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Cardamom House

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Athoor Village | Athoor Village, Dindigul 624701, India
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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was very remiss of me to not submit a review for this wonderful place following our stay at the end of November. It is true that it takes a little while to travel the bumpy road to reach here, but it is not without charm, local people, shrines, lovely scenery etc. On arrival at Cardomom House you feel that... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for the nice things you said about us all. Sorry about the rather bumpy road from the village to here but it owned by the local government and, quite rightly I feel, improvement to schools, clinics and getting to grips with the garbage is of a higher priority than resurfacing it! All is well with the... More 

Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is a truly beautiful and tranquil place. We stayed for 3 nights in a large comfortable, a/c corner room (Saffron). I don't really have anything to add to all of the positive comments (you can believe them all), but I would like to extend my thanks to the staff for looking after me so well. I was not feeling... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Quite a lot of folk arrive having picked up some 'bug' on their travels. I am proud to say that we get them back on track again usually within 24 hours. I know that some tourists hesitate about coming to India in case they have medical problems but from my own experience (I am... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Brilliant welcome by Chris and his men, lovely clean well-furnished rooms, delicious food which was cooked as we asked. A lovely place to relax after a hectic few days visiting cities. We went on a village visit, which was interesting, escorted by one of the men working at the house. Each day ended with a dip in the lovely pool.

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments which I read to the staff at our morning meeting. So many of our visitors echo your sentiments about the sightseeing trips that they make in polluted and congested cities. Two Australians once commented after seeing some five Temples in one day "we are Templed out"! I always suggest that all try to get... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Cardamom House is located at the edge of a lake, with the backdrop of the western Ghats in the distance. The swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs and is full of birds and butterflies. Swimming here surrounded by nature is an experience not to be missed. Chris and the boys are friendly and helpful and go... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and it was very nice indeed to have had the chance to meet you and for you to enjoy some of the wonderful things we have around "Cardamom House".This year the summer heat has arrived earlier than usual - and with a vengeance. Only a couple of weeks back I found that one needed... More 

Sayalonga, Andalucia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

7 k of dreadful track, 30+ minutes from Dindigul, to reach the bungalow - 6 rooms on 3 terraces overlooking the large lake. Pleasant reception by staff who were attentive & helpful. Shown to room: House "Rules" abounding! e.g: No Smoking! Use of water. Only Cash received. Solar panel electricity, etc. Shades of traditional British seaside boarding houses. Wet-room bathroom,... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting this wonderful place in the depth of the countryside to stay. We particularly thank you for taking the trouble to write your review for only by receiving such input can we improve our standards. We are sorry that some dogs disturbed your first night's sleep and after a lot of discussions we made a sad and... More 

old windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

A very welcoming place Chris and the guys who help him run the place are wonderfully kind and helpful, looking after individual needs, cooking great food, preparing drinks, giving advice about the area all done with relaxed friendliness. Sammi and Pandi need particular mention their friendliness and 'nothings too much bother' attitude makes the place feel very homely and comfortable.... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review and this morning I read its contents to the whole staff during our morning meeting - and they were were delighted for they remembered you well. Sammy and Pandi were duly thanked for their non-stop efforts. You were indeed adventurous walking to the village, taking Tuk-Tuks and buses - but were rewarded at... More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had seen the good reviews prior to our stay and our high expectations were surpassed. Cardamom House is situated out of the way in the foothills and overlooking a lake. It is beautiful. Chris and his family of staff made us feel welcome and looked after us better than at any five star hotel. We felt like we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I must begin by praising the friendliness and welcome we received from Chris and his "family" (staff is too cold a word to use here) from the moment we arrived at this beautiful and well-appointed homestay set in the glorious countryside next to a lovely lake. The views are glorious, the food excellent and the rooms comfortable. The garden is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

There is really nothing to fault here. The rooms are great, the views over the lake wonderful and the staff are excellent. Nice food too. It's an ideal place to relax. They couldn't make you more welcome

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

If you are looking for a five star hotel, this is not your place but if you are looking for a bit of heaven, this is it!! From the moment we arrived until we checked out two days later, we were spoiled and so well looked after by Chris and his staff. I really hate to call it "the staff"... More 

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AN OVERVIEW! Nestling in the Eastern foothills of the mighty Western Ghats, "Cardamom House" overlooks the monsoon dependent "Kamarajar Lake" and is surrounded by unbelievably beautiful mountainous scenery. Recently we have completely upgraded all facilities and now have a superb modern SWIMMING POOL ; FREE WI-FI ; AIR-CONDITIONING ; NEW THICK SPRING MATTRESSES ; VOLLEYBALL FIELD ; H.D. TV IN COMMUNAL AREA ; CHILDREN WELCOME!!The staff have been working together as a team for some 16 years - and several of them (having visited the U.K) speak English. We are proud of our cuisine which encompasses a wide range of culinary styles (Indian, Continental, Thai, Chinese - and we often 'invent' recipes ourselves! Food is of the highest quality and we purchase only the freshest of fresh vegetables sometimes twice a day - to ensure the 'pick of the crop'.BIRD LIFE AND WILDLIFE? There is an abundance of Birdlfe including peacocks and many others. Leopard, black panther, lynx, jungle cat, bison, sambar,barking and mouse deer have also been spotted from time to time. HOW TO GET HERE? CHENNAI(MADRAS) airport is a 45 minute flight from both MADURAI and TRICHY Airports - both an easy 2 hour drive away. So despite being in a very remote place, we are very easy to get to!THINGS TO DO? Relaxing : walking : photography : swimming : yoga : meditation : Village Tour : Madurai Temple : Kodaikanal Hill Station. In summary - our little "Family Homestay" owned and managed by Dr. Chris - a retired British physician. Cardamom House is a perfect place to 'drop out' and have a truly relaxing holiday whilst being 'spoiled rotten' by our excellent staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardamom House

Address: Athoor Village | Athoor Village, Dindigul 624701, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul
Price Range: $55 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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