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Mahabalipuram

Sun, 26 Feb – Mon, 27 Feb (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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Sun, 26 Feb - Mon, 27 Feb | 1 Room
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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 1621 reviews)

  • TRAVELLER RATING

    • Terrible 25
    • Poor 75
    • Average 219
    • Very Good 575
    • Excellent 727
  • RATING SUMMARY

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

A great hotel - almost A great hotel - almost

by PremPais on February 16, 2017

My wife and I recently spend a night in Fisherman's Cove, a Taj property between Chennai and Mahabalipuram. The hotel is right on the sea and has great views and ambience, its own beach and pool. If one has to get there from Chennai it is better to take an Ola or Uber cab. Hotel transport is expensive. however they have a reasonable half day package to see Mahabalipuram but if you want to take in the sights a bit more take your own car or rent one. One negative -we opted for a non sea view room expecting having paid Rs 10,000 for a night to have at least a lawn or garden view but to our dismay we saw nothing but pipes and concrete (see picture). I prtested to the front desk to no avail.

Average property Average property

by naveen v on February 15, 2017

For the price we pay, its not enough. Rooms are just ok. The bed was small for two. Pool was also surprisingly small. Food was ok. Nothing special though. Checkout takes at least half an hour. So prepare yourself accordingly.

What a place for relaxing weekend ! What a place for relaxing weekend !

by DPSINHA2016 on February 14, 2017

One of the best hotel properties in India, Typical TAJ group signature all over.A roaring sea, clean sea beach, coconut trees, excellent food, what else one can expect while relaxing during weekend ? Rooms are well kept and very comfortable. One can possibly spend the whole day sitting on deck chair. The property looks magical at night. The Sea Food restaurant by the beach is simply awesome.They serve excellent breakfast. Lot of activities for the kids as well.

Wedding anniversary  Wedding anniversary

by Gokul R on February 14, 2017

We checked in at noon the checkin experience was good .neetu was our receptionist she was cordial and friendly. We stayed in a cottage over looking the bay of bengal.The view from the room was spectacular .we went for swimming in the evening and went to the beach .The sunset was awesome.we ordered in room dining and we had dinner in the verandah of our cottage .It was moonlight dinner with the sound of the waves it was romantic. The open rain shower is a must try inthe cottage .The buffet breakfast was good with a good spread .ideal weekend resort with courteous staff and good hospitality.

An excellant relaxing weekend An excellant relaxing weekend

by NishMM on February 14, 2017

We had gone for a quiet relaxing weekend at Fisherman's cove. We had booked a villa. It was awesome. From the villa we could walk to the beach - kids had a good time. Breakfast buffet was great. Buffet Lunch at Seagull was good - the spread was not a 5-star standards. Dinner at the beach was nice - good food and music.

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by PremPais on February 15, 2017

Demo Trip Sea facing rooms or the cottages are the best options. They have problem with power outage sometimes, avoid elevator.

by DPSINHA2016 on February 14, 2017

Demo Trip stay is cottage of villa to enjoy this place

by sandeepmohangupta on February 7, 2017

Demo Trip Sea View rooms

by adhisma on February 2, 2017

Demo Trip if you have the budget, choose the premium villa - you won't regret it.

by Hitesh V S on January 27, 2017

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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.
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