Excellent 9.0
Based on 116 reviews

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About Vivanta by Taj - Malabar


One of the world renowned Taj Hotels, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar offers luxurious accommodation on Willingdon Island with a sweeping view of the Cochin Harbour. The graceful heritage wing was built in 1935 in true Victorian grandeur, and the heritage suites are furnished and decorated in keeping with her regal history. The tower-wing of the hotel features luxuriously appointed suites, furnished with European elegance and sophistication and boasting stunning views of the harbor and waterfront. Take a romantic cruise on the hotel's private yacht for the ultimate view of Cochin'žs gorgeous sunsets, or treat yourself to the rejuvenating therapies of the Taj Spa, offering aromatherapy massages, yoga, body scrubs , and wraps. Reservations at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar are simple via our secure online booking form. Just enter your desired dates and submit.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage(s)
  • steamroom
  • games room

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • water sports (non-motorized)

For kids

  • children's playground
  • kids club
  • swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • library
  • salon
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • currency exchange

Payment types accepted for services

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-11 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 3000 INR
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 14.00 Km
Distance to Airport: 45.00 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 800 INR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 7
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 95
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 1934
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Food, drink and entertainment

The Pepper

The Pepper

This all-day diner offers a variety of cuisines as well as soothing views of the backwaters and lush gardens. The easy charm and classic comfort dishes (from both East & West) make The Pepper a hot favourite round the clock.Here's where live food stations add to the action in Cochin's most sought after breakfast, lunchs.Not to be missed is the mutton stew and appams. In addition to the a la carte options and children's menu, the restaurant offers a fine dining experience involving a five-course candlelight dinner with special table settings. Whenever you need to eat, The Pepper is there with exactly what you need. We'll even pack you a breakfast to go.Cuisine type: All-day dining Mediterranean, Italian, North Indian and Kerala cuisine & wellness menus Location: Lobby levelHours: Open 24 hours Attire: Smart Casual

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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.5
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.3
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for Money 8.7
  • Food/Dining 8.9

Raj S.
June 18, 2016
Excellent location and great service
Very courteous staff. Wish they make the garden view rooms better.

Nicholas I.
United Kingdom
March 09, 2016
Lived up to the hype
The service, hotel grounds and cleanliness
We stayed at the vivanta for one night only and when that night had finished we wished we had more nights booked. The hotel is clean, beautiful and accommodating but the highlight was the staffs friendliness and high service standards- highly recommend if you want to a good experience in Cochin!

Amitava S.
United States
February 18, 2016
Kochi Tour
Service, comfort and complimentary benefits.
Comfortable stay, amenities, and services!

Sunu L.
November 11, 2015
Enjoyable Stay
Quiet location, Friendly staff, Nice view
The hotel is in a quiet location away from the city centre. Nice view of the sea and sunset. Free evening tea, snacks and boat cruise for all guests. Peaceful setting with staff to attend to all your needs. Will come back again.

Harriet R.
United Kingdom
November 10, 2015
Pleasant, but not amazing
Food and Staff
A very pleasant stay, but overall the hotel felt a little tired, esp. the room decor. Restaurant was good and nice to see a mix of Western and local visitors filling up the tables. Location is slightly out of the way, but once you work out the local ferry system - cheap, reliable - then Willingdon Island feels less remote.

Barry C.
November 04, 2015
fantastic modern hotel with great food and great service.

Arun S.
October 06, 2015
We were looking forward to our stay after our first stay after 2 years gap and which was wonderful. Wonderful because of the "people" there. It was so homely and people were attentive and courteous. Not this time. Arriving in the wee hours of the night we were ushered in a room overlooking the drive way in the old building. I had requested for a room with a big bed but For the first time in our 47 years of being together and travelling around so much we had to sleep in separate beds. There was dust on the tables and Lamps. somehow it did not work for us.

Magesh K.
September 30, 2015
Very pleasant atmosphere
Hassle free ,relaxed,nice spa facility,great pool

September 08, 2015
Fantastic Birthday Weekend
The Location, the service and the lovely rooms!
This was probably one of the best weekends we have experienced! We had booked 4 Sea facing twin rooms and 1 suite but upon arrival, were told that one room had been upgraded to a corner room offering a fabulous view of the backwaters and the gardens. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us and all our requests were looked into instantly. My friends got the staff to decorate the room as it was my birthday and they wanted to surprise me..They arranged a gorgeous dinner in a secluded spot in the garden which normally serves only tea..The staff took pains to see that everything was perfect! The suite was amazing and so were all the other rooms that we had booked. This was a truly exceptional stay! We have always loved our stays at the Malabar and this was the crowning glory!

Varithamby S.
United Kingdom
July 29, 2015
Best place to dine..
1) Hospitality 2) food 3) location.
I am from UK ... We experienced very plesent stay here in Taj Malabar.. It's my third time here.. This time I visited with my family and friends.. Food and hospitality always best in Taj hotels.. We had great time .. I highly recommend for any one travelling to Kerala...