I had a quick trip to Coimbatore recently with my friend and we decided to explore Taj this time. With the 10k Taj voucher nearing its expiry that i received from My American Express Platinum Travel credit card, this was the only choice i had to put it for a functional use. Last year I used the voucher at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai and I did have a mind blowing experience there. Here too, the stay was pretty good as expected from a Taj property.
Quick Info: Vivanta by Taj – Surya at Coimbatore is a business hotel that’s very near to Coimbatore Airport & railway station. Its located in close proximity to the Brookfields Mall and the hotel is also surrounded by a lot of high end branded showrooms like Rolex, LP, etc.
Vivanta by Taj Surya – Lobby & Check-in:
The Lobby was big with seating area on both sides leading to the check-in area. There was no traditional welcome here like I got in Taj Santacruz, though the check in was pretty quick.
Looks like they’ve a tie up with Indigo as we saw 2 Indigo Pilots checking in at that time and later spotted two different set of Indigo crew members during our stay.
I initially booked the Superior Charm City View room for 2 days, that was then upgraded to “Deluxe Allure Suite” which is the basic level suite, beyond which there is a Presidential Suite, which I had a sneak peak!!
A quick comparison of the suites,
- Space: Presidential suite = 2X of Deluxe Allure Suite
- Cost: Presidential suite = 5X of Deluxe Allure Suite !!
Ok, lets go back to our Deluxe Allure Suite and its review. Its important to note that when you’re upgraded, you will be charged GST as per the suite GST rate, which was 24% during our stay.
The Deluxe Allure Suite at Vivanta By Taj Surya Coimbatore:
Dining & Living Room:
As soon as we entered our suite, located in 6th floor, there comes a living room with sofas, tv and a dining table for two with the welcome amenity – nuts, raisins, biscuits & some fruits. These nuts were really crispy and tasted so fresh.
Apart from that, there was a personalised welcome note from GM placed on the table, which was indeed to see. I’ve seen such welcome note during my stay at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai as well and its certainly the best way to show a personal touch.
Next to living room is the bedroom, the bed was comfortable and fairly firm. Love the work table with the chair that’s functional and serves the purpose. The suite has a good view of swimming pool which is located in 2nd floor of the building.
Closet & Bath Room:
Next comes the closet that was spacious with mirror and weighing machine. Bathroom was equally good with a lot of Taj amenities as usual. I always feel that the soap used in Taj is one of the best that has a good aroma and less oily.
With a decent spread, breakfast was delicious as like in any other Taj hotel. The restaurant manager was proactive in collecting feedbacks and explaining about unique servings.
For ex, they had a special Idli called “Ramasseri Idli” a relatively flat, soft Idli with better taste which comes from Ramasseri – a village in Palakkad (Kerala) thats famous for its delicious idlis. The trick, the taste of the idlis is in the way they cook them – You must try this some day!
Apart from that, everyone is attentive and get things done for you even before you ask – Oh yea, they always have an eye on you in the restaurant.
Vivanta by Taj Surya, Coimbatore is the 4th Taj Property that i’ve visited and is certainly one of the best business hotels around in Coimbatore. Considering their rates, which is very much affordable compared to other Taj properties, i would highly recommend checking it out when you’re in the town.
I’m sure they’re living up to the expectations as they promise as a part of their new brand Experience – Tajness. Their promo videos are too good that its pulling me every-time i watch them. If you had noticed the above pics, you can see Tajness promo running on Tv’s in the suite all time, by default.
While i wish to visit a couple of other Taj properties in near future (Coorg, Bekkal, Taj Mahal Palace), their Loyalty Program is something that needs some face lift.
- Editor’s Hotel Rating: 4.5/5
- Thanks to Amex Platinum Travel Card for giving the ability to earn Rs.10k Taj Voucher. You can apply for the card here.
Which is your favourite Taj Property and where have you used your Taj vouchers received from American Express platinum travel Card so far? Feel free to share your thoughts in comments below.