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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely experience for us. Our large, comfortable room faced the lakeside and had its own balcony. We had a tourist 'deal' whereby we had breakfast, dinner, a sightseeing trip and boating trip included. It was therefore very good value - even though the hotel is in the upper range of prices. Staff in all parts of the hotel were...

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Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of friends, travelling , for women's day we decided to celebrate with drinks at the Carlton. The ambience and the bar are excellent and probably the only good option available . The prices are soaring high .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in early evening, hoping to get a gin and tonic. The hotel is a beautiful building and has lovely views over the lake. We arrived just before sunset and enjoyed watching the sun go down from the lounge. We struggled to get a drink however. We were invited to sit in the lounge which had a lovely fire...

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We apologise for the inconvenience caused to you during your visit to The Carlton. Necessary corrective action has been initiated on your concerns and we are sure you would notice the difference on your next visit which we eagerly look forward to. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good hospitality. Excellent front desk service. Rooms neat & well maintained. Breakfast was very good. Room had lake view & we really loved the view. Only one negative is that rooms not sound proof & WiFi never worked. Will like to come again. We appreciate the hotel staff for allowing late check out.

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Leela, We thank you for staying with us and for your comments both positive and suggestive. Necessary action is being initiated on your concerns and we are sure you would notice the difference when we welcome you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest and famous hotel, whenever you visit, you feel like staying there. The rooms facing the lake and really we can enjoy watching outside, and also sitting in the lawn with beer in hand, watching the lake just amazing

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us and for your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

Angamaly, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I stayed in carlton was in oct 2014. The second time in dec 2015, and now third time going in march 2017. I have fallen so much in love with carlton that I cant think of any other holiday destination. Seriously. I have visited kodai many times before, the last one before staying in carlton was in...

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking time to share your exhaustive review of the hotel and its facilities. We are happy to know that you had a relaxing holiday and we eagerly look forward to welcoming you on your next visit, when we hope to delight you with our hospitality once again. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great property overlooking the lake for a relaxing sojourn. Most rooms have a lake view. One enters the reception/ lobby area at level 3. Rooms on level 4& 5 have a better view. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. The hotel has lot of facilities; bicycles, boat rides, games, children's and infants play areas. The buffet meals are varied...

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Anil, We thank you for staying with us and for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carlton is centrally located with all amenities a visit with the family shall revive memories of your youth. The days shall pass by as you walk with your family to the nearby park,relax for a snack then enjoy the boat ride. Food at the Carlton is very hyginic and both veg and non veg is served a week in Kodak...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be clear, we had dinner at the Carlton, but as I am unable to find a separate entry for the restaurant, I am using this one. The dining room and the staffing levels were like a throwback to a bygone age. The meal was buffet-style and generally very good. The staff were quite pushy in terms of getting us...

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for staying with us and for taking time to share your review on this public forum. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an excellent stay there with family members. The location of this hotel is awesome. The place just adjacent to Kodai Lake, street market and nearby food joints. The taste of food at hotel is very good.

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krahejahospitality, Manager at The Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to know that your stay was excellent. We thank you for your appreciation and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. With warm regards, M.Christopher K DGM

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Carlton

Address: Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range: RM482 - RM1,087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Carlton 5*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
The Carlton Hotel Kodaikanal
Carlton Hotel Kodaikanal
Carlton Kodaikanal
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
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“Full lakeside view with balcony was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Dyegourmet, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors dont have lift, rooms with larger balconys may have privacy issue with adjacent balcony”
  • sofacumbed is as good a double bed. its there in all rooms
 of 5 bubbles dilipmaliyekkal, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“balcony facing lake & garden”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms facing lake are very good and have good view”
 of 5 bubbles PawanYash, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for lake veiw great rooms”
 of 5 bubbles VivekP554, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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