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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Willingdon Island, Cochin, Kerala, India


  • Rooms : 17.5
  • Service : 20.0
  • Public Spaces : 19.5

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From ₹4,400 (approx. $69)
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The Taj group, though perhaps best known for a string of faultlessly competent business hotels, has a healthy sideline in time travel — the kind of meticulously preserved historical properties that make you feel as though you’ve stepped right into another century. Take the Vivanta by Taj Malabar, on Willingdon Island in Cochin Harbor, as an example: aside from a relatively utilitarian Tower Wing (of which more later), this place stays pretty true to its 1935-vintage, Victorian-style roots.

As with any hotel with a modern wing, you’ve got a choice to make. Here it’s between authenticity and views, to put it bluntly; the original rooms, though renovated, feel positively steeped in history, but the tower suites are fine reproductions, and some add the further inducement of a sunset view over Cochin’s waterways. Much depends on whether you’re a stickler for history — an added benefit is that, from within the tower, you can’t actually see the tower.

What all the accommodations have in common is a full complement of modern amenities; the Taj group are no strangers to five-star hospitality. Four restaurants easily keep everyone fed, and the spa and Ayurvedic center look after guests’ less tangible needs.

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  • Vivanta by Taj - Malabar
  • Willingdon Island
  • Cochin, Kerala, India

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

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