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“Nice place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Carlton
Ranked #6 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Nebraska
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Been there so many times over past many years and this place still retins it's old charms. The staff are helpful, the location impeccable and the facilities and room cleanliness upto the mark. The boating is right outside and so are other things in the city. The tours were great and quite comfortable with their hotel van. Try the massages and romantic dinners if possible. They even decorated the room with flowers etc when requested. Can't wait to come back. Truly, best of Kodai!

Room Tip: Get lakeside room
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kamalsomani
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Madurai, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Excellent Hospitality, Delicious and wide variety of Food, Lake facing rooms with great ambiance and ever smiling and greeting staff crew members! We had our long awaiting awesome honeymoon at The Carlton! Special arrangements for New Year was really appreciable! They really made our stay worth to the core. Me and my wife will never forget the experience and we're whole-heartily thankful to the Carlton team for such a wonderful arrangements! And yeah, the property's tag 'No one gives you Kodai like the carlton' Touchwood, very True. Back home with mesmerizing memories of Kodai and ofcourse The Carlton!

The only thing that we were not convinced was: the bedding arrangement! It was a two single bed combined as one... hmnnn not really convenient when you travel as a couple! So the management should take note of this and avoid combining beds for couples.

Room Tip: Please ask for rooms which don't share the door in between, if you're travelling as couples...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sundar R
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Patna
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

This hotel is located in centre of kodaikanal. the lake in front of this hotel increases its beauty. he hotel offers billiards, pool, table tennis, boating and cycling to their guests. its real fun having tea in their balcony looking the lake and viewing the clouds covering the lake in winter.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing the lake
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AshutoshK
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Chennai, India
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

This property lives up to its tag line ' No one gives you kodai like the carlton' ! Absolutely True. The location is un-matched and right on the lake front! a seperate entry and exit for hotel guests right on the main road around the lake and to the exclusive boating dock, affords you the freedom of plenty of trips to the lake without the hassle of trudging distances or looking for taxis! the rooms itself are very well quipped and well suited for a family of 4 without want of extras! The food is good with very courteous and friendly staff! the children and adults have a lot to do at the resort itself if not cycling or lazing around in a hammock! The view from the rooms is splendid! a property neatly packaged and will leave you with an urge to return.

Room Tip: Do ask for connecting rooms if you are more than a family! the sofas turn into good comfy double bed...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 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
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Thank Raj_Goel
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Manchester
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88 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Fantastic reception, front desk Manager offered choice of 3 rooms, we choose one with a view of the lake,
All the staff including the Manager accommodated our requests
The service was excellent
Location excellent
Facilities excellent
Staff courteous at all times

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 23vaneet
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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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
#2 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,455 - ₹ 15,594
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carlton 4*
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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