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Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala

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Kappil Beach, Bekal 671319 India
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#2 of 5 hotels in Bekal
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
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Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
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
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24-hour security
Concierge
Newspaper
Shops
Butler service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Minibar
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Tanvi Kandlur wrote a review Sep 6
London, United Kingdom22 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed at the property for our mini-moon for 3 nights. The resort was beautiful and service was brilliant as is with all Taj hotels. We were welcomed with a cake and congratulatory balloons in our room which was a nice touch. We stayed in the premium villa with plunge pool - lots of space and the outside area with the swing and the private pool was simply perfect. The food was amazing especially breakfast (the uthapa is a must try)- there is lots of choice for vegetarians and every single meal was good. The only downside was the miscommunication with the staff at the spa meaning that we could only do a certain treatment as opposed to the one we wanted to but all treatments were relaxing and exactly what we needed after our 3-day wedding. The resort is only 1.5 hours drive from Mangalore which was perfect for us. We definitely will return once the pandemic is over!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ananth wrote a review May 2020
Mumbai, India8 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time at Taj, Bekal. The people running the place are so warm and caring and the property is very beautiful. We picked a Deluxe Villa - really liked the design of it - large interior and a private outdoor space as well, perfect for a small family! Jiva Spa here is one of the best in the country, very authentic experience. A cycle trip to the fort nearby was also great fun. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Dear anantht84, I am delighted and happy to note that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We appreciate your 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. Hope to see you back when things become better. Amit Singh General Manager
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YPS wrote a review Apr 2020
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We had our wedding at the stunning Taj Bekal in October 2019 for 150 guest. We were looking for the perfect Keralan hotel for 2 years when we came across The Taj Bekal. To make a wedding special you need the whole ambiance to be correct. The rooms, food, property, wedding venues, staff all have to be 100% on point! With the Taj that is exactly what we got. I’ll break my review down in to sections to make it easier to follow: The property/location: The property has the beautiful tranquil Keralan backwaters flowing through the hotel and the roaring sea by the beach on the other. They meet with just a strip of sand at one point and it is absolutely incredible to see the two opposites coming together. The rooms in the hotel are very well kept and clean, the villas are gorgeous and have beautiful private patio areas to enjoy. The hotel has an amazing spa service which a lot of our guest commented as having the best treatments at. The communal areas are plentiful and as the property is on a large plot you will never feel like the hotel is crowded or noisy. There are many areas where functions can be held, indoors and outdoors. Overall the peaceful Keralan ambiance is set perfectly. There isn’t much to do outside of the hotel nearby but once you enter the gates at The Taj Bekal you will never want to leave anyway! The restaurants/food: Chef Bijou puts on a beautiful spread EVERY single time! For our wedding especially our guest were so well fed and loved every dish. They were able to cater a wide range of cuisines and kept the menus really balanced and well presented. Chef Bijou is extremely talented, the seafood grill cuisine at By the Bay restaurant is unbelievable, they put a refreshing twist on many Keralan dishes without losing the traditional flavours. The staff: The Taj Bekal is a stunning property but you truly get to experience the Keralan culture through the staff. They go above and beyond for anything and everything. During the course of our wedding planning there was a change in management of the main members of staff that we were dealing with. This made us so anxious about hosting the wedding at the Taj but the way the GM Amit Singh reassured us was like we were family from the very beginning. Shakthi, Shaan and Shiju were SO helpful the whole way through. From making sure we had eaten to ensuring the events ran smoothly, there was nothing that was too much for all of the staff. The ladies at the reception desk, the restaurant and bar staff, every single person always had a smile on their faces and were welcoming to all of us and our guest. We truly felt like we were one big family and that could not have been done if it were not for them. We held 6 events at the hotel and any last minute changes due to weather or preference was handled with elegance and without delay. We will forever be grateful to all of the staff at the Taj. I could write about this hotel forever but if you’re looking for a peaceful luxury hotel then Taj Bekal is definitely the BEST option!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Amit Singh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Dear YPS1204, First of all please accept my apologies for the delayed response. I am delighted and happy to note that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. We know that a wedding in the family is a once in a life time experience. This is the the thing which keeps us awake at night and make sure we deliver on all fronts. We appreciate your valuable and details 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. We hope to see you back at your home in Bekal when things become better. Amit Singh General Manager
