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Wed, 25 Jan – Thu, 26 Jan (1 Night)  |  1 Room  |  1 Guest

Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

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




Wed, 25 Jan - Thu, 26 Jan | 1 Room
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  • Overall Rating

    • 4.7 Excellent  

      (based on 3 reviews)

      100% of our customers
      recommend this hotel


    • 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 1587 reviews)


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    • Poor 75
    • Average 216
    • Very Good 559
    • Excellent 712

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Mixed experience - but thank you for looking after us! Mixed experience - but thank you for looking after us!

by IntrepidHector on January 15, 2017

I hoped to give this resort a higher score for reasons I'll explain, but I really feel it doesn't deserve it. We had booked a 'Premium Indulgence Cottage' (sea view, own terrace etc.) for a 5-night stay as the conclusion of our 23-night tour of Tamil Nadu. However, when we arrived and saw the room, we felt like checking out and flying home immediately. It was tired, drab, sorely in need of maintenance and refurbishment - and grubby. The charming assistant manager, Neethu immediately took our problem on board. First she showed us another cottage of the same category - it was equally sad. The conclusion was that she upgraged us to a 'Premium Temptation Villa', which was much nicer. Still very outmoded and in need of a modern makeover, but it had been refurbished to an extent and was totally acceptable. Given that this villa was only available for 3 nights, Neethu and her colleagues also organised for us to be transferred to another Taj property in Chennai for our final 2 nights - we were absolutely fine about this (see my review of the Taj Club House). She also gave us a dinner and bottle of wine on the house. The dinner was in the Upper Deck - which was so good that we ate there on all 3 evenings. Great Mediterranean food and excellent service (Satya - a brilliant waiter!) For the quick response to our issue and the Upper Deck, I might have rated the resort more highly. BUT really the cottages are inexcusably drab and dreary - inside the room you could be in any 3-star hotel anywhere. AND the service in the Seagull Restaurant (breakfast and all-day dining) was appalling. You had to play a game of "hunt the waiter" - it was like guests were invisible. There was no joy or energy about the serving staff. Things were missing (no bowls for cereal etc) and you had to wait an eternity to get your egg order delivered. Just not good enough. And actually the breakfast buffet was not up to the standard of other comparable hotels in India (see again, for example, my review of the Taj Club House). So sorry, Fisherman's Cove, because you really did look after us after we had complained about the room. It is just the whole place needs some TLC and an injection of joie de vivre. The location is terrific: the sunsets and sunrises are stunning and the sound of the tide and the sight of the small fishing boats on the horizon are lovely.

Peaceful and Harmonious stay Peaceful and Harmonious stay

by veeravijaylakshmip on January 14, 2017

The sea view from the garden cottage was just nice. And the overall experience was good. Only thing, the gardeners should speak more quietly. Peaceful sitting on the porch, drinking coffee and watching the sun rise. The bay view dinner was awesome.

Taj Fishermans Cove - A wonderful stay ... Taj Fishermans Cove - A wonderful stay ...

by Kaushik C on January 12, 2017

We had an excellent stay with our 5 month old son and we thoroughly enjoyed. All facilities were excellent and wish we could have stayed longer. There are facilities for kids and for all walks of life. The spa is excellent. And team serves according to your needs and takes care of all aspects.

Good place to stay Good place to stay

by Sandeep Y on January 12, 2017

Room is spacious and got a sea facing one Staff is good and service is good Food - They need to add more variety , it is quite limited one Beach is NOT clean Property require maintenance in few places Most of the activities like zorbing etc are paid one

nice place to spend the weekend nice place to spend the weekend

by divyas573 on January 9, 2017

Everything was awesome,except the beach. bay view restaurant with candle light dinner was extremely good.I went to celebrate my husband's birthday they decorated the room with balloons and cake .i was a superb experience

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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

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  • The primary guest must be at least 18 years of age to check into this hotel.
  • As per Government regulations, It is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. In case, check-in is denied by the hotel due to lack of required documents, you cannot claim for the refund & the booking will be considered as NO SHOW.
  • Unless mentioned, the tariff does not include charges for optional room services (such as telephone calls, room service, mini bar, snacks, laundry etc). In case, such additional charges are levied by the hotel, we shall not be held responsible for it.
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  • All hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement on Christmas and New Year's eve. Other special supplements may also be applicable during festival periods such as Dusshera, Diwali etc. Any such charge would have to be cleared directly at the hotel.
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