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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 1122 Reviews
Amazing customer service
Reviewed 1 day ago

Anandkrishnan form the f&b department was very courteous. The services were amazing and spot on. Gautham at the reception was very warm and welcoming. Amal from the travel department was a good guide and has good knowledge of places.

Very good staff but rooms a bit long in the tooth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a night. The staff is awesome. Special mention goes to the bell people, Anita at the front desk and the concierge. Breakfast was really good but expensive. The location is in a quiet area. We didn't enjoy all the amenities. Good property.

Your best bet in Trivandrum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here last year for 3 nights when on work. Service is excellent and the food is good. The property itself is showing its age and could use some renovation. Having said that, its still the best option to stay in Trivandrum. You get the usual comfort of being at a Taj - good location, service, safety and food. Just not that memorable.

Great hotel with amazing staff!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time at Taj Trivandrum and won't be the last.Arrived early morning and room was ready to check into to, Deluxe Allure Suite didn't disappoint, very spacious and good standard of decor & amenities.Fifth Element restauarant for breakfast and an amazing buffet for dinner, a la carte also available. Knowledgeable staff who were happy to talk about the different dishes, exceptional service from all, especially Vishnu. Reception team very helpful with any requests including arranging a trip to Poovar. Service with a smile guranteed at the Taj, will be back again!

Excellent staff and management
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gratitude is the most beautiful way to express all that's in your heart with two words: THANK YOU.So grateful for the presents the hotel management and staff gave to me. A constant reminder of the wonderful time I had at your hotel. Special thank you to the General Manager Mr. Prasad, Restaurant Manager Mr. Sudeer and Mr. Biju. Not to forget the worderful always smiling Ms. Rajaita at the reception. Every one of the staff has been wonderful to me. Thank you.