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“Takes you to another world” 5 of 5 stars
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The Carlton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India   |  
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Ranked #6 of 70 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 hotel reviews
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“Takes you to another world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Location is a steal. ON THE LAKESIDE. Just sit in your room balcony and you are transported to another world. Other aspects of the hotel ensure you remain there. Property has colonial charm and is impeccably maintained. Modern facilities and absolutely clean rooms and other areas. very good breakfast and dinner spread. Good menu for room service too. The staff deserves five stars.

Room Tip: Ask for higher floor though all the rooms are lakefacing.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Mumbai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Very good location.Enjoyed every minute.Courteous staff and a good spread of food. Rooms,although dated , are extremely well maintained. Many recreation facilities such as badminton court,bicycles,and boating.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nebraska
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14 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Been there so many times over past many years and this place still retins it's old charms. The staff are helpful, the location impeccable and the facilities and room cleanliness upto the mark. The boating is right outside and so are other things in the city. The tours were great and quite comfortable with their hotel van. Try the massages and romantic dinners if possible. They even decorated the room with flowers etc when requested. Can't wait to come back. Truly, best of Kodai!

Room Tip: Get lakeside room
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madurai, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Excellent Hospitality, Delicious and wide variety of Food, Lake facing rooms with great ambiance and ever smiling and greeting staff crew members! We had our long awaiting awesome honeymoon at The Carlton! Special arrangements for New Year was really appreciable! They really made our stay worth to the core. Me and my wife will never forget the experience and we're whole-heartily thankful to the Carlton team for such a wonderful arrangements! And yeah, the property's tag 'No one gives you Kodai like the carlton' Touchwood, very True. Back home with mesmerizing memories of Kodai and ofcourse The Carlton!

The only thing that we were not convinced was: the bedding arrangement! It was a two single bed combined as one... hmnnn not really convenient when you travel as a couple! So the management should take note of this and avoid combining beds for couples.

Room Tip: Please ask for rooms which don't share the door in between, if you're travelling as couples...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

This hotel is located in centre of kodaikanal. the lake in front of this hotel increases its beauty. he hotel offers billiards, pool, table tennis, boating and cycling to their guests. its real fun having tea in their balcony looking the lake and viewing the clouds covering the lake in winter.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing the lake
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

This property lives up to its tag line ' No one gives you kodai like the carlton' ! Absolutely True. The location is un-matched and right on the lake front! a seperate entry and exit for hotel guests right on the main road around the lake and to the exclusive boating dock, affords you the freedom of plenty of trips to the lake without the hassle of trudging distances or looking for taxis! the rooms itself are very well quipped and well suited for a family of 4 without want of extras! The food is good with very courteous and friendly staff! the children and adults have a lot to do at the resort itself if not cycling or lazing around in a hammock! The view from the rooms is splendid! a property neatly packaged and will leave you with an urge to return.

Room Tip: Do ask for connecting rooms if you are more than a family! the sofas turn into good comfy double bed...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Fantastic reception, front desk Manager offered choice of 3 rooms, we choose one with a view of the lake,
All the staff including the Manager accommodated our requests
The service was excellent
Location excellent
Facilities excellent
Staff courteous at all times

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Carlton

Address: Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
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Carlton Hotel Kodaikanal
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