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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this resort cannot compare to any Oberoi property, it was a relaxing interlude from the big cities, hectic travel. We arrived by boat and enjoyed some outdoor entertainment - despite heavy bugs at night. The seafood restaurant was quite good. Breakfast buffet less varied than at other hotels, and the rooms were older, but adequate. Mosquitos were everywhere. You...

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

Dear Ms. Susi , 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...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old century styled resort with modern amenities. Absolutely serene environment, perfect for escaping from the daily humdrum. My room had a private pool which was very nicely maintained. Restaurant serves great quality Kerala cuisine, though their North Indian dishes could have been better.

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

Dear Mr. Deependra , 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 on the Indian cusine ....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole experience here was biased by the fact that we booked their best villa, smack facing Vembanad Lake, and having a lovely old world ambience (spacious, period furnishings, lily pond, swing on porch, private pool, open air showers, etc.). The manager made sure we got the best of everything. The houseboat he booked for us pulled up to our...

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

Dear Mr. Raghu , 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is exclusive with just 28 rooms. Any kind of room you book is going to give you an amazing experience at the resort. Great place to relax and unwind. Kid friendly and our kids enjoyed the stay as well.

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

Dear Mr. Ashok, 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...

Reviewed 23 January 2017

front office staff were very courteous. House keeping staff were friendly and did great job. we had taken our 2 year old son and he created complete mess, house keeping staff were patient and were extremely helpful. thanks and Keep it up. the property is well located and maintained. One hour boat ride was the highlight , it was fun...

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Dear Mr. Karthik , 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...

Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is an excellent property, beautiful lakeside setting. Noyal and his team were wonderful, could not have done more for us. Strongly recommend the villas with the private pools for a fantastic, relaxing stay.

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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....

Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had heard about Taj Kumarakom being a good place to visit and hence we chose it to visit during our anniversary . The property is beautiful as described in the website but what was remarkable was the hospitality and warmth displayed by each and every member of the staff. Service with a smile ! We were really happy with...

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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....

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The resort is strategically located on the backwaters of the region and next to an interesting bird sanctuary which makes it ideal for people who plan to do birdwatching as well as some backwater holidaying. The resort has some excellent food as well as interesting dance and music program in the evenings for the guests. Recommended for stay. very friendly...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. Our team takes their roles in our industry very sincerely and tries every day to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to...

Hyderabad
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed for 3 nights at Taj Kumarokam with parents and kids. Extremely wonderful stay and polite/courteous staff that went the extra mile to make sure our stay was memorable. They took good care of parents/kids dietary needs. The house boat arranged by the hotel was simply amazing.

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Dear Mr. Kothari , 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...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were 2 families and we spent one night in the houseboat and it was an unforgettable experience .The rooms were comfortable and airconditiining was turned on from 6 pm.There was a dining room and the food was local fare and very fresh and wholesome.But it's the cruise on the river that makes this choice truly charming.The riverscape, the birds...

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Dear Ms. Meera, 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...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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
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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: $221 - $403 (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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“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.”
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  • Pond facing rooms
 of 5 bubbles TusharP, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Personally I wouldn't choose the larger cottages as the bathrooms are open to the sky and so bugs etc could get in”
 of 5 bubbles tetchy, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a cottage by the lake if the price is right for you.”
 of 5 bubbles WriterLJ, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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