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Cambridge, England
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Enjoyed everything about this hotel. Very attentive staff and excellent food. Stayed in a villa with pool for part of our stay which was lovely. Gardens are beautiful and the location on the bank of the lake is great at sunset.

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3Thank Judy1608
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Was awesome from the reception we received at midnight upon arriving despite our flight delays. The food and the service was great. We were there for our friends wedding and really enjoyed our stay. Only downer was despite booking for a triple occupancy they forgot to add 3 tea cups instead of just 2. Otherwise, no complaints..comfy beddings and clean...

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3Thank Elenoa C
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Taj Vivanta – 5 9990794141 To start with, it’s really hard to imagine that anyone would have an average experience here, forget about a bad one. We went there for our anniversary a couple of days back. Taj, Kumarakom is about 2 hours from the Cochin airport. It’s based in the Kottayam district of Kerala and on the bed of...

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4Thank DishaNU
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 18 March 2015

It was a great experience to stay at this resort from 13th March to 15th March 2015. We landed at Cochin / Kochi, Kerala in morning at 8Am from Mumbai by Jet Airways. We had a minibus waiting at the airport and it took 1 1/2 hour to reach to the resort. After we checked-in immediately rushed to swimming pool...

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Dubai
Reviewed 14 March 2015

The resort is set in a very serene environment, you wake up hearing the chirping of variety of birds. The staff especially the GM is very hospitable and friendly and remain involved with various activities during the day. The villas are very tastefully decorated and well within the theme of heritage property.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 13 March 2015

A great place to get away, relax and unwind. It is an expansive property with excellent service, friendly staff and located on the water. A night or two in the rooms inside the Colonial Bungalow (Baker's) adds to the charm. The place has a pond in the center courtyard and comes alive after sunset with music & dance programs. The...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The location and the layout are great, kudos to that!. All rooms face a lagoon and the entire property is on the banks of the Vembanad lake. Rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly but have a very high level of limitation with communication. And no, its not because they speak only Malayalam. On the contrary there...

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6Thank KBala09
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

We were at this place to celebrate our anniversary and we got a very good deal to upgrade our stay to the Villa with private pool!!! Trust me, this is luxury at its best! Execellent service and amenities! The Villa comes with colonial settings and great views!!!

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I must say this is one of a kind property which i have visited. The property has a lake in the middle which is lit up with diyas / lights every night. behind that lake are villas surrounded by channels of water for rowing small boats and behind that the actual backwaters of kerala....wow......the rooms give a feel of heritage...

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2Thank vikhyat_shah
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely weekend. We stayed in the pool villa, spent a night on the house boat in our last night we didn't get the pool villa (booked out) but the other villas were good too! It was relaxing and beautiful! No regrets! Hope to be back soon!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $265 - $925 (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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“The cottages are very good”
 of 5 bubbles liseh956, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Delux delight rooms are good with good view of lake.”
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 of 5 bubbles vaibhava2013, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose an off season for best value for money”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeVil, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the standalone bungalow even if need to upgrade - well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles smithbc, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in rooms on the far side of the lagoon. Only sounds were the birds.”
 of 5 bubbles WisconsinTraveler076, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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