Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel

G.V Raja Vattappara Road, Kovalam, India, 695027  show map
 5 stars
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Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel

Internet

Paid wired internet connection

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel is a 5-star accommodation in the center of Kovalam providing guests with a tennis court, a picnic area and a golf course. The hotel, built in 2004, is renowned for its ethnic architecture.

The hotel is 10 minutes' walk away from Saatwika Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Lighthouse Beach. The property is set within 1 km distance from Kovalam city center.

Occupying convenient location, the hotel lies close to a cove and a landscaped garden.

Guests can reach Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel by car from Thiruvananthapuram International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel provides beautiful rooms including premium temptation one-bedroom king suite, premium temptation room and premium villa. They are equipped with an in-room safe, free wireless internet, a DVD player, a private balcony and a fridge. Most of the rooms offer a breathtaking view over the sea. Guests can also use an electric kettle, a stove and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

The indoor restaurant serves dishes of Indian cuisine. The hotel invites guests to the High Energy bar to relax with a drink. Offering a variety of dishes, Bait and Punjabi Dhaba are just about 150 meters away.

Services

Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel features such facilities as currency exchange, a free car park and a news stand.

Relax

A variety of treatments includes beauty therapy, massage and Ayurveda therapy. The property provides a gym, a fitness center and yoga classes along with mountain biking, lawn tennis and mini golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   59.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid wired internet connection
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Yoga class

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of INR 2000 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel Kovalam location
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Hotel Address:

G.V Raja Vattappara Road, Kovalam, India, 695027

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City Center
  • Kovalam
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
    6.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Bait
    500 ft
  • Punjabi Dhaba (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    800 ft
Beaches
  • Lighthouse Beach
    3800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    59

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Rooms and availability

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Premium Villa
Size: 650 sq. feet
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    Premium Temptation Room
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    Premium Temptation One-Bedroom King Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 780 sq. feet
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      Superior Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed
      Size: 280 sq. feet
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        Superior King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 345 sq. feet
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          Deluxe Room
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          Deluxe One-Bedroom King Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 780 sq. feet
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            Deluxe Suite
            Size: 650 sq. feet
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              Presidential Room
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              Presidential Two-Bedroom King Suite
              Bed type: King-size bed
              Size: 1380 sq. feet
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                Presidential Suite
                Size: 1400 sq. feet
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel Kovalam location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  G.V Raja Vattappara Road, Kovalam, India, 695027

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Kovalam
                    2000 ft
                  Airports
                  • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
                    6.7 mi
                  Restaurants
                  • Bait
                    500 ft
                  • Punjabi Dhaba (cuisine: Vegetarian)
                    800 ft
                  Beaches
                  • Lighthouse Beach
                    3800 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    59

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 1700 ft

                  Places of interest

                  • Bethsaida Hermitage - 1700 ft
                  • Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kovalam - 1700 ft

                  Local attractions

                  • Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium - 2.2 mi
                    Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam
                  • Thiruparrapu Falls - 4.4 mi
                    Thirunandhikarai, Kanyakumari
                  • Sivagiri Mutt - 5.6 mi
                    Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
                  • Samudra Beach - 3.4 mi
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                  • Valiyathura Pier - 4.7 mi
                    Valiyathura, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

                  Near the hotel

                  • Lighthouse Beach - 3800 ft

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Bait - 500 ft

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                    • Punjabi Dhaba - 800 ft

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                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Number of rooms:
                      59

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                    Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam

                    Average guest rating

                    8.6out of 10
                    Superb
                    Based on 27 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Location
                    8.5
                    Value
                    6.0
                    Service
                    9.0

                    Guest reviews

                    • Older travelers
                      8.2

                      Location is good with friendly staff

                      Paying for breakfast. You should do bed and breakfast, to have a bill put in front of you when you go in for your breakfast is not a nice touch

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

                      It was a perfect experience, the staff very helpful and friendly, the hotel very beautiful and relaxing, the food at the restaurant both the Indian restaurant and the seafood restaurant by the beach is excellent and both chiefs and staff answers all your requests efficiently and with a smile.

                    • Couple
                      10.0

                      Relaxation Friendly staff ... Specially waiter his ame jibin ...I felt. Like home ...

                      My wife lost her wedding ring in the room we couldn't find it .... Watch your stuff when you'r there ....

