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“Best hotel in Kodaikanal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Carlton

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The Carlton
Ranked #7 of 75 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Best hotel in Kodaikanal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

Nice hotel, comfortable and clean. Great service. The place to stay in Kodaikanal.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

Awesome location
Great views
Decent food
Good facilities
everything is nearby - please walk around to explore the city, cab & transportation is not required if you ahve enough time on you.
The weather in June is even more perfect to walk around to see amazing heitage hotels.
Very helpful and polite staff
Friendly reception - they allowed us easily to early check in & late check out. They even allowed us to wander & laze around the hotel as our return train was late night.
It is expensive and not really for budget travelers but they make sure they give you your money's worth.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

The Carlton : Kodaikanal : 18th Dec 2010

We booked this hotel for our honeymoon and we had a very pleasant experience staying there. We booked it through SOTC as we got our whole tour organized by them.

Although the package that we opted for contained only room charges, breakfast and buffet dinner, there were a lot many things which were offered to us by the hotel as complimentary.

They provided a chauffer driven car for free sight seeing, free spa, jacuzzi that were so relaxing and made us feel very fresh. There was a free shikara ride which is the best thing provided by the hotel. We enjoyed it very much. Also, free cycles are provided by the hotel for cycling around the lake which is adjoining the hotel.

And the icing on the cake was that our buffet dinner was converted into candle light dinner which was served in our room which made our day worth remembering.

Last but not the least, they also provided us one framed photograph of ours which was clicked in the lawns of the hotel by their photographer.

The food, the services, the view from every room are simply awesome.

I would like to recommend the place to everyone visiting Kodaikanal. If you have not visited this hotel, you are surely missing something.

Thanks for making our honeymoon so memorable!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

The hotel is situated in a very nice location but only a few rooms get the best view. THE FOOD provided by the hotel aint that great and the rooms have a balcony,maybe all of them but the rooms arnt that great. Tv's are old ones and there is no connection for most of the time. Hot water is available for 24 hrs and the staff aint that good.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

I have been to kadaikanal a lot of times and this is definitely one of the best hotels in kodai. This hotel has a nice grand entrance. They have a nice terrace overlooking the lake. The staff are very courteous. The food is delicious but pricey. The rooms are very clean, good and with good furniture. The location is at its best , being in the heart of the town. A very safe choice for foreigners ,even though its costlier than the others. definitely worth the price.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Carlton

Property: The Carlton
Address: Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,113 - ₹ 17,049
Hotel Class:5 star — The Carlton 5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover paradise besides a lake amidst virgin hills..only at The Carlton - 5 star hotel in kodaikanal, tamilnadu. One of the best resorts at hill stations in India. ... more   less 
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