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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 June 16, 2014
FoodieArch London, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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84 reviews 84 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 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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44 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
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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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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