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The Carlton

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Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic location facing the lake . Good size rooms sporting a balcony overlooking the garden and the lake across. A separate building houses various activities from chess, carrom , library, etc. Delicious food and lavish breakfast.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant 's hotel overlooks the Kodai lake.You can sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the scenic beauty.There is pub attached to the restaurant where you hang out with friends for a drink .Though,there is a limited choice of beverages in the pub,it is still worth trying.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a memorable stay. It is just opposite to lake . Staff were very nice and rooms are clean and large. Excellent food but gym is small. But the track around the lake is excellent for walk or run. It can get very cold in night so carry warm clothes though rooms have heaters. It is bit expensive but best... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The best property in Kodaikanal. It overlooks the lake, with a beautiful view in all rooms. The hotel has a boat-house of its own, and boating on the lake is only a short wait, and a must-do. The temperature was pleasant, and the afternoon drizzle made it a perfect time for pakodas and chai. Other activities like cycling, table tennis... More 

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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

So I reach here and had not done pre booking and when I asked for a room they say it is not there. Then I was surprised and looked up on Expedia and found them and booked for 20k for 2 nights. I thought the cost was high. Anyway I asked the receptionist why did he say there was no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited kodaikanal during the peak summer month of May and the whole town, lake and hotel was packed and crowded. We stayed for three nights. Best part 1. Both break fast and food is included within the rates 2. They have regular evening entertainment 3. Lot of activities within the property (to keep the kds engaged rental bikes, badminton,fuseball,... More 

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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stayed at Carlton for 4 amazing nights in May. It has the Best location overviewing the Lake. Was lucky to get the corner room with 2 sides view of the lake. Kids had a wonderful time playing at the Activity centre which had Badminton, table tennis, pool table, etc. Hospitality was amazing and all the staff very helpful, from the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Carlton in the last week of December with family. Booking was done easily online. Check in was smooth and quick. Rooms were large and had a good view of the lake. Bathrooms were bit disappointing. Rooms came with breakfast and dinner plan. Meals were good. Afternoons were spent exploring roadside eateries in the neighbourhood. Hotel had evening... More 

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us and for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Our family stayed at The Carlton from 16th May to 22nd May. We were 15 of us accommodated in 7 rooms - 514 to 520 on the top floor. The Good Aspects: 1. The best property in Kodai. Lake facing. Nicely landscaped. Easy access to mall road. Private deck and boats. Compare with most other properties in south India hill... More 

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Munoth, We sincerely thank you for staying with us and for your comments on the hotel and its services both positive and suggestive. We have taken cognizance of your suggestive comments and the necessary corrective action has been initiated. We regret that rooms that the rooms were not ready on arrival and for the delay in giving the... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The hotel is a stone throw away from the Kodaikanal lake. That makes it an excellent location. All the rooms are lake facing and have excellent views. A few rooms 10* and 30* series have huge balconies. A few corner rooms offer multiple views of the lake. Each room has a sofa cum bed so an extra bed is available... More 

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Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us and for your comments. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

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