Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin vs Secret Garden

Both hotels are praised by travel writers. Overall, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin is the choice of most professionals compared to Secret Garden. Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin is ranked #3 in Kerala with recommendations from 5 reviewers such as Jetsetter, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Taj Malabar Resort & Spa Cochin
8 / 10
Willingdon Island, Kochi 682009, India
From $66 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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"Isolated at the tip of Willingdon Island, this grand hotel offers a heritage sensibility and style, and absolute luxury." Full review
"It's certainly an elegant property, but feels increasingly geared towards business travelers.... superb water's edge location, though, rooms are a real drawback." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Taj's latest brand, Vivanta (unveiled in 2010) stands for laid-back luxury, as reflected by this South Indian retreat, perched comfortably on Lake Kochi." Full review
The Telegraph
"Vivanta by Taj is a luxurious seaside property that offers comfortable stays, quiet reminders of colonial era ambience and four excellent restaurants." Full review
"Luxe Art Deco–style hotel on Willingdon Island with four restaurants, an infinity pool and stunning views of Cochin Harbor" Full review
Secret Garden
7 / 10
Bishop Garden Lane 2, Kochi 682001, India
From $0 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Dry Cleaning
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"This 2-year-old guesthouse tucked away down the backstreets not far from the Dutch Cemetery is one of the most alluring options in Kochi." Full review
Rough Guide
"Buried in a maze of narrow back lanes, this is a hidden gem, run by Icelandic architect, Thóra Guðmundsdóttir. The white-walled rooms... all open onto balconies fronting an exotic garden."

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