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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the hotel about 3pm and the host asked if I wanted lunch. Although they had finished serving they would get something for me. I said just something very light. 10 minutes later I’m sat in front of a palm leaf that they started to fill with dall, raita, spiced potato, mango, rice, curry and chicken in a... More 

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West Country
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one night here but what a night!. Arrived for the fabled lunch served on a banana leaf and it was sensational. Beautiful fish, lovely mango, tasty rice, chicken with a bite. Every morsel lovingly cooked and prepared. Attended by friendly waiters who were ever ready with second helpings, most welcome after a tiring journey. Our room was... More 

Thank SWmuse
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had seen reviews and went here for lunch after a disappointing trip to Kanadukathan Palace and to the 1000 Windows Palace (both were closed, for long we were told) and were pleasantly greeted by the hostesses Annapurna and Mrs. Joseph. We were told that the fixed menu non-veg (1000/-) would be ready in an hour and were sent off... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our second stay here in 5 years and it was as good if not better this time. Gorgeous antique furniture, lovely staff, excellent food and service. Feels like you are in colonial times in India. Would not stay anywhere else, it's worth the extra money to stay here.

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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

To stay in The Bangala is a complete experience. The property is very beautifully landscaped, every plant, every tree and the variety of birds welcomes you. We are greeted by Mrs Joseph the property manager. A woman to be admired - who has much energy to manage this lovely resort,. The property owner Mrs Meenakkshi Meyyappan, has turned this heritage... More 

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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

BANGALA in Tamil means ''Bunglaw'' - it is in fact a renovated old Chettinad residential property which has been modified to be transformed into a hotel cum restaurant. In the restaurant there is no option for menu options to choose as every day they prepare Chettinad meals as per their choice & these are served to the guests as fixed... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Awesome premium property. Very well maintained. Owner and staff take a great deal of pride in the establishment. Hotel is in a relatively quiet and secluded section of a busy neighborhood. Truly a place to unwind and relax.

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Downderry, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Meenakshi, the owner of the Bangala makes every effort to make sure your stay is perfect, from welcoming you as you arrive to ensuring the kitchen tailors its food to your tastes. She's an astonishing powerhouse, knowledgable, charming and hospitable, especially as she's in her eighties now. Rooms are simple but nicely furnished and spotlessly clean, bathrooms ditto. AC and... More 

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Petaluma, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Bangala is a beautiful heritage hotel that was formerly a home. The rooms are lovely. The garden is serene. The staff and owner are delightful. A cooking demonstration provided insight into Chattier food and spices. Be sure to order the hotel's cookbook. It is a treasure of South indian cuisine - The Bangala Table

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

This family run Heritage property was amazing. Staff were very helpful and the lady owner is on site to make sure you have the best of everything they have to offer, she personally ensures you are happy with your room and food. My room was on the top floor number 22 colonial décor well furnished with air con, ceiling fans... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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The Bangala
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Cuisines: Indian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Bangala

Address: Devakottai Road | Senjai, Karaikudi, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Karaikudi
Price Range: ₹ 6,443 - ₹ 8,020 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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The Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
The Bangala Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
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“Rooms in the old section are lovely. They were building on new rooms when we were there.”
 of 5 bubbles 20meenab, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor annexe rooms are quiet and relaxing, with lovely furnishings”
 of 5 bubbles Moonhills, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appeared to be tranquil and lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles RPM1202, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The top floor gives the best views from the communal open lounge balcony”
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“All the rooms I saw were wonderful, but there is some morning sound from the nearby mosque.”
 of 5 bubbles Kanganic, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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