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Vivanta by Taj Madikeri
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1st Monnangeri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri 571201, India   |  
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“Absolutely amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After having paid what I did (after all it was an anniversary trip), we did expect a lot from this place. I am glad to say that they did live up to it. Its difficult to pin point the highlight of this place - is it the location - right in the middle of all the green, almost as if it owns that entire hill, is it the many restaurants that ensure u dont feel bored of the food even after a couple of days, is it the temperature controlled swimming pool with a valley view, is it the buffet breakfast that does surprise you every day (Yes.. even I thought buffet breakfast in a 5 star is one of the most boring things in the world).. but I think the main highlight of this place has to be the amazing team there serving you as if you are the king of Coorg. They make you feel special every moment that you are there. Having met the GM it was clear this attitude was indeed flowing from the top. A special mention to the house keeping staff and the Grill restaurant manager - Tariq, who did stand out in spite of stiff competition in service competency all around him. I would not think twice on where I have to stay whenever I go to Coorg next!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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VBTMadikeriCoorg, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Mr Lath

Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg for your stay and for a fantastic review.

I am delighted to know that every aspect of your experience was excellent. It feels so special to receive such feedback from our guests and I am overwhelmed each time by the commitment of our team to create fond memories of our guests. And also appreciate the supreme confidence in us as Taj.

Service excellence with the urge to anticipate and comply with guest needs is what we believe in. I am so happy to know that you got to experience the best of our hospitality. Our restaurant team and the Housekeeping team did a wonderful job in customizing the Service experiences for you and I will pass on your appreciation to them and in particular to Tariq.

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 now looks forward to welcoming you back very soon to what we now hope is your new home in Coorg.

Regards
Krishan Kant
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We spent a 4 day holiday at Taj Vivanta, Coorg. It's a great property in the midst of a rain forest. Highlights include stunning views, most serene surroundings, unreal silence and amazing service ! I would rate rooms as quaint and nice while could have been more imaginative in its design ( but may be its just me having stayed in a wide variety of hotels I have developed a bit of excessive eye for nuanced detailing !!! ). Food varied from good to average. My hope of getting some authentic goan fish curry was in vain and I had settle for a curry tasting like Punjabi fish curry instead ! The highlight of our experience was the unbelievable charm and service orientation exuded by the Hotel staff..They are simply some of the best hotel staff I have encountered.. On the flip side, I would say its a bit overpriced for what it offers.

Room Tip: Its a hotel built on a cascading hillock. All rooms have a great view. If you don't walk too muc...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your recent stay with us. I am very happy to hear that you found our property extremely beautiful and aesthetically exquisite. Your comments on overall unbelievable charm and service orientation motivates us to constantly keep upto our tradition.

It is our endeavor to ensure that we constantly pamper our guests with our warm, personalized and genuine service. We do take pride in our delectable food preparation, and our culinary team goes out of their way to ensure delight of our guests. I am so sorry that we were not able to convey our standards while you were here.

We understand that we as a hotel may be a little higher priced than other hotels, but we believe that is a premium for the quality. I am sure you would have noticed that as an overall resort, it is unparallel and one of its kind.

The team and I would love to have another opportunity to welcome you back to our private Eden in the not too distant future. Please feel free to write to me with regards to any assistance you may require in the future, either through an e-mail krishan.aggarwal@tajhotels.com or call on my cellular number 919739199222.

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Krishan Kant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went with the wife to Coorg and got a last minute reservation at Taj. Stayed for 3 days and was a wonderful experience.
The approach road isn't that great but once you reach the place...whoa. You see that the other end of the lobby is complete open offering a breathtaking 360 degree view of the hills from way above. You could sit facing the hills for hours just taking in everything, reading a book or just relaxing.
We stayed in the Superior room, which was the lowest end, but felt like the highest end. Tastefully designed, very spacious and plush - more like a luxury cottage. Even the bathrooms were so large and rich.
Food wise, breakfast, which was part of the package, had a large, delicious spread and you can have food while nestled in the hills taking in the beautiful scenery and chilly fresh air. We are veggies and loved the food. We had lunches and dinners in the restaurants in-house and the food was alright - expensive though as one might expect.
The resort itself is huge and you need to go everywhere in their golf carts, available at all times. Walking is also fun with so many places to explore inside including a conservatory, organic farm, sprawling green areas and a lake among various other things. A little world in itself.
Everyone who served us were very courteous, friendly and super helpful.
If you are going to Coorg, you gotta try staying here - the only downside is that the accommodation is very expensive. Well worth every penny though.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, January 19, 2014
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.

