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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After a 5 hr road journey from Pondicherry, entering through the gates of Visalam felt like we had stumbled upon a movie set - transported to a bygone era where gentility was the rule of the day. The staff of Visalam greeted us with warm smiles on the steps of this glorious art deco mansion where we were sprinkled with...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, You have beautifully captured the spirit of Visalam in your review.Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I take it as the greatest compliment. I thank my staff for making the holiday so tenaciously wonderful for you. At Visalam the endeavour has been to offer an honest glimpse into Chettinad - architecture, lifestyle, cuisine, performances, etc. and...

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I loved this property. For a taste of what life must have been like in the glory days of the Chettiar traders, a stay at Visalam is a must. The mansion has been lovingly restored to offer an opulent & nostalgic stay enhanced by modern comforts and facilities, such as the well-integrated pool. Excellent attentive staff complete...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Heartfelt thanks for your absolutely positive review of Visalam We are glad you appreciate the ethos of CGH Earth and your engagement with the team members especially Shiva. We look forward to repeatedly welcoming you back at Visalam and a feedback each time so we can constantly keep raising the bar for your experiences here. With every good...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Visalam is a former Chettinadu house that has been restored and tastefully modified to be a comfortable hotel. The rooms are large and decorated with period furniture. The restored common areas are largely spacious halls that are also decorated tastefully with original or period materials. The new additions of facilities -- a pool, eating areas, etc. are done carefully to...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us, we are pleased to hear that you had a good stay and that our staff was pleasant to you. Guest feedback is important to us as we are always looking to improve our hotel to suit guest needs and expectations. We will...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 September 2016

One of the old bungalow restored with modern amenities. The room in which i stayed justified the name Visalam, it was huge. The moment you step inside it looks like you are transported in another era. Nicely maintained property. STaff were very helpful. They took us for a village tour and showed bungalows in that village. Next day they helped...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so glad that we were able to offer you some serenity and hope you left us rested and renewed. Thank you for taking the time to post feedback for our Team! We look forward to welcoming you back in the not so distant future. With every good wish, I am Sincerely, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage...

Tiruchirappalli, India
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is a spacious house with its own history. The rooms was large, amenities good and the house has been thoughtfully restored. Service was excellent. The pool is well maintained. Common area features many things unique and antique. Only disappointment was the food, expected spicy chettinad food, but the chef has tuned to foreigners palate, only lunch was chettinad, but...

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Dear Guest, Thanks for writing in your review of Visalam and also putting in a tip for future guests. ; its really heartening to read your appreciation for the authentic experiences at Visalam, am sorry we failed to provide the same as far as your culinary experience goes.Thank you for taking the time to post feedback for our Team! We...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful, very well maintained property. An artfully re-designed Chettiar Bungalow, converted into an oasis of calm, with spacious rooms and bathrooms. The greenery, the cleanliness , the swimming pool , the restaurants, all provide a serene, relaxing atmosphere. Very well trained and courteous staff rendering excellent customer-service. All Kudos to the Management of the property, for a relaxing holiday experience...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your heartfelt appreciation of Visalam and it's atmosphere . It is obvious from your review that you took the time to try your hand at several of the Visalam’s offerings and am glad you were able to connect with them positively. We do hope you will come back and visit some of the other properties of...

Verrieres-le-Buisson, France
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Splendid hotel in a great old private palace, very well refurbished with local products (superb tiles, etc). Well located to visit the surroundings. Very nice pool, good local food (test the typical meal on a banana's leaf!), nice breakfast. And appreciate the friendly team, always close to your wishes, with a special distinction for the humor of Shiva ! Don't...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are extremely happy that you have taken the time to leave us a great review on Tripadvisor. We would like to thank you for acknowledging Siva for his wonderful services. I am proud to say that my entire staff is our most valuable asset . All of us here take customer service very seriously to ensure all...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was surprised at the room rate when my partner told me about our booking at Visalam as it seemed high for a 3 star hotel. I was wrong; Visalam is an outstanding hotel and our time in Kanadukathan was a highlight of our month in India. On arrival you are greeted, genuinely, as if you are a very welcome...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is such a great compliment when a guest is able to describe the simple details about our hotel. Our team would like to thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review on TripAdvisor. Our staff makes everyone's experience that much better when they choose to stay with our hotel. Again, we would like to...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A great property! We were here for 2 nights 5th and 6th July. The property is in a quaint little village and the interiors are at its opulent best. The property is essentially a huge chettiar mansion converted into an art deco hotel. Time literally stops still in the property and around. The rooms are spacious and very well done....

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you immensely for writing such wonderful words about Visalam. lt is indeed a very proud situation for us to see such wonderful words about our team who enjoys their work and do it with passion. We are extremely grateful when we see reviews like this; we feel that our efforts to satisfy our guests are fruitful. Look...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is one of those places that just makes you smile with pleasure. The location is amazing and the hotel is one of the most delightful I have ever visited. It is a cocoon of calm, fabulous rooms with truly beautiful heritage details, a great pool and the staff are amazing. Do take the bullock cart ride and enjoy the...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Visalam and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. As a part of CGH Earth hotels, we aim to make our guest experience truly unique, enjoyable and genuine. Do come back and stay with us when you need a break from your hectic world. Thank you...

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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 

Additional Information about Visalam

Address: Kanadukathan L F Road, Kanadukathan 630103, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanadukathan
Price Range: ₹ 10,786 - ₹ 18,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Visalam Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu
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“Stay away from the rooms close to the road, buses honk like hell.”
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“Our room on the ground floor offered direct access to the pool and was cool, spacious and comfortable”
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