Vivanta By Taj-Malabar - Kochi

Willingdon Island, Kochi, India, 682009show map
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Overview

Vivanta By Taj-Malabar is a 7-story hotel in a shopping area of Kochi about 26 km from Cochin International Airport offering beautiful rooms with a stunning view over the sea. This traditional hotel was opened in 1935 and renovated in 2004.

Princess Street is located just 1.7 km away. The property is set within 4 km distance from Kochi city center.

The hotel features a convenient location with proximity to a harbour and hills.

Cochin International airport is within a 30 km distance from the hotel.

Rooms

There are 96 guestrooms featuring heritage wing home, superior tower home and heritage one-bedroom wing king suite equipped with free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, LCD flat-screen TV, a fridge and a DVD player. Many guestrooms offer views of Cochin Harbour and the Arabian Sea. Some of the rooms feature modern décor and Victorian furnishings.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a comprehensive buffet breakfast served every morning. The outdoor restaurant amazes guests with healthy Italian dishes in a welcoming atmosphere. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the café bar. Serving a wide range of dishes, Baywatch Family Restaurant can be reached within 15 minutes’ walk.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Vivanta By Taj-Malabar Hotel also offers conference equipment, a business center and computer rental for business travelers.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a wellness area, a massage room and a sauna as well as steam baths, facials and massage. On-site fitness amenities include a gym, yoga classes and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   96.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Harbor view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Cochin International (COK)15.8 mi
Train
Ernakulam Railway Station2.2 mi
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Reviews
9.0
SuperbBased on  67  reviews
  • 10.0
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    My wife and I travelled with my sister and we booked two superior full sea view rooms. There are spectacular views from the rooms. This hotel is the best we have ever stayed at anywhere in the world. We have stayed at several Taj properties but this one stands out for its superb and pampering service,excellent cusine, and a great locaion for exploring the Cochin area. Only a few minutes walk to the ferry piers for Fort Kochi and Ernakulam. Every evening, the hotel provides a complementary tea service followed by a cruise of Fort Kochi and the harbour area. On our departure day, the entire front desk, and housekeeping and restaurant manager were there to see us off at the front door. The hotel has a very competent travel desk that can provide english speaking drivers in a comfortable vehicle to explore the area or to transfer you to and from the airport. We will be definitely stay there again.

  • 10.0
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    Beautiful hotel, staff amazing and we returned for an extra night stay. Thank you to all for a memorable holiday x

  • 9.6
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    An excellenty hotel

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Beautifully welcome and excellent,coperative staff and owsome see off.

    little smile in garden on beach view.

  • 10.0
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    The Customer Service by all memebers of the team exceeded our expectations. The wonderful service was exceptional, sincere and always with a smile ! The rooms were beautiful and suites with beautiful views were breathtaking. The food was perfect and the attention to detail was superb.

  • 10.0
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    I have to state strongly that our stay at the taj vivanta was one of the most memorable hotel experiences I have ever had....the facilities, beautiful details in decor, fresh flowers etc was truly lovely , the most outstanding thing you can be proud of is your staff and service.....I Have never been treated so well in any other place..we were welcomed in the most friendly and hospitable way, seated comfortably upon arrival, given a most refreshing lemony mint drink,we did not have to go up the desk, but instead brought the registration material personally, and lead by the nicest hostess to our room...though we were only able to stay one night because of a boat tour we had booked we were bale to leave our bags there until after we returned..we were quite weary and headed on our long journey home, the hotel kindly offered us a room to shower and freshen up, and sent us off refreshed and relaxed...the staff and service was not only impeccable but made us feel more pampered than I have ever felt anywhere...thank you so much!!

    I have absolutely no complaints about my stay, it far surpassed my expectations....!!! Two comments I might reveal: i did get a smoking room (where i had asked for the preference of non-smoking), but this said the room did not smell of smoke ( i have asthma and am quite sensitive), i had no problems, the air was clean, room was fresh and clean, and this raised no issues with me. i found areas of the hotel to be quite "fragrant" with air freshing, maybe sometimes too strong? while pleasant, i am particularily sensitive because of respiratory issues? still i emphasize my stay was excellent!

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Amazing service, beautiful hotel and scenery.

    A little removed from other things - although fort cochin is a stone throws away, the walk to the jetty is short but probably not the safest for a solo traveler.

  • 9.6
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    The care everybody gave us.

    Nothing to do with the hotel, but the area around. A lot of garbage in the water around. A clean up at a regular basis would have given a better impression

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Thoughtful staff: complimentary birthday cake delivered to room without request, and complimentary gifts Warm welcome and farewell and complimentary room upgrade to room with very nice view. Good range of activities on offer, including complimentary boat rides and afternoon teas.

    Last-minute bookings seem to be very expensive (£250 per night)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    excellent rooms friendly staff nice lobby great food

    very expensive alcohol drinks food sometimes overpriced as well

  • 9.6
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    The hotel is amazing . The staff cannot do enough for you . the swimming pool is fantastic and the breakfast is out of this world

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  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff are friendly and are very helpful as they are always at a Taj hotel. The pool area is great & the spa facilities are good.

    My only complaint would be the noise from some of the ships going past - sounding their horns early in the morning which would wake me up.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent chain in all respects.

    Didn't realise you cannot swim in the sea. Which is just as well as the position is on a backwater and it was unbelievably filthy - you wouldn't believe what floated by the hotel on a daily basis. Also, didn't realise it is situated in a quite an industrial area with views over to cranes and docks. However, a great position if you want to visit Fort Kochi.

  • 10.0
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    superb location right on the harbor with ocean views from our room , excellent spread of complimentary evening snacks and free boat rides, courteous , helpful and knowledgeable staff , the evenings seem magical when the lights come on

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Best check-in Very freindly staff Taking care of fine details E.G. bringing a story to read for bed time for each child

    Location is a bit remote from the downtown

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  67 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in India

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cochin International (COK)15.8 mi
Train
Ernakulam Railway Station2.2 mi
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