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The Carlton

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Ranked #5 of 66 hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlton has got the best view in town with its location right on the lake. The hotel is child friendly with a well stocked activity room. Food is good and the chef Krishnan is ready to put something together to suit your taste.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying in Carlton kodai in the month of July between 19th- 22nd July, 2014..but to my surprise I found the food very basic and average..I have been a regular vistor at Carlton because of the awesome food and the superb location...but this time my experience is not great because of the food..service and hospitality is great but I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An extremely strategically placed resort , The Carlton has everything going for it. The place is bang on the lake and walking distance from the main market. It has the best view of the main lake of the town till some competition hotel is built. The upper roons are particularly pictursque. We booked 5 rooms but not the cottages. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were glad to be customers of this hotel.. The location is superb [take a lake view one from your balcony, preferably up the floor].. Room service is pathetic, requires a lot of improvement.. The breakfast is too good and the other facilities are also excellent.. Carry some CDs if you wish, they have DVD players in their rooms which... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Carlton has got the best view in town with its location right on the lake. The hotel is child friendly with a well stocked activity room. Food is good and the chef Krishnan is ready to put something together to suit your taste.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After close to 10 years, we were back in kodaikanal this May. Just before schools started. Since we stayed last time in carlton, i rang up and asked for similar rooms facing lake. The location is central and corner rooms give you max lake view. The lake road is abt 4.5 kms - good high altitiude training ground. You get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed there with my wife and two kids for a night. Really a memorable stay that was. The first and most important point to say about Carlton is its ambience and lake facing rooms, which a bliss. There is no need for sightseeing etc. just sit on the balcony and enjoy the lake from balcony all day. Another most... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had the buffet dinner here one evening and it was some of the best food we've had in India. The staff are exceptional, always checking everything is ok without stepping over the line of bothering you. Our waiter was Michael and he was excellent. The food was super tasty and there was so much choice we didn't even get... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

had been here with a group of my friends.we all were with our families and this hotel proved quite a treat for all of us.the best part is the cycling track and the play area where the kids enjoyed very much.the sprawling lawns nd gardens are also nice place to relax.food was good.

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siwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One of the best hotels in kodaikanal with nice courteous helpful and ever smiling staff. The room 223 they provided us with was suite with a huge terrace having lake views. The food was ok and should put ip a better spread. The exhaust in the toilet did not work despite complaints. Overall a good experience.

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Address: Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carlton 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal #4 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
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Discover paradise besides a lake amidst virgin hills..only at The Carlton - 5 star hotel in kodaikanal, tamilnadu. One of the best resorts at hill stations in India. ... more   less 
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