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“Fantastic!”
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Visalam
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kanadukathan
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 17, 2009

We stayed three nights at this restored Chettinad mansion in April 2009. The staff were wonderfully attentive without being intrusive. We opted for the Chettinad cooking demonstration with the chef, Siva - highly recommended! Ramu, one of the other staffers, also took us on a walking tour of the village - something that should not be missed. He was able to point out quite a few details of the village that would have gone unnoticed otherwise. The gigantic rooms were very well appointed and were air conditioned. There were no TV's in the rooms (which was fine by me) but (wired) high speed internet is available for no charge. The food was excellent and all freshly prepared. All in all, a fantastic hotel! Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2009

This is Heritage. Beautiful, enormous room, fabulous bedlinen, comfortable bed, plenty of space, modern bathroom with shower, plenty of hot water, marvellous soap, nice towels, "welcome home" written in flowers on the ground. Fabulous lap pool surrounded by bougainvillas. Incredible hospitality, nothing is too much. I liked so much the "paniyarams" of my breakfast that I was taken to the kitchen where the cook made just for me a second helping, explained how to make them and gave me the receipt to take home. Kitchen is impressive and the smells coming out of it were mouth watering. I really loved this place.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 11, 2008

On our arrival from Thanjavur we were met with the traditional welcome of Jasmine garland and juice. This is a late Art Deco design Hertiage Hotel with Chettinad Mansion features, beautifully restored, though still owned by the original family, it is now part of the CG earth hotels group.

Quick and efficient check in, taken to room, large and spacious, a four poster bed, good sized bathroom, walk in dressing room and a/c. No eco friendly fridge, so no cool complementary water, with temp outside in the low 40's. No tea and coffee facilities.

The whole property including the pool, seating area, old kitchen, and gardens are relaxing and well maintained,

Meal times, we felt the staff to be to intrusive, with little variety, however this may have been down the fact that we were the only guests in this 15 room property.

  • Liked — Clean and spacious
  • Disliked — No eco friendly fridge and tea making facilities
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: Visalam
Address: Kanadukathan L F Road, Kanadukathan 630103, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Sivaganga District > Kanadukathan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kanadukathan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visalam ( A CGH Earth Experience) is where you would want to go to experience a unique Tamil culture. Located in Kanadukathan village in chettinad, Visalam has many a stories to tell of the heritage, culture, food and people of this interesting tamil community, the chettiars. Stay at Visalam for that journey back in time and for that warm tamil hospitality. ... more   less 
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