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“excellent staff and building”
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Visalam
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kanadukathan
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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“excellent staff and building”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Great boutique 15 room hotel. As other reviews have noted excellent chemical free (copper electrolysis) pool, enormous room, lovely building. Tasty and food freshly prepared from fresh sesonal ingredients. I would highly recomend this hotel if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of TN in relaxed and friendly surroundings. karakkudi is reaxed and interesting tiny town to wander in. the staff at visalam make your stay.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

Visalam captures a heritage Chettinad mansion with all the modern conveniences. Casino Group has done a remarkable job to ensure that you get an authentic flavour in terms of stay and food too. Do try the local dishes at the restaurant including the Biriyani.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dundalk Ireland
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

We stayed here for two nights and were the ONLY guests. Consequently we did not get an opportunity to dine in the interesting looking Terrace restaurant. The chef and kitchen staff were very friendly but we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. Despite asking for restraint with the spices the dinner on our first night was far too spicy for our taste. There was less spice on our second night but the meal was still a let down. A plus was the provision of a free router but overall we were unhappy with the "deserted" feel of the hotel and found the charges for the unimpressive food exorbitant

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

This luxorious and well restored mansion provided an excellent ambiance and atmosphere for a relaxed stay-over. Semi-outside dining on roof and breakfast in garden gallery.
Specious delux rooms with fine furniture. All rooms are different.
The supersoft, non-chlorinated, specially purified pool water was a true delight never experienced before.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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scotland
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

Johny, the manager of Visalam greeted us on the doorstep of this beautifully restored Art Deco Palace as if we were already friends, Shamala, sari clad at his side was my friend before we said hello and so they welcomed us into this most personal of hotels. Our room was cool and spacious with ante room and large roomy bathroom (for two people). The window opened onto gardens of Bouganvillia and Camillia and behind a wall an infinity pool of fresh water, oxygenated, not chlorined beckoned in the afternoon light. The emphasis is on local contact and local food, staff down to the gardeners and houseboys are strictly eye contact friendly and relaxed and happy. Trips are led by locals and knowledgeable staff and always taking you to the unexpected. A visit to the Chettiar Mansions and contact with their owners. A cautionary note and informed bargaining at the local tailors produced a shirt and skirt in 6 hours after watching the fabric being woven. An instructional meal on how to "finger eat". My husband helping chef to prepare Banana Paratha for our meal

Ecological solutions at every turn and local herbal shampoos, soaps and creams and oils for the guests to use. Most intriguing was the local towel, a thin cotton sheet that was softer than the softest turkish towel, and about three times more absorbent!

I loved this place, its staff and miss it still. Tourist grading could never do this justice, it is incomparable

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Visalam

Property: Visalam
Address: Kanadukathan L F Road, Kanadukathan 630103, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Sivaganga District > Kanadukathan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kanadukathan
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,438 - ₹ 16,159
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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Also Known As:
Visalam Hotel Kanadukathan
Visalam Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu

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