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#1 of 103 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
Kids stay free
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
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Boating
Game room
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
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
Salon
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
Allergy-free room
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
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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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Kannan S wrote a review 15 Apr
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Felt like living between the clouds the service and amenities made us feel Kodaikanal is really an heaven, I confidently suggest to meet “Mr. Aanand” & sincere guest relation “Simran” to make the the stay more comfortable # Thank you all so much for such a beautiful experience
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Subramani R wrote a review 14 Apr
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The Carlton Kodaikanal provided a wonderful stay for our family of three, including a 3-year-old child. The hospitality was outstanding, with a staff that went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and happiness. The food was exceptional, the premises were very clean, and there were plenty of activities tailored for toddlers, which our child thoroughly enjoyed. This hotel truly stands out for its customer-centric approach, making it one of the finest hospitality experiences we've had in a long time.
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Dear Mr. Subramani Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you and your family staying with us and we are glad to note that you had a wonderful stay at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Cleanliness, Quality of food, Kids activities, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you all at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Trail57900145209 wrote a review 14 Apr
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We enjoyed so much in staying in Carlton and the service was awesome and quick response.Manager Anand sir was so kind and polite.we would like to recommend for others for a peaceful stay.The property is very near the lake and enjoyed the view so much.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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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 had a great experience at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recommending The Carlton for guests who visit Kodaikanal and also for recognizing Mr. Anand for his exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you all at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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sarojini B wrote a review 13 Apr
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Best place to stay. Kids enjoy the game room. Good food! Offers the best things from Kodai. Can enjoy the scenic view just from the rooms. Need not step out in the traffic during the rush season. Great hospitality. Have always enjoyed staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Ms. Sarojini Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you staying with us and we are glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, View, Quality of food, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you all at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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NorthStar38225628113 wrote a review 13 Apr
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The hotel is located at the heart of the city. It’s one of the best places for a staycation. The staffs are very cordial and attentive. Mr Anand was also very helpful during our stay. The rooms were very clean and the vintage wibe is very good also.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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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 had a comfortable stay at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, location, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recognizing Mr. Anand for his exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you all at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Chaitan D wrote a review 13 Apr
Mumbai, India10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hospitality par excellence Entire team Carlton is well trained and extremely courteous like their head Headed by R Raman VP the Carlton is an excellent destination bang on the lake. Special mention for some of those we interacted with during the 4 days stay Rajan at security Shankar and Kalai in dinning , inspite of the huge sumptuous buffet spread they catered to our each request however small or big Will be there again next year Chaitan Dalal
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Sir Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you, your friend and the families staying with us and we are glad to note that you had a memorable stay at The Carlton. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you all and we cherish the moments spent together. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, View, Quality of food, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recognizing Mr. Rajan, Mr. Shankar and Mr. Kalai for their exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you all at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Maps55879378920 wrote a review 12 Apr
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All staff members are very cooperative. I talk to Pavitra to arrange cake for my husband's 60th birthday. Manager Mr. shakar did the nice birthday celebration. Food is very tasty. Thanks to chef. Everyone look after us when we had breakfast, dinner . Mr. Subbu the chef, made special ginger tea according to our choice. Simran the guest relation help us very well to handle our communication problem with local public. This hotel's location is at very good place near the lake in Kodaikanal. They provide us room no. 522 . From that we see the large view of Lake.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Madam Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you and your family staying with us on your husbands 60th Birthday 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, Quality of food, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recognizing Chef Subbu, Ms. Simran and Mr. Shankar for their exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to your stay at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Freedom52316682652 wrote a review 12 Apr
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Excellent location. Very courteous staff. Excellent service by Kalai, Aishwarya, Simran, Shankar, Ravishankar, Subu, Murugesh. In all the entire staff was very helpful and always smiling. Food was excellent. Sitting around the fire place was fun.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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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 had a Relaxing and Stress-free experience at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Quality of food, Fire Place, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recognizing Mr. Kalai, Ms. Aishwarya, Ms. Simran, Mr. Shankar, Mr. Ravishankar, Mr. Subbu, Mr. Murugesh for their exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to your stay at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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Discover45298037040 wrote a review 11 Apr
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Fantastic stay at the hotel. Staff is extremely helpful and warm . Kalai at the restaurant was ver friendly and helpful with our requests. Simran guest relations was friendly too. Everyone right from the reception to the junior level staff were equally welcoming and helpful. Will definitely come back next time.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Sir Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you, your family staying with us and we are glad to note that you had a fantastic stay at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Location, Warmth, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recognizing Ms. Simran and Mr. Kalai for their exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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311sugu wrote a review 11 Apr
Edmonton, Alberta2 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently stayed at Carlton, it was a great experience overall. Especially the Housekeeping was really courteous and very professional. I think it is 2 of housekeeping persons named (If my memory serves Right) Shanmugam & Mani who did an outstanding job on keeping our room clean and strived hard to meet out needs. Also to mention the meet with Mr. Ashok the Housekeeping Manager was one of the down to earth Professional person I have come across . My Big thanks to the entire team of Carlton as well as the above mentioned .
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Mr. Sugu Greetings from The Carlton, Kodaikanal! We were privileged to have you staying with us and we are glad to note that you had a Great Experience at The Carlton. We thank you for taking time off to share your compliments on the Hotel, Cleanliness, Courteous staff, Service standards and the Hospitality extended by my entire team. We greatly appreciate you for recognizing Mr. Shanmugam and Mr. Mani and Mr. Ashok for their exceptional services. While we thank you for your stay, we sincerely look forward to your stay at The Carlton in the near future and assuring you of our best services at all times. Warm Regards Dr Rajkumar Raman Vice President The Carlton Kodaikanal
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PRICE RANGE
₹17,639 - ₹23,993 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduDindigul DistrictKodaikanal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
91
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to The Carlton?
Nearby attractions include Kodaikanal Lake (0.4 km), Ice Skating Cafe (0.3 km), and Dynasty (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.