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Verrieres-le-Buisson, France
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Splendid hotel in a great old private palace, very well refurbished with local products (superb tiles, etc). Well located to visit the surroundings. Very nice pool, good local food (test the typical meal on a banana's leaf!), nice breakfast. And appreciate the friendly team, always close to your wishes, with a special distinction for the humor of Shiva ! Don't...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are extremely happy that you have taken the time to leave us a great review on Tripadvisor. We would like to thank you for acknowledging Siva for his wonderful services. I am proud to say that my entire staff is our most valuable asset . All of us here take customer service very seriously to ensure all...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was surprised at the room rate when my partner told me about our booking at Visalam as it seemed high for a 3 star hotel. I was wrong; Visalam is an outstanding hotel and our time in Kanadukathan was a highlight of our month in India. On arrival you are greeted, genuinely, as if you are a very welcome...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is such a great compliment when a guest is able to describe the simple details about our hotel. Our team would like to thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review on TripAdvisor. Our staff makes everyone's experience that much better when they choose to stay with our hotel. Again, we would like to...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A great property! We were here for 2 nights 5th and 6th July. The property is in a quaint little village and the interiors are at its opulent best. The property is essentially a huge chettiar mansion converted into an art deco hotel. Time literally stops still in the property and around. The rooms are spacious and very well done....

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you immensely for writing such wonderful words about Visalam. lt is indeed a very proud situation for us to see such wonderful words about our team who enjoys their work and do it with passion. We are extremely grateful when we see reviews like this; we feel that our efforts to satisfy our guests are fruitful. Look...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is one of those places that just makes you smile with pleasure. The location is amazing and the hotel is one of the most delightful I have ever visited. It is a cocoon of calm, fabulous rooms with truly beautiful heritage details, a great pool and the staff are amazing. Do take the bullock cart ride and enjoy the...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Visalam and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. As a part of CGH Earth hotels, we aim to make our guest experience truly unique, enjoyable and genuine. Do come back and stay with us when you need a break from your hectic world. Thank you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This hotel was one of the highlights of our Tamil Nadu trip. The building has been loving restored and exudes a sense of history and splendour. Even as the only guests, it being the end of the season and 40 C, we felt completely at home in our lovely room (102) and with exclusive use of the huge pool (fresh...

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Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time and sharing your review with us on TripAdvisor. All of our staff feel 100% confident in creating a better environment for our guest. I am extremely happy for our wonderful breakfast host. He does such a great job and will continue to motivate him to ensure all guest...

Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 April 2016

One of our best stays in south India. A beautiful renovated relatively modern (art deco) Chettinad house with large, comfortable rooms. Fabulous staff. Great South Indian kitchen, including both classes and traditional banana leaf lunch and dinner. And the surrounding town is marvelous for visiting – both the local stores and the remarkable collection of Chettinad houses from a few...

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Dear Guest, Thanks for recommending Visalam as one of your best stay in South India. We are glad you enjoyed the authenticity of the offerings at Visalam especially the cuisine ,rooms and the staffs. We look forward to having you back with us again. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam heritage hotel a CGH earth experience hotel Chettinad , India

Bucks
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We stayed here in room 206 which seemed enormous with the queen size bed placed in the near centre of the room, with loads of space everywhere. We were on the first floor and as you enter through your main door you have a good size bathroom to one side of the entrance and then some steps up to the...

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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. I hope you can come back for a longer duration the next time and have more experiences at not just Visalam but some of our other destinations as well....

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 24 March 2016

amazing property with ever smiling staff.very large cool rooms .The highlight for me was the kitchen with all the cookware from past eras maintained in perfect condition and all the spices used in chettinad cooking displayed with pride.

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Dear Guest, Thanks for your heartfelt appreciation of Visalam and it's authentic culinary experiences. We are very happy that you had a satisfying experience and hope you are able to come back and stay with us soon. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam heritage hotel a CGH earth experience hotel Chettinad, South India

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This was probably the best "find" we had on our extended trip in South India, in a small town in the Chettinad region, still not well known to tourists. A small boutique hotel beautifully converted from a merchant's house with huge and comfortable rooms, excellent a/c and a fascinating history all around. There is a lovely pool and the staff...

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Dear Guest, Thanks for taking time out to review Visalam thoroughly on all its aspects, as also for keeping the intrigue alive for future guests to the destination, we really appreciate your effort.I have also made a note of your feedback on Wi-Fi and presentation and we shall endeavor towards a better score on that. We look forward to providing...

North London
Reviewed 2 March 2016

What an oasis of calm this hotel and village are after coming in from the onslaught of noise elsewhere! The village appears to pride itself on keeping things relatively clean and together that is a welcome change from the inordinate amount of littler that lines the roadsides and waterways in pretty much all other areas. Apparently the local council here...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us ,your feedback was more than appreciated and we thank you for all your suggestions and things you have brought to our attention.We made the changes that you have suggested in order to create wonderful stays for all of our guests. Thank you for your kind words and...

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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: €129 - €305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Our room on the ground floor offered direct access to the pool and was cool, spacious and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles angelacX523TQ, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are SUPER SPACIOUS and very well appointed”
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“all rooms are equally good.”
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“All of the rooms are charming with cool tiles and heritage features”
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“All are good - second floor perhaps nicer”
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