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Excellent location - 1.22 kilometers from city center
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Popular landmarks
Mattancherry 1.29 km
Paradesi Synagogue 1.39 km
Kerala Kathakali Centre 1.55 km
Fort Kochi Beach 1.9 km
Church of Saint Francis 1.91 km
Chinese Fishing Nets 2.51 km
Jew Town 3.62 km
Kerala Folklore Museum 6.04 km
LuLu Mall 8.51 km
Cherai Beach 21.11 km
Nearby landmarks
Government of India Tourist Office 30 m
Embarkation Jetty (Wellington Island) 500 m
New Castle Gallery 580 m
Draavidia Art & Performance Gallery 630 m
Lila Studio 690 m
Jeevamatha Church 740 m
St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church 750 m
Cochin Spice Market 810 m
Greenix Cultural Village 860 m
International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum 1.04 km
Taj Malabar Resort and Spa Cochin

"Staff are very courteous."

Philip - July 8, 2019

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Taj Malabar Resort and Spa Cochin

Willingdon Island, Wellington Island, Kochi, India, 682009 - See map
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Exceptional service
9.5 rating for service
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9.4 rating for cleanliness
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9.3 room quality and comfort
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 90% of guests

Location is lovely, hotel room check IN in seconds, very comfortable and spacious room.

James | June 13, 2017

The staff was extremely courteous and did the extra bit to make our trip memorable

vinod | May 20, 2019

Clean, hospitality, food, people, everything is great.

fumiko | October 3, 2018

The hotel was immaculate and hospitality was amazing.

Alberto | June 4, 2018

Excellent property with super courteous staff.

sharad | December 12, 2018

Place is ideal for a relaxing holiday.

James | June 13, 2017

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Value for money8.6
Distance to city center14.00 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportCochin International Airport (COK)
Distance to airport25.2 km

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9.3
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Overall rating:
8.9
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487 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.2
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More about Taj Malabar Resort and Spa Cochin

One of the world renowned Taj Hotels, Taj Malabar Resort and Spa Cochin 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 Taj Malabar Resort and Spa Cochin are simple via our secure online booking form. Just enter your desired dates and submit.

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7.2
Very good
"Food is amazing."

Philip | July 8, 2019

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Rice Boat
Cuisine:Seafood
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The Pavillion
Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Japanese
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Dolphin’s Point
Cuisine:Grill/BBQ
Menu:Buffet
Pepper
Cuisine:Asian, International, Mediteranean
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9.3
Exceptional
Leslie from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

If we could live there, we would”

Amazing service, incredible views, and pitch-perfect hotel!

from the moment you walk in, the staff at vivanta by taj - malabar, is incredibly helpful. they seem to know what you want, even before you know what it is! from making the check-in process smooth to just making every part of your stay enjoyable, they are always ready to help. sure, the place is more expensive than others, but it is completely worth the splurge. the afternoon tea with a view of the arabian sea, with the paper lanterns delicately adding to the mood (and making you look good in the process), was just delightful. the harbor cruise was fun, and a must so you can see the fishing nets in action at sunset. the food is good, but they definitely tone down the spices on the indian dishes. so, if you're into spicy, you might want to say something about that. they surely would accommodate the request. the spa offers an array of services, but again, as with the food, they seem to have a lighter touch. no worries, vivanta spa employees, we can take the real thing! all in all, a fantastic experience we would recommend to everyone!

Reviewed February 18, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Group
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

A Superb Hotel, Service Impecable!”

Lobby Appointments/Restaurants and Duty Manager Sunil Panicker was one of the most professional and personable I have ever met. He ensured we were cared for every minute of our stay. Thanks Sunil !

What a beautiful hotel...They provide the most invredible service from the minute you arrive. This was a great end to our 3 week trip around India. The restaurants are fantastic and the quality of beverages in the lobby bar is second to none. It was never a priblem for the hotel staff to arrange cars to take us to and from the the ferry port to Old Kochi. The afternoon tea sercice at 1730 hrs daily was magical, followed by a complimentary harbour cruise for all hotel patrons. Its these small things that make such a differece. Thanks Taj Malabar...see you very soon !!

Reviewed August 23, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Andrew from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Fabulous hotel but not in Fort Cochin”

Rice boat restaurant, swimming pool, free evening cruise, room, service

great hotel to the usual taj standard. food in the restaurants was excellent. room was high quality. great views across to fort cochin island. a shame they are developing the port across the river, though that will affect the views for everyone. unfortunately not much to see in the area. it was the right move to have also booked a couple of nights in fort cochin.

