Bekal Hotels

Vivanta by Taj, Bekal

Kappil Beach, Kasargod, Bekal, Kerala 671319

Ranked 1 amongst 12 hotels in Bekal

6.2/7 144 Reviews
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Vivanta by Taj Overview

Vivanta by Taj is ranked #1 among the 12 hotels in Bekal with an average rating of 6.2 out of 7. It is one of the 2, 5-star in Bekal. It is part of the "Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 76 photos, 144 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Room, Appearance and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 14,500 to Rs 14,900 per night. The hotel offer 46 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (43%) and Family (41%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 57% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Vivanta by Taj is located at Thekkekara .

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

Reviews (144)

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Experience Scale

Average rating

Destination
5.9 / 7
Location
6.4 / 7
Appearance
6.4 / 7
Front Office
6.3 / 7
Service
6.3 / 7
Room
6.5 / 7
Food & Drink
5.9 / 7
Activities
5.8 / 7

Vivanta by Taj Video Reviews (2)

Amit Aggarwal

Bangalore
31 Reviews | 33522 Readers

"Beautiful serene resort with ex..."

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7.0 /7
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Krupa Mehta

Mumbai
3 Reviews | 14 Readers

"Awesome hotel"

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7.0 /7
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Vivanta by Taj Reviews (144)


"Average hotel"

4.0/7
Posted 12 Aug

Room big in size but not well managed, need considerable improvement in interior management,location is good,value of money is not worth, need more amentitues & improvement in food quality.need to lower tariff

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Banda
2 Reviews

"Worst hotel "

1.2/7
Posted 11 Aug

Room filled with smell. Services not offered. No night services. Very bad behaviour of hotel staff. Bathrooms not clean at all. it's the worst hotel I have stayed till date. No value for money. Will give Zero ratings.

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1 Review | 6 Readers

"The location is Close to the temple"

3.9/7
Posted 11 Aug

Had only booked the hotel room for the night... Had checked in in the evening.. The staff was polite and nice... The location good... The amenities were average... The breakfast served was good... Overall an average experience...

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2 Reviews | 8 Readers

"Nice stay "

4.7/7
Posted 3 Aug

Good experience. Room clean. Service was good. Location was ok. Food ok. Staff ok. Electricity issue was there. Due to some major fault, the electricity was not available all night. Generator was working but AC not worked through out the night.

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1 Review | 10 Readers

"Good location and service"

6.5/7
Posted 26 Jul

Location is excellent with the mian market place being 100 mts away. Clean and good service with perosn to attend withing minutes. Food also was good. The main eating joints are near by. Rooms were clean with proper water and other things in place. good stay

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"Average hotel"

4.0/7
Posted 12 Aug

Room big in size but not well managed, need considerable improvement in interior management,location is good,value of money is not worth, need more amentitues & improvement in food quality.need to lower tariff

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Banda
2 Reviews

"Worst hotel "

1.2/7
Posted 11 Aug

Room filled with smell. Services not offered. No night services. Very bad behaviour of hotel staff. Bathrooms not clean at all. it's the worst hotel I have stayed till date. No value for money. Will give Zero ratings.

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1 Review | 6 Readers

"The location is Close to the temple"

3.9/7
Posted 11 Aug

Had only booked the hotel room for the night... Had checked in in the evening.. The staff was polite and nice... The location good... The amenities were average... The breakfast served was good... Overall an average experience...

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2 Reviews | 8 Readers

"Nice stay "

4.7/7
Posted 3 Aug

Good experience. Room clean. Service was good. Location was ok. Food ok. Staff ok. Electricity issue was there. Due to some major fault, the electricity was not available all night. Generator was working but AC not worked through out the night.

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1 Review | 10 Readers

"Good location and service"

6.5/7
Posted 26 Jul

Location is excellent with the mian market place being 100 mts away. Clean and good service with perosn to attend withing minutes. Food also was good. The main eating joints are near by. Rooms were clean with proper water and other things in place. good stay

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5 Reviews | 17 Readers

"Location is good"

1.9/7
Posted 18 Jul

we book deluxe room but they allocate us ordinary room, I asked for this they reply very arrogantly and they don't know how to speak with guest, really bad experience. Rooms were dirty and there is no towels and soap in the bathrooms, pathetic service. Don't go for food in this hotel, food was not up to the mark.

