Vivanta By Taj

Historians will tell you that Kochi is a modified form of the word 'Cochazhi' which in Malayalam means 'small sea'. Some will insist that 'Kochi' was named so by traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan. Others will have you believe that Kochi is derived from the word 'Kaci' meaning 'harbour'.

There is however a new name which adds a fresh vibrancy to this historical location. Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow.

Drive in from the airport delighting in backseat surprises (we're not revealing here). You'll see how we mean business in a quiet efficient way from the moment you drive in. Get set to be delighted with small surprises from the moment you enter. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. This arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. The heritage wing, built in 1935, has graceful Victorian interiors that aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. Technology is woven through it all. Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, has all the entertainment and connectivity options today's traveller requires.

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  • Room Service
  • Business Center
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioner
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • WiFi


Vivanta By Taj Malabar is widely acknowledged for its world class amenities and services that keep guests coming. Experience great food at


This 5 star property boasts of a supreme location at Willingdon Island in the quaint town of Kochin. With the Kochin airport approximately 48 kms away and the Ernakulam railway station at a distance of 10 kms, Vivanta By Taj Malabar serves as a suitable boarding location among most travellers headed towards Kochin. Tourist attractions close to the Vivanta By Taj Malabar include Priyadarshini Park, Vembanad Lake (Approx. 300 m), Merchant navy club, Command stadium (Approx. 6 km) and Navy's Park. The convenient location of this hotel makes various tourist attractions like Hill Palace of Tripunithura(Approx. 19 km), Vega Land Amusement Park and Kerala backwaters easily accessible by tourists.
Distance from Cochin International Airport: Approx. 48 km
Distance from Cochin Railway Station: Approx. 10 km

Food & Drink

The Pepper: Relish on the delicious and authentic Italian, Mediterranean, North Indian and Kerala cuisine at The Pepper multi cuisine restaurant. 

The Rice Boat: Featuring a traditional "Kettuvalam" rice boat, The Rice Boat is a great place to feast on coastal and local cuisine, along with three different sea food styles. It is open from 12.30pm to 3pm for lunch and 7.30pm to 11.30 for dinner. 

The Thai Pavilion: Explore appetising Thai food at The Thai Pavilion restaurant that offers delicacies from the Thai and Chinese cuisines from 12.30pm to 3pm and from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. 

Dolphins point: Devour lip smacking barbeque and grill food at Dolphins Point in the Vivanta By Taj Malabar, which serves you authentic delicacies from 7.30pm to 11pm. 

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Mattancherry Bar: Sip on your favourite cocktail or wine from national and international range of liquors and relish the delicious bar time snacks at the Mattancherry Bar in Vivanta by Taj Malabar. This exotic bar is open from 11am to 11pm.