Disappointing restaurant. Hearing rave reviews we were eager to try the food. It was a all you can eat sit down service. The food was served on a banana leaf and well presented. The service was professional and good. The taste was disappointing for Chettinad fare and was different from this type of food that we have eaten at various restaurants. Perhaps this was for the western palate. More irksome...the non vegetarian part was a chicken and fish dish. They keep plying you with the 8 plus vegetarian dishes and hold off on the non veg till the very end. By this time you are too full. So if you have come here for the non veg meal ask the servers to hold off on the veg fare. Plus it is very pricey for just 2 non veg dishes in a non vegetarian all you can eat meal.
Lovely period bungalow in the middle of a sleepy little down. Great food and relaxation is what this place promises, so if that is what you are chasing then make yourself at home. Lunches are leaf meals and dinners are set menus which are continental + chettinad dishes. Lovely rooms and sit out area which is great to read a book or just zone. Took a half day tour with Annapoorni to the chettinad bungalows in Kanadukan ( will need a car for this since its is 15kms away). It was a must do experience with great history and lovely architecture.
It’s a delightful place to say, especially for its traditional decor and hospitality. The food is outstanding and sumptuous. They have a little gift shop which sells local artisanal craft. The pool was closed when we visited but it looked clean and very inviting. Overall I would strongly recommend staying here if visiting Chettinad.
Visited this place for the second time in six months, This time with family. Rooms were well designed, neat, clean, simplistic yet one could feel the old world charm. Food was extremely delicious and extraordinary service by the waiters !!!
Did not expect such an experience in the small dusty town of Karaikudi ! Very clean rooms with all amenities... and at least the room adjacent to the lobby, where we stayed was really spacious ! The Chettinad cuisine served at the restaurant was top notch and a real culinary experience . The service at the restaurant , the cleanliness all over the hotel and the overall hospitality will give you no room to complain. We had a wonderful time and thanks in particular to the General Manager of the hotel, George Yacob , whose inputs about the property and about the town of Karaikudi helped make the stay very homely and most memorable . Karaikudi itself has its own charm with a very nice antique market and wonderful Chettinad mansions . It is a beatiful drive from Chennai via Trichy which should take you less than 7 hours ....a great getaway for a long weekend of 3 days!…