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The Carlton

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Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in the hotel in February, 2015. The location was awesome. Hotel staff were very courteous. Breakfast and Dinner buffet were extensive. Since February is a lean season the hotel was mostly empty. Morning bicycle ride was memorable. Rooms were clean and had a pleasing decor. However a bathtub in bathroom would have made the room complete. All in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The USP of this place is no doubt its location, the lake from all its nuances, the shinning,shimmering lake in the afternoon,the misty lake in the early morning, the elusive streak at night can be caught up from most of the rooms-the upper story the better.Rooms are quite specious, Washrooms clean and having their own decor( We had A beautiful... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best property you can stay in Kodai. Situated in the heart of Kodai with right sized rooms overlooking the Kodai lake. Expansive lawns with plenty of activities and play areas for kids. Good restaurant and extremely courteous staff who go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable. Good buffet breakfast and dinner. Carlton sweetens your package by putting... More 

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

The Property location and lake view is excellent. The rooms were excellent, cozy and comfortable. The staff were very courteous, ever smiling always ready to help. The food quality was amazing. The New Years eve dinner spread was a treat with so many varieties. Excellent Music and DJ arrangements and lots of surprises for kids and adults. Definite value for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The location is well located on Kodaikanal lake. Most of the point are on walking distance. Great infrastructure. Most of the 1 star hotels are giving free wi fi but in carlton it is chargable. They have great tv but poor cable service. No dth connection and most of channels are coming hazy n blurred. When we checked in dustbin... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Stayed at this hotel with my family last week and was very disappointed to see the way hotel is maintained ! Probably this was one of the best hotels of yesteryears, but now that charm is fading away. The room was spacious, well kept. The view from the room is splendid ! The quality of food ( Ala carte) at... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We stayed at The Carlton,in June 2015.We were a group of four adults and two kids and we stayed for five days. Things we liked about the hotel: -Excellent location. It's right by the lake. From our balcony we had awesome views of the lake.From the side entrance of the hotel, you can step directly onto the lake road ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

My entire family stayed at The Carlton from 9th December upto 12th December. It was one of the most memorable holidays we had. Right from the reservations Mr Antony and Mr Mano gave me the right deal and a superb follow up till we reached the hotel. At the restaurant Mr Antony and his team did a fantastic job of... 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 taking time to share your views on this public forum. Your appreciation has been passed to all concerned and we are sure it would be a great motivation for us to achieve higher levels of guest satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice location, we enjoyed a lot ,very close to lake, breakfast was good ,dinner is ok Staff were friendly Over all was good experience Half day siteseeing provide was good Boat ride provided was also good

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Subbiah, We thank you for staying with us and for your comments. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Superb hotel , the best in Kodaikanal. Excellent staff , food, service , hospitality, cleanliness and of course, the worlds best location - right in front of the lake, with all rooms having a view of the lake, boating fog etc . My compliments to the f&b mgr Mr Senthilkumar and his team led by Mr Anthony and Mr Michael... 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 taking time to review the hotel and its facilities on this forum. Your appreciation has been conveyed to the concerned staff. Your comments will be a great motivation to the whole team and who would strive to achieve greater levels of guest satisfaction. We eagerly look forward to... More 

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