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Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My family had a great time at Taj Fisherman's Cove. The resort is quite expansive with access to private beach which is quite clean and serene. The staff is courteous and took utmost care since our 6 month old baby was accompanying us.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are relatively big, nicely furnished and well maintained. Bathrooms are also big. Have a decent spread for breakfast and the food is tasty. They have a "live" counter for filter coffee, tea, omlette, dosas, etc. Short drive to Mahabalipuram - if you are interested in sight-seeing.. Property is located on the beach and so there is access to a private beach. It is in a quiet location.

Our stay earlier this month was very good and the hotel made it a memorable. Despite the renovations going on in one portion, one could not make out any hindrance anywhere. The staff as usual of TAJ is very polite and understanding. The breakfast and dinner were very good. The ambience is exceptionally good. The warm water in swimming pool with little chill in the air was very nice. The beach is across the hotel and is well maintained.

In the positive side the staff were really lovely, very helpful and friendly. The service was good. The beach was very clean and well managed and secure. The gardens were beautiful and well kept. The food and service in the restaurants was also a good standard. We were warned, before arriving, of the work taking place on the main building and to be honest didn’t disturb us at all. However, the whole resort needs a massive upgrade and refurbishment and an awful lot of investment. We were placed in the modern style block, which looks better on line than in reality. However, on the downside we requested a room on the top level and far left near the sea. We received one on the ground floor in the middle! We were only there 3 nights and were tired when we arrived, so didn’t say anything. We did consider asking to upgrade to a cottage but speaking to others realised that although they were a better location they also were very tired and also needed a refurbishment. I was surprised as it was a Taj hotel and in a lovely location. The staff are let down by lack of investment. Obviously the refurbishment is underway but it is well overdue! Lastly, my only other comment is that even a ‘tired’ hotel can be really clean but this wasn’t! The cleanliness in the rooms has a lot to be desired! I had to wipe down the lighting panel next to the bed with antiseptic wipes as it was totally black with dirty finger marks. When was this last cleaned??? Seriously the dirtiest room I have stayed in. I didn’t dare have a bath. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel until a full refurbishment and retraining of cleaning staff has been undertaken. Sorry, I am extremely fair but this fell short of expectations.

Excellent team, exceptional attention to detail, incomparable service and experience!!! It is always a pleasure to be back and look forward to my next visit! Taj Vivanta Fisherman's Cove has never disappointed and truly feels like home!

I have been to this place many times over the years and I see that the service keeps getting better each visit. It is the small stuff that matters like the staff at the front desk that remembered us from our last visit a couple of months back to having a plate of complimentary dessert in our room with our son's name when we returned to our room at night. The main block is getting renovated right now and I'm sure it will be fantastic when it's done. There are many resorts in ecr for a weekend getaway from Chennai and fisherman's cove has become my favourite because of the fantastic experience we have had the last couple of stays.

I am really not sure what is the reason for this. I am an avid traveler and most of the time I stay at Taj properties across and nerver felt that way. So let's start, Staff was courteous ( as good as any other OYO hotel's staff), Rooms were clean, but towels( specially hand towels) and curtains were stained. Food taste was good in Tango restaurant, but no sense of garnishing the food or presentation. Less number of staff at restaurant so most staff was more focused on a bigger table with some corporate team dinner. My asks were fullfilled but not with a smile on the face of staff. May be I am too picky and demanding but, I was not happy while paying multi-thousand bill while checking out. Not at all comparable with Taj Coromandel, where I stayed last week and I am sure that it's definitely not my choice of hotel next time(which is next week).

Everything was excellent-the staff, accommodation in the cottages, the food, the pool, the beach-could find nothing that was not five star plus. Will definitely be making a return visit. Food at Bayview was out of this world and service everywhere was wonderful.

Stayed for two nights in fabulous accommodation in a beautiful location on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Very helpful staff, excellent food (and on the nights we were there a superb guitarist at the bay-side restaurant). Highly recommended if you are looking for quality accommodation near to Mahabalipuram.

This is an okay place and for Chennai it is actually one of the nicer places. Unfortunately it is quite worn down and the rooms are not in a very good shape. The restaurant are good and the staff is generally friendly.

Covelong Beach Covelong Tamil Nadu

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Located in Covelong Beach within 2 miles (3 km) of Muttukadu Boat House, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai is within a few miles (5 km) of DakshinaChitra. This 128-room, 5-star resort has a restaurant, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. MGM Dizzee World and SIPCOT IT Park are also close to this Covelong resort.


This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai's 128 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find wired Internet, free WiFi, and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer designer toiletries and slippers. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes.

Property features

Guests of Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for INR 3400 per vehicle one way. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1953 reviews