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Devakottai Road Senjai, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001 India
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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.
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kashgo wrote a review Mar 2022
Laredo586 contributions150 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
NupurDwivedi wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India332 contributions61 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Vanathi Sethupathi wrote a review Nov 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Dr Yash wrote a review Sep 2021
Chennai (Madras), India33 contributions41 helpful votes
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 !!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Plan for self parking Mosquito repellent is a must
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jeswant wrote a review Sep 2021
Chennai60 contributions70 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: We stayed in the spacious room adjacent to the lobby which was very good , spacious and quiet!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bangala
What are some of the property amenities at The Bangala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Bangala?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bangala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bangala?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bangala, Hotel Annapoorna, and Hotel New President.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bangala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bangala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bangala?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chettinad (12.9 km) and Chettiar Mansion (11.7 km).
Is The Bangala accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.