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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 19, 2010

The trip was first outdor vacation with my child and she had a load of aspirtions like boating and playing and doing things with her parents and she was delighted .
The ambience was wonderful although we stayed in the lagoon villas the comfort and the care that we got was unmatched .Food was excellent and chef was more than happy to share his recepies if we liked the dishes . There was a houseboat which was immacualtely maintained . All in all a stupendous value for money.
Kids activiity was well taken acre of not a dull moment

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2010

Dear Sir
we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. this will help others to get the right picture of the resort. it is going to benefit many other guests who will be debating in their minds what to go for. once again thank you for being our brand ambassador

kindest regards
Vincent

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Reviewed March 14, 2010

This was my first experience of a Taj hotel and I was not disappointed. The quality of the room was first class from the bowl of fruit to the outdoor shower. It was pure luxury. This was a lovely place to unwind - the purpose of our stay. It was very peaceful with the sounds of birdsong all around. The breakfasts were fantastic - wonderful Keralan/Indian food and European for those who wanted. The trip in the boat in the early evening and the tea served afterwards sitting at the lakeside was unforgettable. The pool was great with plenty of cover for shade in the heat. We did a cycle ride with one of the members of staff to a village which was absolutely fascinating and gave an insight into real Keralan life. Not a cheap option but we felt it was money well spent.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2010

Dear Sir

Thank you for your wonderfull candid feedback.Hope you will make taj as your permanent association. The whole taj family is at your service. we believe that luxury is not within the four walls but in an experience that you will always cherish.

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Vincent

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Reviewed March 4, 2010

We stayed in a cottage in the Taj Garden in Kumarakom; which overlooked an artificial lake and we also had a view of the central heritage building. We had a very relaxing time there. The property extends to the lake and the Taj offers an afternoon cruise followed by tea. What I loved most was that in the evening, someone would light candles surrounding the lake and in front of the heritage house, and the flickering lights were absolutely magical. At night there was a free musical dance cultural program outdoors near the restaurant. The room had its own balcony/sitting area; everything was pristeen, and the hotel amenities were fantastic. They even give you a couple of gifts when you left - spices and a calendar. It's a beautiful hotel and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2010

Dear Sir

Thank you for taking your time to give your feedback.

we look forward to have you back again to experience more of the enviromental luxury when you feel like taking a nature break.

kind regards
The Taj Family

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Reviewed February 22, 2010

We stayed at this property in Feb 2010 and just back to Bangalore after 2 days of natural treat of fresh air, clean water and lots of greenery. When we checked in, my wife almost gave up for a boring holiday only for my kids and relaxation time for me. But things changed the next day. We had a jam packed day, evening and night. I have two kids – 5 and 3 yrs so they were all over place. As a family we did cycling, swimming, boating, fishing, played with rabbits, running all thru the property and had a ball. Our Heritage room did not smell good so we were quickly sent to another upgraded room in front of small pond with open air shower. The F&B manager Raj from Jamshedpur was more than happy to ask us for Veggie dishes as we are not used to non-vet food. The service was very good and staff was more than happy to talk to you for any help required.

The Recreation manager Ravindra was eager to keep both kids and adults busy and ensured that no one felt bored. Overall a fantastic holiday for self. Wife and kids. Mind you guys, it’s not easy to keep all in the same family happy for same holiday but this place is amazing.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2010

Kumarakom is a beautiful place to spend some quiet time with your loved ones..Though there are many luxury resorts in Kumarakom i think Taj beats every resort at hospitality..we went to KLR for a drink in the evening and we were happy we choose Taj over it since they made us n every other guest feel really special!!..The resort has gr8 view of the lake..they have preserved the cultural heritage of Kerala unlike Zuri resorts which is completely modern...when we expressed our desire to eat traditional plantain leaf meal they prepared complementary traditional meal for us the very next day!!..After checkout we realized we had left something in the room..when we called the hotel they couriered it the very same day!..Taj definitely is the epitome of Indian hospitality :)

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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VincentRamos, General manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2010

Dear Sir

You are absoulately right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you come to kerala and do not get to experience kerala then it is a waste of money and time. we try our best to give you the varied platter which india has to offer. we look forward to have you in our other taj locations as well. Glad to here that you hads a good kerala experience.Taj family will always be there for you.
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Vincent

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Reviewed February 17, 2010

We had a memorable stay at the Taj. The service was impeccable with special commendation to Revidran, the Recreation Manager who took pains to ensure our teenage son was constantly entertained with actvities. He organized boating trips on the lake, backwater cruises, sunset cruises, cycling, fishing and even games for guests each evening. We had no lack of activities and yet absolute privacy when we wanted it ! Even though they had only one menu, food was excellent - Siby could be counted on to recommend the best dish for your mood. In the evenings, guests gathered to watch the sunset over the lake and the hotel served complimentary kerala tea and snacks and organized creative games with prizes thrown in. At dinner, we gazed out at hundreds of diva lights around the lake while enjoying live music and dance performances. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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VincentRamos, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2010

Dear sir
thank you for your review. we look forward to have you again back to the taj Family which you are part of.
Thank you for taking the time
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Vincente

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Reviewed February 4, 2010

We had a memorable stay at Taj Kumarakomon second week of January 2010. The natural property with excellent service by the excellent team there made our stay memorable. Evening and Lunch Cruises, local Chayakkada experience were very amazing. Thousands of Diyas lighted around the lagoon infront of our room with music and local dances made every evening very romatic.

We have never seen such excellent guest service in any hotel in India. The Staff members was too helpful, polite and greeted with smileing. They are very responsive to all our needs.

Rooms are clean and spacious with good ineriors, The food served was also very excellent.

The resort is family-friendly and there are lots of activities for all ages. Our childrens are very delighted with cookery classes, evening games, Cycling around the property, Fishing, boating, Visit to local village surrounded by paddy land and backwaters..etc.

Overll out stay at this Five Start Hotel is excellent and memorable. Let me say thanks to Management, Mr. Vincent and team for giving such excellent and memorable stay and I would like to recommed this greate hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about 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: $188 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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