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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....

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 31 August 2015

After a hectic few months, my husband and I wanted to slow life down for a few days. Kumarakom was on my list and we chose Taj Vivanta for the holiday. For the first night, we stayed in the main building called Baker Plantation. However, the rooms by the lagoon were very good as each room had a balcony opening...

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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 have made a note of your feedback. Your feedback has been shared with the...

Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location is being complimented with excellent service by all the staff. I arrived early and there where no rooms available. Mr .Novel the FO manager was very courteous to help my family to be comfortable. the F&B manager is great he make sure all his guests are taken care nicely . Mr .Tuntun in the restaurant is great person...

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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...

Reviewed 30 August 2015

My wife and I planned our honeymoon after carefully reviewing many places around Kumarakom. We chose Taj owing to the goodwill they have built over decades. Let me not be too negative to begin with. I shall list down the ups and then move to the downs of my experience since checking-in yesterday. Ups: 1. Lovely property. 2. Well kept...

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Dear Mr. Arun , Greetings from Vivanta by taj - Kumarakom . At the onset would like to thank you for staying with us for a very special occassion 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...

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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Excellent property, can do with a little staff training and better facility management. The views are amazing, rooms extraordinarily large, and well appointed (besides the one off issues we had, I think they are generally excellent). The backwaters of Kumarakom and canal tours are simply gorgeous. When in Kumarakom, please sample the local food - it is exquisite.

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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 have made a note of your feedback. Your feedback has been shared with the...

Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed The kind of hospitality and food provided by the hotel is mind blowing The staff here is courteous and friendly Hats off to Taj One must experience the stay for minimum 2 nights

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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...

Mumbai
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were merely looking for a night stay at Kumarakom before we moved to our next destination Munnar. This was a night halt after our boat cruise at Alleppey and before we moved to Munnar, so the expectation was really low, but the experience we had made us re-think our decision as to why we never considered staying at Vivanta...

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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...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM449 - RM1,024 (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 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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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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