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Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Covelong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 17, 2007

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Reviewed April 6, 2007

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 10, 2007

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2007

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2007

Just returned from Chennai and a week of business, staying at the Taj Connemara and then FishCove. I want to compliment the hotel on a very good stay and in particular the staff, who cannot be more helpful and attentive (albeit for a couple of hiccups, such as they could do with more staff to take drinks orders on the terrace).

The hotel has three full restaurants, one buffet style inside the hotel which is perfectly good and popular with locals at weekends, a beach-side seafood restaurant which can be very good and you can walk right on to the beach from it, and the UpperDeck, a more mediteranean restaurant in the open air in a quieter part of the grounds. None are fantastic, but all are competent to good, and provide choice. In addition rooms service is attentive and has a good range on offer. Like many Indian hotels and restaurants I have observed that they need to be more efficient at stocking the wines they list, many are unavailable.

The hotel has it's own private beach, the the sea current is strong and sea swimming is firmly unadvised. The pool is large but lacks depth, so good for families but not for serious swimming. There is a spa in which I had a seriously good massage, and a gym plus a number of places to walk, or entertain.

The decor of the hotel, as others have mentioned, could do with an update. This could be done in a relatively light way and would considerably improve things, particularly in the rooms and spa area.

While remembering that this is predominantly a resort hotel, and not a business hotel, it is well located for the IT corridor in Chennai (better than some city hotels), and the resort style permeates the rooms and public spaces. That said, there is a business centre, wireless net access and space to work, just also quite a few distractions in the form of pool and spa and beach and relaxation and the like.

I organised a number of events for guests during the week, these were delivered very efficiently and all whims were catered for. So just ask, if the staff can organise it they will.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2007

This was the best place we stayed in India. We had our own cottage on the beach and it was beatiful. The food was great and the service was excellent. Probably as good as any place we've stayed in the world.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2007

We would definitely recommend staying at this hotel. We were there on two separate occassions within a fortnight in a sea view cottage both times.
These cottages are well worth the extra cost as they are far enough away from each other to be very private and relaxing. Inside they do need a little repair in places but not enough to worry about! The beds were lovely and comfortable with duvets and pillows very soft and excellent. Directly outside, the view over the beach and Bay of Bengal were great and you could have your own sunbeds and mattresses to laze on.
The swimming pool and surroundings were excellent with plenty of shade.
The restaurant served fantastic food with an amazing choice, the cost of which we didn't feel was excessive. (e.g fantastic 3 course buffet dinner at weekends for £7-50 inc coffee and eat as much as you like) 24 hour In Room Dining was as excellent with a great choice and very efficient.
The staff were very good and helpful throughout and we used the Business Centre to check in for our return flight (Another reviewer said there wasn't one!)
The only thing I would say is that the outside chairs at the bar are very uncomfortable. Although the inside ones are better. Hotel managers please take note! I would not class it as a 5* but a 41/2* as some very minor repairs are needed. Stay Here, it's good.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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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: $177 - $389 (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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