After traveling for 4 hard days in the North of India, this was surely a great place to land softly. It turned out that my travel partner developed a sinus infection en route and when we arrived approx dinner tine at The Bangala, she basically needed to head staright to bed. The owner and front desk staff were immediately responsive and understanding. The whole next day, I was nurturing my travel partner who was bed ridden under the caring and watchful eye of all the staff... by the following day when she wasn't any better, we were escorted personally to the nearest hospital where we finally got the antibiotics she needed (this was a whole other amazing experience!!!)
The Bangala exceeds expectations and coming from North America where good customer service is expected for paying good money, we can certainly learn a thing or 3 from the people at The Bangala. This is all not to mention the very clean rooms, amazing swimming pool and of course the world class cuisine with a down to earth attitude. I will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bangala is a heritage hotel in Karaikudi, the heart of Chettinad. Now in its 12th year, it is renowned for its local cuisine and warm hospitality. All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, gym, massage center , library, cycling, etc. Chettinad is a small area accessible from Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Rameswaram. It is the homeland of a Nattukottai Chettiar community, a community that made huge fortunes in south east Asia during colonial rule. These fortunes were used to build amazing mansions over the past 200 years, that evolved in style and scale, and needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is a little known destination but should not be missed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
- Bangala Hotel Karaikudi