Kodaikanal Hotels

The Carlton, Kodaikanal

Lake Road Kodaikanal

Ranked 4 amongst 276 hotels in Kodaikanal

5.9/7 296 Ratings
The Carlton,Kodaikanal
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Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.3 / 7
Appearance
6.0 / 7
Front Office
5.8 / 7
Service
5.9 / 7
Room
5.9 / 7
Food & Drink
5.7 / 7
Activities
5.2 / 7

The Carlton Reviews


2 Reviews | 2 Readers

"Conversation was not that much"

6.0/7
Posted 5 days ago

I had visited this hotel with my family for relaxation purpose. The check in and checkout was done on time. The food facility was available in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.

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Kodaikanal
1 Review | 2 Readers

"Appearance of the hotel was awesome"

6.4/7
Posted 5 days ago

The hotel location was good. The appearance of the hotel was very nice. The room provided by the hotel was very nice. The activities were available in the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my group for official tour. The appearance of the hotel was awesome. There was no delay in check in and checkout at the booking office of the hotel. The behav....

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"Beautiful location with the scenic lake view "

4.8/7
Posted 10 days ago

The Carlton is the best hotel to stay in Kodaikanal. Beautiful location with the scenic lake view and a private garden. Very courteous and professional. Very good food. Ask for lake facing rooms while booking. On the lake side and convenient for visiting all Kodai.

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Vijayawada
2 Reviews | 31 Readers

"Good hotel"

5.0/7
Posted 1 month ago

The destination of the hotel was very good and the location of the hotel was very good ... The appearance of the hotel inside and out side was very good and clean. Check in and check out was done by the staff were very good .. Service was done on time and it was good. Room was really good and clean and well maintained ... In the facilities was good....

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Chennai
11 Reviews | 60 Readers

"Good place for stay"

6.7/7
Posted 1 month ago

It is a very good property and centrally located. You can reach to Lake and other shopping locations just by walk. Hotel is maintained very well even after more than years. I had stayed in this Hotel multiple times more than 10 years back. I don't find any damages or poor maintenance to the property. Excellent lawns and park. Family can really enjo....

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Coonoor
13 Reviews | 18643 Readers

"A lovely hotel"

5.8/7
Posted 1 month ago

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....

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1 Review | 39 Readers

"Overall excellent stay "

7.0/7
Posted 2 months ago

Excellent location and beautiful landscaped. Unique lake view. Excellent in facilities, services and cleanliness of rooms and surrounding. Every rooms are designed specifically to cover beautiful viewpoint of natural beauty. It is definitely value for money.

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14 Reviews | 201 Readers

"Awesome"

7.0/7
Posted 2 months ago

Just fantastic !!! Loved the hotel. Great location, great service and great food. Can't ask for more. Definitely will go back to only this hotel when I go back to Kodai. Must stay. Don't have more words to say

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1 Review | 49 Readers

"Make my trip as cheated me, while booking i mentioned child age 12 yrs, but in hotel booking child age is 6 yrs so hotel people collected me additional of rs 7600"

6.3/7
Posted 2 months ago

Hotel reception people no co operative, they dint compramise. Hotel is in good location, but it do not look like 5 star, and there is no lift, food quality is not so good it is not worth for what you pay, at rs 5000 you will get a good hotel, my suggestion not worth for money what you pay.

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1 Review | 133 Readers

"Not value for money "

4.1/7
Posted 3 months ago

Barring location, the hotel is not value for money, the front office is hopeless, which destroys all the mood in very beginning. The food quality is also not up to the mark, in total not value for money.

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Top Reviews of The Carlton


Coonoor
13 Reviews | 18643 Readers

"A lovely hotel"

5.8/7
Posted 1 month ago

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 | 17405 Readers

6.5/7
Posted 7 years ago

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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1 Review | 39 Readers

"Overall excellent stay "

7.0/7
Posted 2 months ago

Excellent location and beautiful landscaped. Unique lake view. Excellent in facilities, services and cleanliness of rooms and surrounding. Every rooms are designed specifically to cover beautiful viewpoint of natural beauty. It is definitely value for money.

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1 Review | 512 Readers

"Amazing service and stay was satisfying"

6.9/7
Posted 9 months ago

Was amazed by the service of the staff, to be honest have never seen more friendly staff before (Though I am not a great traveller, have visited quite a few places to make this comment). Everything was satisfying, the way the support team cared for baby food and other services in general was so pleasing!! The only thing that was slightly odd was the couch that was in the room - It was actually sofa come bed which was not that comfortable.

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Delhi
1 Review | 348 Readers

"Hotel ambiance is very nice"

6.5/7
Posted 7 months ago

Good Hotel to spend with family and friends. Worth for money. Excellent place to stay. Food was good. Staff service was good. Hotel ambiance is very nice. Located in the main place, very closer to all the sightseeing. Overall we had a very pleasant stay.

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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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