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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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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.

Thank Mucool03
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...

Thank ShamsSeattle
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...

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!!!

2Thank Swastik M
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...

2Thank vikhyat_shah
Reviewed 1 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!

Thank Smittytip
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

The hotel is built on colonial grounds. We stayed two nights while touring South India. It is near the lake and the hotel offers complimentary tour of the lake. The grounds are very well maintained. The staff is very attentive and service oriented from the manager down. The food is good but pricy in comparison to restaurants around. We were...

5Thank Shai R
Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 18 February 2015

we spent 3 nights at this property in deluxe allure villa..amazingly quite place..a lot of greenery, the rear side property connects to the vembanad lake while the breakfast place connects to a large water body which is lit with diyas by the local ladies every evening, we took a cruise for an hour at the lake,we also did take a...

4Thank yashwant_vaid
Reviewed 17 February 2015

This is a proper resort, just being there puts you in right frame of mind. Our accomodation was a very large space with outdoor shower , and a large bathtub with decent toilet facilities. The service in the room was excellent. Bicyling around the property, boating facility, lake view afternoon tea, music and lights by diyas created something special which...

5Thank 23vaneet
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We spent a week here for a friends' wedding and we had the entire place booked out for the wedding guests. The accommodation is excellent, we stayed in the small rooms that overlook the main lake. They were clean and comfy with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. As we had the entire resort booked I was able...

3Thank brianolikov

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €120 - €242 (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
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#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Best to be around the lake in the middle!!”
  • Rooms around the lake were great!!
 of 5 bubbles Bel21a, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother with a room with attached pool. Not well maintained. You are better off swimming in the main pool”
 of 5 bubbles roysush, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you do not stay here, there is no reason to visit it”
 of 5 bubbles Medapati, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the room we had in the main building but the bungalows looked really nice too.”
 of 5 bubbles andypubah, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool.”
  • Sunset point
  • 360 degree view
  • Pond facing rooms
 of 5 bubbles TusharP, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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