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Kishsmi wrote a review Mar 2020
Mangalore, India46 contributions20 helpful votes
We just had the buffet lunch at the Tak Bekal and while the meal was wonderful and the service fantastic even by Taj standards there was nothing unusual or very special qbout the meal. Please do not mistake me. The meal was wonderful and the spread great.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Amitmeeaneesingh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Dear Kishsmi, I am happy to note that you had an enjoyable meal experience with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback on our hotel. Hope you come and stay with us next time you are in Bekal. Stay Safe and Healthy. Amit Singh General Manager
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Sonal Kapoor wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India17 contributions1 helpful vote
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I write this review as I leave Taj Bekal with the fondest memories - three blissful days engulfed in true Taj hospitality. I came here with my husband to celebrate our first anniversary and stayed in their Kerala-style premium plunge pool villas. These villas are built so thoughtfully, are modern yet the architectural style is so beautifully inspired by local Kerala art and culture. The plunge pool is squeaky clean and absolutely divine. There's a large swing overlooking the pool and the courtyard and because there is so much greenery around, even in the middle of march we could lie here all day and listen to birds chirp. If you're travelling as a couple, we would urge you to book one of these premium villas - they are private, well-maintained and you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves. The property is a world in itself. Once you're here, you don't and won't step out for a thing. We stayed in for all three nights due to the Coronavirus scare which the property has handled splendidly with heightened sanitization protocols. We kayaked in the day, did archery, enjoyed their complimentary high tea service by the backwaters where a small "thela" style setup was serving hot tea, coffee, hot chocolate and Kerala style pakoras and starters. Such a wonderful touch to add to anyone's stay. By the third day, they started to expect us to turn up right on time for this service :) The beach is a two minute walk from the villas and you can also request for golf carts to take you there. The beach is super clean and well maintained with a few sun beds. Swimming here is prohibited due to high waves and a security personnel is always watching to make sure you're safe. The food - I could write pages about the incredible food served here - especially at their sea-food specialty restaurant By The Bay and this is coming from a vegetarian! My husband (who's non-vegetarian) devoured the curries and biryani and their famed Sea Food Trilogy platter while I chomped down a rice dumpling curry with flaky malabari paratha. The first experience was so good, we decided to eat here on all the three days. We also called for a delish wood-fired oven pizza as in-room dining which we gobbled up in seconds by the pool :) Special shout out to Abin at By The Bay for serving all our meals with the biggest smile and always giving great recommendations. Also, cannot thank F&B Manager Mr. Shakti who personally spoke to guests during high tea to get our feedback and also ensured my husband had crispy hot bacon every day during breakfast even though it wasn't on the menu. The team here notices tiny things and your preferences - after the first day, the staff at breakfast knew we liked to have strong cold coffee and it used to arrive at our table the moment we used to seat ourselves - made strong specially for us :) We unfortunately could not avail spa services because Taj has shut Jiva spas across the country as a step to curb Coronavirus but we did visit it on the first day to see the facilities and the spa is one of the most beautiful ones I've seen. It is one of the largest spas in South East Asia (fact) and if you can, avail one of their "Ayurveda" treatments instead of Indian Aromatherapy because that's a South Indian specialty. wish we could have done the "Abhisheka" - a couple's spa therapy or the Abhyanga - an individual Ayurveda massage - but that's perhaps for next time, and there surely will be one :) It's lush here, it's green and you can birdwatch all day! I don't have adequate words to describe our experience. The way they decorated our room and gave us a complimentary chocolate cake on arrival to celebrate with us, the way so many staff members wished us Happy Anniversary and how the property manager Mr Yash along with Mr Shakti handled our minor hiccups with effective remedial measures is commendable. Thank you Yash and Shakti, you gave us a holiday to remember. Also, shoutout to Biblap from pest control for fumigating our courtyard and burning citronella incense sticks every evening so we could enjoy quiet evenings by the poolside and Ram from housekeeping for looking after us! Cannot wait to be back here again! Sonal & Ritesh Kapoor
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Amitmeeaneesingh, General Manager at Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Dear sonalb355, We are delighted and very pleased to note that you always have an enjoyable experience with us. Your appreciation has been conveyed to Sakthi, Yash, Abin and Biblap 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-traveled guest, such as yourself We value your patronage and enormously appreciate your enduring confidence and trust in us. 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. Regards, Amit Singh General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$149 - $241 (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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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 Bekal Fort (2.5 miles), Bekal Fort (2.5 miles), and Bekal Beach (2.4 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 and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nombili - The Restaurant, Bekal Camp Fire Dinner, and Ivory Bar.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 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.