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

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Cycling

Billiards/Pool tables

Mini golf

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Featuring a casino, a swimming pool and a picnic area, the 5-star Vivanta By Taj Kovalam Hotel offers 59 beautiful guestrooms. The hotel opened in 2004 and remains an example of ethnic architecture in Kovalam ever since.

The property is 550 meters away from Padmanabhapuram Palace, Lighthouse Beach and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The venue is set within 1 km from Kovalam city center.

Attukal Temple is 7.8 km from the hotel and Napier Museum is about 11.9 km away.

Thiruvananthapuram International airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Vivanta By Taj Kovalam Hotel.

Rooms

Vivanta By Taj Kovalam Hotel features rooms with a tropical interior that come with free Wi-Fi, a DVD player, multi-channel TV, a refrigerator and a trouser press for a pleasant stay in Kovalam. Many guestrooms offer views of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a bidet and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves Indian dishes. Energy drinks are offered in the snack bar. The seafood restaurant Bait is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Services

Aside from free parking, a hairdresser and an elevator, guests can make use of 24-hour reception, newspaper service and wedding services.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a wellness center, a sauna and a hot tub as well as beauty therapy, reflex massage and aromatherapy. The hotel offers a gym, a fitness center and yoga classes available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   59.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Mini golf

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • 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

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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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Size: 650 sq. feet
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    Premium Temptation Room
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    Premium Temptation One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 780 sq. feet
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      Superior Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed or King-size bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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        Deluxe Room
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        Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 780 sq. feet
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          Presidential Room
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          Presidential Two-Bedroom 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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              What's nearby

              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)

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              • Lighthouse Beach - 3800 ft

                Restaurants nearby

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                • Punjabi Dhaba - 800 ft

                  Address: Beach Road

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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

                Use Badge