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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel, for 3 days in May, 2017- this was my first stay at this hotel. Ideal for persons who want some time off from city life - the hotel has a functional gymnasium and a well maintained swimming pool. There are several dining options - from the all day cafe, to Rice Boat, to the outdoor barbeque...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and delighted to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your valued thoughts and cherish the precious moments you shared with us. I thank you once again for your valuable feedback...

Thanjavur, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1) Comfortable Cozy Rooms with good amenities. Not ultra modern but old world luxurious. 2) Great Location if you prefer to be away from the busy city. 3) Restaurant serves good food. Buffets for breakfast and dinner had decent spread. A-La-Carte available too. Courteous service staff. 4) Reception staff are friendly and helpful 5) Snacks provided at the waterfront after...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

Kolkata, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rate this hotel as the best in Kochi(Cochin) in terms of service and facilities on Offer. The staff are extremely courteous paying attention procatively to all your needs . I would recommend this heritage place to anybody looking for an upscale hotel for vacationing andf leisure travel in and around Kochi.Make sure you take the evening Cruise Trip and...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset we are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to understand that our product and services...

London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a marvellous hotel. Although it is in an industrial area of Kochi, it is on the sea front in a lovely garden setting and very quiet and peaceful. We were lucky enough to get an upgrade to a wonderful suite with sea views which was spectacular. There is a nice bar area and several restaurants including an outside...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset we are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to understand that our product and services...

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has everything you can wish for and a lot more.World Class dining Attentive staff that make you feel like Royalty.The rooms have gorgeous decor. great size and equipped with all you need.Same Day Laundry service is available .All the restaurants offer varied menus and some of the best food I have ever tasted.The hotel is beautiful inside and...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and delighted to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your valued thoughts and cherish the precious moments you shared with us. I thank you once again for your valuable feedback...

Ernakulam, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luxury at its highest. With best in class suite and an ambient back water view. Gives you the best relaxation time with a comfortable stay. Top class amenities and served with Love and passion. Do not miss the stay......

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset we are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to understand that our product and services...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days in May to celebrate my wife's birthday. We travelled from Dubai. Everything about the hotel was really good. The staff were attentive, the room was spacious and comfortable, there is a great bar in the lobby and, best of all, all three restaurants were first class, especially The Rice Boat where...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset we are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to understand that our product and services...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Taj Malabar: we think it is on a par with our other two most treasured destinations (the Savoy and Le Manoire; high praise). This is a unique experience which allows you to relax in a post colonial splendour, away from the maddening bustle of cochin city (Ernakulum) and near to the ancient attractions of fort cochin. The...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset, it is our pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin and we really appreciate the time and effort taken to reach out to us. It is a matter of great pride that our services and facilities enhanced your stay experiences, making it...

New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No one beats Taj in hospitality as we all know. But this place is fab as the location is too good. One can go on sunset cruise in eve to see the Chinese fishing nets, fish market etc. The food is excellent as well. They have a speciality sea food restaurant as well by the water body. If lucky enough,...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! I am so pleased to hear that you cherish your experience with us and appreciate the caring and personalized service offered to you by my team of dedicated staff. Your kind words of appreciation are a generous source of motivation and encouragement for us to continue offering superior value and consistent service...

Patna, Bihar, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a cool place to relax with family doing nothing. Just enjoy the hospitality and nice smiling faces everywhere in this hotel. We have booked two sea view rooms and they are worth it. You can enjoy sea view with Cochin Port and dolphins as bonus in morning say 9-11 am. I enjoyed the infinity pool a lot

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback and compliments about the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly wonderful due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback,...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. The heritage wing, built in 1935, reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Address: | Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $181 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Taj Malabar Cochin Kochi
Taj Malabar Cochin Hotel Kochi
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Ask for the floors facing the sea-”
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“Sea view room”
poovar209, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“harbour view”
PradeepKolkata, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“A Higher floor with a view of the sea”
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“Rooms overlooking the water have amazing views, the swimming pool is wonderful, watch the sunset whilst in warm water”
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