The Taj Greencove Resort was a magnificent experience for us. The resort was so comfortable and relaxing that a majority of the 3 nights spent in Kovalam were spent within the resort premises.
The rooms were all cottages and were spacious, had a wooden floor, a balcony, an LCD 32 inch television, complimentary tea/coffee with a coffee maker, a minibar (chargeable), complimentary bottles of mineral water, a desk, couple of chairs within the room and in the balcony too along with stools/tables and best of all an equally spacious bathroom and toilet with all modern amenities like shower, dryer, bath tub, iron, luggage rack and ample space with spic and span cleanliness.
The resort boasted of a signature "Open Air Jaccuzzi" snuggled within greenery all around. They had a cold and a hot jaccuzzi side-by-side. One could ask the hotel spa staff to switch on the jets upto 7 pm in the evening and it was probably one of the best features that we found here.
The Infinity Pool was scenic and had the common dining area where breakfast (complimentary) and candle light dinners were arranged. This pool overlooked the Arabian Sea and appeared majestic with its own "elephant shaped outdoor shower" and snuggled among greenery and cottages.
The spa with complimentary usage of gymnasium and steam room (separate for ladies too) was a relaxing feature. The paid services included special Kerala massages and a Beauty Salon too. The massages are as expected too expensive (given the 5 * nature) of the resort but the same can be had by going to either Trivandrum or Kovalam. There is also a massage center called "Gopal's" which is at a walking distance from the resort though one has to take a circuitous route for reaching the same.
The resort sports its own mini golf course with putting facilities, archery area, a private lagoon with boating facilities, a well stocked bar with happy hours too and two very good restaurants. All these places were accessible using golf carts, which one could ask the reception to be sent to pick you up from where-ever you were on the resort campus.
The food was excellent to say the least. The best dish was "Ulli Theeyal" with Tomato rice. The choice and spread of breakfast and dinner buffet too was incredible.
The staff was very courteous and prompt in service. They would go out of the way to help the guests be it to arrange special dinner tables or arrange dinners or make your bed in such a way that it looks aesthetic.
Probably the only area which required improvement was the cost of stay. The per night charges are a bit steep and it might help if the charges were reduced by 25% - 30% or so.
The second area where they could improve is to provide free internet access or even 2 hours per day internet access. If the resort thinks that they can earn Rs. 200 - Rs. 500 extra by charging for internet, then I think they are laying to waste the great experience that they otherwise provide at the resort.
All-in-all, a very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable stay at Taj Greencove Resort. We are planning to come back again some day to spend time in this resort.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- 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