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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We really enjoyed our relaxing stay at Visalam Mansion Hotel it is stunning and the surroundings are so beautiful and unspoilt and have been tastefully restored. The rooms are enormous and beautifully decorated with fans to keep cool,and lovely comfortable beds. The pool area is really relaxing and a pleasure to be by and also the food by the pool...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is an excellent find, combining traditional style hotels with great service. The rooms have not been adapted from their original state, so you get a great feel for the building as you would if you had been their in the past. The restaurant serves up great authentic food. The cooking demonstration is highly recommended. The swimming pool is...

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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 so glad that we were able to offer you some serenity and hope you left us rested and renewed. Thank you for taking the time to post feedback for our Team! We look forward to welcoming you back in the not...

Granada, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gleaming, beautifully restored mansion. The huge room with its freestanding mughal fourposter and the charming balcony with views of the village rooftops. The evening roost. The charming pool area. Dinner on the rooftop, candlelit terrace - and delicious food. Probably most of all, the warm, welcoming expert staff under the guidance of the charming Febin. Then of course the...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay with us, it brings smiles to our faces to hear all the good things you had to say and lets us know we are doing a job well done with our staff services and insuring that our guests have a comfortable and memorable stay....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about this place! The mansion is like all mansions in this part of Tamil Nadu stunningly beautiful. The staff charming, smiley and welcoming ( they all stood outside to wave us goodbye which was such a nice touch!) The room was huge and beautifully furnished. The food absolutely delicious. The pool with organic water extremely pleasant. We...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your lovely feedback on your stay with us at Visalam. In your short stay, you seemed to have had a chance to experience a range of offerings.My staffs join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide . I hope you can come back for...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the more memorable hotels i have stayed in . you feel the history of this private home. rooms are huge and full of character. excellent food. very nice pool. excellent staff. we only wished we had stayed a bit longer. this hotel is worth a detour. the town is also quite amazing. lost in another time.

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are very happy to know that you had gone through the details of the property and appreciating us with in the short visit. We look forward to welcome you back for another memorable holiday with us. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam heritage hotel a CGH Earth experience Chettinad,...

Chennai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the right destination if one wants a feel of rural life! Most palaces of the chettiar community are located in and around this city. amazing food! a swimming pool to dip into! and service, warm and friendly! Best time of year here, is Nov. to Jan. Do not miss the Bullock Cart ride- an other-worldly experience recreated by...

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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 Visalam Chettinad, and touched the soul of the place. We look forward to your repeat visit. Regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam heritage hotel a cgh Earth experience Chettinad, South India

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The most amazing food... the best we had in our whole visit to India, and we were there 4weeks! Breakfast and dinner were both excellent - try the South Indian breakfast and the crab curry. A beautiful old mansion, excellent service, delightful pool, and a large and comfortable room. We especially appreciated the cookery lesson, and the recipe sheet. The...

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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. Thanks for your praise for the cuisine offered at Visalam. Looking forward to serve you more in future. With every good wish, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam heritage hotel a cgh Earth experience Chettinad, SouthIndia.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Visalam is a simply stunning hotel. It was built in 1939 as a wedding gift for the daughter of a wealthy banker but was never lived in and laid empty for around 60 years. It is now a small hotel. The room was massive, clean and comfortable. There isn't a mini bar or television in the rooms but drinking water...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I'm glad you had a wonderful time during your stay with us at Visalam and we have managed to live up to your expectations . I hope we can add to your experiences at Visalam & Chettinad to enrich your future stays even further; you could also look at visiting some of the other cgh Earth experiences in...

melbourne
Reviewed 1 November 2016

we came to this hotel from Pondicherry, fleeing the monsoon floods in 2015 it is a beautiful place with gracious staff and lovely rooms The turn down service included making pictures of flowers on the bed with petals and leaves - exquisite the walk through town in the evening was lovely and it is a place worth seeing - quiet...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable comments. It is quite surprising that the memories of your visit in 2015 still lingers vividly in you. I take it as the greatest compliment. I thank my staff for making the holiday so tenaciously wonderful for you. Looking forward to seeing you back for more... With every good wish i am Sincerely...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We have stayed here twice, and love it. The building is beautiful, as you would expect from something built by the Chettinars who bought the best of the best from around the world. The staff are a delight, and took such pleasure in our enjoyment of their stunning hotel. Breakfast outdoors with the local cockerel serenading, dinner on the roof...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful and inspiring feedback about "Visalam". We have stayed here twice now and will be going again in 2017, felt privileged to be able to experience this amazing place. The above mentioned beautiful words described by you are a great inspiration and motivation for the entire team. We are eagerly waiting to...

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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: £124 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Visalam Kanadukathan, India - Tamil Nadu
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“Stay away from the rooms close to the road, buses honk like hell.”
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“All the rooms are excellent”
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“Our room on the ground floor offered direct access to the pool and was cool, spacious and comfortable”
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“All rooms are SUPER SPACIOUS and very well appointed”
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