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The Bangala

Devakottai Road | Senjai, Karaikudi, India
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Karaikudi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't thank the staff enough for their wonderful service and help. They went out of their way to help us out when my Father had accident. The local cuisine is fantastic. However, they also make fantastic chicken sandwiches.

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New Delhi, India
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Bangala is an old Chettinad-style house converted perfectly into a hotel. It is a property with a lot of personality and charm. The rooms are all well-appointed, and the decor of the place is quaint and unique. The service is unfailingly thoughtful and welcoming. The food is excellent. Do visit Bangala if you have the chance.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

How one wishes there were more of this sort of hotel in the south (it seems easier to find heritage hotels in the north ). Very difficult to fault the set up ,well there was a Canadian coach party that passed through but as we always travel in India with a car and driver tours are my particular bête noir.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed at The Bangala for 1 night as part of our Travel Indochina Secrets of the South Tour. This was our base for visiting the Chettinad Mansions and surrounds but it was the Building, Staff and Food that won our hearts. One of the most enjoyable and hospitable hotels that we stayed at in India. Nothing was too much... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The place is tastefully done, the hospitality remarkable. On knowing i was bringing my old mother Mrs. Meyappan had taken special care to give us a room on the ground floor with all amenities. As vegetarians i thought we would have limited choice with respect to food, but the Head Chef Mr. Raman prepared especially for us some great soups... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the lovely Bangala on our recent revisit to Tamil Nadu. We had long been interested in the area with its interesting architecture, food and history, and when I discovered the Bangala we immediately decided to visit on our way from Coonoor to Pondicherry. Long dusty, interest packed drives to and from. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This mansion is lovely with an open-air restaurant, a well-tended garden, and a great swimming pool. I am not a "sunner," so it was with great excitement that I found poolside chaise in the shade. Of course, there are places in the sun too. It's the shade that's difficult to find. The room was spacious and clean. The shower was... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My daughter and I stayed two nights here during a week trip across Tamil Nadu. The rooms were clean and neat but the real treat was the staff. We were immediately treated like an honored family guest and that feeling continued until we left. I recommend taking advantage of the staffs knowledge of the area. We hired a half day... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My friend and I spent two nights at The Bangala.It has been so far the most wondeful hotel experience of our two week Southern India tour.The food is out of this world.lots of old world charm and the staff is excellent...friendly and helpful.The manageress could not have been nicer to us always asking how everything was.I would recommend this place... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Booked in advance and we were not dissapointed. The main house, grounds,swimming pool and restaurant were a delight. Our room was characterful and well appointed on the first floor. Noise early in the morning from the mosque was disturbing. We wondered why ear plugs were provided! The food in the restaurant was superb and all that we expected. However we... More

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Address: Devakottai Road | Senjai, Karaikudi, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Karaikudi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Bangala is a heritage hotel in Karaikudi, the heart of Chettinad. Now in its 12th year, it is renowned for its local cuisine and warm hospitality. All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, gym, massage center , library, cycling, etc. Chettinad is a small area accessible from Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Rameswaram. It is the homeland of a Nattukottai Chettiar community, a community that made huge fortunes in south east Asia during colonial rule. These fortunes were used to build amazing mansions over the past 200 years, that evolved in style and scale, and needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is a little known destination but should not be missed. ... more   less 
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