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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two nights here was not enough. The place was an oasis of relaxation whilst on a tour & it has everything going for it. Large comfortable rooms, good food (great thali), wonderful terrace dining, very friendly & helpful staff, excellent pool, great gardens for sitting quietly & for breakfast. We had a bullock cart tour of the town & walked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for three nights halfway through a two-week trip around South India. We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay with the staff being a huge highlight. They were very helpful and kind, and went out of their way to help us with all sorts of issues. We were upgraded for free to a large... More

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Derwood, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully restored property, tastefully done. Huge rooms, lovely furniture and all the right touches for a couple of days spent in a semi-royal past. Relaxing and beautiful pool. The food was good overall and the terrace dining at night with a view of the train going by felt romantic to us, not particularly noisy. There was friendly service, but they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This hotel is a gem. Our welcome was exceptional even for Indian Hotels and our stay was a joy. The hotel is in the heart of Kanadukathan, a village set out on a grid road pattern lined with massive, palatial houses of the Nattukottai Chettiars These mansions are now often left vacant, dilapidated but a few have been restored. The... More

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Hobart, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our stay was so wonderful, we did not want to leave. Check-in was very smooth and very welcoming by Ramu into the most beautiful old mansion, which has been restored with style. Our room was very large, very comfortable and very clean and cool. All food that we had was beautifully prepared and delicious, there are three restaurants . The... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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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29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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16 hotel reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Address: L F Road, Kanadukathan,, Kanadukathan 630103, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanadukathan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
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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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