions n we reach to be informed that the property was full n no table available at all, even if we waited… but we will be given a brief on the property n we could take photos … ???? asked if the kids could be served something as it was past 8 30pm the answer was a No…irritated as they refused to be of help in any way, especially as we had little ones with us …The staff giving us directions should have given us the ‘no table info. before we reached the back of beyond’. Mail to them on this issue has’nt got me answer yet….

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It has a spectacular perch high on the Western Ghats, and the expected Taj standards of service, amenities and food. But its uniqueness lies elsewhere, like in the architecture -- a dramatic lobby perched on cliff edge, buildings woven into the hillside, lavishly roomy cottages…

The owner (who has tied up with Taj) is very eco-friendly. He has built on open spaces to avoid cutting trees; kept the built-up area low, leaving vast spaces still wooded; and uses recycled wood, tiles, and river stones.

The outdoor Jacuzzi, heated pools, bathtubs with a view, and the little al fresco dining tables are lovely touches. The tie-up with Muddy Boots for birding and forest walks is brilliant. Activities like the pottery room and yoga on the lobby are perfect for the setting. I loved the Bella Kaapi (Coorgi black coffee) and the 180 acres of rainforest you get to soak in.

I was tired by the 7-hour drive from Bangalore. By the time you recover, it’s time to leave. So plan accordingly. The hot water showers, which run on LPG, are a bit fiddly. I have used this technology before, but for some reason I could never manage a satisfyingly hot shower here. The buggies are sometimes late when the resort is crowded, so it's better to get to spa appointments early.

Pricey, yes, but a lovely place for a treat

Room Tip: Some cottages are split -- for two families to share. However, if you're solo or a couple, make...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your amazing review.

It is so special to know that you were impressed with overall product and service delivery from the team. It is also fantastic to know that you really liked our activities. It is inspiring for us to get to know from guests that they had a beautiful stay. This is the biggest recognition for all the efforts we put in. We can't thank you enough for this feedback.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to our private Eden.

Regards
Krishan Kant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Amazing location........well designed property .........excellent staff .
Winner all the way......perfect place for relaxation.

The veiw from the lobby IS OUT OF THE WORLD.........can sit for hours.
180 DEGREES of valley veiw and the hills beyond.
The lobby is the highlight of the whole property.


rooms are very spacious and well designed....
( ALTHOUGH WITH CHILDREN THERE MIGHT BE ISSUES AS BATHROOMS DONT HAVE LOCKS , DOORS ARE ONLY SLIDING)

Indoor heated pool is nice with excellent veiws ( OUTDOOR POOL ALSO THERE )
acivity centre has lot of options........board games , snooker , table tennis , tv games and my fav. VIRTUAL GOLF

YOU CAN REALLY RELAX........NO SOUND AT ALL ........ONLY OF STRONG WINDS !!! !!!
WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK SOMETIME IN FUTURE...........ENJOY

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your amazing review.

I am proud to be working with a team of fantastic individuals who with their tremendous commitment to quality service create unforgettable experiences for all our guests.

It is so special to know that you were impressed with overall product and service delivery from the team. It is so inspiring for us to get to know from guests that they had a beautiful stay. This is the biggest recognition for all the efforts we put in. We can't thank you enough for this feedback.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to our private Eden.

Regards
Krishan Kant
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Have a great and most memorable moments at taj vivanta. Excellent ambience makes you feel wonderful and fills your heart with "wow" feeling. It located on green mountains surrounded with beauty. It provides with awesome views of golf court, lake & Outdoor Swimming pool. The staff is very friendly make you feel at your home. The restaurant "Green Fern" provides you excellent food options with real taste. All the time you will feel fresh, cool & pleasant wind through out the day & night. Once, in life you must visit it.

  • Stayed December 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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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your amazing review.

I am proud to be working with a team of fantastic individuals who with their tremendous commitment to quality service create unforgettable experiences for all our guests.

It is so special to know that you were impressed with overall product and service delivery from the team. It is so inspiring for us to get to know from guests that they had a beautiful stay. This is the biggest recognition for all the efforts we put in. We can't thank you enough for this feedback.

Looking forward to welcoming your parents to our private Eden.

Regards
Krishan Kant
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Here are the quick facts: great location, spread out property, excellent accommodations and pools (esp indoor), good food but service can do better.

This is an wonderful property located in the rain forest, go there and spend all the time there, forget going to any other well known tourist spots in Madikeri for views etc, this place has it all (plus the road to get there will ensure that you will not want to do much back and forth anyways:-)). We stayed at a premium indulgence cottage and it was a nice, big open space, perfect for a family of 3 in our case (or 4 for as well if needed). There is no wall partition so be aware it is one big open space. The indoor pool is wonderful so do pack your swim suits. The outdoor pool is good but because of the on-going construction may make you feel a bit weird esp with people/trucks going back and forth at times.The restaurants are few but nice and they listen and cater to your demands (like less spice in our case).

Now for not so good things, the service is still spotty in this property (take it with a pinch of salt as I have high expectations from a Taj property), housekeeping may not get all the things right all the time, room may have some smell of smoke, and they may forget the welcome drink. All in all nothing that cannot be fixed and will perhaps be fixed soon by the management.

Mark my words this will soon be a much sought after property/destination.

Room Tip: Ask for premium indulgence cottages that are in five series near the Buddha garden, these are far fr...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review.

The rolling mist and the lilting mountain air have an unparalleled place in all our lives and beckon you to return.. As committed on a separate mail , we have moved ahead quite distinctively in our endeavour to provide the highest quality of product and service.

I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back, in the near future to Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg.

Assuring you the best attention and services always.

Regards
Krishan Kant
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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This hotel and the property were absolutely amazing. I arrived to the hotel early Sunday morning, just in time to catch the sunrise from the open-air lobby of the hotel - breathtaking. My Scheduled check-in time was 2pm, but the hotel was nice enough to offer me 50% off the nightly room rate, if I wanted to check in to my room early. As a single female traveller to Coorg - the hotel staff made me feel very welcome. I participated in the nature walk, pottery class, received amazing spa services, and just lounged. The service from the staff was stellar - and in line with what you expect at 5 star hotels in India. My only complaint would be that only 2 of the 5(?) restaurants on the property were fully up and running. Had I stayed longer at the property - that migh thave been more of an issue.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Guest

On behalf of the entire team here , I wish to express my gratitude for your kind words about our hotel and associates.

It has given us a reaffirmation that our private Eden in this breathing rainforest, offers an abode for our guests to enjoy and ruminate.

Your testimonial will go a long way in encouraging us in our endeavor to provide the highest quality of product and service.

Your extended family here at the hotel looks forward to welcoming you back very soon with all restaurants functional.

Regards

Krishan Kant
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj Madikeri

Address: 1st Monnangeri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri 571201, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Kodagu (Coorg) > Madikeri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Madikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vivanta by Taj Madikeri 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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