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Reviewed 27 February 2013

This is a beautiful hotel, with stunning views. The room was nice, but not huge and could have been better maintained (we had a light fitting hanging out of the ceiling in the bathroom, which was fixed when we reported it, but could have been potentially dangerous). The staff were attentive and friendly, although they sometimes had to be reminded to follow up on requests. The food was excellent and the choice at breakfast overwhelming. The one thing the Taj was missing was atmosphere. It was lively during the day round the pool but the restaurants in the evening were deserted, and the entertainment provided was minimal. This could have been because of the extortionate prices - even for a 5 star hotel, and guests probably went to local restaurants outside the hotel. I would recommend a visit to Bait, the Taj's seafood restaurant. The food was amazing, but the main draw is the setting, by the sea watching the floodlit breakers. Spectacular, and worth the expense on it's own.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank cloveshols
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed at the Taj Kovalam from Jan 28th to Feb 1st 2013.
The rooms are very well designed and most comfortable. The reception and registration processwas outstanding. We stayed on the property most of the time and it was our most relaxing time in India.
The staff is very attentive and friendly. The transportation by golf carts is very helpful as the property is spread over a large area. They have a great beach with restaurant.
We used the services at the Jiva spa which were superb the staff there was outstanding.
The breakfast and dinner at the poolside was always top class.
Evening cultural programs were of very high quality.
They arranged very counties and knowledgeable drivers for train station drop off .
I wish to thank in particular Mr Anil Gautam , Mr Ali and Jiva spa staff for this very satisfying stay

Room Tip: Room 301 is the best
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

A truly fantastic place can't give enough praise. Staff in the restaurant and reception couldn't do enough for us (Ali and Anil) particularly made our 9 year old's holiday! The sous chef (Winfret) was superb catering for his allergies and baking treats. If you can get a top floor room for the views through the Palm trees but they all had a luxury feel. Would definitely recommend and go back next year.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank 679Paul679
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Splendid View and one of the most beautiful resorts in the country. Walk within the resort is delightful for the sheer beauty and noise of the waterfall. The Cottages are well designed, except of course one has to careful of the mosquitoes. The Food choice particularly for Vegetarians is extremely limited. The choice of desserts is really good. The service levels at restraunts, bar and room service need serious improvement. One does not feel welcome at this resort.

Room Tip: Select upper rooms from where one gets the view of the Sea.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Thank ravimacker
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Had been there for my Wedding Anniversary and they made sure it was special. The staff made special arrangements for the Anniversary Dinner with decorations and nice candle light ambience. Bait has a wonderful view but very limited Vegetarian Food and the pool side Jasmine was excellent.

The Room provided to us was a nice suite with a private pool and was well located in the property for peace and privacy.

Room Tip: The Temptation Suite with Private Pool in the Balcony was lovely.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Abhijeet1983
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