Taj Bekal Resort and Spa

Taj Bekal Resort and Spa

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#2 of 5 hotels in Bekal
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
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Value
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Rooms at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A concierge and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out Bekal Fort (2.5 mi) while visiting Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala is a short distance away.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala is sure to make your visit to Bekal one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Table tennis
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
VIP room facilities
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

Kappil Beach, Bekal 671319 India
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
65
Bajpe Airport
38.3 mi
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within 0.75 miles
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,804 reviews
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Taj Bekal Resort and Spa in Kerala is celebrated for its serene atmosphere, where luxury meets a blend of traditional and contemporary design. Nestled in a picturesque location praised for its proximity to the beach and backwaters, the resort offers lavish amenities like private pools and beach access, although some guests have pointed out maintenance issues. Service at the hotel is typically lauded for being warm and attentive, but some guests have experienced slower service in the dining areas. While rooms are spacious and generally well-regarded, a few visitors suggest that they could benefit from better maintenance and cleaning. Despite this, the overall cleanliness of the resort receives high marks, especially the immaculate beach and refreshing environment. However, opinions on value vary, with some guests deeming the premium villas worth the expense, while others feel the prices are steep considering the service hiccups.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Serene
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Pristine
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Lavish

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Chitra Govindraj wrote a review Oct 2020
Bengaluru, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you’re expecting to see the backwaters meeting the beach, the waves lapping and luring you in, you will not be disappointed. This resort has an amazing location and the layout doesn’t disturb the greenery. In fact it camouflages the hotel cleverly. The room my family and I stayed at was a deluxe villa with a private plunge pool and Taj Bekal has spoilt us for any other. Don’t be fooled by the single door entrance to this room. It opens out to a surprisingly large space fit for a family of four. If you choose to stay at the villa you won’t miss the swimming pool, unless you’re a serious swimmer and during covid times this was an additional bonus.
Even with strict precautions in place, the hotel still manages to keep it cosy. The hospitality and an ever ready greeting is refreshing to see. A big thank you to Shakti, Shiju and the GM Amit Singh for making our much needed getaway at your hotel a memorable one. Even though their restaurants were closed except for the coffee shop, where we ate breakfast, our dining was in our room. Quick room service and a dining table in the room itself allowed us to enjoy a more relaxed and private dining experience.
Thank you for the suggestion to go on the two hour cruise. A relaxed ride with a polite and affable captain and limited staff made for a lovely touch to the trip. We didn’t have time for the trek but that’s why there’s always next time!
Taj never fails to impress and Taj Bekal Spa & Resort at Kerala is high on the list.
-Chitra Govindraj
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Nov 1, 2020
Dear ChitraGovindraj, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. Your appreciation has been conveyed to Sharan and Shakti and they have asked me to thank you for your kind words of praise. It is always heartening to receive such positive feedback from a well-travelled guest, such as yourself We greatly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family again soon. Amit Singh General Manager,
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ganesh wrote a review Oct 2020
Bengaluru, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Getting out of Bangalore with wife and kid was very important as every one was very restless being locked up at home for the last 6 months. We are very frequent to all Taj Hotels in the country whether it be Taj in Delhi, Coorg or Goa. We were impressed with the importance given to the safety of the guests as well as the staff. We had a temperature at the main porch as soon as we stepped out of the car and our bags were sanitised. I was a bit taken a back when the guard asked me to park my car in the parking, then I was explained the reason which I was happy about it. The usual Taj warmth and humility made us feel like we came back home. They explained to us how Covid-19 has changed the hotel industry. They explained that the spread cannot easily happen from the staff of the hotel. They have strict protocols on staff re-joining duty. They have to undergo mandatory quarantine before resuming duty. The hotel also explained us how the rooms are not sold back to back and are rested for 2-3 days / 72hrs or more before selling it again to another guest. Few facilities like the pool, sap, activity area and the kids play area were not operational for obvious reasons. We also saw a person in the lobby and pathway politely asking guests to wear a mask. Fantastic service was provided from the backwater restaurant. The staff had all PPE like masks, face shields and gloves to ensure the safety of the guests with more than awesome food & service. They were operating with 50% employee strength but there was no compromise on food and service. They provided us whatever we asked for during breakfast.