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2 Reviews | 14 Readers

"Stay was comfortable "

5.0/7
Posted 16 Jul

room service wss good location of the hotel is good facilities best this trip was to amarnath shrine for which I had to stay for a day and the stay was really memorable next time also I would like stay

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1 Review | 9 Readers

"Good location, Dirty rooms and Pathetic service"

2.5/7
Posted 12 Jul

Very dirty bathroom. toilet seat was not up to the mark. Windows were not having the lock from inside leading to sense of insecurity.Service was very poor since we were initially declined the breakfast citing the reason that they have not received any communication regarding free breakfast. We got breakfast after lodging complain with MMT helpdesk. Going forward I am not going to stay in this hotel.

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4 Reviews | 11 Readers

"Near to Raghunath Mandir and main market "

1.9/7
Posted 8 Jul

No lift to carry luggage to 2nd floor and difficult for elder persons to climb stairs. Staff not courteous. 5 Rooms given were not clean, dirty linen, blankets and beds were torn and stinky. AC in rooms were old window / split type , not cooling. Reason given was voltage fluctuations. No hot water was coming and when complained asked us to wait till rooms are vacant so that bucket of water can be given. We had to take cold water shower. Dinner we ordered Maggi for kids and in the night all of them had vomited and were suffering of stomach pain. When complained no one bothered and instead blamed for overeating . Morning we had to continuously follow up To get complementary break fast from 7:30 am and finally it was served with 1 Aloo Parata +Tea+curd+picked. Poor quality interiors, old dusty curtains , cots, paint peeled off from walls . No proper sleep due to power fluctuations during night time. Worst experience in life for having trusted reviews in make my trip site while booking.

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2 Reviews | 12 Readers

"Location is good "

6.0/7
Posted 4 Jul

Room was good, location excellent, all in all worth of money car parking available very near to raghunath temple market connected easy to found important things to buy from the market place. Thankyou.

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Top Reviews of Vivanta by Taj


Hyderabad
3 Reviews | 279 Readers

"Awesome stay at great place"

6.7/7
Posted 15 Oct, 2015

Awesome stay - I had visited this place with my partner and not regretted a bit. Great place to stay and unwind. Rooms - Very spacious and lovely rooms, the wall paintings in the room are just awesome and the bathtub outside the room is lovely. Huge and big bathrooms are splendid. The eye for detail in rooms are perfect though the speed of ceiling fan should be more, as being a coastal area at times the A/C won't be effective. Food - Not to be missed and rather the USP. Home like cooking without too much of spices and oil. Breakfast spread is big with local delicacies there make it a must. One should try the Sadhya organised by hotel (chargeable). Public Area/Beach - Clean however, as I had visited in Monsoon, had seen some dip in services. Still housekeeping's job is really difficult in this place. Hats off to the team. Room Tip: Take a room with pool facing backwater.

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Mumbai
5 Reviews | 7109 Readers

"Had a splendid time and highly recommended"

6.4/7
Posted 28 Nov, 2013

After having been to other parts of Kerala, we decided to explore the less visited land of Bekal in Kasargod. Known for its virgin beaches, lagoons and backwaters, it did not disappoint us. This is the only place where you will be able to walk along white sandy beaches with water bodies on both your sides - backwaters on one and ocean on the other. Right from the welcome by affable GM Samir Khanna to the time we left, we were made to feel important, most comfortable and cared for. Our Premium Indulgence Villa was spacious and plush. The only snag was I missed my fave tv channel Colors as it was not available. More than 600sq ft area of outdoor space to our villa gave us a feeling of openness and privacy. Lounge chairs facing landscaped greenery, a large bed swing coupled with an infinity plunge pool in our villa complex served to enhance a relaxed holiday mood. Buffet meals at Latitude restaurant were lavish and varied. Breakfast items were lavish and I loved the flavored yogurts with fruit compotes.But during lunch and dinner times, the dessert counters could have offered some Indian mithais. Chefs Ashok Pillai and Santosh served us the local sell-out of Thalacherry Biryani and Kebabs - and yes they were worth trying. For lunch the next day, we dug into Kerala Sadya on banana leaves at Ivory Tower - except for some mix ups, it was good. We asked for a repeat of bittergourd chips and they did not arrive at all. The dishes need a dash of liberal seasoning. Make it a point to take early morning beach walks, avail of the naturalist's expertise if you are a bird watcher and don't miss canoeing and kayaking activities on Kappil river and even try your hand at angling and catching fishes like snappers and karimeen. The resort's itinerary included a visit to the famous Bekal Fort. If personal touch can do wonders, then this is it. We had a splendid time and highly recommend Vivant by Taj as it lives up to a luxe lifestyle!

