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The Carlton

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Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Madurai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to experience a luxurious stay in Kodaikanal, Carlton is the place. Plus you get to feel the old world charm. Set right on the banks of the Kodai Lake and near the Boat House, there is no other place with such a central location. You can actually sit comfortably in your room and look at the the... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel rooms and toilet lack basic hygeine. The closet was blood stained. We had to ask the room keeper to clean it. This is not expected from a luxury hotel like carlton. The water was brown and muddy. My daughter refused to take a shower . The bedding is very basic. The only relief was the great view of... More 

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1 Thank Bhavya H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Carlton is the best place I stayed in Kodai. Right location at the lake area with beautiful view of the Lake. Very scenic with private garden. Excellent food. Ask for lake facing rooms. This will enrich your memories.. My kids too liked the stay and preferred to be here than going out. 👍

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Chennai
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127 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply superb!!starting from the pickup cab @kodai road ,our friend mr.john was very polite&sincere. His driving was very smooth to and fro from kodaikkanal. Very friendly guy. Hotel check in was smooth&our floor supervisor explained well about the amenities. Room was superb ,we stayed in 108... View from the room was very relaxing &attractive. Breakfast on the first day was... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is awesome, bang on the Kodai lake. The room was comfortable with a balcony overlooking the lake, good amenities provided, cycles provided free of cost to go around. Courteous staff, beautifully maintained greenery. Complimentary boating and site seeing was provided. Don't forget to take a stroll along the lake. They need to tremendously improve on the buffet provided... More 

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1 Thank sen_engg
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a couple with 2 children and stayed at Cottage 1 for 3 nights 20-23rd June 2016. We had the most pleasant and relaxing holiday here. Firstly, since it was after Indian school holidays, the city itself was not crowded. Carlton provided us with an excellent chauffeur driven airport transfer service, Special mention to our driver, Mr Mohan,... More 

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Thank Sujatha P
krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Sujatha, We thank you for taking time to share your positive comments on the hotel's facilities and service. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing holiday. Your appreciation has been passed to those concerned which would motivate us to achieve even higher levels in guest satisfaction. We eagerly look forward to... More 

Kodaikanal, India
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service, view and the hotel is good, but they could still improve their food. They don't have a variety for coffee and other food. The fires were good but the burger wasn't the way we thought it would be. They don't have a big variety of food, but their deserts are good.

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments and we have initiated necessary corrective action. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pleasant stay at this hotel in June 2016. Loved all the services and amenities provided by the hotel right from foosball, pool table, cycling around the Kodai lake, the amazing boat ride and much much more. Although I'll recommend booking early because the rooms aren't easily available and we had to book through an agent to secure... More 

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Thank Mudit M
krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mudit, We happy to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and we thank you for your comments. You may also book your rooms through the hotel's website to avail additional facilities. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Sure has the best view to the lake when compared to all hotels nearby and in and around the city centre. Ease of access to boating,cycling and horse riding facilities. Just get your room rates fixed before hand or the stay will surely be an over priced one if you just walk in with out a booking. Use online booking... 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 both positive and suggestive. Necessary action has been initiated on your suggestive comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I'm from the Marketing function and early this year we had to organize a corporate event in Kodaikanal since most of the people of our team hadn't been there. I guess it's the only hotel in Kodai which has so many rooms (more than 70+ I guess). We were given the main hall and I would really like to thank... More 

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ratnesh, We thank you for choosing the Carlton for your corporate event. We are happy to know that your event went on quite well and thank you for your appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you on your next corporate event and wish to bring to your kind notice that we have 91 rooms in Carlton. With warm... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Carlton

Address: Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range: $145 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
The Carlton Hotel Kodaikanal
Carlton Hotel Kodaikanal
Carlton Kodaikanal
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
#2 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
#2 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
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