The location of Taj bekal resort , plays an important part which offers both , “almost” a private beach and a beautiful back water which adjoins with a small strip of beach shore , there by you get to experience both the sides.
The best part during our stay was , we were very luckly to see few dolphins swim pass by during the early part of day and not to forget the magnificient peacocks which were to be seen by the back water bay and huge groups of rock crabs during the night on the shore.

A big shout to the highly motivated / Energetic General managaer Mr.Amit Singh and team who pampered us with their outstanding hospitality , finally our regards to Mr.Shakti who took care of us from the start to end with undivded attention.

I feel the face mask hides the magical Taj smile which we are so use to, but I am sure we will be able to see it again soon. Overall Taj ticked all the boxes yet again .

Thank you, Taj!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Deluxe pool / bath tub rooms are the best .
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Dear foreseptraveller, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. Your appreciation has been conveyed to all our colleagues, especially the ones you have mentioned and they have all asked me to thank you for your kind words of praise. It is always heartening to receive such positive feedback from a well-travelled guest, such as yourself We greatly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family again soon. Amit Singh General Manager
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Anirban_Upali wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely property with immaculate setting! Thanks to Mr Shiju for complimentary upgrade. Deluxe room with private plunge pool is simply awesome and very aesthetically designed. The room is huge with indoor and outdoor showers, outdoor bathtub and plunge pool, large day bed, etc. The only feedback would be to do some upkeep of the room given the natural wear and tear due to being closed during Covid. Breakfast was great and we had seafood for lunch and dinner every day for 3 days. Chef Sundaram, Ali and Rana are simply fabulous and they customised the food menu based on our requirements. Daily high tea in the evening was fun. Kayaking experience at the backwaters was great with an awesome sunset view. Beach is just next to the hotel and the arrangements during Diwali was great. Witnessed a memorable sunset one evening. The overall landscaping of the resort was fabulous. Will definitely return post Covid months when the situation gets normal and all facilities including swimming pool, spa and additional restaurants open up.WiFi is not stable at all and needs to be looked into. Overall a must visit destination!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Dear Anirban_Upali, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. We greatly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family again soon. Amit Singh General Manager,
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shasidpra wrote a review Jun 2021
Mumbai, India172 contributions126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 5 nights during June 2021 at Taj Bekal. It was my second stay after 2014. The property is large , beautiful and green. All we did was to stay at hotel premises during our 6 day stay and never felt bored. We were upgraded to pool Villa which is gorgeous. The rooms are spacious and clean and the room design is to please you with trees in your room courtyard and a large swing bed outside. You can enjoy in room bath or open to sky bath. At present ,only, the Backwater Cafe was in operation due to pandemic. The menu for food was limited but more than sufficient to satisfy your palate. We enjoyed local dishes like Malabar Mutton, avial, prawns kerala style, Kozhi dish( chicken), Fish curry, payasam etc. The 'phulka' were served hot and good. The only small hitch was inexperience of some restaurant staff who served all portions of order together( like serving rice and phulka/ starter and main dish at the same time). Chef Ali and staff Sharan at the Restaurant were helpful. The Airport drop and pick up is little costly but preferable and convenient due to cleaner vehicle and good and helpful driver. The front office staff is very good and the check in and check out was smooth. Mr. Shibu Nambiar at the front office is your man Friday for any need and he helped us to get the RTPCR test done at the Hotel premises for the return journey and many of our other needs. As one member of our group had a spine surgery lately ; we got all the support from them to make his stay convenient. The Buggy support during the pouring rains was helpful to commute to the lobby/restaurant. Despite the large property and persistent rains the room service was quite expedient. Overall it was a very pleasant and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Jun 20, 2021
Dear shasidpra, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback. It is always heartening to receive such positive feedback from a well-travelled guest, such as yourself. Thank you once again for this wonderful feedback, which will only encourage us and will go a long way in motivating the team, to continue to delight our guests. We greatly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again. Best Regards, Amit Singh General Manager
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Virendra Pethad wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India169 contributions207 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights from 28.02.2020 to 02.03.2020 in their room no 472 which was a Deluxe villa with sit out & plunge pool.

