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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence
East Anglia
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140 reviews
138 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“100% reliable five-star Taj experience”
Reviewed January 25, 2010

This Taj is everything you would expect it to be. A fabulous setting with the old plantation house and artificial lagoon dictating an open and spacious layout to the property. Peaceful and quiet, with no adjacent property; lake frontage; abundant birdlife. Combine that with large top-notch modern bungalow rooms with first-class fittings, but retaining the same tasteful heritage feel. Add attentive and professional service, fine dining, and entertainment (a sunset cruise, and varied regional dancing and music performance through the evenings). Equals Taj.

This hotel is very much an immersive experience; most guests were doing rather little, clearly spending a lot of their time soaking up the peace and charm of the grounds, and enjoying the food and facilities. There certainly wasn't very much in the immediate vicinity to distract them. It is obviously partly for this reason that the Taj is such a draw for couples and honeymooners (some in family parties). Coming from the UK, it was nice to be at a hotel which was predominantly being patronised by discerning Indians, rather than the otherwise ubiquitous Western tour groups.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, January 29, 2010
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Thank you for your genuine feedback. you are our brand ambassador. Please let us know if there are any plans to visit us again. i will be personally there to welcome you back

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mountain view calif
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2010

Were here over Christmas--our 10 and 14 year old boys loved taking the bikes to explore the canals and playing badminton. Bird-watching was terrific, food and service excellent. The houseboat stay the hotel arranged was also truly amazing. Top-notch.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, January 22, 2010
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to have you and your family once again to this small private environmental luxury resort

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Nagpur, India
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85 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2010

One of the beautiful properties in Kumarakom, in a natural setting and not much of crowd. They have very less rooms comparitively. We got booked into a Luxury Villa and it was great with a look of by-gone era and authentic wooden furniture. The bathroom was unique as it had not much of walls (it was open to sky bathroom). We had a great stay and the staff was courteous and helpful. Cycling around the property and enjoying the iews of the lake.. a relaxing great holiday.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, January 17, 2010
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Thank you for your feedback. Our strenght is that we are a small enviromental luxury property with only 28 rooms and we want our guests to come close to nature. your feedback has been perfect - it says it all

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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2010

This is a fantastic property. We had a superb time here. The hotel is spread over a huge stretch of land overlooking the Vembenad Lake. Separate cottages are provided to each guest. The cottages are well designed and very spacious..although the bathroom can be improved. The staff was very courteous and hospitable. The organize a boat ride in the evening with live music every evening which is a delight..strongly recommend the place for anyone looking for some quite moments away from the hush-hush life.

  • Liked — the room, the boat ride on vembenade lake conducted by the hotel
  • Disliked — bathroom
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, January 7, 2010
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback

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Reviewed January 3, 2010

An extremly pleasant experience, right from checkin till checkout, it was a very memorable holiday. The property part heritage was very nice and the sunset as seen on lake vembanad does beg me to return to it again. The service of the staff being 100% Taj or more made the holiday satisfying.

  • Liked — Ambience, views, general atmosphere
  • Disliked — They could do try and clean up the stink of the bird droppings in the nesting area.
  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, January 4, 2010
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Thank you for your kind words which help us to excel even further

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Mumbai
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2009

Had a memorable week in God's own country, absolutely relaxed, unhurried and care free. We spent 2 nights in Kochi, 2 nights in Kumarakom and 3 nights in Munnar. From Relaxation point of view, Kumarakom was the highlight. Absolutely nothing to do - except for a lovely drift wood museum, unpretentious but with a great collection from Andaman & Nicobar islands. This privately owned master piece collection was the ONLY sightseeing available. Resat of the time is for you to laze around, enjoy the nature, do bird watching and eat to your heart's content. It was a memorable stay. Taj Garden Retreat lived up to our expectation and more.

  • Liked — Location, Service, Food
  • Disliked — Approach to the resort from back water was clogged with weeds
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, December 29, 2009
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Thank You for your true feedback

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castlebeach
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7 reviews
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

If you want to experiene heaven on earth , this place would be closest to heaven. Experience can not be said in words, you should go once in lifetime to experience

Stayed September 2009
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VincentRamos, Genaral Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, December 15, 2009
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Property: Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kumarakom is a popular tourist destination in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Located on the picturesque Vembanad Lake, Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala, is a 30-minute drive from the Kottayam railway station or an hour's drive from Cochin city. Kerala's backwaters surround the 140-year old colonial bungalow which houses this resort. ... more   less 
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Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
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