Housed within a 180 acre living, breathing rainforest, perched at 4000 feet above sea level on an idyllic hillside and with more than 350 species of flora and fauna for company. The indoor heated pool with stunning views , Invigorate oneself at the Jiva Grande Spa with a warm wood fired Gudda bath or ruminate at our Buddha garden or simply cosy up at the fireplace. Just some of our unique Vivanta motif experiences which create an unforgettable impression.

The rolling mist and the lilting mountain air have an unparalleled place in all our lives and beckon you to return.

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

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back, in the near future to Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Visited this new hotel in Coorg for lunch..drive up not so great..but when you reach the hotel..it is truly amazing!
The hotel lobby is WOW!
The restaurant is a buggy ride away.excellent food/service..view,
Recommend the oriental food ..would surely visit again..!

Room Tip: Presedential suite is wonderful!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 19, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your amazing review
On behalf of the entire team here , I wish to express my gratitude for your appreciation.
It has given us a reaffirmation that our private Eden in this breathing rainforest, offers an abode for our guests to enjoy and ruminate. It is always a thrill to wake up with the drawing realization that you have a misty morning , the unaccustomed views and sounds ( birds chirping !!).

The monsoon is one of the most fascinating seasons in the Coorg. It transforms our landscape into a completely unique eco system with all the foliage coming to life, including the moss and lichen which are an indication of the health of the ecology that we are reposed in. The canopy of trees here paint every possible shade of green making our verdant rainforest similar to none other.

And ofcourse , Jiva Grande Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honoured Indian treatments, body scrubs and wraps.
Your testimonial will go a long way in encouraging us in our endeavor to provide the highest quality of product and service. You will be happy to note that we have been included in the 2013 'It' list in the American edition of the Travel & Leisure magazine and Conde Nast US and UK Hot Pick list 2013, Best New Hotels Hotlist 2013, World Spa and Travel Magazine- 50 best new luxury hotels worldwide, Trip Advisor – Travellers Choice Hill Station award 2013,Trip Advisor – Hot New Hotels Asia 2013,Trip Advisor – No. 3 Trip Advisor Asia list, Conde Nast Traveller- Runner-Up for Favourite New Leisure Hotels- India, Travel+Leisure India-Chosen as one of the India’s top 25 Presidential Suites 2013.

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


Regards
Krishan Kant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed in Coorg with our three teenage boys for two nights. The location of the hotel is simply breath taking. Whilst it is a bit bumpy to get to, the experience is worth it.

We got two adjoining rooms that looked far out in the mountains with total privacy. The misty clouds opened and closed our views of the mountains which was simply wonderful. The rooms are very generous in size, charming and very clean.

You can sit in the lobby area for hours and gaze at the outlook without getting tired of the views. The indoor heated infinity pool and jacuzzi offer equally beautiful views of the mountains.

My wife and I had a spa that we would rate as 9/10 out of the umpteen spas we have had in many hotels.

The restaurant food was very good. The buffets were extensive in choice to please every palette. The F&B Manager is very passionate and proud about the hotel and deservingly so.

The kids had a ball with all the gaming consoles, virtual golf and table tennis table to entertain the young ones.

Due to the undulating terrain of the location, there are provisions with golf buggies that the staff use to transport guests around the property. If you choose to walk, packing sneakers or comfy walking shoes is a good idea.

In retrospect, >2 day stay would be a better idea.

Room Tip: Get the 2 series rooms as they offer slightly better views of the mountains.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, January 19, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

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. Ritesh(F&B Manager) is also very thankful to you for your appreciation.

