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This place in Karaikudi was par excellence. It was reasonably expensive but the 2 day stay here made sure we knew why it was so. Well designed building that used to be the gentleman's club was later made into The Bangala. The first and foremost thing of excellence here is the unapologetic tribute to the Chettiar community, be it the...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of nights at The Bangala. It truly is a revelation! The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable. The property has a nice pool to cool off in the evenings. But what really stands out at The Bangala is the exquisite food and localised experience. In this day and age of big hotel chains, The Bangala is...

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Thank AshishNichani
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bangala is about old world charm with all the modern facilities. We stayed there in the middle of March for two nights and loved the spacious rooms and bathrooms. The swimming pool was a great place to chill out in on those hot afternoons. The food was delicious and there was so much variety. Shiva the waiter made sure...

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Thank VidyaCadambe
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went there for a special lunch and were most impressed. The place is owned by a lovely lady and she was not there that day but you could tell by the suroundings and artifacts that she has very good taste. In fact the food was served on Banana Leaves and was an excellent selection of Indian food. The service...

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Thank Rifky K
Marietta, GA
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Bangala during our 18 day trip to South India. This was one of the most anticipated of our stops and we were not disappointed. We celebrated my wife's birthday while we were at the hotel, and they made it very special, by having a cake, and providing a taste...

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Thank EastCobbFamily
Noida, India
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The mix of traditional combined with a touch of the European makes for a pleasant ambience at The BANGALA. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with clean and pretty linen. The location is fairly good as you have the option of taking an auto ride to the little town, looking around,and eating the local fare at the small eateries...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

One of the major objectives of our trip to India this year was to stay at The Bangala, from which I had bought their recipe book last year, whilst visiting other places in Chettinad. As soon as we walked into the place there was an assured calmness and the whole pace of life seemed to slow down. The room was...

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Thank Chris G
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 March 2017

very cosy while spacious rooms with verandas, garden and swimming pool, excellent food and friendly while efficient service. If you do go to this part of India, do try and stay at the Bangala. I warmly recommend it. +

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nj
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice property in a very interesting area of India. Highly recommend taking a tour of the Chettinad homes with the hotel staff. Rooms are comfortable, old fashioned, with a large shared balcony. The food is good, but, in my opinion, not extraordinary. There is no menu, you are served several different courses. Breakfast is a little strange because you are...

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Brentwood, California
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A great stay at Bangala. Wonderful hotel, attention to detail was exc lent. Great rooms, chettinad food and ambiance. I had a massage which was also superb. A fabulous experience and would highly recommend it.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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The Bangala
The Bangala
Cuisines: Indian
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bangala is a heritage hotel in Karaikudi, the heart of Chettinad. Now in its 12th year, it is renowned for its local cuisine and warm hospitality. All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, gym, massage center , library, cycling, etc. Chettinad is a small area accessible from Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Rameswaram. It is the homeland of a Nattukottai Chettiar community, a community that made huge fortunes in south east Asia during colonial rule. These fortunes were used to build amazing mansions over the past 200 years, that evolved in style and scale, and needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is a little known destination but should not be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bangala

Address: Devakottai Road | Senjai, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Sivaganga District > Karaikudi Taluk > Karaikudi
Price Range: RM458 - RM643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — The Bangala 1*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
The Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
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“All the rooms are great, but the one facing the pool is the best.”
  • The spacious bedroom
VidyaCadambe, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are no lifts/elevators so if you have knee issues do ask for a ground floor room.”
Pinkidatta, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
NoisetteLondon, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are specious with good air-conditioning, beautifully styled, and have extensive balconies to sit and read, or just chill out.”
maggieh248, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pool side rooms delightful but a bit of road noise”
LaurieCollard, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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