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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Staying at any Taj properties is a sure experience of friendly and courteous service and pleasant and comfortable stay. Taj Malabar truly matches up to it and the biggest plus is the beautiful location by the backwaters and the sea. An hours drive from the Kochi airport and you are at the hotel to enjoy the beautiful natural ambience of...

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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. It is truly rewarding for the team to realize that your stay with us was comfortable and it is our constant endeavour to serve you better. It will be our pleasure to extend the wonderful Taj hospitality...

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Was here last night for dinner. Wonderful ambience, smiling faces and sumptuous food. Malabar has one of the best locations by the backwaters. Guess it's one of those properties where things can't really go wrong.

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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you very much for your kind comments on the hotel. I am glad to note that the overall quality of service and facilities at the hotel measured up to your expectation. I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We stayed at the Vivanta by Taj by a mistake as actually I had planned to stay at Malabar house and my travel agency mixed the hotels up. Nevertheless it was a good choice because when you are travelling with children this hotel is better. It has a nice swimming pool and a nice lawn where the children can play...

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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We at Vivanta by Taj Malabar are really honoured to have you stay with us and sincerely look forward to welcome you back to our hotel once again. We do appreciate hearing from our guest, as their comments are vital for us to continue in improving our services. I am happy to...

Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Our first night in Kerala after a long journey from the UK was spent at this international hotel. It was a lovely place to rest and recharge before exploring Kochi and the rest of Kerala. The rooms were very comfortable - delighted to find a bath (but would have liked face flannels too). Buffet lunch was delicious and we ate...

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SumanDSharma, 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 your review of your wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your encouraging feedback and compliments of the hotel. We are very pleased that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality...

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I stayed here on business and was very impressed with the service I received. Whilst we spent the majority of the day away from the complex and in Cochin itself (the hotel is slightly out of the way on Willingdon Island) the hotel was faultless when we were there. The property was immaculately clean throughout; including the pool and there...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel. We are very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Our endeavour is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that...

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Perhaps the best buffet breakfast I've had- really tasty and not just mass-produced stodge. Excellent service in terms of a "can-do" attitidue but occasionally lacking genuine warmth and personal attention. Ajith in Cafe Samsara, however, clearly wanted to know our specific preferences and was very friendly and attentive. The view from the infinity pool is a game of two halves,...

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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 encouraging feedback and compliments of 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. We have...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I spent some time this hotel as a part of a tour. It's a colonial building with several major upgrade, very well managed b Taj group. A nice swimming pool overlook the bay. An excellent bar that brings you back to the colonial era is for me the nicest part of the hotel, my bartender Jaimon introduced me to a...

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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 and compliments of the hotel. It is really nice to know that your stay experience was truly memorable due to our warm and friendly services. Thank you once again for your feedback, we really appreciate...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We stayed at 2 nights in this luxury hotel. Although we had issues with the room at check in, this was sorted and we were upgraded to a suite. We had an excellent stay at the hotel. What makes this hotel stand apart is the outstanding service. Each and every staff member is committed to service with a smile. This...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! 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 you stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded your expectations....

Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Brilliant location on extreme border of Wellingdon Island ... Very good service ... Had an issue on one night but they more than made up for it .... Taj service was on display .... Best part in this Hotel of Taj chain was food was different all 4 days which is very rare ... I had visited Taj Jaipur and...

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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 . We are happy to know that your stay with us was excellent. It was a delight to have your valuable feedback and we greatly appreciate your time you spent, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority. Looking...

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

A lovely hotel.. Very nice, very comfortable, clean, modern, lovely. The grounds are nice. Its quiet, and not near the hustle and bustle of Cochin. Its on an island next to the Port Authority, and right on the water. There is no beach as it’s a river, but that doesn’t matter. The pool was closed for one day but although...

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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 for ourselves. 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...

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: £106 - £205 (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), Kerala, India
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Higher floor = better view. We were told there is a low-rise section of hotel with no view. Ask for a room in the tower section.”
aginsf, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“sea view rooms are better”
Niks1203, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Take waterfront facing room”
anands983, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“High Floor”
  • A plate of fruit FOC delivered with our prawns to our room on the first night
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  • Even the bath
  • the Peacock
  • So cute
  • Signet swan
  • Very beautiful
AlandPawn, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room which is a corner room and on a higher floor for a spectacular view.”
Chatter44, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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