I've realised over all my travels and stays with various hotels that little touches and attention detail make for a great experience.
We stayed at the Taj Malabar towards the end of our 14 days Kerala trip. With the exception of the approach road which comprises of cargo areas and truck terminals, the hotel itself is pristine and a center of calm. Though primarily a business hotel, it has everything a casual guest will look for. Do make sure you have your own vehical for transport as getting around can be a daunting task. Of course, the hotel has its own fleet too.
Our room was a big one, from the old construction, but overlooked the garden and beyond that, the bay. The coffee kept in the room for consumption was really good!
Every day there is some activity or the other at the hotel -- napkin folding classes, kathakali performances....In your stay, do not miss the complimentary evening sunset cruise and the high tea on the marina.
All the restaurants are great..the rice boat, the asian (i forget the name) and the bar. Do try all.
During our stay we were given complimentary use of a hotel car for 4 hours which we used for shopping at the many silk shops. James was the knowledgeable driver who took us around town.
After evening service one day, i found a nice personal note tucked in between a flower. This is what i'd call the taj touch. they just make you feel so special.
Overall a great stay.
- 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
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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