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Thanjavur, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1) Comfortable Cozy Rooms with good amenities. Not ultra modern but old world luxurious. 2) Great Location if you prefer to be away from the busy city. 3) Restaurant serves good food. Buffets for breakfast and dinner had decent spread. A-La-Carte available too. Courteous service staff. 4) Reception staff are friendly and helpful 5) Snacks provided at the waterfront after...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This was a great hotel, it is very close to the old part of Cochin but across the water and a very welcome calm oasis after a steamy morning seeing the sights of Cochin. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming and professional. Our room was overlooking the harbour and had wonderful views of boats and ships and the old...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed our two night stay in the hotel. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. I would highly recommend this hotel. The hotel offers a wonderful Indian dance show and a lovely boat trip in with the price of the room. The restaurants in the hotel were marvelous.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights in march 2017 on a business visit. One of the many properties around there on the willingdon island. The hotel has a vintage rooms which they have continued to maintain well. The swimming pool opens up to backwaters. Was lucky to get a room with an amazing view of Cochin harbour. The hotel...

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Dear Guest Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset I would like to thank you being a valued patron and happy to know that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight....

United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel and there staff are what makes this hotel an unforgettable experience. The staff peoples skill are excellent and It would be difficult to single one person out, but the bar tender at the pool, I think you called him Tobin ?? was extremely kind and courteous, The only downside of the hotel is price of alcohol, shorts +...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights at the end of a long journey thru India. It was recommended by our travel agent. I had heard about this hotel's location and had questioned it. It's isolated in an industrial/warehouse area. So I wish we'd been more forceful in asking for a different hotel. I felt kind of...

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Dear Guest Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and write to you in reference to your feedback regarding your recent stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Vivanta by Taj for an Office Offsite and experience was excellent! The location was simply amazing, surrounded by water on 2 sides and on Wilingdon Island. The staff is extremely helpful, warm, courteous and attentive. They arranged all our last minute requirements. The hotel gave an heritage feel. The hotel is very well maintained and meets Taj...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

Coimbatore, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was not Good. Breakfast lacked good tasty indian food. only raw cut vegetables and fruits were the majority. To cater for foreigners if you make food like foreign country then why should they visit India. In my opinion more importance should be given to Indian food.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! I take this opportunity to thank you for being a valued patron and sharing your valuable thoughts. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight. At the same time it is a matter of...

Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an overnight stay at this hotel. we loved the hotel. our room had a spectacular view of the kochi harbour and the Arabian sea the gardens below. The hotel offers many comfortable facilities which is expected from the Taj brand. The restaurant offers lavish buffet breakfast and dinner in sea facing sit outs. The hotel offer a free...

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Dear Guest Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset I would like to thank you being a valued patron and happy to know that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight....

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay here. The heritage room was a nice size and everything was very clean- it is what you would expect from a Taj Hotel. The staff in the restaurants were very attentive and looked out for all our needs. A special (unsolicited) thanks to George and Alex. One small thing- they obviously give out little gifts to...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset, it is our pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin and we really appreciate the time and effort taken to reach out to us. It is a matter of great pride that our services and facilities enhanced your stay experiences, making it...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Address: | Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $137 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Taj Malabar Cochin Kochi
Taj Malabar Cochin Hotel Kochi
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Higher floor = better view. We were told there is a low-rise section of hotel with no view. Ask for a room in the tower section.”
aginsf, 1 week ago | Read review
“sea view rooms are better”
Niks1203, 1 week ago | Read review
“Take waterfront facing room”
anands983, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“High Floor”
  • A plate of fruit FOC delivered with our prawns to our room on the first night
  • Amazing
  • Wonderful
  • Even the bath
  • the Peacock
  • So cute
  • Signet swan
  • Very beautiful
AlandPawn, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a room which is a corner room and on a higher floor for a spectacular view.”
Chatter44, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
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