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Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom

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Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was extremely peaceful. If you want to get away from it all stay here, there is only one restaurant but the menu is extensive. And the stand out here was the food, it was the best food we had in India over a 4 week trip. On the 3rd day we were...

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Reviewed 9 January 2015

I am at a loss to understand people who rave about this hotel. It makes Fawlty Towers look good! Yes the setting and history are wonderful but it just does not cater for foreigners. Even German Indians were complaining. Our reception was cold and no greeting although I had emailed ahead to say we would be arriving after a hideous...

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6Thank richardregatta
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Quite, serene, a great place to carry a few books and really relax. I have seen much nicer Taj properties across India in terms of room interiors and upkeep. But I am not complaining - it was beautiful. I really love this property for the very nice staff. They were helpful and alert. The food was fabulous. The fish curry,...

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Thank RajikaTalwar
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stayed here on our honeymoon, this being the second stay after Taj, Malabar and we wished instead of the two days, we could have stayed here longer. The property is an old English colonial house built in front of lake. The hotel cottages all face this lake. The initial welcome from the manager made us feel right at home....

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

I stayed here for 2 days. In deluxe Allure suite. It was east facing. Rooms were nice.. Food could have been made even more tastier.. We spent 40000 for 2 days.Lil expensive. Front desk were very cooperative.property was excellent. But the country boat experience was not so great.

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Thank swathiashwath
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Its almost been a year of our stay at Taj Kumarakom last year in February but can't forget the memorable experience this Hotel offered me on my honeymoon till today.We stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days in a Deluxe cottage.The room was beautifully decorated and the best part of it was the Backyard bathroom.As soon as we checked...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Lizard fell on me. Checked out the next morning at the crack of dawn and ran back to Taj Malabar. General Manager did try to salvage situation by offering to give me the Presidential suite/ villa but I had a sleepless night with the lizard falling on me so scooted back to the Taj Malabar where I felt comfortable in...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We recently spent 3 days at the Taj Vivanta at Kumarakom. It was a wonderful time, made special by the brilliant customer service afforded by the staff at the front desk, restaurant, housekeeping and above all (Mr Ravindaran and his crew) the kids activities crew. The property is on the banks of the Lake and Taj leverages the location and...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We had dinner at Taj restaurant on 22nd Dec , it was terrible experience. The staffs were very rude. There were lots of mosquitoes and they initially gave seats and asked us to leave saying that it was full.

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Bangalore
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We stayed at the Taj for 2 nights in a villa. The main cottage of the hotel which is center of all activity and dining is a colonial building which is next to a huge man-made lagoon fed by waters of the Vembanad lake. This heritage property was first taken over by the government of India and then purchased by...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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: ₹ 12,414 - ₹ 29,807 (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 Romantic Hotel in Kumarakom
#2 Spa Hotel in Kumarakom
#3 Family Hotel in Kumarakom
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kumarakom
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“If possible, go for one with the private pools”
 of 5 bubbles LiamJEllison, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take Lagoon view”
  • Laggon inside the hotel resort
 of 5 bubbles Kalkiavatar5, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Unless you want private pool, go with Deluxe cottage and as close as possible to Reception (lower room number)”
 of 5 bubbles 30jayp, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“comfortable & ample room space”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“While the Delux Villas are excellent, the other rooms are equally good.”
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  • The Delux Villa
 of 5 bubbles ad0312, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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