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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar
Ranked #8 of 212 Hotels in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Nice place for a peaceful holiday”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This place is a paradise for you if you want to stay away from the city center and enjoy the natural view. The hotel is facing the sea and river periyar. The food at the hotel is super and the staff is great and serves you happily. We were coming from abroad and had reached around 1 am and still found people waiting for us. it is really a great experience. It has a wonderful Spa and one can really relax here.

Room Tip: Stay in the Tower specifically on the higher floow which has a great view of the Sea and river
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank nitin_anan
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin!

We at Vivanta by Taj Malabar are really honored to have you stay with us and sincerely look forward to welcome you back to our hotel once again.

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.

Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality in the true Taj tradition, always.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Newport Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

.... And loved it! We were not able to stay because we were staying on board a ship but the restaurants here at the hotel are amazing. The staff is very helpful and there are many restaurants, serving different kinds of food, in the hotel. We came here on three desperate evenings. Their desserts are excellent too. It is a bit pricy, however, so watch out!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Matt P
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin!

We are very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Our endeavor is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience.

It is very rewarding for the team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your experience.

We certainly look forward to your return in the future, and to extending the warm Taj hospitality and great experience that we always strive to deliver.

Assuring you of our best services and attention at all times.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Moments after arriving at the Taj Malabar we knew we'd the right decision...
A beautiful hotel in an amazing location.All of the staff from managers to the security men were friendly and helpful.
The 3 restaurants serve exquisite food and service,and the Mattancherry bar staff make delicious cocktails.
We visited the Jive spa twice ,the champi massage was the best,we left feeing revitalised.
One of our favourite moments at the Taj was our complimentary boat cruise to watch the sunset,and if we were lucky to spot the dolphins in the bay.
Thankyou all for making our 1st visit to India so so special.special thanks to Suman,Michelle,namita,aviv,the staff in the Mattancherry bar,Chris,Noel,Sunil,sunny,gagandeep ,Bme,and to all our other friends at Taj.
I celebrated my birthday on our stay and the lovely thoughts and special touches will stay with me forever .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Allison J
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin!

Thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel.

It is very rewarding for the team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your stay experience. Indeed, it is the Taj way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth and hospitality that they deserve.

We profusely thank you for your valuable feedback which encourages and motivates us in creating a beyond expectation experience each time.

Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality in the true Taj tradition, always.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Great place. Excellent views and very friendly staff. The food at all the restaurants is very well prepared. The hotel should run a shuttle from the port to MG road. Will save the Taxi Fare which turns out to be a lot.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Manoaj K
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
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.

It is very rewarding for the team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your stay experience.

My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure you of our best attention and service at all times.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Brighton
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We LOVED this hotel. The luxury, seclusion and attention to detail were excellent. Highlights for us were the rice boat restaurant - which MUST be tried if staying at the hotel - and also the delightful Yoga teacher, who was a lovely man and a real expert. All the service was excellent and very warm and friendly. We could not fault our wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sue B
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin!

We are very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Our endeavor is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience.

It is very rewarding for the team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your experience.

We certainly look forward to your return in the future, and to extending the warm Taj hospitality and great experience that we always strive to deliver.

Assuring you of our best services and attention at all times.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

As like any Taj property, the location was beautiful right on the estuary with its colonial architecture. I spent almost an hour going through all the wall hangings.. charcoal paintings and more. We had the sea view and could experience sunset from the balcony. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff were courteous and humble.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Sivakumar M
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin!

We thank you for sparing your valuable time and providing us with your feedback regarding your stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin.

We do appreciate hearing from our guest, as their comments are vital for us to continue in improving our services. I am happy to note that the services rendered by my team were to your satisfaction.

We certainly look forward to your return in the future, and to extending the warm Taj hospitality and great stay experience that we always strive to deliver.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Nilgiris India
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This hotel has a stunning location right on the estuary where you can peacefully enjoy watching the boats whether local fishing boats or international cruisers. Look across the estuary and you will see the colourful houses and warehouses whether they are Dutch, British or contemporary architecture. The sunsets are stunning and throughout the day if you look for long enough you will see the dolphins. Get a corner bedroom in the new block and you can do all this from the comfort of your room. As I said it all adds up to a stunning location.

The food is wonderful, we had an evening meal in the Rice Boat restaurant looking out across the estuary, the seafood was exceptional and it all added up to a most enjoyable evening in a delightful environment.

If you get a chance take the free evening cruise to watch the sunset and life on the water at the end of the day, a photographers paradise.

And what really makes the hotel is the excellent management who are very proactive but discrete. The staff clearly appreciate this and their service is exceptional.

We went with the intention of exploring Cochin for a couple of days but predominantly stayed in the hotel because you couldn't ask for a better environment or ambience. We will be back, maybe in the monsoon.

Room Tip: For stunning views of the Estuary choose a room with 09 in it ie 109, 209, 309 etc. It is a corner r...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Norwyn
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SumanDSharma, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin!

It was a delight to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us and thank you posting a great review of 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. I have taken the liberty to communicate your feedback to my entire team at the hotel.

I thank you once again for your valuable feedback which encourages and motivates us in creating a beyond expectation experience each time.

Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality in the true Taj tradition, always.

Warm regards,
Suman Dutta Sharma
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Malabar
Address: | Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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 
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Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
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Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

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