Vivanta by Taj Bekal5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
everything beginning from reservations , stay , good , hospitality and your personal care to make our stay comfortable. Special thanks to supratik , Yash , sharath, Amit , chef Tijo , vipul & amitabh , deva who looked after us like family. The hospitality n food was par excellence. The team at Bekal hadn't left any stones unturned to make our stay pleasant.
One can relax in the pool by viewing the backwaters & the beach at the same time. Quality of the food is good while a little expensive thou. I would recommend Al-la-carte option than a buffet if your appetite is less.
Arriving after a long drive, we stepped out of the car to be whisked into the lobby and a whirl of people welcoming us with chandanam, a shell necklace apiece and a cool drink. And the welcome words"...you've been upgraded...". Identities established, a quick check-in and a short walk to a premium indulgence villa with its own plunge pool. I'd got asked the standard question while booking, whether we were there for a special occasion and they'd arranged a cake, fruit and chocolates - the occasion was an 18th birthday and she couldn't have enjoyed it more. Bedtime saw rose petals on the bed and a lovely bouquet of pink roses at the foot of the bed. The electronic switches didn't always behave and needed tlc from the electricians at least once. Small irritants but nothing significant. Meals at Latitude were enjoyable, with attentive staff and decent food. We fancied a quiet break and the large property ensured we got it, at the seaside, by the backwaters or in the room Though it might be less restful when more crowded...the rooms seem to be really close to each other. The property is very well-maintained and staff is accessible and friendly. Lunch at By the Bay was as memorable for the food as for the giant flies the crab attracted. But service recovery was masterful - a fly-swatter arrived with dispatch, the apologies were effusive and the complimentary dessert delicious. The apology extended to dinner where we again received gratis dessert. Small special requests were speedily attended to and remembered subsequently. Missing in action were senior management unlike some other properties where they'd go walkabout among the hoi polloi, and who doesn't feel particularly gratified then! But I hasten to add, they were very much present for a good send-off as we got in the car and drove away! Great memories of quality room, great service and good food. Thank you Namitha, Supervisor at Latitude, hope your career progression reflects your potential. Thanks also to Alwin, Shubii and others at the restaurants, and to Abin, Prahlad and Juel from Housekeeping. I'm sure there were many others who ensured our memorable stay, because it's teamwork for sure. But these individuals stood out at the frontline.
I only stayed for 3 nights.. Excellent Service and a great treat for taste buds ...so many activities like archery,kayaking and many more.. Nice welcoming for arrivals and memorable experience then last unfortunate bon voyage.. Thanks for your great hospitality...
Complete holiday experience and nothing to complain. The monsoon season and the rains added to the splendor. Everything in the Taj Campus looks fresh and pleasing. Family thoroughly enjoyed this experience
The property location is good but the plunge pool needs to be kept clean and the surrounding to be kept clean in the room as we see lizards The bar menu is limited and all trainee staff. the restaurant menu is limited
The Hotel is run exceedingly well by an outstanding GM who has carefully nurtured his various heads of the Department. The Executive Chef is the one of the finest in the chain. The Villas which have a pool make it exceedingly relaxing.The'river cutting through the property makes it unique.It has put Bekal high on the tourism map
We stayed at the Vivanta Bekal for a week over the 2017 New Years celebration. We loved the resort, beautiful location, lovely staff and great spa. Our suite was luxurious with a beautiful plunge pool and private patio. The beach and pool were delightful. The best part of the visit was the New Years Eve celebration which was truly amazing with a great spread of food and entertainment appealing to all ages. We were very relaxed at his beautiful, peaceful, if somewhat remote resort. For westerners a word to the wise about the weekly dry day. No alcohol to be had on the resort one day a week (I can't remember if it was Sunday or Monday.) if you want a glass of wine plan ahead and buy a bottle to bring with you to the resort. Kerala is truly beautiful.
Amazing property with backwaters on one side and sea on the other. Rooms are large and very well laid out. Balcony with swinging bed and view to backwaters is awesome. Property has almost all the facilities inside and you really don't need to step out. Staff is very friendly and prompt. Jiva spa is huge and very well maintained. Breakfast spread is good but can be better in terms of spread. Recommend to visit during monsoons. So much greenery to soak into.....
Taj Bekal has an amazing location. It is built beside a backwater canal and is bounded by the sea on one side. You can actually see the estuary where the backwater meets the sea. The rooms are very large, we stayed in one with a direct view of the backwaters. It had a large, luxurious bathroom and a nice outside sitout with a swing-bed! The facilities are numerous and of high quality - great pool, fairly well stocked library, good set of activities in the activity room, a decent kids play area, bikes for hire, kayaking etc The beach is too rough to swim in, but you can chill out and relax. The food is good, not great, a bit too mild for our taste. The Bekal fort is nearby, not too many other attractions, you should plan on spending most of your time in the resort, indulging in all activities on offer.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet parking
- Onsite dining
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Bekal Beach, Vivanta by Taj Bekal is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bekal Fort. This 5-star resort has 66 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. In central Bekal, the resort is also close to Bekal Beach Park and Pallikere Beach.
Enjoy dining at Latitude, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All 66 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also standard.
At Vivanta by Taj Bekal, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free valet parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 4500 per vehicle one-way. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1359 reviews