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Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is well maintained and the staff is doting and pleasant, as you would expect from a Taj property. Rooms are well appointed, though I think the window between the bathroom and the bedroom (with a pull down shade) is odd and should be removed in the next renovation. The property has nice views and several restaurants on site....

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel goes the extra mile and more. The service and accommodation are of a high standard. We enjoyed several meals from a choice of 4 restaurants and they were all delicious. Breakfast buffet was delicious. They offer a complimentary high tea each afternoon as well as a complimentary cruise on the port and also a cultural show. The location...

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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 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,...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Taj brand has an excellent reputation, and our previous experiences at these hotels filled us with confidence that we were going to have a fantastic Christmas in Kerrala. The staff are most definitely the strong point of this hotel, very friendly, extremely helpful and polite and proud of the service they provide. The hotel is well appointed with a...

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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. However, we have also made a note on your concerns on the services during the breakfast and BBQ, which we...

Panjim, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is a very small yet very classy and elegant property. The location is awsome. We sat on their wooden dock for hours checking out different container carriers load and unload onto the port. We took their complementary boat ride as well.very nice hotel. We actually drove in our car from Goa to kochi and goofed up while our...

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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 outset, we are delighted to know that you had a great experience at the hotel and an enjoyable stay. We are glad to note that the overall quality of services and facilities at our hotel measured up to your expectation. I am certain your feedback will serve as a source...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a late response as this was for a stay in August 2012. Our stay here was amazing, we had our daughter who was 23 months at the time and she still remembers the teddy bear, umbrella and ice cream she received upon checking in. The staff, including the head chef spoke to her and cooked her special pasta...

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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 pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit back in 2012 and had a memorable experience at our hotel. I have conveyed your splendid comments to the entire team for whom it has been a source of encouragement. The team and I are thankful for your valuable feedback and...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The entire stay was wonderful. The facility is beautiful and and staff were very accommodative. Variety of food were available and some of them were unique to the location. The spa facilities including the Yoga place we clean and the folks there were very good in what they did. The boat ride to the sunset event was certainly worth it....

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are happy to know that your stay with us was excellent and many thanks for your great review on 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. Looking forward to your...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start this review with the pros: - The lobby is gorgeous. - The outdoor BBQ dinner buffet is outstanding. - The sea views are lovely. - The staff are all wonderful. And now the cons: - The hotel is pretty beaten up aside from the restaurants and lobby. - The room was even more beaten up. The floors...

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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 write to you in reference to your feedback regarding your recent stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for location, none is better than Taj Malabar. It overlooks the Cochin Harbour and some rooms have magnificent views. The food that the hotel churns up is absolutely delightful. Not only they serve the continental dishes with flare but also serve some of the famous local cuisine in traditional style. The hotel has areas overlooking the...

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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...

Boston, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility is well maintained with excellent rooms, in good condition. Food and beverages are expensive, charged at rates similar to a five star hotel in Europe or US. The location is a little removed from the main city but if peace and quiet after a busy day is what you need, this location provides it.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Malabar, Cochin! I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and write to you in reference to your feedback regarding your stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes 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
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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: €117 - €306 (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)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Heritage rooms are larger but do not have a view of the water”
 of 5 bubbles Apsara65, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors overlooking the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles 491sunilu, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles duskyman, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites offer amazing views of the harbor”
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“Garden facing”
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