Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Loved this taj resort. My Mom, me and my 2.5 year old son had a lot of fun here. They upgraded us to this beautiful cottage, with direct lagoon view. My son loved playing with the ducks, cycling around and the rains. The staff took exceptional care of all of us. We were little put off with crows picking up food from our plates during buffet breakfast, and on the second day the staff moved us indoors. Also wish they could have arranged transport for taking us to the House boat area. It was difficult to carry a toddler and walk on the road. But aside from these 2 issues, we loved the resort, the staff, the ambience and Kerala!
One of the best properties. Great location. Great staff. Marvellous sea food. Great massage. Everything about this property was fabulous. A place highly recommended for s quiet holiday. Fresh sea food was second to none. And the staff was very axxommodative to guest needs.
I am a Taj InnerCirle Gold member having experienced more than 10 Taj luxury resorts in last 2 years. I have to say this resort has some thing different. All Taj resorts are built uniquely with most amazing layouts and local speciality. This resort is built in back waters with cottages and villas spread amidst back water canal and lake. What makes it different is the team which runs the show. Headed by Mr. Jayanta - GM of property, they are solely dedicated to customer service. They have jewel of a team to take care of all the aspects of stay. From front desk, house keeping to restaurant, all the members are highly motivated to serve you. Mr. Surjeet at OPEN is a great person. He remembered each and every thing we liked, way our kid ate and timing of our food. Made us feel more like at home. Great person. Ms. Priya at front desk is another person always being ahead to help one out. Food is very good and special attention is given to infant foods. Would surely return for another stay. # No picture shows the actual beauty of reaort.
Everything , right from check in to check out was amazing . One of the best places I have stayed in recent past and the memories will surely linger on for a long time . Jayant and his his entire team made sure we had a comfortable stay . So many activities for the kids here and they didn't want to come back . I initially planned for 2 days and then extended my stay by a day . They took care of very minor details and the whole experience to sum up in 1 word is just 'AMAZING' . Keep up the good work and we will soon be coming again .
This is a charming resort, with single storied villas surrounding a man-made lagoon. It reminded me of my ammama's house with 'parambu' and 'kolam' and farm animals. There is an open area where they serve evening tea that has a lovely view of the Vembanad lake - great place to laze around. The resort itself is very well maintained. Food is amazing, we tried most of the Kerala specialities and especially loved the Allepey veg curry, beef fry and kerala parathas. They only serve beer and wine, no hard liquor. Closest shops for the same are in Allepey. It is idyllic and seems like there isn't much to do. But you can go fishing, paddle/oar boating, feeding ducks, cycling, evening chayakada and boating in the Vembanad - enough to do in a day. The evening diya lighting around the lagoon is worth watching. The boat ride in Vembanad is a one-time must. The pool is extremely small with no showers and changing room. The gym is also very small with a bench but no plates - the whole area is supposed to go under renovation. The reception area is not the usual lobby + valet experience that you expect. It is more like a small parking lot. Not a deal-breaker though. All in all, this was a surprising find for us and worth repeating.
We had a most peaceful vacations here. The atmosphere is so beautiful but under stated. The whole staff is praise worthy from the GM who takes active interest to the guide for the bird sanctuary, but few people I will to mention specially one is Priya who went beyond her call of duty to make sure that everything is perfect, another is Mr Noel always smiling, enquiring and ensuring that you are comfortable, Then there was this food server with moustaches (don’t know his name)He is really hard working served evening tea as well as dinner always with a smile. Really a great place with awesome view
So me and husband went to this property of Taj for our son's 1st birthday and it was fantastic. Front Office: Always willing to help. Noyal was in touch with me all throughout from the time of booking till we reached. Really helpful and surely a star performer in the team. I'm forgetting the name of the sweet little girl who did my rooming. Superb. Housekeeping: Kuddos. Been a housekeeper myself I really know how tough it could be to maintain the property. But what standards of cleanliness. Our room housekeeping boy was a very nice one. Lovely to talk and great job. Kitchen: These guys are magacians. That's all I would say. Can't find a better word for them. Must eat wheat dosa, filter coffee, tari wala chicken, soup e khas and if with a toddler khichri is a must try I loved it and so did my son. F&B: OMG the love with which they serve food. I would order my dinner in room and the property is such that I'm sure it's a tall order to get the food in time and hot. But these guys did it without a hint of trouble on their face. Great team. Overall the team looks pretty motivated. Around the city we took a Kottayam city tour with the hotel cab it was nice to see local markets and churches. Hotel has many activities to keep you busy round the clock but I suggest relax and go for the temptation pool villa for utmost luxury. The massages here are good too. I actually never read good comments on the spa so was skeptical but I enjoyed it. Just dont expect a typical city plush spa. But it's great. Good team and lovely experience. P.S. Not putting pics as most have been put up by other travelers. But trust me the aura is completely different. Pictures won't justify.
As one can expect right from the entry to the core this resort is luxury. Check in was smooth. staff seemed friendly,well spoken and professional. Specially reception assistant manager Ms.Priya.she coordinate all the activities. Our stay was nice and peaceful.delicious food,lovely greenery and landscape. Over all our vecation simply awesome. We never ever forget our first house boat trip, it was really amazing experience. Really thanks to priya for arranging all our requirements in house boat. And we left with extremely good memories and would like to visit again when time permits.
We stayed there for 3 nights in the first week of October. Had a great time. Food was decent, and the place was peaceful. Staff were really helpful and the room was good, cleaned twice a day and the entire property was neat. Few things which could have been better- 1. During the morning walk, tea and coffee are served before the guests leave for the walk. Now, the quantity kept and the no: of guests are not calculated properly and a very small pot is kept because of which many guests do not end up having anything before going for a walk. 2. The billing time on the final day during check out took almost 45 mins. Printer got stuck, the right names were not put in the bill and a lot of drama. We had instructed them on the day of arrival itself about the name we want on the bill and also shared All details required but still the required info did not reflect in the final bill. What a waste of time. 3. The snacks counter during the evening tea time served limited snacks. Usually just 2 pieces of whatever is done. It would have been nice if they served a little more here. What I liked: 1. The Ayurvedic Massage. 2. Kerala Sadhya. 3. Evening cultural programs 4. Boat ride 5. Friendly staff I would definitely love to visit this property again. Thanks for the wonderful time with the family at this beautiful place.
Stayed at this beautiful property from 9-13 October. We were a family of 10 (6 adults , 4 kids) and we were taken superb care by the staff from the moment we arrived. Staff showed extreme care and sensitivity Specially since we were traveling with small kids. Special mention to Mr Surjit ji and his team from the restaurant, they took really good care of us. Our favourite time at the resort was the evening tea by the lake and watching the sunset in the cool breeze. It's totally worth it. Highly recommended it for the location, service and luxury.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located within a leisurely stroll of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala is within a few miles (5 km) of Kumarakom Boat Jetty. This 5-star resort has 28 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. It's on a lake and also a short drive from Vembanad Lake.
Enjoy dining at Open, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
The 28 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers.
Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 4652 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury resort include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1267 reviews