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Kiama, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pleasant few days spent along the waterways. The hotel was a lovely boutique hotel where nothing was to much trouble. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was superb. The nice touch of a free boat ride, yoga class and happy hour (minus the alcohol due to licensing issues). Prashant Gurung at the front office was a standout.

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MUMBAI, India
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I enjoy during stay in Taj, With excellent staff and chef.... Ambient also good, will recommend to all our relative friends.. During my next trip I like to more suggest, give more staff for communicate in English and Hindi

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We stayed at several Taj properties during our long trip in India, and like the others, this Taj property is maintained in superb condition – the long pool is heated and sparkling clean, the grounds are manicured and the entire site is a calm retreat. The hotel staff are prompt and responsive. We were welcomed by the managers, checked-in rapidly,...

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London, United Kingdom
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First, the positives. The service at this hotel is efficient and friendly. From the manager to the busboy, the service is warm and one is made to feel like a valued guest. The food in the on site restaurants is superb, from breakfast through to dinner. The rooms are well appointed quiet and thoroughly cleaned daily, sometimes more frequently. The...

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Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India
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There are 4 restaurants here. Of these, the "Rice Boat" is very beautiful, especially at night. They have a delightful array of sea food. The ambiance is also very nice, and you can watch the sea as you dine. But this review is about the "Pepper" restaurant, which is adjacent to the "Rice Boat". We purposely chose this as it...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Everything about the Taj Malabar is EXCELLENT. Whether it is the quality of the rooms, the lovely products in the bathroom, the delicious food or the stunning surroundings- this hotel has it all. We recently spent five nights with the hotel and received a warm welcome from every single employee each time we arrived back at the hotel. The whole...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot extol this hotel enough. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I have no qualms about revisiting and I am looking forward to my next time. We arrived early but were still permitted to check in although officially we should not have been allowed until 2pm. We...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite some problems with their beer supply (NB Kerala moving to restrict consumption of alcohol) had a wonderful stay.Outstanding staff.Outstanding food.Clean rooms. Resort facilities especially the pool great. Very safe for a morning (sweaty) run on the road if that is your preference.Good value for money....especially with a free upgrade!

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the end of our trip, as we were pulling out of the hotel , my family (husband and I + my dad and mom) actually said out loud the same thing - "Doesn't it feel like we are leaving a family home or friend's place" ? Just speaks to exceptional hospitality we enjoyed during our 3 day stay. We...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the ambience and the setting of this hotel. Easy access to Fort cochin by ferry, good taxi service and lovely location on the water. the evening sunset cruises were great. Food quality was excellent. we watched a cooking demonstration and then ate the product. Delicious. Will stay there again when back in Kochi.

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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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: $157 - $684 (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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“We are fortunate to be upgraded to a sea view room which would be worth booking.”
 of 5 bubbles TheJaynie, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a harbor view - it's a nice view worth the extra amount. If you can reserve a room with a balcony, even better.”
 of 5 bubbles D8602NUdavidh, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“As far as I could tell, all rooms are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles SE228, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The heritage wing is delightful”
  • Shower and bath. Standing where bath is.
  • Piping hot water.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Paradise.
  • Somewhere to relax, write.
  • Cup of morning tea.
  • Big, comfortable bed
  • View from the lobby.
 of 5 bubbles Gastr0dude, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner room ideal on the old section”
 of 5 bubbles MAQMelbourne, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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