A nice place to unwind with a laid back life & a secluded beach, just an hour and a half’s drive from the Mangaluru airport. Pre paid taxis are easily available from the airport which charge Rs 2350/- with AC one way from the airport to Taj Bekal. Our drivers name was Mr Abdul and his number is +918497864636 who ferried us to & fro. Roads are absolutely smooth.

The Property is nicely laid out in 26 acres having 66 villas + 10 under construction family villas. Nice landscaping and lots of coconut trees are there in here. Our villa was right in center of the property with a mins walk to the beach, spa, dinning, swimming pool and bang opp the kids & toddlers activity center which was a nice thing since we were travelling with a 5 yr old kid.

Our room was nice & huge, spic & span with a nice sit out, a small plunge pool, an open air bath tub & a swing bed.

The food was also very nice and all the things were made as & how we wanted. They have complimentary Hi-tea in the evenings at 4.30 pm served with some regional fritters & sweets which was nice.

The entire staff was very polite, friendly & very helpful. A big thank you to all you guys.

Lots of activities are there inside to enjoy like Archery, Zorbing, Kayaking, spa, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, activity room, theater, beach, fish feeding etc etc. They also have other different activities every day which can be asked for at the concierge.

They also have a private access to the Kappil beach which is very beautiful, quite, calm & serene.

They are also coming up with another 10 huge villas perfect for large families.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Amitmeeaneesingh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Dear VirendraPethad, I am delighted and happy to note that you had an enjoyable experience with us. As rightly mentioned by you we are coming up with 10 new rooms which constitutes a large 8000 sqft 4 bedroom presidential villa which will be ready to welcome guests from mid March 2020. We appreciate your detailed valuable feedback on our hotel and the hospitality provided by our associates. We value your patronage and enormously appreciate your enduring confidence and trust in us. Amit Singh General Manager
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Jyotsna K wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Taj Bekal is the perfect place to relax and repose

I usually don’t write a review but this holiday made me sit back and want to pen down my experience and share with all the travel lovers who are looking to get out of the confine space at home and the urban jungle which we all live in. Me and my friends stayed at Taj Bekal in the month of June. We all drove down from Bangalore in three cars. The drive is breath taking as the entire way had lush green picturesque views of the countryside. It took is close to 7 hours from home to hotel porch, with two short breaks. We all were properly welcomed, taken care by the team at the reception. As ours bookings were made in advance the staff was well informed and within few minutes we were checked in.

Hotel followed all COVID protocol, temperature check was done on arrival, our travel papers were seen (RTPCR, Vaccine certificate, Covid19Jagrata), our luggage was sanitized before being transferred to the room. A brief was given to all of us how to adhere to the covid norms in the hotel and while moving around the beach and not to be taken a back if any staff points out if any one of were not wearing masks. All rooms had sanitizers and face masks in then in case one forgot your own. The menu, food quality, the ambience and above all the waiter who served us were friendly and helped us with the menu. But the most important part was they never said No for whatever we demanded

Bekal has a lovely private beach attached which is a minutes walk from the lobby. The surroundings are lush green with well carved out places inside the resort. The place has lots to do if you are traveling with kids, with many activities ( kayaking, cricket , paint ball , cycling, nature walks, bird watching, volleyball, activity area and a lovely creche for kids with slides and merry-go-round) But frankly speaking, I spent a some serious quality time in my private pool in the villa gazing at the clouds go by and the stars twinkle at night..

