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“Excellent location” 4 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
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights along with family. The hotel is superbly located just adjacent to the Kodai lake. The room was well maintained and clean. The staff was courteous & our requests were well responded. This hotel has a great play area which the kids would love. You can spend some quality time with your partner by leaving the kids in the play area. The food was good & the menu had lots of variety. The sight-seeing tour arranged by the hotel was just about average. Not recommended if you have your own vehicle. All in all, a very comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper floors have a better view of the lake.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • 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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chennai
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed for two days in Sep 2012. All rooms face the Kodai lake so you can take any room. first floor rooms have bigger balcony so very good for sitting in the evening or morning. The breakfast was average and definately not of five star quality because of this did not take meals there. spa is good with all facilities.Be particular for what you want. Avoid weekends or holidays as the lake area becomes crowded and noisy due to local tourists.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We reached Kodaikanal at 6.00am and went directly to Hotel. Even though the check in time is 10.00am they allowed us to check in, that too without any additional charges. Reception was warm and instead of the usual welcome drink, they offered coffee as requested by us. South Indian filter Coffee at early morning was excellent. Room is spacious with lake view and has basic aminities like coffee maker, iron, safe, etc., Bath tub is the only item for comment due to its very small size. Buffet break fast is nice and has more varieties for vegeterians and non vegeterians are left with boiled egg and a toast ?, No sasuage or baken salamy fortunately they offered omlet. Lunch is good. Dinner buffet has more varieties and all items are tasty. The service of staff is examplary and I have never seen before through out the world. I will recommend this hotel to any one.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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7 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were in Kodaikanal this January and our stay at Carlton was a memorable one. The property is in 3.88acres of land with 3 cottages, 4 suites and 84 rooms. Needless to say all well managed. We were in Cottage FC2 which was facing the Kodai lake. The food was also good unlike the other 5 star hotels I have been to so far. The Den or the play room was the main attraction for kids. We were also helped by the Travel Desk in getting a guide and permission for the Wild Life Tour. The complimentary tour provided by the hotel was equally good. The staff at Carlton is always ready to help you out in whichever way they can. So in short all I can say is, in Kodaikanal being at Carlton is like being at home even you are miles away from your home.

Before I conclude a little note of thanks to all those in Carlton who helped us in making our stay a pleasurable one. To name a few : Mr. Raaj Kumar (GM), Mr. Rajah, Mr. Antony, Mr. Jai and Mr. Paul.

Room Tip: Cottages FC1 and FC2 can be the best choice amongst other rooms
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Amazingly beautiful place with a great view of the lake from the rooms. Private balcony was an absolute delight. Fireplace in the center of the restaurant takes you back to the colonial era. Staff takes pride in taking you through the anecdotes and history of this century old property. Great food experience in the restaurant. An early morning cycle ride around the lake should not be missed. (hotel provides you with the bicycles). All this clubbed with an excellent hospitality from the ever smiling GM Raman Rajkumar assisted by his ever present deputy Christopher.

Room Tip: Rooms with private Balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Alappuzha, India
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Good food very good hotel and very good hospitality rates are high Good room and good food campfire very nice hotel in kodaikanal one of the best hotel.I like this hotel very much.good ambiance very friendly staff

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Tuticorin
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I stayed at The Carlton recently as part of a conference. I had a wonderful experience. The view from my room was breathtaking. The food was great too. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The sports facilities too was very good. I plan to return sometime next year with family

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Family 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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