Vivanta by Taj Malabar

5 stars
Willingdon Island, Kerala, Cochin, 682009
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.9
out of 5
7 reviews
The Best

A delight. All the staff could not be more caring. See full review

  • India Traveller
  • Jan 27, 2014
Great Hotel

Great Hotel Excellent food in hotel restaurants and used 20% discount offer through cheap tickets. See full review

  • AB Bailey
  • May 24, 2014
1) Vivanta by Taj Malabar offers a combination of the old - world charm and contemporary accommodation. 2) Situated on Willingdon Island, the hotel offers stunning views of the harbour and the Arabian Sea. 3) A range of dining experiences - from Rice Boat - seafood specialty restaurant designed on the lines of a Kettuvallam - A kerala boat to Thai Pavilion - a Thai specialty restaurant to Pepper - the multi cuisine restaurant. 4) Cinnamon Coast - the luxury yacht offering a range of sailing experiences. 5) Jiva Spa - offers both ancient Ayurvedic treatments involving yoga, oil applications, cleansing and relaxation and aromatherapy. 5) A range of recreational activities as well as outdoor leisure experiences offered by the hotel. 6) Complimentary Backwater Cruise every evening (not applicable for conferences). 7) Fishing and Rice Boat, Romance on Gundu Island, Breakfast Cruise.

Vivanta by Taj Malabar Rooms

ALL
Description not provided
Superior Charm Room/ City View/
Superior Charm Room/ City View/ King Bed/ 26 Sq Mt/Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ El Safe
Superior Charm Heritage Room/
Superior Charm Heritage Room/ Garden View/ Twin Bed/ 42 Sq Mt/Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Charm Room/ City View/
Superior Charm Room/ City View/ Twin Bed/ 26 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ El Safe
Premium Indulgence Sunset View
Premium Indulgence Sunset View Room/ Sea View/ King Bed/ 26 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/
Premium Temptation Suite 1
Premium Temptation Suite 1 Bedroom/ Sea View/King Bed/105 Sq Mt/Comp Basic Wifi/ El Safe
Superior Charm Heritage Room/
Superior Charm Heritage Room/ Sea View/ King Bed/ 42 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/ King Bed/ 26 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ El Safe
Deluxe Allure Suite 1 Bedroom/
Deluxe Allure Suite 1 Bedroom/ Sea View/ King Bed/ 68 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Charm Heritage Room/
Superior Charm Heritage Room/ Sea View/ Twin Bed/ 42 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/ Twin Bed/ 26 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ El Safe
Superior Charm Heritage Room/
Superior Charm Heritage Room/ Garden View/ King Bed/ 42 Sq Mt/ HSIA On Charge

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Children's activities
Game room
Steam bath
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Poolside snackbar
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Knock light (hearing impaired)
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Sofa bed
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Trouser press

Hotel Map

9.9693 76.2582
Area served
CityCenter
Nearby airports
Cochin Intl Airport, (COK), 45.00, KM, E;
Area description
City Center

Dining

Pepper
This all-day diner offers a variety of cuisines as well as soothing views of the backwaters and lush gardens. Cuisine: Multi cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, South Indian, North Indian. Lunch buffet pricing are as follows:- Lunch on all days (exce
Rice Boat
This seafood specialty restaurant offers a layout and decor inspired by traditional a kettuvalam rice boat; the garden entrance takes the form of a full-scale prow with an authentic cane roof and lanterns adding to the ambience. Cuisine: Sea food with au
Thai Pavillion
Guests can sample the succulent flavours of truly ethnic Thai food at the only authentic Thai restaurant in Kerala. Attire: Guest Choice
Dolphins Point
This seasonal (Oct - May) open-air restaurant overlooking the water is known for its outstanding barbeques and grills. Attire: Guest Choice Note: Light refreshments/tea/coffee is served for all in house guests at the Dolphins Point at 1715 hrs.
Mattancherry Bar
This relaxing lobby lounge bar offers plenty of fine spirits from around the world. Attire: Guest Choice
Aquarius Bar
This poolside Bar, overlooking the waters, offers plenty of fine spirits from around the world.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Vivanta by Taj Malabar

Overall score

4.9 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
4.7
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AB Bailey
Business
London
May 24, 2014

Great Hotel

Great Hotel Excellent food in hotel restaurants and used 20% discount offer through cheap tickets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

3 night booking discount

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
India Traveller
Business
Monsey, NY
Jan 27, 2014

The Best

A delight. All the staff could not be more caring.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Malabar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dusty1404
Business
Sydney NSW, Australia
Feb 25, 2012

Top Hotel and Top Staff

Nothing was too much effort. The sunset cruise (free) is wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Ferry close by hotel over to main shopping areas of Cochin.

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Malabar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PKRoda
Business
England
Nov 21, 2011

Staff

All the staff were extremely friendly and curtious. They were eager to fulfil all our needs immediately. They were always smiling and greeting you at every opportunity. If this kind of service were to be extended to all the hotels, then the world would be a better place. Our heartiest thanks and good wishes to all the staff at the Hotel especially Jimmy, Sojan, roopesh & Alex. God bless them with all that they desire for making our stay an extremely memorable one. Kind regards

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

House Boat trip starting with the motor boat from the Hotel as well as the village tour of the real back water experience in Kerala

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Malabar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
RI
Mar 29, 2011

An Oasis in the city

From the moment I alighted from the taxi, staff was inordinately attentive and hospitable. They make sure you get the pillows you prefer, offer a free harbor boat ride and Keralan theater performance, have four restaurants, waterfront lawns and a gorgeous swimming pool. Chef is superb. They made sure I had bottled water in my room, arranged a driver for me, and even offered a parting gift at checkout. Only downside is getting there and out. Willington island is quite inaccessible, which is great if you love the resort itself, but a drag if you want to go to Fort Kochi for the evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Eat, shop, and play at the hotel because it is isolated.

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Malabar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kerala lover
Business
Europe
Dec 5, 2009

Close to paradise

Wonderful spot to relax and enjoy amidst beautiful nature

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Malabar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 18, 2008

Excellent hotel to stay at

Staff has been trained very well. Very clean rooms, contemporary with flat screen tvs. Amenities are great the food was amazing. The buffet had so many desserts that we tried every one. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Taj Malabar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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