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“The best food I have had in India”
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The Carlton
Ranked #11 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Oakland, California
1 review
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“The best food I have had in India”
Reviewed 19 February 2006

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Carlton, I even didn't want to leave the hotel, but the beauty of Kodai lake that could be seen from our hotal lured us outside.

Everything about the hotel was fantastic, the service, the ambience, the amenities, the decor, especially the food! The breakfast and lunch buffets had great variety everyday. The fresh baked desserts were so delicious. Each day I was excited to see what was being served!

I will definately come back here if I go to Kodaikanal. The staff was so friendly and quick to help us with what ever we needed.

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Reviewed 23 July 2005

The three of us went for Christmas 2004. Although it was high up a mountain, the climate was acceptable for those more hardier than the locals who to our amusement decided that thermal wear was the only dress code at all occassions including breakfast, lunch and dinner. we on the other hand were quite happy to be in short sleeved tops and shorts. The hotel provided excellent service and the food buffets were superb. The service could not be faulted and the rooms had good views of the lake. The evening entertainment consisted of a disco which could only be seen to be believed. There was certainly plenty of room on the dance floor and anyone who had any reservations about their dancing prowess could be rest assured that their anonymity was preserved. The bar was well stocked and the bartender was extremly generous with the measures.

If you make it as far as Kodia then the Carlton is the only place to stay. A final tip, request that your morning breakfast is made fresh by the cooks in front of you.

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Property: The Carlton
Address: Lake Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#2 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Carlton 5*
Number of rooms: 91
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 
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