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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

3.2 km from Kochi (Cochin) centre
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| Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Harrisburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Constructed by the British, this is a hoteI with character. Beautiful dark wood floors, flowers and located on Willingdon Island in Cochin harbor, with a constant breeze and beautiful waters.But was the most outstanding feature of our stay was the service and individualized attention we received at this property, which was extraordinary and far exceeded what is typical even at...

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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 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...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked and paid for two nights. Upon our arrival we were informed that we had only one night booked contrary to our hotel voucher. They made no effort to rectify the problem they created. Hotel was completely booked for our second night and they did not honour the reservation. The hotel is outdated. The rooms are fine, bathroom...

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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 thank you for your valuable feedback and sincerely appreciate your time for doing so. I have read your concerns that we could not live up in terms of deliverance and I am greatly perturbed on hearing the same. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We would like to...

Hayes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and Nice views to start with, food is good but highly priced Inroom Dining.... They have a variety of restaurants in the hotel and serve various cuisines. i Felt the bed sheets a bit worn and aged and didnt feel that fresh which could have been replace but didnt bother.. other than that i would rate it a...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! I take this opportunity to thank you for being a valued patron and sharing your valuable thoughts. 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. At the same time it is a matter of...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not feel welcomed by the staff. The food was fair only, dining room was not clean. Service in both restaurants was exceedingly slow. Rooms were not luxury, but view was lovely. Not up to par for a five star hotel, especially in India where we were accustomed to wonderful staff and service.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Malabar Cochin! I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback about the 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. I have read with the...

India
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best property in Kochi. You can simply enjoy your time staring at the see, ships, port etc. from the decks, and relish the food. - Great location at Willingdon Island, away from the crowd though bit far off from the Airport. - Close to the port. Rooms at that side as well as dining area provide...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average rooms- we took a sea view room but was disappointed with the view😒. Excellent food esp at Rice Boat ( we ended up going there everyday). Lovely pool & good fitness centre. Jiva Spa gets a 5/5 as usual. Overall a good stay!

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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 I would like to thank you for your feedback on 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 our processes to achieve customer delight. We have noted...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were pre-booked by our travel agent for two nights. Upon arrival we were told that we only had a reservation for one night. After speaking with our agent to clarify, apparently we got bumped to accomodate a larger group coming in on the next day. we were never notified of the reservation change in advance. Furthermore, the menage seemed...

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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 thank you for your valuable feedback and sincerely appreciate your time for doing so. I have read your concerns that we could not live up in terms of deliverance and I am greatly perturbed on hearing the same. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We would like to...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely property and very courteous staff - hallmark of Taj Hotels. Go there for a completely relaxed vacation and enjoy the facilities. Don't miss the evening tea-coffee session by the waterfront cafe followed by the complimentary boat ride.

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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. Assuring you of our best services and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very welcoming experience with good rooms overlooking the port. Afternoon tea, a boat cruise and an evening dance performance all included as was a cooking demonstration. We dined in the Specialty Seafood restaurant and the Thai/Chinese and enjoyed both very much. Navneet Sharma was particularly cordial and helpful. The bookstore has a good collection at very reasonable prices as...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the standards we have set as benchmark. I am happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us. Indeed, it is the Taj way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent hotel - small with very attentive service. The food is very good and breakfast in particular is excellent value. The hotel, whilst a fair way from the airport, is extremely well positioned for Fort Cochin - a short ferry crossing away (and this in itself is an interesting experience!). If you do go to Fort Cochin,...

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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 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. Our...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $154 - $420 (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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“water view with balcony. Higher the floor, the better it is.”
 of 5 bubbles Huja22, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The prices were not high for us given the quality. We had a room facing away from the garden, meaning that it was quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles JaninaDiana, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room overlooking the port provides amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles MewarMewar, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms have great view”
 of 5 bubbles PervinB, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The suites are really beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles smartsulu, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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