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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   L F Road, Kanadukathan,, Kanadukathan 630103, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Kanadukathan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am still thinking about this place 6 months after our trip to India. It was definitely the highlite of our trip. As an architect I may overvalue the accomodations, but everything was wonderfully constructed and restored. I felt a little funny having staff waiting on us as though we are royalty. But the food and pool are outstanding. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You MUST MUST stay at this gorgeous, intimate, eco friendly hotel where the rooms are cool, beautifully decorated and the pool is inviting.The tour of Chettinad given by the guest relations guy Ramu was one of the most interesting we had in all of India. Chettinad has an amazing history and the palatial homes we visited were quite jaw- dropping.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

a fairly recent palace, renovated with taste, beautiful furniture in nice big rooms. A lovely garden with a swimming pool. A professional management and staff helpful and smiling. Almost Heaven. Only downside the restaurant, good but with a very limited choice while the chettinad cuisine is one of the most varied choice of India

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed in a standard (Double) Room 201 February 8 and 9th. A wonderful,relaxing experience. Note: no television, no booze. The recently renovated house and grounds are beautiful. We found the red tiled room big and a good shower in the bathroom. A warm, familial staff were ever busy cleaning or preparing for meals. CGH Earth needs to make a much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a two night stay in this charming converted Art Deco Mansion.It is wonderful, the gardens and pool area were great and the staff especially Je-Je the manager.Our room was excellent, huge with a separate bathroom Nd dressing room. Our criticism would be the food, we were very disappointed with the selection and also the execution and as there... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

After seeing the many 5 star reviews I felt confident that we would enjoy or stay here. We have travelled all over India and stayed in a variety of accommodation from the Oberoi in Calcutta, The Taj hotels, heritage hotels similar to Visalam, small hotels, guest houses and homestays. We had decided to stay at Visalam after 3 weeks travelling... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Imagine a beautiful house in which all the charm of art deco period has remained. Luxurious by the media used for its construction: White marble from Italy, black from Belgium, glass lanterns in Belgian Val St Lambert, teak wood from Burma.....but more than that for this Chettinad mansion cleverly converted into a 7 rooms hotel, is managed by a very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I go along with most reviewers: lovely restored building. Smart rooms. Remember to bring beer with you (they will provide ice in a bucket). "Jiji" (manager) was very helpful. We had car and driver on our TN tour, but wish we had taken up the offer of one of the hotel staff as a local guide : there are so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here mid January this year and could not have been more delighted with every aspect of the hotel. The staff were delightful and attentive, the room very comfortable, the garden and pool beautiful, the building a beautifully renovated Chettinad mansion, the food excellent and a very interesting cookery demonstration from chef, Ramu was hugely informative about the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

CGHearth justly pride themselves on their green credentials and their commitment to the environment. At Visalam this includes a policy of having no television, and no refrigerator in the room. Since the government of Tamil Nadu refused liquor license permits for hotels of fewer than 21 beds, the hotel now has no alcohol. It may be just a little austere... More

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Also Known As:
Visalam Hotel Kanadukathan
Visalam Hotel
Address: L F Road, Kanadukathan,, Kanadukathan 630103, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanadukathan
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Kanadukathan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visalam ( A CGH Earth Experience) is where you would want to go to experience a unique Tamil culture. Located in Kanadukathan village in chettinad, Visalam has many a stories to tell of the heritage, culture, food and people of this interesting tamil community, the chettiars. Stay at Visalam for that journey back in time and for that warm tamil hospitality. ... more   less 
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