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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Cochin, Kerala, India

Vivanta by Taj - Malabar: Evening Pool View

Vivanta by Taj - Malabar: Evening Pool View

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Sitting on the nib of Willingdon Island, in the middle of Cochin’s atmospheric harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar enjoys beautiful backwater views and remote, peaceful and relaxed surroundings. Ninety-six guest rooms and suites are divided between the Heritage Wing, featuring 1930s Victorian interiors, and the Tower Wing, which boasts recently renovated accommodation. Many guest rooms provide beautiful water views and all boast deluxe amenities, such as a surround-sound home theatre and LCD television. Additionally, there are four restaurants to choose from and a spa and fitness centre. A traditional ambience, neat interiors, modern technology and an impeccable, personalised service is found throughout, while outdoors there is a large swimming pool and a poolside bar from where you can watch the ships sail by or embark on a luxurious sunset cruise.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Old Colonial hotel enjoying pleasant harbour views
  • Feature:The Rice Boat serves the best seafood in town
  • Rooms:96 rooms across 2 wings
  • Location:Cochin , Kerala , India
  • Nearest airport:Cochin International Airport
Vivanta by Taj - Malabar
Location and transfer

1 hour from Cochin International Airport by car transfer. NB: Visas are required for India. 

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Guest rooms and suites feature 32" LCD televisions with surround sound, internet access, a hairdryer, safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, a pillow menu, writing desks with task lighting and twice-daily maid service.

Superior Charm:+
  • Size: 271ft²
  • Room View: Cochin Harbour views
  • Facilities: These urban-style studios are decorated with European furniture and Indian accents and feature panoramic views. Choose from king-size or twin beds and smoking or no smoking rooms..
Superior Charm – Sea View:+
  • Size: 271ft²
  • Room View: Waterfront and island views
  • Facilities: These guest rooms are exactly the same as Superior Charm guest rooms, with the added benefit of waterfront views.
Premium Indulgence – Sunset View:+
  • Size: 271ft²
  • Room View: Sunset-facing rooms with various views
  • Facilities: As the name suggests, these guest rooms are super indulgent, notably for their impressive sunset views every evening. Guests can request a king-size bed or twin beds and whether they would like a no smoking room.
Superior Charm Heritage:+
  • Size: 420ft²
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: With wooden floors and carved ceilings which ooze old-world charm, this spacious deluxe accommodation offers twin or king-size beds and the option to have a no-smoking room.
Superior Charm Heritage – Sea View:+
  • Size: 420ft²
  • Room View: Panoramic views of the waterfront and island beyond
  • Facilities: These rooms offer similar accommodation to the Superior Charm Heritage category, but additionally provide glorious panoramic views of the waterfront.
Deluxe Allure Suite:+
  • Size: 694ft²
  • Room View: Water and island views
  • Facilities: These huge, contemporary guest suites boast carved ceilings and grand wooden floors, and feature a bedroom with a magnificent four-poster bed and a separate living room. There’s also a marble-appointed bathroom and a balcony furnished with a breakfast table.
Premium Temptation Suite:+
  • Size: 1,043ft²
  • Room View: Water views
  • Facilities: The most magnificent guest suites in the hotel, these fabulous spaces have lovely Victorian-style interiors and ethnic artefacts. There’s a separate living room and a bedroom with a king-size bed. In addition, there’s a study, dressing room and a spacious en suite bathroom.

There are four restaurants serving a range of Asian, barbecue, seafood and International cuisine, while Mattancherry Bar offers cocktails, spirits, rare Scottish whiskeys and cocktail snacks. Private dining on the jetty, on-board the hotel's yacht, the poolside or in a cabana on the bayside can also be arranged as an extra-special treat.

The Pepper :+
  • Cuisine: Eastern, Western, Mediterranean and wellness cuisine
  • Setting: The Pepper is a 24-hour dining establishment with live cooking stations, providing guests with opportunities to watch the Chefs at work or enjoy the glorious waterfront and garden views. Five-course, fine dining candlelit dinners with special table settings are available, along with menus of classic comfort food.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
The Rice Boat :+
  • Cuisine: Seafood cuisine
  • Setting: Set on a traditional Kettuvalum rice boat, this restaurant features an entertaining show kitchen and excellent panoramic views. Open for lunch and dinner, it is considered to be the best seafood restaurant in Cochin.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
The Thai Pavilion:+
  • Cuisine: Thai and Chinese cuisine
  • Setting: This beautiful, vibrant and atmospheric establishment is located at lobby level and is open for lunch and dinner.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Dolphin’s Point:+
  • Cuisine: Grill and barbecue cuisine
  • Setting: Set beside the water, this delightful al fresco restaurant is much-loved for its wonderful cuisine and charming ambience. Open for dinner only, from October through to March.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Mattancherry Bar:+
  • Cuisine: Bar and cocktail snacks
  • Setting: Open between 11am and 11pm for refreshments, such as rare Scottish Whiskeys and cocktails, and light bar snacks.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No

Children are very welcome at Vivanta by Taj - Malabar and a babysitting service is available on request, subject to a 24-hour notice period.

Health & Fitness

Jiva Spa primarily offers Indian-based healing treatments, including the world’s oldest known healing system incorporating ancient Ayurvedic practices. There’s even a specialised Ayurveda doctor (the Vaidya) to create tailor-made remedies using all-natural ingredients. Facilities include shower rooms, a Jacuzzi and steam room, with alternative wellness activities such as yoga and meditation.

In Addition

There is a daily sunset cruise, as well as a three-bedroom yacht (Cinnamon Coast) available to hire for both day cruises and overnight jaunts. The main town, Cochin, is located twenty minutes away and there is a convenient shuttle boat connecting the hotel to the mainland.

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