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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Kumarakom, India
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Situated in pristine surroundings, next to a bird sanctuary and touching India's 2nd largest lake, the hotel is a picture of the past. Built in the British times, it has retained its 'old' look and at they same time provides all the luxury and comfort of a modern hotel. Great service, nice place to stay.

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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 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...

Mumbai
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This is the first time we have been on a holiday and remained within the confines of the property for almost the entirety of the 3-night stay. We were a family of 5, plus a one-year old toddler, and the management was kind enough to upgrade us after one night to a couple of pool villas. The key positives were...

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Bangalore, India
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Kumarakom. Our holiday was very memorable, thanks to the lovely staff, picturesque property and fun filled activities all round the day. The restaurant serves excellent food. Kids enjoyed boating, and clay art sessions. Feeding fish and goose was the highlight for their memories as well. For us it was time well spent close to...

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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

I am glad to spend our holiday here. Very hospitable staff, supportive and very professional. The cleanliness and service standards are awesome. The staff is a motivate lot , keeping high the Taj legacy. There are plenty of activities during the day to keep one engaged. A peaceful place for a family holiday.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 11 July 2015

After a fair bit of heart-searching - and searching other Taj properties - we decided on this one. Again. We had realistic expectations from our last visit and were not disappointed. In some ways we were even delighted. Found a good deal on the group website and booked for a four-night stay. The only problem was that we could only...

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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...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Taj vivanta is a place that slowly grows on you. After a long 2 hr 30 minutes drive from the Kochi Airport, which gets irritating due to congestion on account of metro work in Kochi when one finally gets to Taj, you are first struck by its simplicity. It has retained a part of the heritage Baker's bungalow. There is...

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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. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our hospitality. I have shared your appreciation with the team for their...

Mumbai
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Pros: - Well spread out property; the lagoon inside the property is a treat; - Great food! We got a all inclusive a la carte deal! The kerala preparations are just awesome. One can come here just to savour the delicacies - Quite a few activities like boating in the lagoon, fishing (caught 2 fishes), pottery, cooking etc. will keep...

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Bangalore
Reviewed 8 July 2015

As the title of my review suggests, I have very high expectations from Taj hotels... dont care whether they suffix a Vivanta with it! The place doesnt have a grand feeling nor does it look steeped into history. Though they have a large property thats supposed to be very old, it looks tired and dark. The reception, dining hall, alleys...

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Nagpur, India
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The property once belonged to Baker Family and has a long hostory . Acquired by Taj and converted in a hotel . Reception and main office is what was once the bungalow of Baker family . Three types of accommodation . Rooms on First floor of Bakers Bungalow , Twin sharing Cottages and bigger cottages . With a centrally located...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

The best place we enjoyed in our whole Kerala trip was Kumarakom &the credit goes to Vivanta by Taj, they gave us upgraded connecting rooms which had a huge room with grat bathroom with shower under the sun. Privacy was taken care by the resort in all means. My kid enjoyed most there. They have a good garden and keep...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
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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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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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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