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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing service and hospitality. Stay at the Colonial Bungalow which is 150 years old is quite an amazing experience ! Food is good but not really worth the high prices! Absence of a full bar and lack of activities make the hotel a little boring to stay in for more than two days-

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance our services. We have made a note of your feedback. Your feedback has been shared with the...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 30 July 2015

It is perfect place to stay with family. So many things to do there for free. Only problem is food. It is really costly but tasty. Suggest all to go KTDC resort next to Taj Vivanta for food. Always book the cottage in front Lagoon, it is absolutely superb, worth for very penny, trust me on this.

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance our services. We have made a note of your feedback. Your feedback has been shared with the...

Haryana, India
Reviewed 29 July 2015

7 star experience, the temptation villa was a great choice with the indoor pool and the view of lake vembanad from the window made the stay one of my best vacations in our country..the food was great, hospitality par excellence, the food and breverage manager akhil is a lovely being, made excellent arrangements for the meals..will visit again for sure..simply...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Kumarakom, Kerala! We are delighted to receive your review of your wonderful stay with us. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to be on our toes. I am happy to note that the services rendered by my team were to your satisfaction....

Sivakasi, India
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I stayed this hotel and enjoyed all type of activities and services. Swimming pool is very normal but location and rooms are very much attractive. Next to this hotel is Bird sanctuary, we visited this place by walk, it was also good

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We 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 know that our product and services exceeded your expectations....

Pune, India
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We received absolutely top notch service from the hotel staff. This was true from the hotel manager on down to the cleaning persons. Food was excellent and service in the dining halls was also exceptional. We would love to visit again.

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. Our team takes their roles in our industry very sincerely and tries every day to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I walked into the vivanta expecting nothing more than a comfortable stay. Within the gates I found a sleepy 150 year old building that was restored with an eye for perfection and preservation. I could smell the old wood, soaked with history and a time gone by. The property is organized in small villas that are scattered around a rectangular...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom for your stay. Your comments will be shared with our entire team. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience with us. We make every effort to maintain high standards of timely and quality service delivery that Taj is known for and we are happy to note...

Coimbatore, India
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We booked two lagoon facing rooms for our trip.Ambience and cleanliness was perfect.There is so much to do inside the resort that we did not even want to move out.Boating,cycling,activities, games,fishing.. too good.Staff were very courteous.The Manager,Mr.Noel made sure our stay was very comfortable,meeting all our requests.Food deserves a special mention.The spread at buffet was excellent.And they served us local...

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Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely delighted that you found our hospitality par excellence. It is feedback from valued guests like you that motivates us to strive for excellence. My Team and I look forward to the...

Reviewed 19 July 2015

I recently stayed here with my wife. I had booked the hotel through Mr.Noyal, the Manager and booked for three days including food. Its better to pay for the food upfront along with room because it works out comparatively cheaper. Otherwise, if you choose ala carte , the food is very expensive. It is a four star property. But i...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala! I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your points of view about our hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight. We have made...

Kumarakom, India
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Situated in pristine surroundings, next to a bird sanctuary and touching India's 2nd largest lake, the hotel is a picture of the past. Built in the British times, it has retained its 'old' look and at they same time provides all the luxury and comfort of a modern hotel. Great service, nice place to stay.

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Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are indeed privileged to be of service to you. We are extremely delighted to note that you found our services excellent. This is a source of encouragement to us to enable us to...

Mumbai
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This is the first time we have been on a holiday and remained within the confines of the property for almost the entirety of the 3-night stay. We were a family of 5, plus a one-year old toddler, and the management was kind enough to upgrade us after one night to a couple of pool villas. The key positives were...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: $243 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel Kumarakom
Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Rooms facing pool.”
  • Sunset point
  • 360 degree view
  • Pond facing rooms
 of 5 bubbles TusharP, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Personally I wouldn't choose the larger cottages as the bathrooms are open to the sky and so bugs etc could get in”
 of 5 bubbles tetchy, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a cottage by the lake if the price is right for you.”
 of 5 bubbles WriterLJ, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If walking steps is a problem, be sure to stay on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles susiQ34683, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If possible, go for one with the private pools”
 of 5 bubbles LiamJEllison, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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