Reviewed April 06, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Ann from United Kingdom
Couple
Premium King Bed
Stayed 7 nights in January 2014

Wonderful Hotel with Great Staff”

They can cater for celiac disease, the sunset views, the staff

The hotel has great history and you immediately feel part of it as you step through the doors. Staff are really helpful and can't do enough to make the stay a real treat. The chefs are particularly helpful for someone with dietary issues! I have Celiac disease and they prepared all my breakfasts and dinners seperatly with this in mind. The location of the hotel means that you have to take all meals there but the prices are so reasonable and menus so varied that this isn't an issue. The Taj is situated on an island and there is nothing else on the island apart from the Indian Navy and another resort so you have to either take a local ferry (very good and cheap) or a hotel or local taxi (not cheap) if you want to explore the surrounding area.

Reviewed February 10, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
Superior Charm Heritage King
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

GREAT VIEW, GREAT PROPERTY”

location, room view, clean

The last of our three stays in Vivanta establishments on this holiday. We stayed 2 nights (30th-1st Sep 2014) in sea view corner room 201 in the new building. Great location on Willington Island right on Cochin harbour. Our room was well appointed with great views. During our stay there were some very big storms which we able to watch coming in over the harbour – fantastic. On arrival there was a sizeable party leaving the resort. Unfortunately the staff failed to move them aside from the main entry which made entry very difficult for other guests. Although booking in was efficient and polite in was a bit insensitive and cold. Once we settled in to the room we took a walk around the property. As we arrived well after lunch we decided to have a quick bite in the all day Pepper eatery. We ordered what we thought were going to small meals however after 40 minutes with very few in the restaurant, our meals arrived. They were great and so big we decided not to have dinner. We ate all our meals in the Pepper. Breakfast had a good variety and we were able to have the old western favourite of bacon, egg, hash brown and tomato. Each day there is complimentary high tea followed by a complimentary 60 minute harbour cruise. On departure we received a gift packet of spices. The one problem I have with the property is that there is a cost to use the internet on the property computers. Both the Vivanta properties Connemarra and Fishermans Cove offer this service free. The staff we again courteous, efficient and most had good English. The property is well worth while and we would recommend it.

Reviewed October 02, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Annabelle from Switzerland
Couple
Superior Charm Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Great stay in a fantastic hotel”

the friendly and attentive staff, the general atmosphere, the food

The stay at the Taj was really amazing - the staff were super attentive and always around to answer any questions in a way that was over and above what you expected. The food was great especially at the Rice Boat restaurant, and the pool is also a great way to relax, it is connected t to the spa which is very comfortable. Overall this was a great stay - the hotel is also very easily accessible from the main area of kochi as it is just a 10 minute ferry ride away

Reviewed October 30, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Ian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in December 2011

Quality hotel, friendly service fantastic choice”

High quality, rice boat food, sunsets and daily cruise cultural shows

top shelf with a smile. a little out of the way but countered by easy access to local ferries at local prices. short trips to fort cochin and emularkam. the rice boat restaurant was superb with executive chef rasheed the pop star of kerala cuisine. the free high tea with sunset cruises an absolute must. the best quality spa if you can afford it. very friendly staff, good sized, clean well equipped rooms especially the heritage sea view rooms. avoid the thai restaurant as this is not really authentic. terrific head chef and staff but too chinesey for our liking. nice size pool that requires some additional chemicals to create a better swimming experience. use this hotel as a base and take an overnight in the mountains as well as on a house boat.

Reviewed December 19, 2011
9.7
Exceptional
Nicholas from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

Wonderful service”

Food, service, setting

wonderful, wonderful resort. fantastic service, many wonderful restaurants and stunning views over fort cochin. there is also a lovely swimming pool here and fantastic massage centre where you can pamper yourself away. the service is true taj style so they never miss a beat.. fully recommend this place to families, couples and the like

Reviewed January 29, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Binhaifa from Canada
Couple
Premium King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

Nice - slightly disappointed with the room decor!”

Great Food, Friendly & Attentive Staff, Great Surroundings

We loved our stay at the Vivanta by Taj - Malabar. The staff service was exceptional all round! The food was Decadent at all it's Restaurants! The room decor however, was tired! This is a first class hotel - please refurbish the rooms to The Taj Standards!

Reviewed February 04, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Varithamby from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Superior Charm Heritage King
Stayed 1 night in July 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...

Reviewed July 29, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Polly from United States
Couple
Superior Oceanfront
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

A hotel with charm and great hospitality”

Superperb service, great view, good food, truly love the staff there

I celebrated my 60th birthday at Vivanta and the hotel did not let me down. When I was asked to provide my birthday at check in, staff noticed that it would be my birthday the next day. she (Michelle) asked me what she could do for me. I said I was really tired after a very long flight with laid over at Hong Kong and Chennai. She told us to have some lunch first and she would inform me when room was ready. We finished lunch and started to explore the hotel, the manager came to tell us that since I was tired, he upgrade me to the Malabar Suite (the best room of the house) so I could rest. My husband and I were totally awed by that. My husband had asked the restaurant manager to make us a special meal for my birthday, they made me a gluten free cake that I could eat and fish head curry which I loved. Because the fish heads were discard usually, so they didn't even charge me. Just charged the other items we ordered. The words went around and I had different staff coming to wish me happy birthday. The house keeping staff made me an elephant using towels. When we parted, we got a little gift from them. We felt like royalty there and we certainly will be back someday. Thanks to all the staff, from reception, to kitchen, to housekeeping. Thanks for making my 60th birthday with such happy memories.

