Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Willingdon Island, Cochin, India

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18.5
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service20
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

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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Hotel Criteria

  • 96 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • 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
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Children Policy: Children up to 12 years stay free in parents room when using existing beds in room. Children aged 13 years and older are fully charged. Pets Policy: Pets are allowed.

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Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Room Tower Wing Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 271 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • turndown service
  • Deluxe Seaview Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 271 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • turndown service
  • Superior Room Tower Wing Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 271 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • turndown service
  • Deluxe Seaview Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 271 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • turndown service
  • Premium Sunset Tower Wing Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 271 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • turndown service
  • Superior Harbour View Tower Wing Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Premium Seaview Heritage Wing Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 420 ft²/39 m².
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    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • turndown service
  • Superior Room Heritage Wing Twin Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 420 ft²/39 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premium Seaview Heritage Wing King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 420 ft²/39 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Superior Room Heritage Wing King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 420 ft²/39 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Executive Suite Seaview Tower Wing

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 650 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
  • Luxury Suite Seaview - Tower Wing

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 920 ft²/85 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Luxury Suite Seaview - Heritage Wing

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 920 ft²/85 m².
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    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Forest Essentials bath amenities
    • hairdryer
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • 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
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Children Policy: Children up to 12 years stay free in parents room when using existing beds in room. Children aged 13 years and older are fully charged. Pets Policy: Pets are allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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