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Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Worthing, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Quiet and well looked after by all the staff. My only critisism would be that sometimes when you are eating you just want the waiters to leave you be, they dont! Alas, the room was nice and the food superb, the grounds are really well looked after.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We are most delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful experience in our Resort and found the staff and services outstanding. Your feedback will most certainly add impetus in our quest towards excellence.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

It was the best experience of my life, what a hotel, what a view, great food and the best was the hospitality. Inarguably the best hotel in Kovalam. I would definetly say this is the best value holiday money can buy

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We are most delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful experience in our Resort and found the staff and services outstanding. Your feedback will most certainly add impetus in our quest towards excellence.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have arrived early in the morning , Was very tired from 2 days flight from Brisbane to mumbai - mumbai to trivendrum.
Feel very relaxed after the welcome drink at reception.

Lovely Hotel, Beautiful landscapes, Wind from the sea making every thing very romantic, huuhhh but i was there for a business meeting.

rooms, bed, Bathroom, Food every thing was world class.
we missed to spend much time on seaside restaurants - BAIT , but we went their for last night dinner and in my life i had first time Lobster Tail and it was amazing.

Will definitely go again for 7 days with family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We are most delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful experience in our Resort and found the staff and services outstanding. Your feedback will most certainly add impetus in our quest towards excellence.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed in the 2 bedroomed pool villa for 4 nights. It was excellent. The whole hotel had a luxurious feel and we particularly liked the Bait restaurant with the kids loving the pizzas! Big as it was hovever after a day or two it began to feel a little stifling and I found myself longing for a bit of real India again.
To satisfy this a short walk out of the gates there are many local shops to look round and a short walk takes you to Samundra beach where you can watch the fishermen in the mornings or paddle in the sea. I would recommend the tailors just outside the hotel gates.
Kovalam beach was a short taxi ride away with many more shops and people and a lively atmosphere but had VERY persistant street sellers which spoied it a little.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We are most delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful experience in our Resort and found the staff and services outstanding. Your feedback will most certainly add impetus in our quest towards excellence.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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London
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Lovely hotel with beautifully landscaped grounds. There are three restaurants: Bait, by the beach, which had the best service in our opinion, we had lunch here on several occasions and the staff were very attentive; Jasmine Bay, where breakfast was taken, and buffet style evening meals; and Curries, which was a dedicated Indian restaurant. Didn't have a bad meal here and the buffet selection featured an excellent selection of Indian food. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We are most delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful experience in our Resort and found the staff and services outstanding. Your feedback will most certainly add impetus in our quest towards excellence.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

A truly wonderful hotel with the most helpful and willing staff. The hotel itself is simply gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom was the best hotel bathroom that I have ever come across! We had a room with a beautiful garden view. The hotel facilities such as the pool, spa and gym are very impressive. I was a little doubtful that the hotel would appear in real life as presented in the many pictures that I had seen, but it really was picture perfect! When I look back at my own photographs, they actually look like they have been photo shopped ( I would not know where to start!)
The hotel staff are delightful, service is always with a smile and the food is to die for!
The beach is a short distance away from the hotel complex but buggy rides are available to transport you there. The beach is clean and there is a divine seafood restaurant and bar situated there, it would be a carnal sin to go to this resort and not dine at The Bait Restaurant.
Sheer indulgance, pitched at a perfect level. I felt all my stresses melt away within minutes of checking in and my heart getting heavy when it was nearing checking out/departure time.
A place that I look forward to returning to in the very near future and will recommend to one and all!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank RaziaJ186411
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We are most delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful experience in our Resort and found the staff and services outstanding. Your feedback will most certainly add impetus in our quest towards excellence.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Sad hotel... Rooms are full of flies, spiders, lizards ... They are unable to maintain the cleanliness. They could have done better, but for some reasons they are not upto the mark as Taj properties are. Won't recommend

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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8 Thank Yatin K
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Mathew T, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj – Kovalam!!

Thank you for your review.

We have noted your comments will ensure to take corrective steps to enhance the quality of service in the concerned area.

We value your comments and it is only through such constructive feedback that we will be able to keep a check on our regular operating standards.

We look forward to your continued patronage and assure you of the very best in services, facilities & hospitality in the true Taj tradition, which the Vivanta by Taj-Kovalam is committed to delivering to all our guests.
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove
Address: G V Raja Vattappara Road | Trivandrum, Kovalam 695527, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove 5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, Kovalam, is delightful in many ways. While to some it is one of the finest beach resorts in Kerala, to others it is an amazing backwater retreat. And there are those that love it for its hill resort layout. Now it's all that and more. There's a nice new buzz all over. 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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Vivanta By Taj - Kovalam Hotel Kovalam
Taj Green Cove Hotel
Taj Green Cove Kovalam
Taj Green Cove Resort
Vivanta By Taj - Green Cove Kovalam, Kerala

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