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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
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mumbai
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“Excellent property with great hospitality”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

I stayed in this hotel between 1st & 3rd November. This was our 1st visit to any Taj property. This property lives upto the expectations in terms of location & service provided.

They have lots of activity for kids like fish feeding, geese feedig, fishing. paddle boating.

They also have evening cruise in vembanad lake for 30 mins which is followed by "chaikada" where they offer light snacks & tea/coffee.

Best part of the trip was the upgraded us to a villa with pvt pool.

Its a must visit place in kumarkom.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Sibi_Mathew, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback.We are glad we were able to meet your expectations.
We do look forward to welcome you back to our resort again in the near future

Thanks and regards
Sibi Mathew
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

An amazing place to stay. The location is just perfect. The staff are soooo nice, they went out of their way to make the stay memorable. They had a cake delivered to our room and even upgraded us to a pool villa. The cuisine is delight, had so much to do didn't venture out of the resort at all. All in all just wonderful.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the lagoon have a beautiful view, the pool villa is very private.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sibi_Mathew, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback.We are glad that we could make your anniversary memorable.
We understand how special these moments are in one's life.Thereby we do whatever is possible at our end to make these moments memorable.
We look forward to welcome you back to our resort again very soon

Thanks and regards
Sibi Mathew
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Great activities for kids like fishing , boating ,cycling, clay modelling, rabbit feeding , trip to village and trekking in bird sanctuary . The staff coordinating these activities is very friendly .

The resort is has a lot of natural beauty and there is minimum artificial landscaping .
The sunset cruise is very well organized and the activity coordinator acts as a guide.

The best part is the evening cultural program ( classical music and various dance forms of India ) and the lightening of the approx 1000 lamps by the local village ladies inside the resort ( around the big lagoon )

The staff is very friendly , food is great and the management goes an extra mile in ensuring that you have the best of the experience

Room Tip: if you love swimming , then room no 19 is great . Just outside the door is the pool and you can rel...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Sibi_Mathew, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback.We are glad that the family enjoyed all the activities that are connected with nature.Our endevour is to promote such activities since that is what one misses out or does not even know of in today's well connected small world.
These are the activities that help one connect with their inner self.
We do look forward to welcome you back to our property yet again very soon

Thanks and regards
Sibi Mathew
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

A beautiful resort, absolutely stunning location, courteous and friendly staff....basically everything that makes the experience of staying at this hotel an incredible experience! We had booked a superior room which was a beautiful and traditional looking cottage. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy and the staff would go to an extra length to keep you happy. Do go and enjoy it!!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sibi_Mathew, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback that you have provided.Thank you for the appreciation that you have provided for our staff members.We are glad that our staff members could ensure a memorable time for you.
As you would have seen, our rooms and the property as a whole tries to deliver the very feel of Kerala hence providing our guests value for what they want to experience when they come to God's own country.
We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel very soon

Thanks and regards
Sibi Mathew
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Very well maintained nice resort with exquisite chef at yr service. Rooms with beautiful lake view. Open air washroom but very well kept.
Vert wall reception, check in and send off aswell. Would luv to go back always. Staff very freindly & cordial

Room Tip: Go for suite, biuld in swimming pool
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Taj Kumarakom is a great place to stay, best for honeymooners. Try and grab the cottages, its the best bet. Its a huge resort with backwaters. Great backwater boatrides and fun place for family too. Tr to avoid the boat cottages, which is very small, particularly for tall people.

Room Tip: do not go for the boat houses, these are very small
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sibi_Mathew, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, 10 November 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for promoting our place as a nice place for honeymooners.Since we have a small inventory that is spread in a huge area it gives the opportunity for each of our guests to enjoy their own privacy.
We look forward to welcome you back to celebrate many more momentous occassions in your life with us

Thanks and regards
Sibi Mathew
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

A beautiful resort, absolutely stunning location, courteous and friendly staff....basically everything that makes the experience of staying at this hotel an incredible experience! We had booked a superior room which was a beautiful and traditional looking cottage. After one night, they upgraded us to another villa which had a huge room, delightful furniture and decor and a stunning open-air bathroom. There were plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied and the staff would go to an extra length to keep you happy. Only one minor complaint, which was like a little eyesore in an otherwise impeccable surroundings, are those purple sofas outside the cottages. They need to be cleaned more often!! Other than that.....no complaints at all!! Do go and enjoy it!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank TinaRavi
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Sibi_Mathew, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review, 9 November 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback.We are glad you had a wonderful stay with us.
We try and make vacations as special as possible through whatever small means we can
We look forward to welcome you back to the resort very soon

Thanks and regards
Sibi Mathew
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Property: Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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 
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