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Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

The room was clean, very comfortable bed, nice desk and chair for work. Great soaps and shampoo, wood floors with a rug, not wall-to-wall (a plus for an allergy sufferer). The buffets are lavish and the breakfast buffet is fantastic! Don't order a la carte or western food, it's just average. The hotel really shines on the Indian food at the buffet. The pool is on the 2nd floor roof in a beautiful grassy area, and is perfect for exercise and laps. It is also peaceful since it is not in the major traffic area of the hotel. An early morning or evening swim with the moon out is a delight. I stayed for 5 nights for work and the staff was wonderfully helpful, I needed a phone card and they helped, an airport challenge, no problem, a request, right away. They also were very friendly. Overall this is tremendous value for money.

Room Tip: Both poolside and streetside rooms are quiet. Not much view either side.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

I had been to the Vivanta for the Windows Phone Camp in March.
The place reminds me of the Taj Mahal Palace that i had been to recently. Splendidly clean, super service and awesome food. During the camp, the food was provided by them. The food was so delicious and one of the best that i have had in Trivandrum, with lots of dishes and desserts. Looking forward for more conferences there.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Swimming Pool is so nice, Gym is very small, Restaurant is very good, Rooms are well furnished, Good value for the money, Views are not so good, Very near to the city, Pub is so small, We can chose for food, swimming, and quite nice sleep

Room Tip: Not much difference for standard and superior room except the bed size
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Vivanta Taj was a stop over for us at Trivandrum for 2 nights, staying there was very comfortable, from there we could do the local visits of Padmanabha Swamy temple and next day we could visit to Kanyakumari. The hotel location is in quite place and around 8 kms from the airport. Food is really good and if you are looking for vegetarian food, it's high time to get outside in trivandrum, so better to bank on Vivanta Taj, which serves delicious vegetarian food.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

I happen to stay at Vivanta by Taj during March 2012 for a business trip. Excellent facility - with splendid service staff, great scenic view. The breakfast choices and the menu platter are excellent - only issue is the service time at the restaurant needs to improve -- usually take a bit longer than expected

Room Tip: Ask for the room on the amenities floor - this gives the scenic view, really good to relax during ev...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

My first time in India, and what a great place to stay. The location is not quite central so far as I can tell, but close enough. The security is a new experience for me in a hotel but is reassuring. Check in got a bit confused about my booking but it was all sorted quickly.

Huge room and bed with a nice view of the city. Bathroom was fine with complimentary toothbrush razor etc, though there was only a shower (no bath) - maybe there's some regulation about saving water. Seemingly hundreds of channels on the TV, with a few in English. They left two bottles of water in the room every day, and were happy to supply more if asked. The whole place was spotless.

Excellent food (breakfast and dinner) in the Fifth Element with charming and helpful staff (the maître d' particularly) - the best place I ate in Trivandrum, though expensive by local standards. I only ate the Indian dishes which were easily as good as the best Indian restaurants in the UK. I didn't use the swimming pool, but my colleague said it was good, and it was usually deserted. Wifi worked well, but is expensive

My only criticism is that my room had quite old electrical sockets some of which were a bit loose - it could do with rewiring.

Overall, one of the best hotels I have stayed in

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at the Vivanta and the service was excellent. The all staff ( from security, reception, restaurant, house keeping) were very friendly and made you feel welcome. The rooms were spacious and clean. The service by the staff at the buffet breakfast was excellent and nothing was a problem.

I would class this a a business hotel rather than a tourist hotel but the service etc. was excellent and would have no qualms using the hotel again.

Room Tip: Business hotel but handy to the all the city sites
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Vazhuthacaud Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695014, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
#4 Luxury Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: $90 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum 5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the most happening restaurants which open to the lobby to create an enticing food zone offering the best in world cuisine. Technology is woven through it all. Vivanta by Taj - Trivandrum, has all the entertainment and connectivity options today's traveller requires. Become a part of our world. Feel the pulse of an international business and conferencing destination. Experience the buzz. ... more   less 
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