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Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin

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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#22 of 511 hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
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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
Evening entertainment
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
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
Shoeshine
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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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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Ashwin Mathew wrote a review May 5
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Taj Malabar is one of the finest heritage properties of an iconic brand, Taj. My mother and I always stay at the Malabar whenever we visit Kochi en route to my mother's home in Poopara. We now consider the excellent staff at Malabar our extended family. We are well looked after and could never ask for more. In this regard, a special mention must be made of Soby, who has never failed to take care of our every need. About the hotel, the rooms are exquisite, especially the suites in the Tower. A breath taking view of the channel in front as it empties into the sea. We have spent many hour staring into the openness and marveling at nature in all its glory. And as we mull the beauty, the hotel ensures that we are well fed and refreshed. About the food, delicious. Take in the best in seafood at Rice Boat. I would strongly recommend the fish moilee, tiger prawns and fish plate. Pepper, the 24 hour coffee shop has the most delectable continental food (lamb shanks, tenderloin, etc.) and a mouthwatering mutton stew with kalappam. A massage at the JIVA Spa is also a must. Finally, the Malabar exemplifies everything the Taj stands for, Tajness at its best!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: The suites are to die for
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Responded 4 days 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 detailed review and I will share your feedback with our team and in special to Mr. Soby-Duty Manager. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our associates as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. 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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krishshanker wrote a review Apr 2021
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TAJ aways the best in service and hospitality....It will best space for a family stay, though i was on a business visit it is right place for a family get away, would be a perfect space for angler too..
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Sibi Mathew, Owner 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. 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 continuously improve the quality of our services. 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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Ashok Pillai wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed for 3 nights at this wonderful resort and loved every second of it. From the wonderfully warm and courteous staff to the breathtaking views and stunning backdrop of the endless backwaters, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Every request was catered to, every query answered and we were looked after very well. The measures of safety and social distancing were maintained and masks were worn properly by the staff and other guests as well, so it was very reassuring to move around the property knowing that every safety measure was in place. I would definitely recommend a getaway here, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, nestled in this gorgeous island at this beautiful resort.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sibi Mathew, Owner at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! Thank you for taking the time to write a feedback regarding your recent stay at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin. The entire team is pleased to note that you had a comfortable stay at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa. Your kind words towards our hotel location, overall hospitality and overall services rendered by our associates motivate and encourage us to ensure that we always live up to your expectations. In our endeavour to drive the highest level of comfort and services to our guests. At Taj, the safety and well-being of our guests is of utmost importance for us. We continue to follow recommended Covid-19 protocols and make operational changes and consider additional precautionary measures, as necessary. We immensely value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon… Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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Krishna Prasad wrote a review Apr 2021
Kochi (Cochin), India26 contributions6 helpful votes
Indeed Taj malabar is one of Tajs iconic property in Kerala which is standing as a landmark of kochi..The property is still one of the best in Kochi though many new brands have come... Always wen we go to Taj we have great expectations about the customer service of Taj which was moulded under mr kerkar and mr shankar menon in good olden days...But to my surprise ( might be due to the disturbed situation owing to Corona) the service from check in was not as per Taj standards...Even wen i ordered for an oilless starter, the kitchen said that they dont have any oil less option( initially).. but then i asked for the chef...he then made me one of the best chiken tikkas i ever had.. i think Taj needed a wake up call like that..After that Mr. Siby( GM ) came along with OM to my room and appologised for my inconvenience..They arranged a corner table specially for me and my friend in the lawn as per my request....That is wat we expect from Taj... The room was a cute and splendid one with both side water view( 210)..the bed was very comfortable and had great sleep quality...Overall it was a good experience after the initial hick ups... Nb: little more customer handling training to be given to the ground staff ( as per Taj standards, where customer is a King)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin! Thank you for taking the time to write this review concerning your recent stay with us at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin. Guest feedback is very much important for us and it helps us in enhancing our quality of services for a seamless experience. Though you are comfortable with the recent stay with us, I hope that the area of concern highlighted by you have been suitably addressed during your stay with us. I am confident that you will find a marked improvement during your future visits. Also the opportunities for improvement mentioned in your feedback will go a long way in helping us in our endeavour to provide a personal, instinctive, renewed experience to all guests. We immensely value your kind patronage and I look forward to your next visit with us and assure you of our finest services at all times. Warm regards, Sibi Mathew General Manager
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haseenaksh wrote a review Apr 2021
Kannur, India1 contribution
The stay was good but few things needs renovation and maintenance, especially the activity centre for kids.. all the toys were very old and the space is too small... it could accommodate only one family at a time.. others had to wait outside making it uncomfortable for both
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 3 weeks 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 happy to know that you had a comfortable stay with us. At the same time I have noted the observations and the area of improvements that you have raised in the feedback will go a long way in helping us in our endeavour to provide a personal, instinctive, renewal experience to all guests. 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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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $209 (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)
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 Pepper House Cafe.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin offers an airport shuttle 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 and Hindi.