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Lake Road The carlton Road, Kodaikanal 624101 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 183 hotels in Kodaikanal
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The Carlton is the only 5-star hotel in Kodaikanal. Beautifully built with a ravishing design, this luxury hotel near Kodai Lake welcomes the guests to have a pleasing stay! KODAIKANAL is presently one of the few remaining unspoiled hill resorts in the country covering an area of 22 Sq. Km. and at an altitude of 2,133 meters (7000 feet) above sea level. The indigenous vegetation comprises. Sholas or compact evergreen forests and grasslands. Climate: The air is clean and the climate bracing at all times of the year. Never hot in Summer – never cold in Winter. Being 10 degrees north of the Equator, snow is unknown, but ground frost may occur between December and February. Average temperature during the summer/winter/monsoon months is as under: Maximum Minimum Mid November to Mid-February (winter) 16.5˚C 9˚C Mid-March to Mid-June (summer) 20˚C 12˚C July to Mid-November (Monsoon) 17˚C 10˚C The Property The Carlton is the only Five-star Hotel in the “Princess of Hill Stations” - Kodaikanal, which is situated 7000 feet above sea level on the hillcrest overlooking the Kodai lake, surrounded by Lush green lawns and nature at its very best. The Carlton is a perfect blend of “Modern Luxuries” and “Old World Charm” reflecting the regal graciousness of colonial charm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Boating
Game room
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Lake View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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V S wrote a review Yesterday
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Pleasant and professional staffs. Good ambiance. Clean and hygienic.Food and liquor are bit expensive. Lake view from the hotel is simply awesome. Overall best place to spend time with family and friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sathrukkan wrote a review Yesterday
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Just what the title reads. Nothing more. Nothing less. Don’t forget to hang out in The den(club area) when you visit. If you’re visiting, better go with the lake view balcony room even if they’re a bit more pricey.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jet693316 wrote a review 1 Jul
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
The Carlton services is extremely good in everything ambience, food, kids play area, cycling etc. All Staffs are very kind and friendly with warm welcoming simple. We stayed here for 3 days. Desert items are really good. Spent quality time with friends and family.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Deepali T wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very good stay.All staff is very polite and energetic.Right from reception to room service all r good.Food was also yummy. Location is very good.Hotel greenary is very good for photosCycling was good experience. Will visit again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rajkumar Raman Vice President, Other at The Carlton
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Dear Ms. Deepa Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you staying with us and we are glad to note that you had a very good stay at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, Ambience, View, Maintenance, Warmth, Friendly staff, Quality of food, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. While we thank you again for your stay with us, we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Pandian Chakkarai wrote a review Jun 2022
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I had the opportunity to stay at Carltons Kodaikanal to attend Rotary club awards meeting. It was great and well arranged by the hotel staff. The buffet dinner and Hightea is awesome. Im definitely looking for the day when i get the opportunity to stay in Carlton again. Thanks for the great service. General manager Mr. Rajkumar sir.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Rajkumar Raman Vice President, Other at The Carlton
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Dear AG Pandian JI Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you and your team during the recent STARNITE at The Carlton and we are glad to know that you had an excellent time. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Warmth, Friendly staff, Quality of food, Arrangements, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you all and we cherish the best moments spent with you all. While we thank you again for your continued patronage s, we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Dr Sibi Sudhan wrote a review Jun 2022
Dindigul, India13 contributions3 helpful votes
We came for Rotary Awards Function to Carlton Kodaikanal. All amenities in Carlton is top notch. All staff are very helpful and very attentive. The ambience is great and we definitely want to come here once again with family and friends. The general manager Mr. Raj Kumar is very courteous and accommodating. Thanks for the wonderful experience at Carltons.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Rajkumar Raman Vice President, Other at The Carlton
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Dear Sibi Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you during the recent STARNITE at The Carlton and we are glad to know that you had a wonderful experience. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Warmth, Friendly staff, Quality of food, Amenities, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you and we cherish the best moments spent with you all. While we thank you again for your continued patronage s, we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Ancey wrote a review Jun 2022
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The ambiance is the best part of Carlton. The view from the rooms were mesmerising. Varieties in all meals. Good taste and good service. The complementary cookies, cakes and chocolates were yummy. All the sight seeings were nearby we could cover most of them. Cycles were provided by hotel so that we could go cycling by the lake. We had a one night stay at Carlton however I felt that wasn’t sufficient for us. Atleast 3 nights stay should be there to explorer the whole hotel and surrounding sight seeing. Overall it was very nice time with office colleagues at the Carlton. Looking forward to have another trip with family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Ms. Ancey Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you and your colleagues staying with us and we are glad to note that you both had a nice time at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, Ambience, View, Warmth, Friendly staff, Quality of food, Travel Desk, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. While we thank you again for your stay with us, we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Gunasekaran T wrote a review Jun 2022
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This is a review by the GG family. Firstly, we were warmly welcomed by Mr.Antonyraj and Kanmani. As a close associate who has been staying here for the last 15 years, my entire family including my six grandchildren have yet had another very enjoyable experience. I must give my special mention to the chef, Smitha , Venkatesh and Radha who were on wheels in the restaurant for the homely food at all meal times. I would recommend this place over anything else for a stay in Kodaikanal. We firmly wish that this hospitality continues forever. With regards, G.Gunasekaran and family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Mr. Gunasekaran Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you, your family including your six grandchildren staying with us and we are glad to note that you all had an enjoyable experience at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, View, Warmth, courteous staff, Quality of food, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We appreciate you recognizing Mr. Antony, Ms. Kanmani, Chef, Ms. Smitha , Mr. Venkatesh and Ms.Radha for their exceptional service and we shall continue to keep up our hospitality to the Best. We thank you for recommending The Carlton to guests who visit Kodaikanal. While we thank you again for your continued patronage , we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Soundarya S wrote a review Jun 2022
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The stay in this hotel is beyond excellent. Their hospitality, their on-time service, the ambience and most importantly their lake-view rooms have my heart. The bell boys, room service are always at time. Kids will have a wonderful time here in the play area. If you want to have a pleasant, blissful holiday, this is your ultimate destination.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rajkumar Raman Vice President, Other at The Carlton
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Dear Ms. Soundarya Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you staying with us during the recent ICSI conference and we are glad to note that you had an excellent stay at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, View, Ambience, courteous staff, Quality of food, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We appreciate you for recommending The Carlton to guest who visit Kodaikanal While we thank you again for your continued patronage , we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Mahek S wrote a review Jun 2022
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It’s a great place and the service is really good we enjoyed our time here the view from our rooms were also one of the best they have lots of activities for everyone and we all had a great time here.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rajkumar Raman Vice President, Other at The Carlton
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Dear Sir Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you staying with us and we are glad to note that you all had a great time at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Location, Ambience, View, Friendly staff, Quality of food, Service Standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. While we thank you again for your stay with us, we sincerely look forward to your next visit in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman, CHA Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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PRICE RANGE
$206 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduDindigul DistrictKodaikanal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to The Carlton?
Nearby attractions include Ice Skating Cafe (0.3 km), Dynasty (0.4 km), and Kiki's (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Carlton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Carlton?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Carlton?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Carlton?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Carlton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pastry Corner, Cloud Street, and Tava Vegetarian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Carlton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Carlton located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Kodaikanal.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Carlton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Carlton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Carlton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.