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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as family of four with 2 teenage sons. Our flights were changed to early in the morning so we arrived at 9 am very tired from our flight and to our surprise and relief our rooms were ready! The property is a lovely colonial style building which was built in 1935. It is a lovely location on 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! 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...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire stay was wonderful. The facility is beautiful and and staff were very accommodative. Variety of food were available and some of them were unique to the location. The spa facilities including the Yoga place we clean and the folks there were very good in what they did. The boat ride to the sunset event was certainly worth it....

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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 many thanks for your great review on 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. Looking forward to your...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start this review with the pros: - The lobby is gorgeous. - The outdoor BBQ dinner buffet is outstanding. - The sea views are lovely. - The staff are all wonderful. And now the cons: - The hotel is pretty beaten up aside from the restaurants and lobby. - The room was even more beaten up. The floors...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the onset I would like to thank you for being a valued patron and write to you in reference to your feedback regarding your recent 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...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for location, none is better than Taj Malabar. It overlooks the Cochin Harbour and some rooms have magnificent views. The food that the hotel churns up is absolutely delightful. Not only they serve the continental dishes with flare but also serve some of the famous local cuisine in traditional style. The hotel has areas overlooking the...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are delighted to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us. It is very rewarding for the team to realize that our warm, professional and anticipatory services very much contributed towards your stay experience. My team and I look forward to your continued visits and take this opportunity to assure...

Boston, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility is well maintained with excellent rooms, in good condition. Food and beverages are expensive, charged at rates similar to a five star hotel in Europe or US. The location is a little removed from the main city but if peace and quiet after a busy day is what you need, this location provides it.

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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...

Tain, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband stayed here over 45 years ago and this return didn't disappoint. Welcoming staff, well appointed, comfortable room and delicious food made a great impression this time around. We stayed three nights, ate in all 3 restaurants and the Rice Boat was one of the best of our three week trip (although we didn't have a bad meal anywhere)...

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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! It was a delight to have your feedback as this helps us to measure ourselves for the standards we have set as benchmark. I am happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us. Indeed, it is the Taj way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth...

Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a heritage hotel remodelled by the Taj group. The Rice Boat restaurant has a stunning menu of seafood dishes. The swimming pool is wonderfully situated, gives the impression that the backwaters and the pool are connected.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! Once again, thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel. We are very grateful for your note complimenting the services and facilities of our hotel. Our endeavour is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience. It is very rewarding for the team to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Vivanta by Taj at Kochi 4 nights including NYE. The Spice Boat Restaurant has fabulous local Kerala dishes - the chef's selection was a highlight. The NYE dinner on the lawn was a good night with a band to dance to - a fun night all round. The only negative is that the property is a bit out...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! We are delighted to receive the review of your wonderful stay with us. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to be on our toes. I am happy to note that the services rendered by my team were to your satisfaction. Our...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taj Malabar is a stunning hotel! The service was impeccable, the food was amazing, and the views from our room were incredible! The only negative is that this hotel is located on Wellingdon Island so you are quite far from the main attractions in Kochi. There isn't anything around the hotel so your meals are limited to the hotel...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! At the outset, it is our pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable stay at Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin and we really appreciate the time and effort taken to reach out to us. It is a matter of great pride that our services and facilities enhanced your stay experiences, making it...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A polished hotel, swift service and a nice New Years party spent at the Taj Malabar. What brought a lot more joy and surprise to me and my family was winning a bumper prize 1 hour before the clock turned 12pm and it was least expected :)

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Malabar, Cochin! I am so pleased to hear that you cherish your experience with us and appreciate the caring and personalized service offered to you by my team of dedicated staff. Your kind words of appreciation are a generous source of motivation and encouragement for us to continue offering superior value and consistent service...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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: RM547 - RM1,486 (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 Luxury Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Family Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
#3 Spa Hotel in Kochi (Cochin)
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“Heritage rooms are larger but do not have a view of the water”
 of 5 bubbles Apsara65, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors overlooking the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles 491sunilu, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles duskyman, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites offer amazing views of the harbor”
 of 5 bubbles ashasumanth, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Garden facing”
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