Our Hotel is a biosphere for the cosmopolitan wanderlust seeking a new holiday experience or great mornings and splendid sunsets with lots to do in between. Invigorate oneself at the 30,000 sq. ft. Jiva Grande Spa with a warm wood fired Gudda bath. Ruminate at our Buddha garden, 101 candle light dinner Or simply cosy up at the fireplace. Just some of our unique Vivanta motif experiences.

Our hotel also offers outstanding activities, indoors and outdoors in the midst of verdant forest. I am delighted that you found our hotel an enjoyable destination. Situated at 4100 feet in the magnificent Western Ghats - an unparalleled bio diversity, Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg is a fairy tale luxury resort set in 180 acres of quintessential Coorg Landscape.

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



Regards
Krishan Kant
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is the best place i have even been in my entire life. Went during rainy season and the whole setting of the resort was so beautifully done that i loved each and every bit of it. The resort is set on the hills and the view from it steals the whole show. I loved the swimming pool. Also went for celebrate my husband's birthday and the so nicely arranged a cake at 12 in the midnight. Only drawback and inconvenience we faced was the road the reach there was very bad and our check out took around 3 hours. It you are looking forward to spent some quality time with your loved ones, stay and relax.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, January 31, 2014
Dear Ms Noopur

Thank you so much for your amazing review

On behalf of the entire team here , I wish to express my gratitude for your appreciation.

It has given us a reaffirmation that our private Eden in this breathing rainforest, offers an abode for our guests to enjoy and ruminate. It is always a thrill to wake up with the drawing realization that you have a misty morning , the unaccustomed views and sounds ( birds chirping !!)

Whilst staying in Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg , be a part of the magic as the clouds cozily caress the pristine rainforest. Interpret a world around you with our Rainforest Insider . Bask in the warmth of sundowners and barbeques. Shape the earth at our Potters Studio. Enjoy the traditional meal at Nellaki and feel the freshness of home grown herbs at Ferntree. Witness Nature's Prodigy !!

I am glad that you loved the small little surprises from our Vivanta team, I understand your concern about the approach to the resort. We are in touch with the concerned external authorities for repair of the golf course road and hopefully we shall be able to find the solution for a 300 metre stretch. Rest, I am sure you will agree it is the most beautiful picturesque drive.

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

Regards
Krishan Kant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A walk into the lobby and you are floored...both by the magnificent view and the hospitality of the staff of the hotel. Every moment was a unbelievable experience providing us the much needed relaxation and serenity. The beauty of the hotel property cannot be put into words...it is so overwhelming. We stayed in a Superior Charm Room amidst the trees - a total oneness with nature. Every part of the room was thoughtfully prepared and tastefully decored. The service rendered by the staff in each area of the hotel was in its superlative. Our special thanks goes to Harish, Vaishali, Renita & Bhagyashree from Front Office, Sajid - the naturalist, Chefs Johnson, Ali, Anita, Garima, Lekhraj, Natraj & Nitesh and the amazing restaurant staff Deepak, Pabithra, Sujay & Ali. Not to forget - Colonel, who explained the history & culture of the people of Coorg with such pride. Our special thanks to the General Manager Mr. Kishan who made the stay even more special with his thoughtful personalized note with a few flavours of Coorg.

Room Tip: Every room is unique as it is individual cottages on the gradient of a mountain and gives magnificen...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, January 20, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments on the Trip Advisor after your recent visit to the Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri. Coorg.

Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg gets up, close and personal with nature. The hotel's organic demeanor will give wings to your wanderlust the moment you step in. Our serene, secluded, canopied retreat is located 7 kms away from Madikeri, amidst a 180 acre living breathing rainforest. We are glad to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our facilities and services.

Relaxing ambiance paired with personalized yet unobtrusive service is what we always aim to offer to all our guests.

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 all your interactions with the team, I have conveyed your kind words of appreciation to Harish, Vaishali, Renita, Bhagyshree, Sajith, Chef Johnson, Ali, Anita, Garima, Lekhraj, Natraj, Nitesh, Deepak, Pabitra, Sujay, Ali and Col.Muthanna who are indeed delighted and thankful to you for all the praises that you have for them.

We look forward to welcoming you back for yet another memorable experience.


Best regards,
Krishan Kant
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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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