$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 18, 2015 Check-out: Apr 21, 2015

Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

5 stars
View map of 1 404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom Kerala, Kumarakom, 686563

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
4 reviews
Fantastic Experience

Fantastic hospitality and a lot of activities to do inside the village. See full review

  • HELLOKITTY1234
  • Aug 25, 2014
A wonderful getaway

We stayed here for 10 nights with my wife's parents to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The... See full review

  • Pintomp3
  • Nov 9, 2013
Azure backwaters, swaying palms, and floating houseboats. These are a few of the things that inspired English Missionary Henry Baker, in the late 19th century, to acquire land on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Today, it is known as the Taj Garden Retreat, Kumarakom. Often referred to as the little jewel of Kumarakom, it still maintains the beauty of its rustic surroundings. The 123-year-old colonial bungalow houses newly built Luxury Villas, heritage rooms, charming cottages, and quaint houseboats, anchored in the private lagoon. At this idyllic retreat, guests can look forward to practicing the Art of doing Nothing or keeping themselves busy with a variety of experiences, from nature to adventure, from culture to cuisine, and from rejuvenation to religion. Pick up and drop from Kottayam railway station. Buffet/ fixed menu breakfast, lunch or dinner. A backwater cruise in a motor launch. Trek to bird sanctuary. Stay for two children under the age of 12 years in the parents room with maximum one extra bed at no additional charge -room only-. Once known as Baker's Bungalow. Now refurbished, it retains a colonial flavour. 14 km from Kottayam, accessible by land and water. 33 rooms include luxury villas with a private pool.

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Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom Rooms

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House Boat 3 Bedrooms/ Lake
House Boat 3 Bedrooms/ Lake View/ Queen Bed/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Deluxe Delight Room/ Lagoon
Deluxe Delight Room/ Lagoon View/ Twin Bed/ 50 Sq Mt/Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ El Safe
Deluxe Delight Room / Lagoon
Deluxe Delight Room/ Lagoon View/ King Bed/ 50 Sq Mt/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ El Safe
Premium Temptation Villa 1
Premium Temptation Villa 1 Bedroom/ Pool Or Garden View/King Bed/152SqMt/ Comp Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ EI Safe
Deluxe Allure Villa 1 Bedroom/
Deluxe Allure Villa 1 Bedroom/ Pond View/ King Bed/ 87 Sq Mt/Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Charm Room /Lagoon or
Superior Charm Room/Lagoon or Pool View/ King Bed/49 Sq Mt/Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ EI Safe
Superior Charm Heritage Room /
Superior Charm Heritage Room/ Lagoon View/ King Bed/ 62 Sq Mt/Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices/ EI Safe
House Boat 1 Bedroom/ Lake View/
House Boat 1 Bedroom/ Lake View/ Queen Bed/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
House Boat 2 Bedrooms/ Lake
House Boat 2 Bedrooms/ Lake View/ Queen Bed/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
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
Childcare Service
Security
Wake-up service
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Fire place
Shower
Iron
Smoke detectors

Dining

Bakers Gourmet House
Type: Coffee Shop Attire: Smart Casual Cuisine: Multi Cuisine, open for buffet breakfast, light snacks, lunch and dinner Breakfast Rate: INR 750 + 12.63 Pct tax per person. This restaurant offers a perfect alfresco dining experience while being set amid
Open
Chef and the masters who succeed him elevate Kerala cuisine and seafood specialties to fine dining here.This is also an unplugged space for all day offerings. Hit that hunger spot or quench that thirst with coolers and a friendly menu that delights.Simple

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

Ratings and reviews for Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
5
Value:
4.8
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Review of Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HELLOKITTY1234
Business
Chicago, IL
Aug 25, 2014

Fantastic Experience

Fantastic hospitality and a lot of activities to do inside the village.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pintomp3
Business
NJ
Nov 9, 2013

A wonderful getaway

We stayed here for 10 nights with my wife's parents to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The location is beautiful and the staff very professional, friendly, and extremely helpful. The on-site services include just about anything you would need. The food is prepared fresh and delicious. Jayanta Das and Prince Joseph attended to our needs and helped make it a memorable experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

For breakfast, order your eggs as soon as you are seated, don't order with the cooks. It can take longer and get mixed up otherwise.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Karun75
Business
chicago
Dec 17, 2012

A great place to unwind

This property is spread across 15 acres in the shore of the Vembanad lake.There are only 28 rooms across across 15 acres and this provides a very personal ambience.We were upgraded to the Villa which is a traditional Kerala house with an outdoor bath and shower with total privacy.The Villa is quiet and comfortable with traditional Kerala decor. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and are we were pampered.They have activities for kids in case of families traveling with little kids.The Ayurvedic massage at the hotel is highly recommended as well. A great way to experience the Kerala backwaters is to rent a boat(we preferred the fisherman boat) to take you to the Kumarakom village.The staff at the hotel help arrange this at your request,it cost just 300 INR or around 10 USD and its a great way to experience the backwaters.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

If. You have not experienced Kerala cooking talk to the chef for some ideas.Kerala and Kumarakom are famous are famous for seafood.

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dusty1404
Business
Sydney NSW, Australia
Feb 19, 2012

Well worth a visit

Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Staff are outstanding. Food at restaurant is very good, even though it is not cheap by Indian standards. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the ayervedic treatment is outstanding. Highly recommended, but only for 3 days, it's quite sufficient as there are not too many activities to keep you going longer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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