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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saratha Vilas is a beautiful property. It has been sympathetically restored by Bernard and Michel, two French architects/interior designers. Our room was large with a beautiful bathroom and separate toilet. After our first disappointing meal (VERY bland!) we explained that part of our love of India is the local cuisine. After that, we were treated to some delicious spicy food...

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We traveled to Saratha Vilas during Christmas 2016. Set in the midst of Chettinad country, this is a beautiful old house that gave us a very real glimpse of living in the Chettinad mansions. It is also ideally located if you want to travel the Chettinad area. The French owners are very helpful and staff extremely accommodating. Although food is...

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stayed at the lovingly restored Saratha Vilas in Sept 2016. The French owners, Architects Michel & Bernard, have created an oasis for their guests to stay in comfort keeping them well fed and provided with all amenities. There is much to do in the area discovering what the local towns and villages offer including many cottage industries. We recommend...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The villa is a Chettinar house that has been lovingly restored by two French architects, it exudes a calming spirit of place. We were not able to stay here (it was unsurprisingly full) but were given a late lunch, the kitchen turned to and rustled us up two delicious (and healthy) thalis. The building has great character as befits what...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 December 2016

India Pilgrimage Kannan Pasamanickam together with Rueben Ananthan Santhanadass The passing of my father ( Reuben’s grandfather ) in May 2016, necessitated a trip to India, to the village where he was born. There is a belief amongst some Hindus that prayers said at the ancestral temple ( “ Kuladeivam “ ) by one’s descendants after one’s death would provide...

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed at Saratha Vilas in November 2016. A beautiful Villa restored to the very highest standard by two passionate discovering the local villages and countryside. We definitely recommend a 3 day stay to appreciate this beautiful Vilas and surrounding area. The food served, was some of the best we experienced in our six week holiday in Southern India. All...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were a group of 7 and we had the most wonderful experience at the Saratha Vilas. Our hosts and owners Michell and Bernard have transformed this house into a beautiful hotel with the warmth of a home. Each room has been done beautifully making it difficult to choose one over another. The staff are very warm and friendly. The...

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Grenoble, France
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Owned by two French architects, who have restored the building sympathetically. It has a nice pool and the rooms are spacious. It is nicer than some of the more expensive hotels in the area. The food is fine and second helpings are always offered.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Saratha Villas in October 2016 and cannot sing their praises enough. From the owner to all the staff, everybody was so helpful. If you needed help or advice on the local area they were there to help but if you just wanted to be left alone again they were perfect. We arrived about...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fabulous building, really is a palace. Room was gorgeous comfortable and beautifully furnished. Lovely pool and garden areas, good food and days exploring enhanced by the local knowledge and maps provided by the owners. Massage available, staff delightful.

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The Saratha Vilas, built by a wealthy Chettiar merchant in the early 1900s, is a prime example of the luxurious mansion unique to the Chettinad region. The 45000 sq. ft. property, including buildings, courtyards and gardens, has been painstakingly restored, and converted into an eight bedroom heritage hotel by two French architects passionate about the preservation of Chettinad and its history. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saratha Vilas

Address: 832 Main Road, Kothamangalam, Karaikudi Taluk 630105, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Sivaganga District > Karaikudi Taluk > Kothamangalam
Price Range: €92 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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 of 5 bubbles havaholiday, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are larger otherwise all rooms are equally comfotable”
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“all the rooms are excellent”
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“All rooms are peaceful and beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles gillykLiverpool, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room was off to side, away from the main common area. It was very quiet but I think all rooms would be great.”
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