Vivanta by Taj Surya
What We Love
- Central location on one of Coimbatore's poshest streets
- A choice of three restaurants (southern Indian cuisine, Chinese, and tapas and cocktails)
- Aromatherapy massages at the holistic spa
What To Know
- All guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with city views
- Premium Indulgence and Deluxe Allure Rooms include access to the lounge, for free drinks and snacks
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This five-star high-rise offers an urban sanctuary in Coimbatore’s bustling center. The striking lobby features onyx walls, funky water sculptures and a shimmering chandelier. Take a dip in the palm-fringed outdoor lap pool or relax with a glass of bubbly at Tease, a swank cocktail bar with Italian marble floors and upholstered leather walls. The guestrooms and suites are done in soft gold and olive tones, with polished wood floors, midcentury-style furniture and slick recessed lighting. The spacious marble bathrooms come with walk-in rain showers and Forest Essentials toiletries. Hit the treadmill at the state-of-the-art gym, or ease aching muscles with an Indian aromatherapy massage at the spa. The dining options are varied: You can sample upscale Southern Indian cuisine (and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling city views) at Latitude, contemporary Chinese fare at the intimate Red Pearl, or cocktails, tapas and round-the-clock DJs at Tease. Premium Indulgence and Deluxe Allure guests enjoy the comfy confines of Rhythm–the Lounge; don’t miss the daily free cocktail hour.
In the Area
Start your adventure with a trip to the Marudhamalai Temple, just nine miles out of town. This gigantic multicolor shrine — dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan — was built in the 8th century AD. Watch out for monkeys and peacocks cavorting in the surrounding hills. For a chance to see tigers and elephants in the wild, head for the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. And if you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, make a beeline for the nearby village of Palakkad, which is known for its unique style of Brahmin-influenced cooking. Your concierge will happily arrange a gourmet lunch at a private home, cooked with vegetables from the kitchen garden. The elaborate meal includes a kootan (vegetables in spicy lentil and coconut sauce), a rasam (a tangy soup) and a payasam (a coconut-based dessert).
How to Get There
Stayed here for 4 nights recently and enjoyed the experience from check in to check out. Staff at all levels were genuinely friendly and courteous. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. Good functional bathroom with large shower. Also very quiet at night. Good selection and quality of food at the breakfast buffet. Bar was fun (music a bit loud at times) and the Chinese restaurant was a winner. All in all, totally recommended!
Kudos to the designer for an elegant lobby and the special feature of deluxe rooms on the spa floor each with a balcony and terrace access.
The buffet seems to be very popular among local residents, thanks to its live stations and wide selection of local delicacies. However, if you can't handle the high spice levels, the chefs do make an effort to rustle up less fiery options.
We chose this hotel to celebrate the new year’s eve. It was our first time to the hotel and the city and we didn’t make a wrong choice by choosing both. The place was nice and the whole staff was well mannered and polite. The room was neat and clean with all basic amenities. The main highlight was the location of the hotel. The breakfast spread was good and filling. It was a good and pleasant place to start the new year.