Kodaikanal Hotels

The Carlton, Kodaikanal

Lake Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101

Ranked 1 amongst 387 hotels in Kodaikanal

5.9/7 271 Reviews
The Carlton,Kodaikanal
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Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.4 / 7
Appearance
6.0 / 7
Front Office
5.8 / 7
Service
5.9 / 7
Room
6.0 / 7
Food & Drink
5.7 / 7
Activities
5.2 / 7

The Carlton Reviews (271)


"Good stay and the facilities provided"

7.0/7
Posted 22 May

I went to Kodaikanal in the month of May 2016 and made my stay in the Carlton%2C The. It was my holiday trip with friends. The city Kodaikanal was average. I would rate the location as very good transportation is easy from this place. The appearance of the hotel was very good as it is very hygienic. The staff at the reception was very good because of 24/7 availability. I booked my room direct at hotel. The house keeping services in the hotel were good because of responsible quick service. Rooms which we stayed in were very good because of available facilities. The hotel food was average.

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Mumbai
10 Reviews | 330 Readers

"The room was amazing"

7.0/7
Posted 28 Mar

Overall experience was awesome I went this hotel with family in October it was holiday trip I had booked the room by online. The destination was amazing the weather condition and valley was fantastic and about the location of the hotel it was located in the heart of the city near the market. The service in the hotel was excellent if we ask anything extra they provide it with free of cost. The room was amazing all amenities were provided in the room and about it was so tasty and traditional food was available in the hotel. The front office behaviour was nice and the welcome drinks were provided in the hotel the appearance of the hotel was good. I played indoor and outdoor games then cycling. Wi-Fi facility was available in the hotel they didn’t provide any cab facility. I would suggest this hotel to make more activities.

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"The sightseeing was arranged"

7.0/7
Posted 17 Jan

The sightseeing and campfire were arranged by the hotel. The food was very nice. There was no problem in the room. All the amenities were provided in the room. I was satisfied with this hotel service. The check in and check out was done on time. The service was on time. The staff was well-behaved in the hotel. The appearance was very nice. The complimentary breakfast was provided in the hotel. The Wi-Fi facility was provided in the room. I had visited this hotel with my wife. There was no suggestion for this hotel. Everything was comfortable. The money spent at the hotel was worth.

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Bellary
3 Reviews | 5 Readers

"Wi-Fi facility was provided"

7.0/7
Posted 12 Dec, 2016

The location of the hotel was good. The service of the hotel was nice. The appearance of the hotel was good. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The allotted room was spacious with clean. The Wi-Fi facility was provided by the hotel. The activities were arranged by the hotel.

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"The activity was arranged"

6.6/7
Posted 7 Dec, 2016

I had visited this hotel for personal trip. The activity was arranged at the hotel. The hotel was located in the city. The garden was available in the hotel. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The hotel staff’s was friendly. The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers.

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Top Reviews of The Carlton


Coonoor
36 Reviews | 24097 Readers

"A lovely hotel"

5.8/7
Posted 14 Jun, 2016

The Carlton, located right inside Kodaikanal town, features lush lawns and gardens which create the relaxing ambience that one expects in a hill station. The room was spacious and well appointed - comfortable beds and furniture, TV, DVD player, iron and board, room heater, tea/coffee making facility, mini safe, fridge (empty, not a mini bar), hair dryer and fairly good toiletries. The highlight was the spacious balcony which overlooked the lake from which can watch the as the waters shimmer, ripple and reflect the sun and the clouds at different times of the day. It's the perfect place to sit all day with a book and /or a drink Though the food was middling and was a bit of a disappointment though, after a small chat, Chef Krishnan ensured that we got a nice dish or two during each meal. To ensure that families have a good time on their holidays, they provide entertainment every evening - tombola and folk dances while we were there. The hotel has shikaras and bicycles as well as a gymnasium for the guests to use. The kids club has enough activities to keep the youngsters busy all day. The location makes it convenient for a nice walk around the lake, if you start out before the buses, SUVs, horses and bicycles take over .. Service was always prompt, polite, enthusiastic and friendly and the rare hitches were caused by s couple of trainees being a bit weak in English. Ratheesh, in the restaurant, was alert to all our needs and added considerably to our dining experience. The terrain is such that are quite a lot of stairs linking the different areas, older people will do well to opt for a room that does need much climbing. The Carlton is a bot expensive but it is well worth especially the balcony overlooking the lake.

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Mumbai
6 Reviews | 17406 Readers

"The Carlton is quite worthy of its reputation of b..."

6.5/7
Posted 18 May, 2009

The Carlton is quite worthy of its reputation of being the best resort/ hotel in Kodaikanal, a position it has held for a long time. The location is pretty, just adjacent to Kodai lake and the resort itself is spread over a large area, beautifully landscaped and impressively laid out. The mix of activities available for a family with kids is amazing, from the boat club that offers \'shikara\' rides to a cycling rink with bicyles for all ages, badminton, table tennis, hammocks all around, an activity room with lots to do, a reasonable library, and lovely play area for toddlers too. The health club/ spa is good, although the peak season rush made any treatments a bit of a rushed affair. The staff is courteous and helpful--geared to meet all your needs!

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Mumbai
10 Reviews | 330 Readers

"The room was amazing"

7.0/7
Posted 28 Mar

Overall experience was awesome I went this hotel with family in October it was holiday trip I had booked the room by online. The destination was amazing the weather condition and valley was fantastic and about the location of the hotel it was located in the heart of the city near the market. The service in the hotel was excellent if we ask anything extra they provide it with free of cost. The room was amazing all amenities were provided in the room and about it was so tasty and traditional food was available in the hotel. The front office behaviour was nice and the welcome drinks were provided in the hotel the appearance of the hotel was good. I played indoor and outdoor games then cycling. Wi-Fi facility was available in the hotel they didn’t provide any cab facility. I would suggest this hotel to make more activities.

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"The sightseeing was arranged"

7.0/7
Posted 17 Jan

The sightseeing and campfire were arranged by the hotel. The food was very nice. There was no problem in the room. All the amenities were provided in the room. I was satisfied with this hotel service. The check in and check out was done on time. The service was on time. The staff was well-behaved in the hotel. The appearance was very nice. The complimentary breakfast was provided in the hotel. The Wi-Fi facility was provided in the room. I had visited this hotel with my wife. There was no suggestion for this hotel. Everything was comfortable. The money spent at the hotel was worth.

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Thrissur
1 Review

"Everything was good "

7.0/7
Posted 8 Sep, 2016

Everything was good at the hotel. The food was very good in the hotel. The hotel was located outside the city. The check in and checkout was done on time at the hotel. The allotted room was very good at the hotel. The food was value for money.

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The Carlton Overview

Situated on the banks of the Kodai Lake, The Carlton is Kodaikanal’s only 5-star hotel and is a short distance away from Bryant Park and the city bus stand. The property has 91 rooms including four suites and three quaint cottages. Mini bars, DVD players, and heat convectors are found in all rooms. Fine dining is offered at the Silver....
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