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Mahabalipuram

Sun, 29 Jan – Mon, 30 Jan (1 Night)  |  1 Room  |  1 Guest

Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

Covelong Beach , Kanchipuram District , Mahabalipuram , 603112  |  Show on map

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  • Overall Rating

    • 4.7 Excellent  

      (based on 3 reviews)


      100% of our customers
      recommend this hotel

  • AVERAGE GUEST RATING

    • Room Quality 4.7
    • Service Quality 4.3
    • Dining Quality 4.3
    • Cleanliness 4.3

Muralidhar from Mahabalipuram, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 4/5 Service Quality: 3/5 Dining Quality: 4/5 Cleanliness: 4/5

Just wanted to take a short relaxing break with family and staying in Chennai, resorts in ECR were the obvious choices. Checked the availability, most of them were sold out due to Christmas/holidays. However, managed to get a room in this property. Booked through Travelguru portal, redirected from Tripadvisor. The booking procedure was easy and simple. Check-in was at 14:00hrs, we arrived at around 15:30hrs and we were welcomed with cold towels and welcome drink. The check-in formalities were over in about 5 minutes and were directed to the room. The room was good and nicely done. Good wooden furnishing and had a view of the swimming pool from a distance. The �Sea-view� room was just as what the description says :) a view of the sea from the room, far away though. The mini-bar was well-stocked with some beer, spirits and snacks. Somehow these old buildings, renovated with furnishing from �those� times doesn�t impress me much. I would rather prefer brand new fittings, furniture, etc. That�s my preference, of course. We stepped out to take a look of the property, and the swimming pool was very good and was obviously busy at around 16:30 hrs. We had a look at the beach and the bay view restaurant beside it. A nice private beach, lifeguards and security were alert. We took a ride on the battery-operated vehicle and went around the resort and it was enjoyable. They have about four or five of them to escort guests between their rooms and the main building. Some rooms can be far away and might take about 5-10 minutes by walk. Swimming pool was in general well-maintained, however, some light fittings here and there were loose. There is a bar counter beside the swimming pool. I didn�t order from there, but I presume they serve pretty much everything as in the bar. Kids playroom was closed around 19:30 and it would have been good if it was open for longer. We had dinner and breakfast the next day at Seagull. The attention to detail in service could have been better in the restaurant. Next morning, myself and my son took a bicycle ride around the property and that was fairly good. There were some activities like fish-feeding, tattoo-painting, balloon-sculpting and that was good and kept the kids busy. We checked out around 12:30hrs and the check-out was normal. Overall, it was definitely a very enjoyable stay in this place, but it wasn�t out of the world as I would expect from a name like Taj. Of course I would visit again and recommend it to friends. Seagull restaurant: we ate twice in this restaurant, a dinner and a breakfast the following morning. Overall, the taste of each and every dish was wonderful, no complaints whatsoever. However, there are a few very minor incidents that were not-very-pleasant and probably could have been avoided. I wouldn�t expect a used/stained table napkin in a 5* property, for that matter, anywhere. The table mat and the glass mat had a stain too. Obviously the table hadn�t been cleaned properly. When we pointed it out, the waiter apologised and replaced it with another one. Okay, we could ignore it as oversight, but in places like these, they should be doubly careful isn�t it? The next morning, we came in very late for breakfast, around 10:40AM, after completing all children�s activities like fish-feeding, tattoo-painting and so on. I was told the buffet is going to close in ten minutes. Normally it is until 10:30AM, and being Christmas, it was open for a little longer. Since the buffet was anyway not included in my room-rate, I wasn�t too keen, instead, I was thinking of going � la carte. It took me a while to get this information, get a table and settle down for � la carte, until the manager or someone in-charge came and explained this to us. The waiters looked completely lost, probably unsure of what or how to say the buffet was closing. We were not seated yet, but a couple of waiters asked us if we wanted Masala Dosa :) and that the buffet was closing !!! I understood they were only trying to help to ensure we didn�t miss anything :) We ordered a few items and wanted just one of them changed to another (while the waiter was still at our table taking orders) and he confirmed it, but we got the wrong item. Again, he was apologetic and requested us to have it, while he would bring the correct item soon. It was nice that he did not charge us for it, but I would expect him to be a little more careful with the orders. Again, probably one off-incident. Now the food :) For dinner, we ordered fish filets in the kid�s menu, Nasi Goreng and Pan fried Paneer. All the three dishes were tasty and with a nice flavor. We ordered a butterscotch tart with caramel sauce and icecream, that was wonderful too. During breakfast, Eggs to order was the best dish in terms of portion size and taste. It had chicken sausages, potato wedges, Egg Omlette/Scrambled Egg with 2 toasted bread slices. Chicken keema dosa was very tasty with a generous amount of keema inside. The coconut chutney was absolutely fresh and yummy. Waffles was just ok, not so great. Aloo Paratha and Gobi paratha were good, but for the same price as the other dishes mentioned earlier, it was less in quantity, could have been at least two parathas in a plate, it was just one and it disappeared in a jiffy :). Fresh fruits was good, but again too little. The food, as I had mentioned earlier, was very tasty!