Reviewed February 25, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Gail from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Excellent hotel but transport needed”

Pool, spa, restaurants, location

Wonderful hotel with lovely pool and spa and good selection of restaurants. Away from the hustle of Fort Cochin (which can be very noisy) but easily reached by either ferry or 20 mins by car. Rooms were a little tired but the communal areas were in good condition and had a lovely meal at the Rice Boat. Service was excellent from welcome drink to fruit by the pool to cold flannels in the gym.

Reviewed November 19, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
VANDANA from India
Group
Superior Charm Twin Sea View
Stayed 1 night in August 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!

Reviewed September 08, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Mirella from Australia
Couple
Superior Charm Heritage King
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Luxurious and relaxing stay for a reasonable price”

The luxury and service

we had a wonderful stay here. we extended it for another 2 nights to enjoy a little luxury after hectic travel through india. the hotel was grand and more than comfortable. the service was always outstanding. there were countless complimentary offerings - from afternoon tea to ice-cream and watermelon by the pool and good night chocolates on our pillow. the facilities were small but extensive - an air-conditioned gym, pleasant infinity pool, reasonable mainstream restaurant and quality fine dining restaurant. there is a little travel to reach the tourist section of fort kochi/jew town and there are no restaurants nearby the hotel. the ferry to fort kochi is easy and sooo cheap - rupees a person!

Reviewed August 28, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Mark from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Impeccable service and style”

Attentive staff, comfortable stylish rooms and so so quiet

Located about 15 minutes away from downtown Cochin on the tip of one of the old ports, this hotel is a perfect oasis from the bustling commercial area of the town. The rooms are presented in a luxurious British colonial style, wooden and rattan furniture and crisp linen throughout. On my first night they were offering complimentary high-tea buffet on the terrace and following that, a complimentary evening cruise. I would highly recommend both. After a day of exploring, I enjoyed my evening on the terrace with iced-tea or a cocktail and a book, savoring the cool air that blew in off the water. I definitely want to go back to this hotel.

Reviewed February 24, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Praveen from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Charm Heritage King
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Highly recommended ”

Impeccable service and staff, except food quality and presentation and attention to detail

If you are reading this review and considering booking this hotel, I would recommend to book right away. So pleased with or excellent stay. Service was one of the best I've received and I've stayed in quite a few luxury hotels. Also enjoyed the conplimetary afternoon tea and river cruise. Also excellent fine dining at the rice boat restaurant. You must have the coconut soufflé!! Thanks Taj and look forward to my next stay :)

Reviewed July 09, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Mirella from Australia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Luxurious and relaxing stay for a reasonable price”

The luxury and service

We had a wonderful stay here. We extended it for another 2 nights to enjoy a little luxury after hectic travel through India. The hotel was grand and more than comfortable. The service was always outstanding. There were countless complimentary offerings - from afternoon tea to ice-cream and watermelon by the pool and good night chocolates on our pillow. The facilities were small but extensive - an air-conditioned gym, pleasant infinity pool, reasonable mainstream restaurant and quality fine dining restaurant. There is a little travel to reach the tourist section of Fort Kochi/Jew Town and there are no restaurants nearby the hotel. The ferry to Fort Kochi is easy and sooo cheap - 2 Rupees a person!

Reviewed August 28, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
NESADURAI from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

Good hotel with great service”

Nice grounds, great staff, activities for guests, wonderful food and good location near public ferry treminals

after five days of travel in ths state, it was great to wind up at this property. from the beginning it was all good: a welcome drink and upgrade to a room in the new wing, and charming staff. we indulged in nearly all the facilities and activities for guests. the classical dance performances, the boat cruise, the infinity pool and spa, the grounds and restaurants. while getting to willingdon island takes time and is located in the port area, you get great views of the sea and are close to charming colonial buildings. further, as it is walking distance from the public ferry terminals, it is only a short boat ride away from the delightful fort cochi and the urban centre of ernakulam.

Reviewed May 06, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Nicholas from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in March 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!

Reviewed March 09, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Prasanth from India
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2011

very good hotel”

nice location,ambience,

very good hotel, rather than saying it hotel we can say it as a resort. nice place located in on the banks of lake. lots of sight seeing places in cochin which are near by.

Reviewed July 26, 2011
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