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Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Taj - Malabar Resort & Spa is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. The heritage wing, built in 1935, reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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SEEKINGPARADISE2014 wrote a review Sep 22
Perth, Australia130 contributions41 helpful votes
Classic ambience, dignified atmosphere, friendly, unobtrusive staff Unique in every way - offering all & far more the standard 5 star resorts … far more elegance , style & individuality Fabulous TAJ. Thanks for continuing to offer a truly unique experience Well done
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sandeep Chatterjee wrote a review Aug 2022
Mumbai16 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The location is just fantastic. Food was amazing followed by music. The boat ride was a refresher. Clean rooms, great service. The icing on the cake was the Swimming Pool and the Spa. Overall had a great experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj-Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! Thank you for being a valued patron and delighted to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your valued feedback .We are indeed glad you enjoyed the pool and the Jiva Spa. The Infinity pool overlooking the Arabian sea is a very unique feature Once again we thank you for sharing your valuable feedback and look forward to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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shivram i wrote a review Sep 21
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the 4 days we had at Taj Malabar was fabulous. the staff are excellent and very helpful. the property is unique in that it has an old heritage wing and a newer tower. our Suite room had a balcony with a sit out to enjoy fresh sea breeze and the Ocean view in front of us. food was excellent .
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: choose a suite with the Sea view for a fabulous stay.
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WithoutWax wrote a review Sep 20
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We are disappointed with the service and the compassion of the staff. It didn't feel like we are in a 5-star hotel instead it felt like a 2-star hotel, especially after experiencing an excellent and satisfying experience in Taj Kovalam. I never expected to have such a bad experience in Taj, such a shame
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Don't book here, look up some other good hotel if you are for a 5-star experience
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Response from Sibi Mathew, General Manager at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest Greetings from Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! We thank you for your valuable feedback and sincerely appreciate your time for doing so. It is our endeavor that every guest has an outstanding experience .On the rare occasion when this does not happen, we are extremely grateful for the chance to make up for it. We do hope we can welcome you back soon wherein we could leave you with fonder memories of your experience with us. Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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Jigs Ashar wrote a review Sep 18
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were at Taj Malabar for 4 days to ring in the 50th of a family member. The property is at an outstanding location, with a spectacular view of the backwaters. The reception was kind enough to give us an early check in, and were extremely courteous and helpful. The activities (like the boat ride and the cultural program in the evening), the food and the property were fantastic! We would specially like to thank Sunil, Alex, Kantaram, Sojan, Shreejit, Jackson, Anu - our kudos to them to bring "Tajness" alive! Looking forward to another visit. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The Tower Wing has spectacular views.
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Padmini P wrote a review Sep 13
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We enjoyed our stay from the 7th to 13th September,the hotel staff were very hospitable and kind,enjoyed the buffet spread though we wished the other restaurants could have opened. The highlight of the stay was the yoga lessons conducted by Sreejith who was very professional and knowledgeable ,we had our lessons conducted in front of the beautiful view at the front of the hotel and the air was clean and fresh . Highly recommended for not only the stay but the yoga lessons as well, Thank your Taj Malabar for an unforgettable experience
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Choose the room with sea view
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Response from Sibi Mathew, General Manager at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj-Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and delighted to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your valued feedback .I will share your feedback with our team and I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our associates. We are indeed happy of your mention of the yoga experience. The beautiful view in front of the hotel to practice the yoga makes it an attractive proposition We look forward to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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Wilson C wrote a review Sep 13
