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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot extol this hotel enough. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I have no qualms about revisiting and I am looking forward to my next time. We arrived early but were still permitted to check in although officially we should not have been allowed until 2pm. We...

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Melbourne
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Despite some problems with their beer supply (NB Kerala moving to restrict consumption of alcohol) had a wonderful stay.Outstanding staff.Outstanding food.Clean rooms. Resort facilities especially the pool great. Very safe for a morning (sweaty) run on the road if that is your preference.Good value for money....especially with a free upgrade!

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the end of our trip, as we were pulling out of the hotel , my family (husband and I + my dad and mom) actually said out loud the same thing - "Doesn't it feel like we are leaving a family home or friend's place" ? Just speaks to exceptional hospitality we enjoyed during our 3 day stay. We...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the ambience and the setting of this hotel. Easy access to Fort cochin by ferry, good taxi service and lovely location on the water. the evening sunset cruises were great. Food quality was excellent. we watched a cooking demonstration and then ate the product. Delicious. Will stay there again when back in Kochi.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hey All, I went on my third anniversary trip to Kochi, this happened in the month of August. This was our first trip to South india . Obvious choice of stay happened to be one of the Taj properties in Kerala- Bekal, kochin, Kumarakaram & others because of the past experiences at the Taj Hotels other location stays be at...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a night on our visit to Kochi. Check in was smooth and we were allowed early check in without a fuss. The room is large and bathroom is well equipped. The room had nice view of the harbor. The food is outstanding, but a bit pricey. We had room service and had break fast at Pepper. The...

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MathewSibi, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset, we are delighted to know that you had a great experience at the hotel and an enjoyable stay. We are glad to note that the overall quality of services and facilities at our hotel measured up to your expectation. I am certain your feedback will serve as a source...

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Vivanta Taj Malabar at Kochi is above all when booked with TripAdvisor! You get best offer with assured and hassle free reservation. If your are looking for luxury don't compromise elsewhere. TripAdvisor is best in all aspects.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Malabar, Cochin! I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and write to you in reference to your feedback regarding your stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taj Malabar is a lovely hotel, situated on the water overlooking Cochin old city. We gladly returned to it for our second trip to Cochin. The staff is very welcoming, our corner room 502 on the fifth floor had beautiful view. Rooms are modern, very clean and very functional. Our request for softer pillows was attended to immediately. The hotel...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and had a memorable experience at our hotel. I have conveyed your splendid comments to the entire team for whom it has been a source of encouragement. The team and I are thankful for your valuable feedback and look forward to...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upon arrival we were upgraded to a double aspect bay view room, and the room was truly gorgeous - definitely feels like 5 star luxury in the hotel, the reception area is wonderful too. From start to finish the staff were helpful, courteous and very pleasant. The pool area was quiet and very clean, very relaxing to sit and watch...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are happy to know that your stay with us was excellent and we greatly appreciate your time you spent, as our guest’s satisfaction is our main priority. It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve...

Ra'anana, Israel
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was one of the best hotels we have stayed in india. Everything -from the room, to the food and most of all- the staff really do their best so that you will have great time. Loved it and if I'lk ever come back to Cochi-this is where I want to stay.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you felt well-taken care of during your stay. I am happy you have enjoyed our guest rooms and that you found it to be to your comfort. We would love to host all your future visits to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Address: | Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: RM525 - RM2,276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Malabar 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Taj Malabar Cochin Kochi
Taj Malabar Cochin Hotel Kochi
Vivanta By Taj - Malabar Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The heritage wing is delightful”
  • Shower and bath. Standing where bath is.
  • Piping hot water.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Paradise.
  • Somewhere to relax, write.
  • Cup of morning tea.
  • Big, comfortable bed
  • View from the lobby.
 of 5 bubbles Gastr0dude, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner room ideal on the old section”
 of 5 bubbles MAQMelbourne, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Luxury at it's best with TripAdvisor”
 of 5 bubbles 204suraja, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing room. Take a sunset room in the new wing or a suite”
 of 5 bubbles raghupalat, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is worth the extra to get a room with a balcony, watching the sunset after the cruise was pretty cool!”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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