The architect Nick Juniper has created a master piece blending Balinese and Kerala architecture so seamlessly that it reminded me of my visit to Bali some year back. We got a chance to meet the GM of the property several times during our stay and he gave us some great insights of the local culture and the history of the place.

All in All a must visit place away from the concrete jungle!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Dear jyotsnak149, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We appreciate your detailed and valuable feedback of our resort and the associates. It is always a delight receiving feedback from such well traveled guests like yourself. We greatly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again. Best Regards, Amit Singh General Manager
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Jaydeepshah wrote a review Aug 2021
Mumbai, India30 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was 2 days holiday at taj , resort is very well designed, rooms are also well designed, during our stay swimming pool was not operational and only one restaurant was operational which was low point for my experience, over all good experience no complaints as such
Suggestions/ scop if improvements
1. Required fan at swing bed area
2. Backwaters cafe is too much basic as a interior and also food experience ( look and feel )
3. Due to monsoon , sculpture and wayer body in the resort need more cleanliness
4. Hi tea time is too short 4.30pm to 5 pm only need more time atleast 90 mins
5. In all meal packages there was al a cart menu , which gives very less choice in food and specially for dessert.
6. Provide filter coffee or coconut water in welcome drink , tetra pack juice is not for Taj class
7. By the bay is not operational during covid time. Proper seating arrangement needs to offer at beach access from the resort
8. Fruit basket / cookies chocolate was missing in the room .
9. Mini bar was empty ( not taj standard )
10. Culture/ tradition is missing in over all experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Dear Mr Shah, Thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to share your feedback. While I am glad that overall you had an overall enjoyable stay, I have noted all the points mentioned by you. I have personally addressed the same with the concerned colleague. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Amit Singh General Manager
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Ankur Srivastava wrote a review Dec 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights at a Deluxe Villa with plunge pool. This is one of the best rooms across any of the hotels we have seen - very luxurious, spacious, tastefully decorated and also accords you full privacy. The other wonderful thing about most of the Taj group of hotels is that they also welcome your four legged family members! Our holiday was extra special as we could enjoy it with our 8 month retriever in tow :)
The spread at the backwater cafe was very good and tasty, and also decently priced . We enjoyed our walk to the beach and also sampled some activities like kayaking, archery, cricket at the resort. Its the only holiday where our family did not step out of the resort at all! We just didnt feel like it
The staff was very professional and helpful, led ably by their GM - Mr Amit Singh - a most gracious host! My compliments to the entire team for making this a most memorable holiday for us. Eagerly looking forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Opt for the Deluxe Villa with a private plunge pool! Its really worth it
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Dec 2, 2020
Dear Anksriva, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. We greatly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your family again soon. Regards. Amit Singh General Manager
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jabhishek5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I really liked my room but I was highly disappointed by the service and overall experience. The food at backwaters cave was quite average, rather we hardly had dinner at the buffet on the first night, while at By the Bay the vibe and the food was lovely. The highlight of my stay was the room but oh boy that room needed maintenance. The AC would just not cool fast enough and made it a tad bit irritating. The spa was a great experience but when I went for a shower at the spa the shower knob was broken it would come in my hand every time I tried to turn it. The mat outside the shower was dirty, definitely not changed for a while. That made me feel dirty after a great massage and a struggling shower. My wife had order the in room breakfast as a surprise for me on our anniversary morning which was supposed to reach at 10am but ended up coming in at 10.30 because of which her surprise got ruined as she had to tell me about it before it came in. She had also ordered for a cake and balloons so to out surprise we got the cake but we also got fresh unblown balloons in a packet. (who does that?). I came at the property around 2pm and I got my room at 4pm which is unacceptable. The checkout process took around 40 minutes because of which i almost missed my flight. These are things that really could have been looked into and the stay made better but unfortunately it was neglected and I was the one at the recieving end. The property is really pretty but these few things made all the difference from an excellent stay to just an Okay one.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Amitmeeaneesingh, Guest Relations Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear jabhishek5, Thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Amit Singh General Manager
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DominikaM20 wrote a review Jan 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates23 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We opted for the pool courtyard villa it was very nice the pool was clean room was spacious but feel like needs upgrading you can tell things are slowly falling apart the pool loungers by the pool were broken and no cushions. The guest line services took ages to bring things to our room constantly and again we had to call so many times for reminders.

