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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is set in a very serene environment. Gives a colonial era feeling with the rustic surroundings. Cottages were charming. Helpful staff. There is a room for improvement in buffet breakfast layout for the amount one pays for the resort. The downside was the food especially in terms of variety There are few activities to keep you occupied -...

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

Dear Mr. Joe , Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! 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...

Kottayam, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's really mesmerising to enjoy House boat ride in Vembanad Lake.You sync with nature , the ripples,and soothing wind and the greenery make you feel stress free . Lunch with Pearldot fish fry , served on board boat ,while cruising is very special to Kumarakom .We keep coming back to Vivanta by Taj for cruising in Backwater.

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

Dear Mr. Sunny , 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...

Mumbai
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upon Check-In, I was informed that the room allotted to me (Room No. 24) was the best room in the entire property. I agree on this point as far as the location of the room is concerned. However, on the other hand, you are selling this room in the top most category (Premium Pool Villa). However, the Jacuzzi in the...

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

Dear Mr. Shah , 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...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this relaxing, romantic colonial-style hotel, set in large, lush gardens with a lagoon, and facing onto Lake Vembanad at the back. We particularly enjoyed an early evening boat trip laid on by the hotel, with chai served afterward in a pavilion on the lawn, from where we watched the sun go down over the...

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

Dear Guest, Dear Guest , Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely delighted that you found our hospitality par excellence. It is feedback from valued guests like you that motivates us to strive for excellence. My Team and I look...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A truly relaxing and peaceful hotel with kingfishers and herons by the bucket loads! Great food served in the restaurant with excellent entertainment. A fabulous hotel in a fabulous setting served by helpful and friendly staff.

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

Dear Mr. Peter , 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...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Marvellous personal involvement of the staff.usual Taj group hospitality. Just an issue with food options and the dishes available. Also there is room for improvement in buffet breakfast layout visavis the amount one pays for the resort.mr jayanta ,the manager,has done a great job overall.

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

Dear Mr. Vivek , 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 food options and breakfast...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a serene environment- the rustic surroundings, charming cottages & the extremely lovely & helpful staff .There were quite a few activities to keep one busy-cycling/ pottery making/ local cuisine classes/ boat ride etc etc. Just the kind of break we wanted ! Jiva Spa as usual was awesome esp the facial ( with the local oil & products). Absolutely...

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Dear Ms. Rini , 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 food in terms of...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The arrival experience was wonderful. The entire staff is quite friendly and supportive. The environment of hotel are excellent. The vast property, well maintained and have ample green soothing surroundings. The lake on the edge gives awesome feeling. The quality of food is excellent. The quality of laundry service is excellent, Despite distances the room service and all other facilities...

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

Dear Mr. Ashwani, 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...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience both in terms of stay, food, entertainment. They have very courteous staff like Mr.Noel and Daisy. Lot of things like fish catching, clay pottery, bicycles, swimming, table tennis, chess, big green lawns for kids. They organise boat ride, snacks with sunset, cultural programmes. Food quality is okay. Only one area where i feel they can improve but otherwise...

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

Dear Mr. Tushar , 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...

Reviewed 1 week ago

In our two days stay we enjoyed the whole surrounding with birds noise, lakes, ducks, entertainment and food. friendly staff. Enjoyed the Ayurveda massage on everyday. Enjoyed the sunset along with nice crunchie vada and tea and coffee from the chayakada. Overall we had a great experience and recommend this place.

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Dear Mr. George , Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely delighted that you found our hospitality par excellence. It is feedback from valued guests like you that motivates us to strive for excellence. My Team and I look forward...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: £135 - £276 (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 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Rooms facing pool.”
  • Sunset point
  • 360 degree view
  • 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
“If walking steps is a problem, be sure to stay on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles susiQ34683, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If possible, go for one with the private pools”
 of 5 bubbles LiamJEllison, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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