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Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Covelong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I have stayed in many great hotels in India and know that for many colleagues this is the one, with lapping waves and a sea breeze, giving immediate relaxation. For me it is nice but not my favourite. Last time when we arrived (about 1am) we really wanted a cold beer to unwind, but none of the staff seemed to be able to open the bar to provide one. It wasn't much to ask for a 5* hotel. The rooms were good, but not spectacular. One of my colleagues became ill after eating seafood (I know, his mistake in India). But it was fine. Just fine.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

recently stayed for 2 nights at the taj fisherman's cove. great property with child friendly service, good swimming pool and a great spa. We stayed at the cottage with a garden view and must say that it was nice. good food, overall good experience.

drawback
1. too many mosquitoes in the night, the hotel must use some method to keep the mosquitoes from entering the room
2. the bathrooms need renovation

Room Tip: opt for a cottage with sea view. the view is stunning
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just recently we were there,we were lucky to get upgraded,great food,great price,extremely helpful staff,the best rooms are the cottages overlooking the sea and off course the villas ,its very age friendly as one gets to move around in a buggy,We had a wonderful stay .

Room Tip: The best rooms are the sea facing which are called cottages and villas if one is not price sensitive
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was the second time that I stayed at this Hotel and yet again the experience was amazing. Witha beautiful and very well maintained beach right outside your room and excellent services there is nothing more that a person can ask for. Swimming pool and the fitness center are also perfectly done and the whole experience was nothing short of the trademark Taj experience.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Frankly I was very disappointed with the quality of service at the hotel - not befitting a Taj property at all. The rooms are nice enough and the food is exceptional, but the service was bit of a let down.

The first night, we wanted to order room service but the in-room dining menu was missing in the room. Despite repeated calls, the menu was not delivered for more than 90 minutes, and that too only after we spoke to the hotel manager.

And there were several other small service mis-steps, which kept adding up. A request for a knife at dinner, went back and forth, till we finally gave up. The next day, on asking for ice, the ice bucket was delivered without tongs. Wine/Bottle Opener in the room was missing and was never replaced, and even the two glasses in the room were of glaringly different sizes.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

If you are expecting a room befitting a Taj property then choose the delux rooms only. The superior charm rooms are old and musty. The delux rooms are superb. The cottages are also outdated and need to be upgraded urgently. The service, the people, the pool, the beach and food are excellent, it is the vast difference between the new and old that leads to a very unsatisfactory and very un-5 star experience unless you are in the delux rooms. Please note we did not see the delux cottages so can't comment on those.

Room Tip: Choose the delux rooms only. The superior charm rooms are old and need to be upgraded as are the cot...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

A truly relaxing stay while in Chennai - the place is a very good hideout after spending a long week at the Asiana along OMR Road. The rooms are well appointed though could use some renovating. The mattresses needs some changing as well. The service at the reception is fabulous and during my stay they had some great finds at the veranda white a glass artist sculpting some souvenirs.

The elevator is quite small but its ok. The pool is huge and they have a walkway that will take you to the other parts of the hotel - especially the villas on the side.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Address: Covelong Beach, Covelong 603112, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanchipuram District > Covelong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Covelong
Price Range: $174 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove 5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai, built on the ramparts of an old Dutch fort, is now riding on a fresh new wave. Yet it remains the charming beach resort that's almost one with the Bay of Bengal. Where fun lovers return for good times. There's a nice new buzz however. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the high energy bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! ... more   less 
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