Hotel Vivanta by Taj Kovalam(4 stars)

G V Raja Vattapara Road Kovalam 695527 Thiruvananthapuram View on map

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17 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    4.8
  • Room
    5.2
  • Service
    4.6
  • Location
    3.9
  • Food and Drinks
    5.3
  • Sport & entertain
    4.1
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Manjith
God's Own Resort
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Other stay
  • June 2013
The hotel in general was excellent in terms of location, security, friendliness of the staff etc. The breakfast was amazing as well. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    The room was spacious & comfortable & had all necessary basic facilities.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The restaurants in the resort were truly world class & the wide choice of food was great.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff was extremely friendly & knowledgable.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The leisure activities on offer were really interesting & worth the while.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel in general was excellent in terms of location, security, friendliness of the staff etc. The breakfast was amazing as well.

  • Location
    6.0

    The beach is part of the resort & was a beatiful site. The hotel travel desk can arrange local tours on request

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Elke
Five star for subtropical garden, three stars for the rest
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
The park-like grounds, 5 star. Lobby: open floor plan, therefore no air conditioning, old worn furniture. Restaurant for half board guests: like lobby. Reminiscent of a simple garden with a view of bathers during breakfast and dinner. Pool: is before the mentioned above. Restaurant. Nice view on the sea, pool chairs on the betonplaton, little shade, quite narrow. Seaside: no beach! No access to the sea! And tidy on a dike between the lagoon and the sea. Everything very beautifully designed with palm trees, lawn and sandy sunbathing area. Also open fish restaurant. Beach between 150 and 500 metres: public! ... By local fishermen use. (interesting) Rooms: small (1 chair for 2 people, no table)! Open wardrobe in the bathroom. Airconditioning food were okay. Very clean also under the french bed. Service here very friendly. (manes) read hotel review
  • Room
    3.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    2.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
  • Location
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    2.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
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Jutta
No taj level!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
Plant and comfort excellent, 5 stars but: 1. overpriced and each kleinigkkeit cost extra, For example internet 6 Euro per hour. 2. description of the equipment and beach, so the main reasons for our reservation Is almost a case for the lawyer (information: we didn't, it would be our 1st complaint to 25 years Asien) 800 meters private beach = 0 metres, everything rocks, into the water walking impossible. 9 hole golf course, A joke ( length 30 metres), bar and billiards (without words), laptop 0 (our therefore not with- Taken ) and so on., not even free tv sports ... channels where i soccer championsleage could see ( had even tuk tuk driver home, i then stayed overnight, after samtliche re- Klamationen were ignored, even have offered, the satellite plant-and no response. As well as all other questions. And the for 1500 Euro/8 days! ) 5* taj level? No! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    1.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0
    Quality of the beach
    1.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    1.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    1.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    1.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    1.0
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Archived reviews

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Rene
Lovely area & beach & room expensive catering archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2012
Very nice, kind, green, well-kept hotel complex with fitness center, Ayuverda -possible, but a relatively small pool a super beach section with sandy beach and restaurant at the beach. Possibilities for tennis, cricket, fishing & tennis exist. As it is a rather small hotel, it was lots of space at the beach (pure luxury!). Rooms are very stylish and for 2 people optimally, the third bed for an adult is a short, unfortunately useless Rollaway. This will the room small. Cleanliness is very good, staff friendly. Bathroom brilliant. Small safe in the room is ideal for cash etc. To provide. ... Note: food( breakfast, eating and drinking) in the restaurant are very expensive (swiss proportions). Have hardly ever in the hotel dinner: in front of the hotel stand small trains' s. For 100 RP (circa 1 SFR) one drives at the Kovalam beach, where it lots of different restaurants and you great food can. Can hotel highly recommend. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Frank
Great hotel, recommendable nonetheless archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2011
Qualitatively great hotel in direct proximity to the beach and with its own section of the beach. Rooms were very nice and fully equipped, staff very helpful. Food and drink prices moderate (had only booked breakfast). Location rather somewhat outside. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Dario
Super good hotel in remote location archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2010
The hotel is a bit isolated on the coast Kovalams and the path to the beach 500 meters about cost. The rooms are super clean, include cable tv, safe, fridge and a large and clean bathroom. The two restaurants are perfectly designed, though a bit expensive, therefor the service and the taste was excellent. The staff are very polite and helpful, complaints were gladly taken and fulfilled all expectations. The bottom line: if you're going to Kovalam quiet, in a friendly atmosphere and comfortable to stay this is in the Taj well cared for. There were only a few other ... hotels nearby, they readily available. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Jürgen
Fantastic place to relax archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2010
After two-week tour of Northern India were five days in Kerala holiday to relax and unwind scheduled. The Taj was 'showboating qualities '. Due to the hillside development is the house for people with a handicap was only partially suitable-here should in the first the location of the room to be. Apart from this, a first Address to a couple of days to relax. Best food (for reasonable prices, for example, dinner buffet with everything the stomach could desire for approximately ten €) and very friendly, lovely staff. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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