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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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kerala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i book directly from carlton get discount hotel was excellent view was superb food was good staff full coooperative we missed our snacks they adjusted & give snacks for journey carlton hotel is very photogenic i really enjoyed their climate was excellent nearly 15 degree

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Bhavesh, We thank you for booking your stay through the Carlton's website and for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First I will start with housekeeping department , Over all Housekeeping staff are excellent . Very well maintained rooms and bathrooms .hotel garden and Lawn was maintained good . Really excellent stay . I will be back soon .

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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 

Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Its a very expensive stay .. but need less to stay .. wonderful places. You will love the stay , they have a lot of in house activities , the boat ride is awesome , you can hire cycles from the hotel , buffet breakfast and dinner has a very wide spread , we loved the food. overall its a... More 

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

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