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Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2009

Set some distance away from town and the airport, this is a tranquil five star resort and spa where time seems to stand still. Located near still backwaters, our cottage was discreetly tucked away amongst the foliage and palms. The rooms are well appointed and tastefully decorated. Large timber beams and wooden shutters completed the resort feel to the place.
Room service does take a while due to the distances involved but is courteous as is indeed the entire staff.
The beach isn’t much to rave about being rocky and small, but the backwaters are worth a boat ride. Our tranquil boat ride at dusk was interrupted by the incongruous ringing of the boatman’s mobile phone but that’s part of the experience we thought.
The restaurants specialise in Kerala curries and the breakfast is a lavish spread on the poolside with a variety on offer, including the local cuisine.
The infinity pool is imposing and grand. The fitness centre was average but the spa and massages something to die for. As the masseur‘s skills lulled one into a stupor one could only wish for more.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

Needs no Review. Great place, Beautifully landscaped, Nice place to stay & Relax.

Ver freindly staffs, good rooms except the size could have been better.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

this was my third visit and it was as great as ever.we checked into sea view room and the room was very comfortable.we reached the resort at 8:30 and they gave us the room by 10:00 so it was very nice on their part as i was travelling with my 2 yr old daughter.its the most peaceful setting i've ever seen and my husband is in love with this resort since day 1.they really pamper you especially if u have a baby along.hotel staff is excellent.they r very polite and very helpful.
I can go to this place again and again.Please go,we highly reccomend this resort.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

After a long, tiring flight from the UK arriving at the Taj was a perfect antidote to complete exhaustion. The lobby is soothing and airy with a lovely terrace complete with whirring fans, cane chairs for easing back in and a good selction of books in the library.

The rooms are cottage style and spacious. The bathrooms are especially nice with discreet windows looking onto rock and foliage walls - it can feel like you are bathing in the jungle!

Stunning infinity pool which is landscaped to resemble a forest pool with gorgeous flowering bushes - the view is fairly spectacular looking out to sea with the palms and lagoon in the near distance.

The only thing I would recommend though it not to eat in the hotel as it was rather overpriced and the quality was not great. It is far better to walk through the hotel grounds down to the beach, take a left and head towards the little waterside restaurant which has tables set up on the sea wall. We had fantastic freshly caught grilled jumbo prawns whilst watching the local fishermen bring in the catch - truly memorable !

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

Luxury at its best! This Taj resort is heavenly with a view of the sea and coconut palms. The resort's beautiful landscape is worth every penny. Food is awesome. Please do try the Cardamom Ice-cream. Restaurant by the poolside, especially during evenings/dinner time is a real treat.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2009

This was a lovely boutique place to stay for a relaxing break . The gardens are beautiful, staff extremely friendly, gorgeous pool - everything you would expect from a resort in this hotel chain.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

The hotel location is excellent. It is not exactly a stone throw distance from the beach, but one can walk to the beach from the hotel. The private beach front is excellent, and the hotel has good facilities within the hotel to enjoy. We had a young kid we traveled with - unfortunately, we did not find the hotel kid friendly. Even for sterlising milk bottles, one had to wait forever to get thinks done. Since ours was a "all inclusive" package, we had no choice but to order room service instead of going upto the hotel cafe. Room service was slow, as you will find in almost all hotels that are spread in villas. The swimming pool location was excellent. Food was pretty ordinary.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Address: G V Raja Vattappara Road | Trivandrum, Kovalam 695527, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Kovalam
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) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Spa Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Family Hotel in Kovalam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kovalam
Price Range: £114 - £429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove 5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove, Kovalam, is delightful in many ways. While to some it is one of the finest beach resorts in Kerala, to others it is an amazing backwater retreat. And there are those that love it for its hill resort layout. Now it's all that and more. There's a nice new buzz all over. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the high energy bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! ... more   less 
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Taj Green Cove Hotel
Taj Green Cove Kovalam
Taj Green Cove Resort
Vivanta By Taj - Green Cove Kovalam, Kerala

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