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The Carnival Resort
Ranked #17 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Firstly donot get carried away with the name. It is a Hotel not a resort. There are no ammunities in this hotel. But provides good service & good food.
The washroom & toilets get mud water in the room. Just be sure, you are fine with mud water. I won't recommend people who have kids, the mud water is not good for them.

There is no much of common area to take a walk or enjoy the nature. I won't recommend this to people who wanted to stay at hotel (without sight seeing) and enjoy their time.

Room Tip: Ask for the Valley view room
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank palukuris
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stayed at this hotel with my family for 3N from May 04 to May 07, 2013.

Highlights: Neat & clean room, courteous/friendly staff, nice view from balcony, reasonably priced & clearly defined cancellation policy, reasonably priced room service (food menu)

Low-lights: Tap water was yellowish/stinking, WC flush was giving problem, no garden/lawn/children play area, breakfast is OK

Room Tip: Choose room with balcony facing valley.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Got a nice tree canopy view from the balcony. The hotel staff were friendly enough. Ran into 1 or 2 minor issues and was resolved immediately by the staff.
The food as part of buffet breakfast as well as room service ( we had dinner ) was excellent. Though service was slower, the taste easily made up for the delay.
On request, due to late checkout, the hotel provided a room for few minutes before our departure to freshen up.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sathya R
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

The hotel is about 2 kms from Kodaikanal lake. The area is calm and faces a mountain. Ample parking place is available for vehicles but if you do not have your own vehicle then commuting to lake may be a problem. Food was quite tasty. The North indian dishes were also well prepared, only naan did not resemble a "naan". Hotel staff was quite courteous. We did not get water on the date of arrival but the Director intervened and solved the problem. Rooms were nice and clean and view from the balcony was very pleasant. Generator backup is available, which is very welcome because of the regular power cuts. Overall a good value for money hotel with no frills.

Room Tip: Delux rooms with balcony are good
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank ashokraonb
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Hotel is at nice place, deluxe room is good, staff attitude is very good & friendly, room service food is sooo good.

One bad thing is, Bathroom is small & we got yellow water suddenly, we waited for few hrs to get good water.

Unless untill they fix this watter issue, i dont thnk of staying there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank RajKumar_999
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We had a nice stay here.Since most travellers would have their own transport its ok,otherwise a bit far from the markets and eateries.The food served was good.We were unable to get hot water in the evening and had to make a few requests for it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

I really liked the stay here and the view from balcony was excellent !
Breakfast was too good. Staff was courteous. We spent 1 day and 1 night here. Location is very calm away from the noise of the city. Its a cool place.

Room Tip: ask for a deluxe room
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Naidupuram, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range: £20 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carnival Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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