Sridhar from Mahabalipuram, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 5/5 Service Quality: 5/5 Dining Quality: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5

Being outside Chennai the area is far more peaceful and situated on a nice stretch of beach. I stayed in one of the Sea View Cottages which was absolutely fantastic. The bars and restaurants were all very nice. In short a great hotel, with very good facilities and very friendly staff. Highly recommended to one and all. Sridharities and very friendly staff. Highly recommended to one and all. Sridhar

Mr. Rajesh from Mahabalipuram, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 5/5 Service Quality: 5/5 Dining Quality: 4/5 Cleanliness: 4/5

My two nights stay at Sea View Cottages was so very memorable. A must stay to all travelers.

  • Overall Rating

    • 4.0
    • Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

      (based on 1590 reviews)

  • TRAVELLER RATING

    • Terrible 25
    • Poor 75
    • Average 217
    • Very Good 561
    • Excellent 714
  • RATING SUMMARY

    • Location
      4.5
    • Sleep Quality
      4.5
    • Rooms
      4.0
    • Service
      4.0
    • Value
      4.0
    • Cleanliness
      4.5

Seaside oasis by Taj. Seaside oasis by Taj.

by Maureen O on January 22, 2017

After two long flights we arrived to find our cottage ready at 10.30am. The cottages are well fitted out with a private outdoor shower! A peaceful quiet setting with lovely gardens onto the beach. The only disappointment was the amount of plastic waste on the otherwise beautiful beach. The breakfast was extensive and suitable for both Indian and European tastes. We dined in the beachside restaurant and upper deck restaurant. Excellent food in both. Another good Taj hotel.

A regular taj hotel with lot of waiting at restaurant. A regular taj hotel with lot of waiting at restaurant.

by NITIN A on January 22, 2017

This hotel is good with well trained staff. There is a huge waiting at the restaurant . Also the choice is extremely limited is do not opt for buffet which is quite expensive. A good restaurant at beachside has almot nothing for vegetarians.

Not the typical high-quality Taj experience Not the typical high-quality Taj experience

by 1JillyMac on January 21, 2017

We were in Chennai for a number of days and were looking forward to a few days, on a beach retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of Chennai. We lived in India for a couple years and travel back yearly to visit. We have stayed at various Taj properties over the years, so we are familiar with the standard set by other Taj hotels (we are even Taj Epicure members). So, we were excited for a Taj hotel on the beach. Unfortunately, this was not up to the standard we expected. We stayed in a villa, and the room reminded me of a place we would stay in Cancun, Mexico. It was "average". It needed updating, although it was clean. It just wasn't comparable to other Taj hotel rooms (although the bathroom was updated and quite nice). Our villa had a hammock and porch in the back garden that initially looked lovely. But, the beach itself is not clean (we didn't really expect it to be pristine, but thought that the Taj would keep its beachfront trash-free). The chairs on our porch were old and not clean either, as the property is overrun with crows during morning and evening hours, during which they swarm in, ala "The Birds". (Years before, we stayed at the Temple Bay property, which was much nicer, and the workers were at least out there with mirrors to detract the crows). In addition, the food was just fair. Again, it cannot compare to other Taj properties. One night we at the grill restaurant. The fish was not good and filled with bones. The other members of our party that had the curries enjoyed their meals much more. The next night we ate at The Overlook--the French/Italian restaurant. That food was far superior and more on par with Taj hotels. I would recommend that restaurant. The breakfast buffets were not good, though. Honestly, I wish we would have just stayed in Chennai and done a "retreat" the Taj Coromandel. The pool and spa at the Coromandel are much nicer, and the food is superior. Lesson learned for next time.

Stay at Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove Stay at Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

by 277avinashb on January 18, 2017

Plus points: This is a beach resort so excellent for beach lovers. Resort property is big so one can spend time exploring it as well. Gym is well equipped/maintained with fitness trainer. Various food options available. Good quality food. Breakfast spread is excellent. Take the beach facing rooms if possible. Next time I will try the cottage nr the beach. Minus: Property being distant from the city it takes atleast an hours time from the airport. (Minor - inconvenience) You may not get availability of Ola / Uber etc.. So there is a dependency on hotel vehicles unless you have made your own arrangements..

Could Improve Service and Interiors and Extra Billing needs to be checked ! Could Improve Service and Interiors and Extra Billing needs to be checked !

by Arjun V on January 17, 2017

We stayed there on December 30,2016. Visiting the resort after almost 10 years.The Cottages are good as they are close to the sea, you can see the sea and hear the waves. The rooms could do with an interior upgrade as they look as if much has'nt been done in a while. When we checked in we were'nt properly briefed where to come in for breakfast etc. We were briefed about making dinner reservations though.We ordered Breakfast in the room. When i checked the bill before signing i realised they have billed an item which should have been included in the meal anyways. Got it corrected ! The Beach was something !! went to the beach on 31 st morning and found it extremely dirty. It could'nt have been the cyclone "vardah" which hit chennai a few weeks earlier. I have been to this resort and had a candle light dinner on the beach in 2007. Technically the beach is public property but the Hotel can keep their portion cleaner. Overall a Good resort but one can get value for money elsewhere !

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Demo Trip Sea view cottages/villas are the best!

by kankana_deuri on January 2, 2017

Demo Trip Sea facing cottages or Villa

by TravelFreakSonu on January 1, 2017

Demo Trip Choose the New Section of Rooms or the Sea Facing Villas

by Anubhav J on December 27, 2016

Demo Trip Chose the one facing the beach

by Vicky H on December 27, 2016

Demo Trip Not recommended if visiting for a beach/sea...Intercontinental near Crocodile bank, just some kilometers down the road seemed much better

by Soubir D on December 27, 2016

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