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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

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Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taj Malabar as it is known is the best hotel in Kerala where the President and Prime Minister stay on their visit to this state. An excellent property with beautiful water front on 2 sides, having a breathtaking view. Excellent rooms, service and food quality and food selection.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taj Malabar is an amazing property and the hospitality provided is excellent. All the staff were very courteous, wearing a smile always and going the extra mile to help. This place is worth visiting again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

loved everything about this place - the service, the food, the room and the facilities. Highly recommended!! There was complimentary Indian afternoon tea followed by a boat trip arranged, as well as night time entertainment. The breakfast was delicious and all the staff couldn't be more helpful. The lobby area is beautiful and so inviting to sit in.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Malabar, Cochin! I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and write to you in reference to your feedback regarding your 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 refine our processes to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel with extremely professional staff.watched Dolphins at sunset amazing.food great but had to wait quite abit as hotel was busy.extremely relaxing place where everything is quite laid back.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you very much for your kind comments on the hotel. I am glad to note that the overall quality of services and facilities at the hotel measured up to your expectation. We have also made a note on opportunities for improvement. Let me assure you that we will certainly work on... More 

Hyderabad, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best vacations we have had. Right from entering the hotel during check-in up until check-out, we were treated like royalty. The staff is courteous, void of arrogance - flaunted by staff in most other 5 stars. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. The Heritage wing is very beautiful and well kept. The hotel offers hi-tea,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are delighted to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that our warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your stay experience. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hospitality and service extended by the management was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed all the facilities at the property and the Guest relations manager, Mr.Sunil ensured that we had a great time!

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the standards we have set as benchmark. I am happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us. Indeed, it is the Taj way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this hotel. I stayed during my anniversary trip in June. The first thing comes to my mind, while talking about this hotel is the spa & infinity swimming pool. I think these are the places I spend most of my time. Also, the kids play room is awesome, my daughter loved it. They have friendly staff,close to back... More 

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Prakash N, 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 being a valued patron and delighted to know that you loved the property. 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. We thank... More 

Gurgaon, India
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel well located to get a great view of the ocean from the room. You can go for a nice walk by the ocean back water on the foot walk way just by stepping out of the hotel. Located near to spice shops as well. Hotel itself staff provide good service and BF spread also good and very tasty.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel. We are very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Our endeavor is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small property located on wellington island a little away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms are all located in the main building which is seven storeys tall. The rooms have either city view or back water and harbor view. We opted for a room on 7th floor called premium indulgence room. We were... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are delighted to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to be on our toes. I am happy to note that the services rendered by my team were to your satisfaction. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a lovely setting, in the middle of the big Kochin harbour. It is surrounded with water, fringed by many green trees. The infinity swimming pool is delightful. And the staff service is superb.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! I am so pleased to hear that you cherish your experience with us and appreciate the caring and personalized service offered to you by my team of dedicated staff. Your kind words of appreciation are a generous source of motivation and encouragement for us to continue offering superior value and consistent service... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $113 - $324 (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:
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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