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SF Bay Area
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's such a surprise to be driving through rural countryside and suddenly see Chidambara Vilas and the formerly glorious mansions that surround it. It is ornately and colorfully decorated from top to bottom in a style that is not at all typical of South India. As you enter, the temperature drops - perhaps 10 degrees Fahrenheit. We were warmly welcomed...

Thank Devi1008
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights at this property in early March, 2017. This heritage property located in the Chettiar village of Kariapatty is not to be missed, if you want to enjoy Chettinad hospitality. I visited several other hotels in this region, but this is the best! The furnishings, the rooms, service and the food all were exceptional. Prakash one...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A five star place but very comfortable ambiance. The staff were very responsive on mail and telephone. They showed us around when we visited the place for tea. They had limited snacks at 5 pm but were extremely well made and tasty. The converted mansion is beautifully maintained and renovated to today's sensibility. I enjoyed the visit very much.

Thank manisha1664
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning building steeped in history makes an amazing conversion to an hotel. The rooms are arranged around a courtyard style pool and the first floor balconies offer good shade. The greatest strength of the hotel is its staff who all aim to please and make your stay enjoyable. The cookery demonstration was superb and we left inspired to try...

Thank Elaine_C447
Chennai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first entry, the architecture holds your eye - the intricately carved wooden doors, the foyer and the courtyard all of which are the trademark of the traditional Chettinad household. The place has the antique charm to it complete with all the wall hangings and photographs to mark the lineage and heritage of the residence. It is well converted to...

Thank Shankar V
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hotel filled with history and character as a former Chettiar mansion is. Very good service and excellent food as well. A lovely, large pool and decent wifi makes this a very comfortable stay in a true heritage hotel

Thank Sudeshan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our anniversary trip and as my husband & I love such antique properties with rich culture, we chose Chidambara Vilas. We were stunned by its architectural beauty and the way in which the resort management has restored and refurbished without altering it's ancient effect. The traditional chettinad lunch served on the banana leaf was just excellent. It is...

Thank Madurya S
Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of the best parts of our trip to India - we stayed here with our 2 kids and also 2 older people and booked 2 rooms. Once you are closer, there are signs everywhere to guide you to the place and Sangam Hotels has done a fabulous job creating luxury suites while keeping the spirit of the...

Thank familytravelbug12
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Magnificent Antique property with lots of old furniture retained. Even the reception area is old style. The rooms are renovated and has a well maintained pool. Good food and good service. Little bit expensive.

Thank Gyanchand S
Chennai, India
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed in Chidambara Vilas during the Christmas weekend. From the moment we stepped in, we felt at home. Special mention has to go to Saravanan , Thyagu and Prakash! We checked in at around 4:30 p.m, Prakash and Saravanan ensured that we had our lunch inspite of the restaurant being closed due to Christmas preparations. Saravanan and Thyagu made...

Thank Rajremi

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"CHIDAMBARA VILAS" -Luxury Heritage Resort - a landmark in Chettinad hospitality!!! The 108 year old palatial mansion is one of the finest masterpieces of Chettiar art and architecture. Chidambara Vilas offers the palatial comforts of a true Chettinad home. Chidambara Vilas is strategically located at Ramachandrapuram, Kadiapatti, about 04 km off the historic fort of Thirumayam - an Archeological Survey of India monument in Pudukotai Dist. It is located at the mid point in the famous Tanjore- Madurai-Trichy Circuit. It became operational from 3rd Nov 2010. The property offers 25 guest rooms, experiential dinning restaurant, demo kitchen, formal restaurant, informal bar area, and a swimming pool. The hotel is situated at a distance of 75 km from Tanjore, 90 kms from Madurai and 80 kms from Trichy. ... more   less 

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Address: Ramachandrapuram, Kadiapatti | Off Thirumayam Fort, Pudukkottai 622505, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Pudukkottai
Price Range: ₹ 7,662 - ₹ 11,963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chidambara Vilas Chettinad 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for a room facing the pool. And ask for a guided tour of the whole mansion during you ur visit.”
 of 5 bubbles Devi1008, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 101, which has nice relaxing seating on the verandah in front!”
 of 5 bubbles TapanKB, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose one with large picture windows facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Elaine_C447, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick the newer wing overlooking the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles 453shankarv, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A pool view is pleasant”
 of 5 bubbles sudeshanr, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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