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Vivanta by Taj Bekal
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bekal
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, India
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147 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“God's Own Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

I had been to Vivanta by Taj Bekal last. Stayed in the Premium Indulgence Villa with Plunge Pool. I had booked in the monsoon offer of stay for 2 nights and get 3rd night free. I can say this offer was a steal! The villa was so heavenly and spacious. It had everything 1 wants, a swing a plunge pool with depth of 4.5feet open to sky shower and bath tub, courtyard and another seating area with pool chairs!! The bathroom was spacious as big as a small bedroom! The resort is built in traditonal kerala ketuvelam style. It has a huge Jiva Spa. The landscaping in the resort is great. Lush green gardens, a backwater passes thro the resort and there is a private beach as well. Coming to the food, it was amazing to say the least. The local speciality food was the best I have ever had. Executive Chef Gopal was very friendly and spent a lot of time with us explaining about the local cuisine and he whipped some tasty dishes for us in a jiffy. When on a holiday at a resort the food has to be good as you have to eat the 3 meals there for your entire stay, I can say the food at the Vivanta by Taj Bekal is very good for a longer stay!! its reasonably priced as well. The staff are always smiling and ready to cater to your every need small or big. They really pamper you. I would love to go back there. The best rooms in the resort are the Premium Indulgence Villa with Plunge Pool.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012 via mobile

I recently had a brief stay with taj at bekal and to be honest, I was not disappointed with the rooms nor with the services but the icing on the cake was the food. Especially the sea food...it was mouth watering and could not resist licking my fingers to the prawn curry n rice...the chef literally catered to our needs while checking what we really want. I can't stop rambling on the services given my the staff especially Gopal Iyer who was pivotal in making our dinner worthwhile...i would recommend this place to visit n stay as they will make it worthwhile for u n ur family

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

hi i was staying in Bekal.first i was wondering where this bekal is all about.but its like a pearl in a shell.its an amazing place taj is always taj.

Taj bekal wow is not a word i am saying my experience its an amazing place since uts new some issues i had in room.check in infact check in took long time.but rooms are amazing.

Food though only one restaurant they tried the best.i appriciate chef gopal vikram made our stay memorable..

Gopa chef made our meal exp a very different.
Thank u vivanta team bekal.

  • Stayed July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Gee!! A holiday to remember,we had most amazing stay ,the service impecable,all smiles from breakfast through to dinner,generous cooks ,Valentine,Santosh,Tendulkar,Mahesh,shared recepies,uppama,paratta,delicious Thanks,Vivanta,is a grand hotel set Graciously t amoung palmtrees,beautiful gardens ,along a river bank, meandering path down to the beach,I surprised my som with a pre Birthday dinner, Mr Vikram Patil F.B.,personnely assisted to plan something so momentum,a Traditional Banana Leaf Dinner ,something we never xpected,in a Gazebo,Flowers everywhere,by the swimming pool,lit by a fairyland of lights,staff in Dhoti,heartfelt thanks to Vikram,Diljit,Manu,Poonacha,Teka,Kishore,Keiso,Saurau.highlight for me was The Jiva Spa,awesome treatment,best on my trip,Thanks Ladies,Erika,Dolma,Norbu..Taj Vivanta was our final stop a beautiful experience,Thanks Front office staff your warm welcome effecient service ,Snack Box for the journey was most humbling ,Thank You ,Namastha.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

I took a friend as a surprise to this Taj for her birthday... It was even more than I'd expected and was definitely a surprise for her! The attention to detail was just outstanding, the room was huge, and the setting is breathtaking.. The staff here as well were brilliant.. they remembered both our names the whole time, always checking we were ok.. they upgraded our room, took every opportunity to check we were ok - but in a non annoying way!
I couldn't get over all the little touches which make a Taj hotel a Taj.. bicycles and golf buggies to get around the place.. fruit skewers and chilled water with lemon by the pool (constantly topped up).. the chef coming to speak to us at each meal to see if there was anything else we wanted (got bacon especially for us at breakfast to go with our mountains of freshly made waffles, pancakes and maple syrup)!!
I would definitely recommend using the wet area in the spa (complimentary for guests).. When we were there it had just opened so we had the whole place to ourselves! There's a steam room, sauna, and huge outdoor jacuzzi...
Loved every minute of the stay :)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj Bekal

Property: Vivanta by Taj Bekal
Address: Kappil Beach, Bekal 671319, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Bekal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bekal
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,228 - ₹ 17,539
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj Bekal 5*
Number of rooms: 71
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