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“our stay at Bangala during Pongal 2012” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Bangala
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Karaikudi
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“our stay at Bangala during Pongal 2012”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed at the Bangala along with two other groups of family friends.
Two positive aspects of Bangala are: delicious food and the well-maintained swimming pool.
However, We were disappointed by absence of intercom (therefore we couldn’t order our morning tea or for that matter connect with the staff and our friends). Since we were with our friends, we did not mind absence of TV in our room. The cot was small sized (for a couple), beds were hard and the pillows harder. The window airconditioner didn’t work and didn’t have a remote either. The toilet (closet) is wrongly installed in Room 10.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RSundar
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Everybody working in Bangala was so very kind and helpful,the Lady herself asking her guests every day about their well-being.Every detail in decoration is well chosen and from local handycraft,I believe.You can get various first-handed informations about Chettinad-Culture,last but not least:food is excellent!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Daigra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We spent a lovely afternoon at the Bangala in the company of Mrs. Meenakshi Meyyappan, who owns and runs the hotel. Our lunch was exceptional, a true taste of Chettinad. The service was impeccable and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We did not have the pleasure of staying there on this visit, however this is a must-do place for us as well as for any travel connoisseur looking for an authentic Chettinad experience. We will be back - Jayadeep, Poornima and Mahika.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Poornima N
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Meena and all the staff at the Bangala were simply wonderful. We stayed on CHristmas Eve and the buffet was outstanding, as was all the food during our stay. The rooms were also delightful, very clean and spacious. Lovely new swimming pool, be sure to pack bathers. We will be back! James, Meena, Bella and Harry.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the Bangala Hotel and we enjoyed every bit of our stay.
The owner Mrs.Meenakshi runs the place on a tight reign. The staff are very professional, the food beyond expectation, and the rooms large and immaculate. We were accompanied by Mrs Annapoorani from the staff, to view the Chettinad castles, Mrs.Meenakshi's residence and even her own cheetinad home. She was very knowledgable and gave us a clear idea of the situation. We even had time to unwind in their wonderful swimming pool and use internet free. I did not use the massage centre but enjoyed the garden. such a gem of a hotel where they care for you like family is hard to come by.
The only minus point would be the road to the hotel. We had gone after a period of bad rains and the road about an hour from the by-pass was quite rough and the ride rocky.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank indumathiradha
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Additional Information about The Bangala

Property: The Bangala
Address: Devakottai Road | Senjai, Karaikudi 630001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Karaikudi
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Karaikudi
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,808 - ₹ 8,442
Number of rooms: 32
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 
Also Known As:
The Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
The Bangala Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

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