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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We experienced excellent service from the entire staff of the hotel. Everybody was very courteous and helpful. They made sure that we enjoyed our stay. There was a good choice of food variety, and the preparation was excellent. The ambiance of the Hotel its surrounding is exceptional. Needs to be experienced.

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Pune, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say you can opt for other hotels over this which are better. The Zuri is one of them. I stayed an extra day at Zuri and it was far much better fir the price I paid. Vivanta is overpriced for the services and the brand.

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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! At the outset I would like to thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us at 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...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

This excellent hotel is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. We got a cottage at the lagoon with a nice view towards the old bungalow. The cottage was spacy and clean, and equipped with all amenities. We had a nice boattrip on the lake. The staff were busy with mosquito repeeling, so we had no problem with mosquitos. I...

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

Dear Guest, 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 note...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I re-lived our honeymoon this November at the Taj Kumarakom. We had first visited this place in Nov 2000 and visited it again sixteen years later and the romance of this place is intact. Except for a few structures that seem to have come up, this beautiful property is a must-visit. The warm and hospitable staff really...

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

Dear Mr. Sundararaman, 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...

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

this property of Vivanta is situated at very good location in Kumarakom. the property has got good layout, one can spend relaxing time on this property. We found evening cultural events more entertaining at dinner. we also enjoyed feeding rabits and ducks; and pottery making. in our opinion, this property definitely is not at Taj standards, as compared with other...

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

Dear Mr. Vaibhav , Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala! At the outset I would like to thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us at Kumarakom . It was a pleasure talking to you . It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine...

Bombay,India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and i spent quality time together at the resort and had an overall relaxing holiday. The staff at the hotel were extremely firendly and helpful in all respects.I would heartily recommend this property to anyone doing a trip to the Kerala backwaters.

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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....

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I along with my wife & son (4 yrs) visited Kumarakom for 2 days. The Property is big and have everything you can ask for. The reception area is small but we got a warm welcome from the staff!! We have got the cottage just close to lagoon and the view is simply superb!! The rooms are equipped with all...

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

Dear Mr. Oberoi , 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. We...

Nashik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is located in the midst of nature and along the backwaters. Ideal for a family and couples who want to be away from the high pressure city life and enjoy the nature. Property is spread over 17 acres and one can enjoy the nature. The cottages are overlooking water body and provide openness with privacy. One can enjoy...

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

Dear Mr. Shammi , 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...

CT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely property but it was not up to the usual Taj standards in terms of service. A lovely evening 1 hour boat cruise on the canal near by, but unfortunately you had to take a brief walk there which was fine, but would I not recommend it with small children or the elderly as traffic is a bit fast...

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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! 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. We have made...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful quiet property, close to the lake and has inner channels of water and ponds. The individual villas in the property with pools are very nice and have a traditional architecture feel. This hotel also arranges a 1 hour complementary boat ride in the lake during evening for its guests, and few other activities. There was also...

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Dear Mr. Tojo , 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...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: $250 - $874 (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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“The cottages are very good”
 of 5 bubbles liseh956, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Delux delight rooms are good with good view of lake.”
  • canal going through and the room entrance
  • view from delux delight
 of 5 bubbles vaibhava2013, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose an off season for best value for money”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeVil, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the standalone bungalow even if need to upgrade - well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles smithbc, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in rooms on the far side of the lagoon. Only sounds were the birds.”
 of 5 bubbles WisconsinTraveler076, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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