Breakfast was our favourite the man behind the pancakes & waffles is a gem and always to perfection served the best! he’s always smiling and happy to serve us. I believe his name was Sandhu if I didn’t spell it wrong.

Yoga with Sudeep was so lovely we had a couple of great sessions with him very attentive and caring. The spa is amazing! We did the scrub and 90 min massage recommend it.

The main pool is nice and enjoyable until you get there and have to get your beach towels, water and everything else. It didn’t bother me to lay my towels out but the most irritating thing was the service is so poor I was highly disappointed for a taj property! It was frustrating to even order the kids food since they didn’t have any kids options we opted for pizza and asked if they could make chicken nuggets also, at one point one day the server said there’s been technical difficulty and they cannot make it finally I asked for the manager again and he ensured it would be done. The service hands down need to improve personally I would never go back as that ruined our trip having to do things on our own and get up and get our menus, go to the bar constantly and have to wait and wait for constant service.

The beach is beautiful but needs upkeep there’s loads of trash and it’s disappointing.

Kid's activities were enough but have to pay for them the trampoline available has a huge gash inside it and should be replaced before someone injures themselves.

The resort itself is beautiful and the upkeep is good the staff is friendly but the service I would rate is 3/10.

Thanks for having us but unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our stay as we have at other taj properties.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa
Responded Jan 6, 2022
Dear DominikaM20, Thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. Your appreciation has been shared with Santu and Sudeep. They both have asked me to thank you for the kind words of praise. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Amit Singh General Manager
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Sourath asked a question Nov 2023
Bengaluru, India187 contributions20 helpful votes
Any suggestions on cab service from Mangalore airport to Taj Bekal?
Answer from Sanjaygc
Allen, Texas152 contributions58 helpful votes
if you arrange for car from the hotel the charges are approx INR 4.5k for a innova of INR 3.7k for a Sedan. We had booked for a innova from the hotel. I preferred hotel Pick up and drop as the cars are good, and driver are reliable. There is a option of Booking a cab once you land at the airport as well. Charges i am not really aware off. Enjoy your Stay. Sanjay
Vijay D asked a question Feb 2022
Bengaluru, India28 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, we have pet dog - can we get him with us?
Answer from venu madhav reddy
1 contribution
Yes but you should probably inform ahead.
Answer from Narayanan-Sumanya
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
I paid about 3000. There are many travel operators from Mangalore.
Rudra Pratap Singh Bisht wrote a tip May 26
Goa, India329 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful place"
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Suresh wrote a tip May 11
Bangalore District, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A very enjoyable drive from Bangalore. It is about 370 kms via Madikeri and Sullia. The road quality is very good right throughout. "
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Vandana O wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Taj can pick up from Mangaluru airport recommended to save time and convenience . Bike ride to Bekal fort was enjoyable. By the beach dinner"
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K UDAY K wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do take a cycle ride and explore the place its worth "
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Sangi wrote a tip Mar 2024
Georgia4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very nice hotel with beautiful landscape, a nice pool and very spacious rooms with excellent service "
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PRICE RANGE
$212 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vivanta by Taj Bekal
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaKasaragod DistrictBekal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
71
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TAJ BEKAL RESORT AND SPA - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Nearby attractions include Kappil Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Backwater Cafe, Latitude, and By the Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Bekal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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