                    • Family with children
                      7.8

                      The hotel was really good, we have enjoyed staying at Taj the service was excellent special we had baby and they were very helpful, the hotel has 3 restaurants which is good its your choice, the drivers were really good special Sabastian was one of the best driver and we always wanted him to take us around it was good staying in Taj and the food was good. The best thing I like is there security is fantastic

                      We arrived about 8:30am in the morning the welcomed us and we requested them early check in, they told us we have to pay half price we did not argue coz we had baby and we were tired but this was really shocking it was only 4 hours and they made us paying inr 5500, I belive such cases they should not charge special we were staying with them for 4 nights at list they should charge inr 3000 not 5500, this was the nightmare! I liked the hotel but coz of this it made me feel that they dont care all they cared was money! May be they should take course from Taj Malabar in Cochin were they never charged us when we check in ealry and we requested check out late they accepted till 6pm (( Taj Malabar is the best))

                    • Couple
                      10.0

                      The hotel is absolutly stunning inside and out. It is very modern and the rooms are superb and exceptionally clean. We had a sea view room which was excellent. The service was exceptional throughout our stay and the staff very friendly. The sea view from the restaurant and infinity pool is breathtaking as they are sited on a hill, however the resort extends all the way down to the sea where there are sun loungers and a beautiful restauarnt surrounded by cocunot trees and palms and there are buggies on hand to transport you around the resort. There are also different activities on everyday which are free, such as yoga, cooking courses, boat trip, fishing to name a few. There are 3 restaurants and the food is delicious, the best curry I have ever had.

                      The only minor negative comment is that a few of the tiles need replacing in the swimming pool, but the rest of the resort is perfect so don't let this put you off.

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

                      Vivanta by Taj Kovalam is surrounded by beautiful grounds and the views from the Meera Bar and Bait, the hotel's restaurant by the sea are excellent. The staff are both accommodating and friendly!

                    • Couple
                      10.0

                      The trip has left an indelible mark on our minds , it was a very comfortable and pleasant stay . We did not feel we were at a hotel, the moment we entered we were made so comfortable that we almost developed a proprietory feeling over the premises and were extremely nostalgic to leave the place. Had it not been for prior bookings that we had made , we would have extended our trip at Taj kovalam. The hospitality was unmatched and the experience incomparable, we look forward for mmore associatons especially with the Taj vivanta.

                      I do not have a single word to write about this and even if I ponder over it for an hour i will not be able to pen down anything. We had a fantastic experience and it was not close to perfection , it was perfect . It couldn't have been better.

                    • Older travelers
                      7.0

                      We liked the location and the lovely gardens. We liked the price of food/drink. Some staff were very good (laundry,housekeeping)

                      Quite a number of staff are unable to understand or speak good enough English which made it difficult for us. Our orders in the dining areas were often completely wrong.

                    • Couple
                      10.0

                      The staff were the most helpful and friendly we have ever experienced. Their kindness made the holiday one of our most enjoyable vacations ever.

                      The tours to the elephant sanctuary was poorly organised

                    • Couple
                      9.2

                      Service, location, comfort of rooms and food were excellent

                      Prices of drinks were a rip off. Pool needs to be re-tiled

                    • Couple
                      7.0

                      Very clean, very comfortable/luxurious, good service all round. Nice to have a seemingly private beach and complimentary lagoon boat trips.

                      * Rooms were cleaned at the odd time of 3 in the afternoon, when we wanted to take a nap. It was very awkward to sit outside on the hot balcony while the room was being cleaned. * Prices on menus were very misguiding - taxes (e.g. VAT) were added later onto the invoice and the menu prices did not seem to be up to date in the first place. Our invoices often did not look anything like the menu prices at the restaurant and bar.

                    • Couple
                      9.2

                      It was so peaceful and tranquil here. A very relaxing stay and very well looked after by the excellent staff. The hotel rooms are lovely and as comfortable as if you were in your own home. It was not to difficult to go to kovalam beach or do a back waters tour or trip to varkala beach from the location either. Plus the hotel offers a private beach which adds to the appeal. The 3 restaurants all serve fantastic food, particularlt Bait the seafood, beachside restaurant.

                    • Older travelers
                      8.2

                      I wish to praise the hotel reception manageress, Ms.Leona Ruis at the the Vivanta KOVALAM. She is the most gracious and understanding person possible. She made our stay unforgettable.

                      The only thing I would care to improve would be the staff training. The higher level staff have beautifully groomed uniforms, The assistants wear wrinkled, ill-fitting white clothes and seem bored/tired..

                    • Older travelers
                      7.8

                      The garden, the way to the beach along the lagoon, the pool, the beach restaurant (great seafood, very nice staff)

                      Prices are too high. Service in the breakfast restaurant is too slow, and in the bar, it's more than slow

                    • Couple
                      9.2

                      Excellent service and attention to detail.

                      Price of buffet breakfast not explained, had assumed this was included.

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel Kovalam location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    G.V Raja Vattappara Road, Kovalam, India, 695027

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Kovalam
                      2000 ft
                    Airports
                    • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
                      6.7 mi
                    Restaurants
                    • Bait
                      500 ft
                    • Punjabi Dhaba (cuisine: Vegetarian)
                      800 ft
                    Beaches
                    • Lighthouse Beach
                      3800 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Number of rooms:
                      59

                    Hotel Awards

                    IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedKovalamVivanta By Taj-Kovalam

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Spa Hotels in India

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