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What We Love

  • Grand hotel with stunning harbor views
  • The outdoor infinity pool
  • A choice of four restaurants
  • The Pada Mardana Indian foot massage at Jiva Spa

What To Know

  • The property is split into two wings: the Heritage Wing (dating from 1935) and the newer Tower Wing
  • Free WiFi for up to two devices
  • The Jiva Spa offers treatments using traditional Indian techniques

Amenities

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

Luxe Art Deco–style hotel on Willingdon Island with four restaurants, an infinity pool and stunning views of Cochin Harbor

The Lowdown

At the tip of Willingdon Island, this five-star hotel is surrounded by manicured lawns dotted with swaying palms and offers impressive views of Cochin Harbor. Built in 1935, the hotel has retained many of its original Art Deco features, including an intricate carved wood ceiling in the lobby and bay windows overlooking the tropical gardens. The guestrooms are in keeping with the period, with polished wooden floors and colonial-style ceiling fans, and the spacious marble bathrooms come with walk-in rain showers and ayurvedic Forest Essentials products. For added style and comfort book a Deluxe Allure Suite, which features a four-poster bed, a separate living room and a private balcony overlooking the harbor. There’s a choice of four restaurants: the Rice Boat for Kerala-style seafood, The Pavilion for Southeast Asian cuisine, Dolphin’s Point for alfresco barbecue, and the Pepper for casual round-the-clock continental fare. Relax with piano music and a drink in the wood-paneled Mattancherry Bar, or refresh with a deep-cleansing jamarosa root facial at the Jiva Spa.

In the Area

Don’t miss your chance to see tigers in their natural habitat at the Periyar Tiger Reserve, a vast area of outstanding natural beauty that fans out around the Pamba River basin. For a fascinating lesson in Indian history, head for Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555. Look for the astonishing carved ceilings and the perfectly preserved murals. Closer to home, ask the concierge about a traditional backwater cruise to glide along palm-fringed canals and coconut groves, stopping at villages to learn the secrets of Keralan cuisine.

How to Get There

Vivanta by Taj – Malabar, Cochin
Willingdon Island
Cochin, 682009 India

Reviews

very good nice and enjoyable ..
ruth g

the location - over the water is really good
the room - not big but nice
the hotel is very nice, the service is good
the breakfast really good ... there r few restaurants ... with good food ..
there was a dance show in the evening ... and 5 o'clock tea ... we enjoyed it very much!

Best place in Port Kochi
Mairis Z

Nice place, quiet, green, helpful staff and net any bed comment for this place. Restaurants food is good and possible get international foods. Clean pool and safety. SPA is perfect and many types of treatments. I recommended this place for foreigners.

A Nice Experience
Purnendu S

You go back in time the moment you walk through the hotel, the rich wood work, the antique items and overall decor does the trick.
The part of the restaurant is built on a boat and gives you an impression the whole restaurant is floating and moving.
Food is amazing and you get a authentic south taste.