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Mumbai
6 Reviews | 212 Readers

"Good stay with great services "

4.8/7
Posted 28 Jan, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights between Nov 7th to Nov 10th 2015 at the Taj Vivanta Bekal at Kasargod Kerala. The property by itself is a wonderful one. Spread over 26 acres, the property is touching the backwaters and the beach. It is 2 hours from Mangalore Airport though I daresay if the roads had been better the journey could have been done in 1 and half hours! On reaching the property I was actually a little disappointed as it does not immediately blow you away as some properties do. The approach is a little narrow (within the village). And it does not have a polished clean finished look as I am accustomed to of business hotels, (but then this isn't a business hotel). It has a rustic look and feel about it. Our room had a plunge pool and an outdoor swing (jhoola bed). The room itself I thought for a villa is a little small. It always helps to have 1 and 1/2 room with a couch kind of a thing. Nevertheless the washroom was big and the dressing area well placed within the room. I loved the placement of the bathtub. It was outdoor beside the plunge pool. The kids (3 and 6 years) don't know swimming so I would suggest for those with kids who don't know how to swim be a little careful as the plunge pool is deep (5 feet or so). There is an access to an outdoor shower in this room which leads to the indoor shower which is of great help when you want to quickly shower outside and go into the pool. The only thing I didn't like at all was the lighting and the smart switches. Took a really long time to figure them out (tough to handle especially in the dead of the night). Other than that the room was great. The property itself has a lot to do. One can do archery, kayaking on the backwaters, go to the beach. There is an activity room for the kids where they can play, paint the walls, etc. To move across the property you can use an electric buggy that comes in around 10 mins from the time of request. Getting out of the property on your own is tough if you want local transport. I ventured out once in the afternoon and there was no transport outside the hotel premises (as you see in many hotels across India). I had to walk around 250 mts. And by luck got an auto rickshaw who a little reluctantly took me to the local restaurant around 1. 5 km away. The hotel provides transport but the minimum is for 2 hours and obviously far more expensive than local transport. Spectacular service. The staff service was wonderful! They were attentive, responsive and very helpful and friendly. Typical of all the star hotels I have been to in India. When they could not provide a baby cot for the 3 year old they changed it with a full size mattress which was very useful. We asked for morning milk for all 3 days from the breakfast room which was delivered to our room complementary. The food quality and choices were excellent at the buffet. All in all, the experience was a very good one. I daresay more than 4 nights might make one feel it is a bit too much as there is precious little to do outside the resort other than going to see the Bekal fort. If you are OK with just chilling in the resort and the beach, lazing all day in the pool or generally doing nothing, it is a very good option. As a footnote I must add that star property holidays in India are really expensive and maybe unnecessarily so! Despite this being a package with a leading credit card with discounts built it (and a few freebies thrown in) it was still a steep 25K per night! At those prices I would think Sri Lanka or Maldives and Bali are a far better option. I think Indian hotel chains really need to revisit the prices of their packages else they may lose out to closer to home foreign destinations.

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Delhi
1 Review | 355 Readers

"Luxury stay and worth every penny spent"

6.4/7
Posted 25 Sep, 2014

We stayed at the Vivanta by Taj at Bekal, just at the onset of the New Year in the first week, and it was a fantastic start to the year to say the least. We had gone for a 4 day relaxing stay, and we got what we expected from Vivanta and more. Firstly, the resort works as a complete ecosystem in itself - you don't need to step out even for a moment, and they make your experience of Kerala complete! What we loved the most is that aside from the regular luxuries of a 5-star accommodation, and the expected services of a Taj, there was so much more to do right inside - from cycling trips along the pretty beach, to archery and kayaking inside, you could decide to either chill by the pool or indulge in these. About the rooms, we stayed in the Superior Charm rooms to start with, and later upgraded ourselves to the Plunge Pool room - a mini-villa experience with a pool of your own - and worth every penny spent! If you're looking for a few days break away from the city, Vivanta by Taj Bekal is the perfect getaway, only a couple of hours drive away from Mangalore - pliss to indulge!

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Mumbai
1 Review | 931 Readers

"Good experience"

6.1/7
Posted 30 Aug, 2012

Overall, it was a great place. Had gone on an office picnic for 2 nights. The location is awesome. The hotel has a private beach on one side and backwaters on the other end.

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