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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel stay in Vivanta was good. Food was awesome and was suitable to our needs. Whatever you ask for in the restaurant and same was made available according to your taste. We found slight cleanliness issues in the pond inside the hotel... Overall a nice experience with superb villa, antique look and lotus pond...

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

Dear Mr. Nishant , 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...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

March 15-17 2017 It was a great experience, probably one of the best I have had. The property is amazing and it is very well maintained. Lot of activities on the property itself. What made our experience even better was the staff. Everyone was very polite and helpful. Every detail has been thought of and very well planned. The welcoming...

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

Dear Sahilm , 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...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 2 nights . Checked in on New Year's Eve and joined the celebrations. Food was good except the fact that authentic Kerala cuisine was not up to expectations. Staff were very cooperative. During New Years celebrations there were lucky dip for various TAJ properties in India and we won 3! We also had a boat ride arranged by...

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

Dear Mr. Ajit , 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...

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Taj Vivanta Kumarakom is the best property I have been in Kerala. Nice family weekend get away. Temptation Villa provides your own splash pool and jacuzzi. Artificial pool where you can take a pedal boat ride or ankling. Evening sunset Cruise on vembanad lake is the only external activity required. Staff and services are excellent. Food is fresh and tasty....

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

Dear Mr. Balu , 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...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the banks of the Vembanad lake in the rustic backyards of Kottayam district.The place lives upto its Luxe tag. Food is great. Authentic kerala cuisine. Helpful staff ,ever courteous.Make sure to book a house boat for a morning. The boys on d boat help you to buy fish at the local market on the lake and then cook...

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

Dear Mr. Manoj, 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...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This resort is very lovely and tranquil. We were double-upgraded to a villa that was located on the banks of a lotus pond. It was quiet, the villa was clean, cool, and spacious. Tea was offered on the shores of the lake in the latefternoon, and a boat cruise was also offered. The restaurant was nice, with an extensive menu....

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Jayanta D, Owner 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...

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We loved this hotel! We love the Taj group as know what to expect! We had a great welcome with a garland, fresh coconut and refreshing wipe which I love about Kerala! The rooms were fab & exotic decor , clean with lovely view of the lake. We were not too far from main house (there were some rooms further...

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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 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....

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 March 2017

1) Great staff - Anirban, Devi, Ananda and others. Our stay would have been mediocre if not for your hospitality and personal service. 2) Great, great food and service related to that food. Its amazing how well you can do multi cuisine. 3) Lovely spread out property. 4) Nice regular rooms with a view of the lake in the centre....

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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 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....

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The concept of staying in traditional cottages is good but the hotel as a whole is not in the top 3 at Kumarakom. The Taj Group is generally top class but this property was sort of boring for us. On the plus side, the room was very large. You need a buggy to get to your room from the dining...

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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 24 February 2017

We are Taj Inner Circle members and the lady at reception welcomed us nicely. We went there is an auto and may be that's why they treated us badly. The restaurant guy asked us to move around and no single guy ever bothered to see what we want. We called the manager and told him - he apologised and said...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala! At the outset I would like to thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to our hotel Kumarakom . 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. It is a matter...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • 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: €96 - €218 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Take the mini-lake facing single cottages. Better than the inner-property suites.”
  • Sitout with every cottage looking out to mini-Lake
  • High ceiling spacious room
  • Large picture window in room looking out to mini-Lake
  • Sitout with every cottage looking out to mini-Lake
  • High ceiling in bedroom
  • Main bedroom
Sandeeproy1, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms facing the waterbody...”
ipiyush, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are nice.”
purplejane48, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the pool are spacious are located conveniently right in the middle of the resort.”
Lyf, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best to be around the lake in the middle!!”
  • Rooms around the lake were great!!
Bel21a, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
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