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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spend 2 nights . Checked in on New Year's Eve and joined the celebrations. Food was good except the fact that authentic Kerala cuisine was not up to expectations. Staff were very cooperative. During New Years celebrations there were lucky dip for various TAJ properties in India and we won 3! We also had a boat ride arranged by...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ajit , Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. Our team takes their roles in our industry very sincerely and tries every day to provide that quality customer service that our guests expect. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Taj Vivanta Kumarakom is the best property I have been in Kerala. Nice family weekend get away. Temptation Villa provides your own splash pool and jacuzzi. Artificial pool where you can take a pedal boat ride or ankling. Evening sunset Cruise on vembanad lake is the only external activity required. Staff and services are excellent. Food is fresh and tasty....

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Balu , Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Located on the banks of the Vembanad lake in the rustic backyards of Kottayam district.The place lives upto its Luxe tag. Food is great. Authentic kerala cuisine. Helpful staff ,ever courteous.Make sure to book a house boat for a morning. The boys on d boat help you to buy fish at the local market on the lake and then cook...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Manoj, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj- Kumarakom, Kerala! We are delighted to receive your review of your wonderful stay with us. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to be on our toes. I am happy to note that the services rendered by my team were to your...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is very lovely and tranquil. We were double-upgraded to a villa that was located on the banks of a lotus pond. It was quiet, the villa was clean, cool, and spacious. Tea was offered on the shores of the lake in the latefternoon, and a boat cruise was also offered. The restaurant was nice, with an extensive menu....

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Jayanta D, Owner at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance our services. We have made a note of your feedback. Your feedback has been shared with the...

London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel! We love the Taj group as know what to expect! We had a great welcome with a garland, fresh coconut and refreshing wipe which I love about Kerala! The rooms were fab & exotic decor , clean with lovely view of the lake. We were not too far from main house (there were some rooms further...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded your expectations....

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) Great staff - Anirban, Devi, Ananda and others. Our stay would have been mediocre if not for your hospitality and personal service. 2) Great, great food and service related to that food. Its amazing how well you can do multi cuisine. 3) Lovely spread out property. 4) Nice regular rooms with a view of the lake in the centre....

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Kumarakom, Kerala! We are most delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the services offered by our team during your stay. We are glad to know that our product and services exceeded your expectations....

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concept of staying in traditional cottages is good but the hotel as a whole is not in the top 3 at Kumarakom. The Taj Group is generally top class but this property was sort of boring for us. On the plus side, the room was very large. You need a buggy to get to your room from the dining...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. It is the feedback from our esteemed guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance our services. We have made a note of your feedback. Your feedback has been shared with the...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are Taj Inner Circle members and the lady at reception welcomed us nicely. We went there is an auto and may be that's why they treated us badly. The restaurant guy asked us to move around and no single guy ever bothered to see what we want. We called the manager and told him - he apologised and said...

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Jayanta D, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala! At the outset I would like to thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to our hotel Kumarakom . It is the feedback from our esteemed and valued guests which gives us an opportunity to further enhance and refine our processes to achieve customer delight. It is a matter...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the resort for three days and I must say that these three days were our most memorable ones . Indeed a mesmerising experience . Everyday we started loving the property more and more . The staff r most helpful and hospitable. The entire resort is so relaxing with melodious music being playing in the background all...

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Dear Guest, Thank You very much for choosing to stay at Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, Kerala and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our hospitality. I have shared your appreciation with the team for their...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, teenaged son and I spent 3 great days at this resort earlier this month. The service was impeccable. The food was fantastic! It might be expensive for India but it was very reasonable considering the quality. You can walk a few hundred meters to a seafood place nearby which was good as well but for the convenience you...

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Dear Mr. Andy , Thank you for choosing Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom for your stay. Your comments will be shared with our entire team. We are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience with us. We make every effort to maintain high standards of timely and quality service delivery that Taj is known for and we are happy...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kumarakom is a popular tourist destination in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Located on the picturesque Vembanad Lake, Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom, Kerala, is a 30-minute drive from the Kottayam railway station or an hour's drive from Cochin city. Kerala's backwaters surround the 140-year old colonial bungalow which houses this resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

Address: 1/404 Kumarakom, Kumarakom 686563, India (Formerly Taj Garden Retreat)
Region: India > Kerala > Kumarakom
Price Range: ₹ 8,960 - ₹ 17,069 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Hotel Kumarakom
Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Kumarakom
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Vivanta By Taj - Kumarakom Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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“Best to be around the lake in the middle!!”
  • Rooms around the lake were great!!
 of 5 bubbles Bel21a, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother with a room with attached pool. Not well maintained. You are better off swimming in the main pool”
 of 5 bubbles roysush, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you do not stay here, there is no reason to visit it”
 of 5 bubbles Medapati, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the room we had in the main building but the bungalows looked really nice too.”
 of 5 bubbles andypubah, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing pool.”
  • Sunset point
  • 360 degree view
  • Pond facing rooms
 of 5 bubbles TusharP, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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