Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site 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

The luxury Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel with a casino, a tennis court and a private swimming pool is a nice place to stay in Kovalam on holiday. Since 2004, it has been hosting guests in the center of Kovalam.

Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel lies in the vicinity of Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Sivagiri Mutt and The Kanakakunnu Palace as well as a lighthouse, a museum and a temple. Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Kovalam.

Set close to a cove and a landscaped garden, this hotel offers access to a natural beach with chairs, towels and umbrellas.

The property enjoys convenient location within a 15-minute drive to Thiruvananthapuram International airport.

Rooms

There are 59 beautiful rooms at Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel feature an in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, a DVD player, a private balcony and a fridge. Rooms offer a breathtaking view over the sea. An electric kettle, a stove and coffee/tea makers are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Indian dishes is served at the indoor restaurant. High Energy bar is available on site. Guests can enjoy a meal in Bait and Punjabi Dhaba, which are located in a leisure area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel.

Services

Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel also offers limousines and bicycles for rent.

Relax

Spa facilities at Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam Hotel include a wellness centre, a sauna and a steam room. For active guests a gym, a fitness center and yoga classes are provided.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 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
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up 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

  • 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
  • Electric kettle

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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed INR 2000
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed INR 2000
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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, Trivandrum, Kovalam, India, 695027

Get directions
City Center
  • Kovalam
    600 m
Airports
  • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
    10.7 km
Restaurants
  • Bait
    140 m
  • Punjabi Dhaba (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    220 m
Beaches
  • Lighthouse Beach
    1.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    59

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Rooms and availability

Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam photos Room
Premium Villa
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Premium Temptation One-Bedroom King Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Free movies/video
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam photos Room
Superior Twin Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

Superior|SUPERIOR CHARM GARDEN VIEW ROOM

Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam photos Room
Superior King Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Free movies/video
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam photos Room
Deluxe One-Bedroom King Suite
Sea view
  • Room size:

    72 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Free movies/video
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam photos Room
Deluxe Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Presidential Two-Bedroom King Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
Vivanta By Taj-Kovalam photos Room
Presidential Suite
  • Room size:

    130 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Luxury Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Suite|SUITE LUXURY SEA VIEW

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center500 m

Places of interest

  • Bethsaida Hermitage500 m
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kovalam500 m

Local attractions

  • Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium3.6 km
    Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam
  • Thiruparrapu Falls7.0 km
    Thirunandhikarai, Kanyakumari
  • Sivagiri Mutt9.0 km
    Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
  • Samudra Beach5.4 km
    Kovalam Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)India
  • Valiyathura Pier7.5 km
    Valiyathura, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Near the hotel

  • Lighthouse Beach1.2 km

    Restaurants nearby

    • Bait140 m

      Address: Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam
      Phone: 471 6613000

      82% likes this, based on 108 reviews

    • Jasmine Bay500 m

      Address: Taj Kovalam Kerala
      Phone: +91 471 661 3000

      91% likes this, based on 19 reviews

    • Punjabi Dhaba220 m

      Address: Beach Road

      Cuisine: Vegetarian

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

    Hotel Awards

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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, Trivandrum, Kovalam, India, 695027

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Kovalam
      600 m
    Airports
    • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
      10.7 km
    Restaurants
    • Bait
      140 m
    • Punjabi Dhaba (cuisine: Vegetarian)
      220 m
    Beaches
    • Lighthouse Beach
      1.2 km
    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