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Portimao, Portugal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know what to expect but was fascinated by the place with so many grand old houses. The hotel is charming albeit on the expensive side- thought it overpriced. The food was very good and I enjoyed a cooking demonstration enormously. The young chef so able and enthusiastic. My room was huge with an adjoing veranda and the...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed the palatial suite we were given. Large foyer, spacious bath and magnificent bedroom with sitting area. Words fail me! Friendly, welcoming staff, inviting swimming pool and even a private cooking lesson with the chef. Made to order breakfast with delicious coffee. Who could ask for more!

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully renovated hotel that had once been home to the wealthy chettinads,we had a lovely room with a balcony. All staff were warm and welcoming, with nothing being too much trouble for them to organise. My husband had two bicycle trips, I had cookery demonstrations and even a bullock ride round this quaint but fascinating village. Food was tasty...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you immensely for the feedback. We are very much excited to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. it was very much inspiring for the entire team to read your descriptions about the staffs, service, village, food, pool and nature. We the team at Visalam look forward to welcome you back...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have stayed here before, and each visit is as special as the last. The warmest of welcomes and the beauty and style of this fabulous building makes it one of the most special places I have visited. The integrity with which the building is kept means no mini bar or TV, who needs it when you can make tea...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I'm glad you had a wonderful time during your second stay with us at Visalam and we have managed to live up to your expectations consistently. I hope we can add to your experiences at Visalam to enrich your future stays even further; Looking forward to serving you more in future,thanks for your feedback. With every good wish,...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a spectacularly renovated old Art Deco home from the 1930's. My stay in Room 104 was really wonderful - very large suite, with luminous pearly walls and beautiful Athangudi titled floors, free WiFi, astonishingly soft cotton towels in the bath. Very very good service. Excellent food - be sure to attend the cooking demonstrations in the kitchen. If...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for a lovely feedback on your time at Visalam. You have indeed taken the time to experience the offerings at Chettinad and touched the soul of the place. We look forward to your repeat visit. With every good wish, I am Sincerely, Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Reviewed 5 March 2017

a fantastic place. nice town which we explored by bikes available from the hotel. the rooms were fantastic as was the food and service there is a pool which was clean and there was always staff available if you wanted drinks or eats

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. It is our continual effort to ensure a complete experience and a memorable holiday. Looking forward to serve you more in future. With every good wish, I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Can't fault this hotel on anything. Wonderful atmosphere, delightful staff, terrific food. Work this hotel into your itinerary if at all possible and you won't be disappointed. The staff were attentive and geniunly friendly. Good aminities, pool etc., lovely flowers, quiet and relaxing.

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that we could make your holiday a memorable one. We are looking forward towards your return and definitely more wonderful time with us. With every good wish, I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Washington Depot, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This hotel was once a grand old home and is beautifully decorated. A senior staff member, Ramu, welcomed us and took us to the kitchen for a wonderful lunch of various dishes served on banana leaves: grilled chicken with rice for me and various spicy dishes for my husband and our Indian guide. Our room was very comfortable and meals...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us here at Visalam We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that our staff was on top of things with your questions and needs, We do look forward to your return and assure you of a more enriched experience. With very...

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It was fun to stay in an old palace. This is a CGH Earth Hotel, so very ecology minded. Rarely do we find such genuine hospitality as we experienced here. The staff of this hotel was outstandingly nice; no request was too much to ask. The whole building is impressive. The rooms are vast, but weirdly hard to organize your...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the wonderful feedback on your time at Visalam. We look forward to repeatedly welcoming you back at Visalam and a feedback each time so we can constantly keep raising the bar for your experiences there. With every good wish , I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visalam is a beautiful house, and we really liked all the art deco features. Our room was very large and comfortable. The women who clean the rooms made a really nice job of decorating the bed for Valentine's Day. We booked some time ago, with booking.com and our 2 night stay was very expensive indeed (I think that it would...

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Dear Guest, It was very kind of you to give your valuable comments about your stay. Thanks for your review on your many experiences while at Visalam, and your compliments about the staff are already conveyed to them. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our property and the stay with us is a real moment of glory for...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Visalam ( A CGH Earth Experience) is where you would want to go to experience a unique Tamil culture. Located in Kanadukathan village in chettinad, Visalam has many a stories to tell of the heritage, culture, food and people of this interesting tamil community, the chettiars. Stay at Visalam for that journey back in time and for that warm tamil hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Visalam

Address: Kanadukathan L F Road, Kanadukathan 630103, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanadukathan
Price Range: RM528 - RM1,052 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“if our rooms was anything to by all the rooms are probably great.”
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“No televisions but good wifi.”
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“Further away from road may be quieter.”
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