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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This was my first trip to Kerala, and i opted Taj Vivanta after carefully reading the reviews. I stayed for a couple of nights last week, and i had a memorable experience at the resort. A few highlights: The resort is spread over close to 15+ acres, and it lets you slip into the serenity of nature Resort is right...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Kumarakom, Kerala! We are delighted to receive your 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....

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The deal on make my trip is a eyewash, please review the inclusions thoroughly. As you might book via make my trip thinking you made a smart deal. While actually, they would have smartly not mentioned non inclusion of breakfast in the deal. This deliberate attempt to fool customers really left a awful taste before the start of trip. The...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance our services. We hope to welcome you back again soon and thank you for sharing this experience....

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Each member carries the most valuable Brand on to themselves !!!! Excellent hospitality. The property is very beautiful and the back water ride was excellent. The Restaurant team is excellent out over there !!!!

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded your expectations....

Reviewed 21 September 2015

This was one of the best places that I have ever been. This is a heritage property with awesome lagoon view from each of the villas presenting amazing view of the property. There is not much around but the hotel has arranged many activities that will keep you engaged. The food menu is good too. The hospitality was immense and...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. Our team takes their roles in our industry very sincerely and tries every day to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Kindness of staff - quiet location - beautiful garden - very good food - good massage - thanks for room upgrade - wines expensive - rooms a little old - all over experience : overpriced but I recommend this place

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom for your stay. Your comments will be shared with our entire team. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience with us. We make every effort to maintain high standards of timely and quality service delivery that Taj is known for and we are happy to note...

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We stayed at Vivanta by Taj, Kumarakom during our Kerala, India family holidays on 2 Sept. Our original stay was scheduled on 5 Sept, however because of All India strike and associated risk to travel alongwith children/family by road, we were advised by “The travel Planners”, at last moment to start from Thekkady at midnight around 130 am and reach...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are sincerely delighted that you found our hospitality par excellence. It is feedback from valued guests like you that motivates us to strive for excellence. My Team and I look forward to the...

Bristol
Reviewed 3 September 2015

What a marvellous setting alongside the huge (94 km long ! ) lake, this is the perfect garden retreat to catch up on your reading or spiritual rejuvenation or contemplation. Eat at the Open outdoor restaurant and watch local dancing and hear local musicians. Bungalows in the extensive gounds alongside the lake are isolated and private. We took a lunchtime...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are indeed privileged to be of service to you. We are extremely delighted to note that you found our services excellent. This is a source of encouragement to us to enable us to...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Not worth the Taj name.Too expensive.Food was average.Service was below par.Biking was the only saving grace..Some people in the group even heard mouse running above the rooms.Nothing to commend and would not recommend to any body...There are better properties in the area

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Greetings from Vivanta by taj - Kumarakom . At the onset would like to thank you and family for staying with us during your recent visit to Kumarakom Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our service standards. I apologize for the inconvenience caused . Your feedback and...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This was a long planned trip on a special occasion of my best friend's Birthday .Kumarakom was on our bucket list and I didn't want anything less than the best .We short-listed a few other properties but eventually decided for Taj Vivaanta .The check in was smooth and we were welcomed with some refreshing coconut water and then escorted to...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Kumarakom, Kerala! We are delighted to receive your 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....

Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Our group of 11 family members had a very relaxing time at the Taj Vivanta Kumarakom. It is a beauliful property - well laid out & well maintained .We got complimentary up grades for 2 rooms out of 5, thank you Mr Noyal. The staff were very friendly and warm and were quick to respond to any request we had....

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded your expectations....

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: RM458 - RM1,021 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel Kumarakom
Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Take the mini-lake facing single cottages. Better than the inner-property suites.”
  • Sitout with every cottage looking out to mini-Lake
  • High ceiling spacious room
  • Large picture window in room looking out to mini-Lake
  • Sitout with every cottage looking out to mini-Lake
  • High ceiling in bedroom
  • Main bedroom
Sandeeproy1, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms facing the waterbody...”
ipiyush, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lake view rooms are nice.”
purplejane48, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the pool are spacious are located conveniently right in the middle of the resort.”
Lyf, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best to be around the lake in the middle!!”
  • Rooms around the lake were great!!
Bel21a, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
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