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What We Love

  • Super-central location in Kerala's capital city
  • Aromatherapy massages at the Jiva Spa
  • Dine on traditional dishes from Kerala at the Fifth Element and follow up with a homemade gelato at the Caramel deli
  • Drinks at Twist Bar in the lobby

What To Know

  • The Fifth Element restaurant is open until 11.30
  • Free WiFi for up to two devices
  • Chinapolis restaurant is open for lunch and dinner
  • Smoke on the Water, which serves up barbecues by the pool, is open weekends
  • There is a compulsory New Year's Eve Gala dinner for guests on December 31; please see the details section for more information

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Modern retreat in the center of Trivandrum with an on-site spa and an Art Deco–style bar

The Lowdown

With an enviable location in the heart of Kerala’s capital city, Vivanta by Taj Trivandrum is a modern urban retreat surrounded by lush lawns and swaying palms. The interiors combine traditional Indian details and colors with such modernist flourishes as curved glass paneling, embossed leather pillars and recessed lighting. The guestrooms feature polished wooden floors, heavy silk curtains and indigenous artwork. The bathrooms are similarly swank, with large bathtubs, walk-in rainfall showers and Forest Essentials beauty products. For more space and added features, book a Luxury Bliss Suite; it comes with a separate living room and three balconies. Wind down with an aromatherapy massage at the Jiva Spa, then feast on local dishes like Alleppey shrimp curry or lamb Ullathiyathu at the lobby restaurant, the Fifth Element. Follow up with homemade gelato at the low-lit deli, Caramel, or a Long Island Iced Tea at the Art Deco–inspired bar, Twist.

In the Area

The Zoological Gardens provide a serene escape from the heat of the city. (Yann Martel based the animals in his Life of Pi on the ones he saw here.) For a taste of Keralan history and architecture, it’s worth travelling 30 miles out of town to Padmanabhapuram Palace. Your concierge will happily arrange a trip to this 17th-century granite fort, located at the foot of the Veli Hills; don’t miss the 300-year-old vaulted clock tower — the clock still keeps perfect time.

How to Get There

Vivanta by Taj – Trivandrum, Kerala
C V Raman Pillai Road
Thiruvananthapuram, 695014 India

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1132 Reviews
Very pleasant experience
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am very pleased with facilities offered by the Taj Vivanta. All the facilities were worth the money and experience was really good. The staff including receptionists to cleaning people were all well behaved and were doing their job in the best way possible with right attitude and energy. I liked the room and all other things about the hotel. I would gladly recommend it to any of my friends if they ask me a suggestion any time, such was my stay in there. Me and family enjoyed the stay.

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Reviewed 1 month ago

Had a very good stay, breakfast and cleanness of the hotel is good. Nearer to the Airport will be missing Taj Vivanta in the city since they are likely to close down by April 2019 as learnt from Hotel staff

Everything was superb and excellent
Reviewed 1 month ago

I am extremely pleased and satisfied with all the management, facilities and services that have been provided in the hotel. All the staff including receptionists, housekeeping staff, laundry staff and restaurant waiters were friendly, loving, caring, helpful and quick on their services. I would recommend every tourist to go to Taj Hotel and stay there because they will feel as if they are at their homes. Wish you all more success and prosperity in the future! Thanks a lot and stay blessed!

You will be missed.... Thank you for everything
Reviewed 2 months ago

It is with a heavy heart that I write this note. The fact that the Taj Vivanta Vazhuthacaud is closing it’s doors has not yet sunk in for me.

When I think back on all the time I have spent there, the memories come tumbling back. In all senses of the term, it was indeed a second home for me. A lot of laughter and a lot of fun, spending time there was brilliant.

But more than the drink and the food, what really made my relationship with your property special was the incredible people that I met there. And the impeccable service that I received from them. To say that they will be sorely missed would be an understatement.

I could go on and name everyone who has touched my life there, but the list would be too long. However there are a few names in particular that I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank.

The GM, Mr. V. K. Prasad, Exec. chef Jose, Chef Jis for their brilliant food, Mr. Linson Xavier, Mr. Gautham, Mr. Biju, Mr. Arjun, Miss. Aparna, Mr. Sudhir for going that extra mile, Mr. James Kashyap for ensuring our functions went like clockwork.

I take this opportunity to thank you for all the memories and to wish each of the team the very best in their future. Until we meet again somewhere...

Best in Trivandrum
Reviewed 2 months ago

Location is Good
Rooms are Awesome
Pool is Nice
Gym is Good
Steam Bath n Sauna is Great addition which you may not find in other Hotels
Good Spread of Buffet. Room service is Fast.
Laundary is fast and good.
Overall what you want and expect from Taj Hotels is what they are delivering. May be staff is trying to achieve for an Iota more but not less.
Thanks Guys for Wonderful Experience.