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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Mumbai
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were merely looking for a night stay at Kumarakom before we moved to our next destination Munnar. This was a night halt after our boat cruise at Alleppey and before we moved to Munnar, so the expectation was really low, but the experience we had made us re-think our decision as to why we never considered staying at Vivanta...

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

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 24 August 2015 via mobile

Spent four days here with family. Very relaxing beautiful place. What i loved most was being able to enjoy live music every evening in the open air restaurant without fighting off insects like the rest of Kottayam because they smoke the insects out every evening. The staff were very good. Went above call of duty for me. (My son became...

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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 (Bombay), India
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The food is really good, must try the Currymeen cooked in traditional style. January to March are a great time to visit. Not much to do around in Kumarakom, so go with a great book or two. Laze around all day at the hammocks and hear the birds chirp.

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

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. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our hospitality. We immensely value your patronage and look forward to your...

kottayam
Reviewed 22 August 2015

one of the finest or most beautiful place in kumarakom to relax with children.sunset cruise,is memorable,chayakada location in the evening is outstanding.enjoy the birds chit chats and music herein hammocks .

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! I am pleased to note that our services and facilities were to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about our hotel is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all the members of my team. I once again thank you for your valuable comments and look forward to the pleasure of your continued...

Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Very personalised services. Fantastic location . Nice place to visit with family . Food was too good . Specially veg food was superb in test . These pepole make special arrangements for my anniversary celebrations.

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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! Thank you for your kind feedback. It is feedback such as given by you that keeps the team motivated and encourages them to continue to deliver guest experiences. We once again thank you for your feedback and sincerely look forward to welcome you again at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala in near...

Visakhapatnam, India
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stayed in the Heritage room.There are only three rooms in the main property so, we have booked a month earlier.We had an amazing holiday at vivanta and would love to revisit.It took 3hr drive from cochin airport.The property is located in one the best places of South India.Impressed with the service and food.Night ambiance was great for a lovely...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to share your stay experience at the Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala on Trip Advisor. With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. As a valued guest your feedback will be shared with the team...

Pune, India
Reviewed 20 August 2015

It's an outstanding, lovely and stunning property. We had booked th Superior Charm Room with Lagoon View and my daughter liked it a lot. They have many activities where children can be engaged into. They have outstanding Kerala Ayurvedic center which provides lots of health benefits activities. They have backwater in the back and cycles to go around the property.

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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....

Mumbai
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely heritage property. We had booked the superior charm rooms, but got an upgrade to the deluxe rooms, which was a much appreciated gesture! It was a nice cottage with a sitout area facing the small lagoon and an open air shower area. Service was very good, staff were extremely polite and prompt, especially Suchit at the OPEN...

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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...

Pune, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Being avid hotel guests (I say this since we do little outside the Hotel wherever we stay). What can I say, as a couple, we love hotels. And as an ex-hotelier, I cant help but compare and hence pen down my thoughts here. So here goes... The Taj Kumarakom feels like a bite of a well made multilayer chocolate walnut...

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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....

Kochi
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Pros: Serene atmosphere. Nice rooms. Courteous & pleasant staff. Alacarte dining options are good. Tasty food. Nice pool. Decent activities to keep kids engaged for 2 days. Cons: Limited buffet breakfast options. Very small indoor/outdoor dining space. Limited staff. Only a very small portion of property faces the famous backwaters. During rainy season.. the area that does face the backwaters...

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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. Please be assured...

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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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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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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: €95 - €216 (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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