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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, Cochin

Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, Cochin

The infinity pool overlooks Lake Vembanad

Situated on Willingdon Island with views over Cochin's busy harbour, the Vivanta by Taj - Malabar combines old-world elegance with modern day convenience.  In its Heritage Wing, built in 1935, graceful Victorian interiors aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin.  Its Tower Wing houses newly renovated guestrooms, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary.

World Discovery prices are based on 'Superior Charm' rooms in the Tower Wing.  All rooms have satellite TV, international direct dial telephone, wireless internet connectivity, electronic safe, minibar and hair dryer, and offer mineral water, tea/coffee maker, and a fruit platter. Many of the Tower Wing rooms offer views of the waterfront (with the famous Chinese fishing nets) or the harbour.

Upgrades are available for a supplement to the Heritage Wing Rooms, and to a range of different suites located in both sections of the hotel.

The hotel has a selection of restaurants and bars for to choose from:

Kerala Holidays - Kochi - Vivanta by Taj - Rice Boat RestaurantDolphin's Point - open air restaurant by the bayside, known for its outstanding barbecues and grills.
Mattancherry Bar - relaxing lobby bar offering drinks from around the world.
The Pepper - all-day dining with a variety of cuisines complemented by soothing views of the backwaters and lush gardens.
The Rice Boat (pictured left) - seafood speciality restaurant offering a layout and décor inspired by a traditional ‘kettuvalam’ rice boat; the garden entrance takes the form of a full-scale prow with an authentic cane roof and lanterns adding to the ambience.
The Thai Pavilion - the only authentic Thai restaurant in Kerala.

The Jiva Spa
Choose from an array of signature Indian treatments, restorative massages, scrubs and wraps.  You can also try the Jiva's special Ashtanga Yoga programme and Ayurveda treatments.