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The Carnival Resort

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Naidupuram, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Ranked #10 of 73 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Sudhamshu Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views of cloud covered hill made for a pleasant surprise. The only disadvantage of the hotel is that it's at least 2 kms from the closest sight-seeing spot (if you don't have a personal vehicle). But that makes it better as it's away from city's buzz and the silence, at times, is very pleasing. The hotel staff were extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as you understand that your not paying 10K + for 1 night, you will surely like this place. Your will surely get more than what you had paid. First of all, I can see a good hospitality approach from all the staff which is one of the big plus point. I had a fantastic stay with my family... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is on the front of forest. We had taken the room from where we can have a forest view. It was a pleasant experience and also romantic. The rooms were beautiful with nice interiors and with all the basic amenities. The staff was so courteous & their service was prompt. Food was of fine quality. I can say... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro: Secluded location and peaceful. Cons: The hotel is far from city center, we had to take taxi every time to go out. The drainage system was poor, bathrooms were stinking. The slandered rooms were dark, deluxe ones were better facing mini forest. Though the staff appeared to be helpful, later, we found out they were extremely conning and manipulating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi am Nanthu Hotel was really good and food is also good. great Experience , and playing area is really good , all staffs are good. near by lot of tourist places are nearby this places. forest view was good . car parking is available there.

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Thecarnival2015, General Manager at The Carnival Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were delighted to be your chosen hotel during your recent stay. We are humbled by your appreciation and Services as intended by our Team. We look forward to seeing you again hopefully, in the near future. Please let us know if there is anything you need on your next visit to make your visit to The Carnival... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were fantastic. Very spacious. Lesson for some hotel who are charging sky high for tiny rooms and developing their hotel website fake. So this hotel carnival, rooms were so good. But the food quality was only average. I am wondering how come lot of people saying excellent breakfast. A Tamil Nadu guy can easily judge a taste of his... More 

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Thecarnival2015, General Manager at The Carnival Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were delighted to be your chosen hotel during your recent stay. We are humbled by your appreciation and Services as intended by our Team We value your business, and would like to address your concerns as quickly as possible. Thank you again, for your honest feedback. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in... More 

Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The hospitality was this Hotel was awesome. Though bit away from lake the ambiance of this Hotel is really amazing...The staff is very Courteous, polite and approachable. Extremely Safe environment even for female.The food was really awesome...the entire stay was worth every penny...

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Thecarnival2015, General Manager at The Carnival Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were delighted to be your chosen hotel during your recent stay. We are humbled by your appreciation and Services as intended by our Team. It is always wonderful when one of our own do something so memorable that the guest remembers and recognizes them for such great service in a public forum such as Trip Advisor We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Superb hotel. Nice view from balcony. Good hospitality. Nice food. Excellent hotel for cheap price. The room was quite good. Surroundings are simply amazing. But the hotel is little far away from kodaikanal lake. Approximately 2kms. Overall good.

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Thecarnival2015, General Manager at The Carnival Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were delighted to be your chosen hotel during your recent stay. We are humbled by your appreciation and Services as intended by our Team. We look forward to seeing you again hopefully, in the near future. Please let us know if there is anything you need on your next visit to make your visit to The Carnival... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stayed here for 3 days, the rooms are neat with basic facilities.the hotel is clean. service is prompt. Its a bit faraway(2km) from the centre town and kodai lake but the distance is worth it because the city centre is polluted. this location is awesome and worth staying far away. Hotel has a cab service to take you to the... More 

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Thecarnival2015, General Manager at The Carnival Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest! Thank you for your kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your days with us; we value your business, and would like to address your concerns as quickly as possible. Thank you again, for your honest feedback. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Sincerely, General Manager More 

Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stayed here while on a weekend getaway to Kodaikanal with friends. The rooms were clean and the hotel is fairly easily accessible, although it might be about a couple of KMs away from the lake. We had a car and so this was no issue. One problem I had was that there were no fans in the rooms and we... More 

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Thecarnival2015, General Manager at The Carnival Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest! Thank you for your kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your days with us; we value your business, and would like to address your concerns as quickly as possible. Thank you again, for your honest feedback. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Sincerely, General Manager More 

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