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I stayed three nights with my family at Taj Malabar during my two weeks’ holidays in Kerala. We were really trapped there for two days in the hotel due to VIPs visit. I could not go out or move around freely. We were observed everywhere by the officials and these people were starring at us in restaurants and even in the garden. We felt very uncomfortable as we are not used to this. Apart from that I could not feel any “tajness” or five star hotel experience in Taj Malabar. The rooms were very old compact and without even a bath tub.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest Greetings from Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! We thank you for your valuable feedback and sincerely appreciate your time for doing so. It is our endeavor that every guest has a memorable experience. We are sorry that the VIP visit caused inconvenience to you. Owing to the security requirement there were a lot of restrictions which is a rare occurrence We do hope we can welcome you back soon wherein we could leave you with fonder memories of your experience with us. Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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Molly1107 wrote a review Sep 13
United Kingdom395 contributions213 helpful votes
Check in was excellent. Our room was a touch dated but spotlessly clean throughout our week. Thank you for the camomile tea and fresh fruit each day. Breakfast was great - fresh and varied - a great start to the day. The complimentary river cruise was wonderful - provided a great historical insight. We ate in the restaurants one evening and both food and service was superb. We used the pool a lot and it was lovely. We found the spa area a little uncared for - drain overflowing, toilet roll holder hanging off etc. Also, the jacuzzi resembled pea soup - not even sure if it is in use but did not look very welcoming. One gentleman stood out beyond everyone else and that was Sabair. He was at the pool each day and looked after us very well - made sure we had fresh towels whenevr we needed them. Such a quiet and humble man who worked tirelessly looking after some (very) demanding guests. The hotel bar does 2 for one cocktails in the evening and they are delicious - served with excelled nibbles. Please use the local ferry to go to and from Fort Kochi - it runs regularly, takes about 10 minutes and costs very little. The hotel concierge will provide a time table. We found it really fun to travel with the locals. The staff are very friendly and happy to help with any request - they are a great asset. Being set on the river, there is always something to watch - boats, yachts and ships of all varieties sail past. Although this felt like an old hotel, she is very well cared for and we felt very much at home. We were sad to leave and would most certainly re-visit if we ever travel back to Kerala.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: River view is nice
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Response from Sibi Mathew, General Manager at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj-Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and delighted to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your valued feedback .I will share your feedback with our team and I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our associates as we strive to create memories for our guests We are indeed glad you enjoyed the view of boats and ships pf all sizes moving past the hotel.It is indeed a view of its kind Once again we thank you for sharing your valuable feedback and look forward to personally welcome you back as and when you plan your next visit to our hotel. Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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SRIRAMAN GANAPATHI wrote a review Sep 12
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Without doubt the best Taj Hotel. Very Hospitable and have total clarity in their deliverables . Made us extremely comfortable from the time of Pick up to drop, Heritage room was extremely good and big. Food is good and can be even better with Variety.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj-Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and delighted to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your valued feedback .I will share your feedback with our team and I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our associates. We are indeed glad we could make you feel special We look forward to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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SS Dagur wrote a review Sep 11
New Delhi, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was staying in room 503, it had leak from AC. Throughout my stay I had complained three times, for water on floor but to no avail. Neither my room was changed, nor the ac issue was solved. The buffet layout of meals in restaurant was not even a standard of three star. Moreover, the servers were more interested in getting the bill signed rather than serving food. They used to come for signature while I was having meals, had to tell them to wait till I'm finished with my meals. I had stayed in Taj properties india and abroad both, but this was the worst experience ever. You guys need to look into it. On a separate issue Mr Thomas sales manager of the property needs to learn, how to talk with guests. I will leave it to that.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! We thank you for your valuable feedback and sincerely appreciate your time for doing so. It is our endeavor that every guest has an outstanding experience each time when they visit any of our hotels. On the rare occasion when this does not happen, we are extremely grateful for the chance to make up for it. We do hope we can welcome you back soon wherein we could leave you with fonder memories of your experience with us. Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vivanta by taj - malabar hotel kochi (cochin), taj malabar cochin kochi, taj malabar cochin hotel kochi
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vivanta by Taj - Malabar
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaErnakulam DistrictKochi (Cochin)Willingdon Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Nearby attractions include Greenix Village (0.5 miles), Joe Ikareth (0.5 miles), and Cochin Spice Market (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rice Boat, Fort House Restaurant, and Restaurant 51.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.