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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

3.2 km from Kochi (Cochin) centre
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  • Pool
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| Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

What a beautiful staff are working at this hotel. It made my introduction to Cochin so seemless. The ferry is a short stroll to take you across to Fort Cochin, there you'll see some amazing sights and eat a lot of amazing local food. I can't speak high enough about the staff they made our stay one to remember. I...

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed as family of four with 2 teenage sons. Our flights were changed to early in the morning so we arrived at 9 am very tired from our flight and to our surprise and relief our rooms were ready! The property is a lovely colonial style building which was built in 1935. It is a lovely location on the...

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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! Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. I am happy you have enjoyed our guest rooms and that you found it to be to your comfort. We would love to host all your future visits to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

There was nothing too much for the staff in any department or any fashion they were willing to help in the fullest congratulate the management of my experience of the stay really lovely time and look forward to the prospect of going there again hundred percent. Highly recommend the breakfast was beautiful. Nitin mehta

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel meets all the usual Taj standards in providing great luxury, worlds away from the noise and chaos on the streets nearby. A particular highlight was the infinity pool facing towards the ocean - truly outstanding! The food was on a par with other Indian 5 star hotels. Highly recommended.

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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! 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...

Leeds
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had my birthday in the garden here in 2008 and it was simply wonderful! The dark chocolate crepe suzettes with raspberries so divine and the shrimp as well. Tbe pool is a wonder andcthe lication girgeous.

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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! Thank you very much for your kind comments on the hotel. I am glad to note that the overall quality of services and facilities at the hotel measured up to your expectation. Once again thank you for your valuable feedback which encourages and motivates us in creating a beyond expectation experience each...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel has a traditional ambience, very pleasant rooms, excellent service, good food, and beautiful view to the water. You will feel welcome in every aspect. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and a pleasure to behold. So is the lobby, where you can relax with a drink while looking outside at the surrounding garden. In the evening, a pleasant breeze...

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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! Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. I am happy you have enjoyed our guest rooms and that you found it to be to your comfort. We would love to host all your future visits to...

Danville, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had the opportunity to stay in VIVANTA by Taj Malabar, Kochi in Feb, 2017. The experience was memorable for the location of the hotel along the waterfront opposite Kochi harbor, the colonial design and ambience, comfortable room, great restaurant, and the pleasant attitude of the staff from the reception to the room steward. I would recommend Taj Malabar highly...

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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! We are delighted to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that our warm, professional and anticipatory services very much contributed towards your stay experience. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure...

Beaminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Another taj hotel and again 700 rupees + tax for decent wifi why is it only taj that seem to charge for wifi? Rest of the hotel was great with lovely pool staff and restaurants, but once again spoilt by having to pay for decent wifi

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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! I take this opportunity to thank you for being a valued patron and sharing your valuable thoughts. We are delighted to know that you had a great experience at the hotel and an enjoyable stay and I have taken the liberty to communicate your feedback to my entire team at the hotel....

Harrisburg
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Constructed by the British, this is a hoteI with character. Beautiful dark wood floors, flowers and located on Willingdon Island in Cochin harbor, with a constant breeze and beautiful waters.But was the most outstanding feature of our stay was the service and individualized attention we received at this property, which was extraordinary and far exceeded what is typical even at...

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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! We are delighted to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that our warm, professional and anticipatory services very much contributed towards your stay experience. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked and paid for two nights. Upon our arrival we were informed that we had only one night booked contrary to our hotel voucher. They made no effort to rectify the problem they created. Hotel was completely booked for our second night and they did not honour the reservation. The hotel is outdated. The rooms are fine, bathroom...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We thank you for your valuable feedback and sincerely appreciate your time for doing so. I have read your concerns that we could not live up in terms of deliverance and I am greatly perturbed on hearing the same. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We would like to...

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: €113 - €309 (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), India - Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“The prices were not high for us given the quality. We had a room facing away from the garden, meaning that it was quieter.”
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