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Reviewed 25 December 2015

This accomodation is small but beautiful building. You can feel like a lord in the hotel. Service are excellant and food is really nice.Only problem is frequent black out and internet connection. It was difficult to find Visalam. When we came from north the sign is not clear so we passed and few people knows the place.

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Quiet little town with little to do but a great place to chill in this superb heritage property. Our second CGH earth property on this trip and smaller than the Brunton Boatyard but if anything it exceeded it. Excellent restoration, good food and splendid rooms. Pool uses no chemicals and was a pleasure to use and as we had the...

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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,Chettinadu. We.We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that our staff was on top of things with your questions and needs. We look forward to welcoming you back to a pleasant stay at Visalam in the future. Warm...

Manchester
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This is a CGH Earth property and we stayed in several of their ecotourist establishments as we travelled south India. All were lovely. From the warm greeting at our arrival to our departure when all the staff turned out to wave goodbye, it was a splendid stay of (unfortunately) just one night. If we had more involvement in the planning...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your beautifully written review of Visalam and recommending as the perfect destination for a splendid stay. I’m glad we were able to give you a blissful stay and look forward to your repeat visits to review those memories. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad - India febinthomas@cghearth.com

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Reviewed 14 November 2015

If you are looking for a quite, relaxing and tasty food, you should try this. If you go in a group it would be enjoyable as you don't have much activity inside. Village type environment. Please select the choice of food you need. Tell the chef they would prepare it for you. You can go to the kitchen as well....

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking time out to review Visalam thoroughly on all its aspects, and your praise for the cuisine, we really appreciate your effort. 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...

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The staff of this historic home made into a hotel were terrific. The rooms are huge, spotless, and oh so cool! To make things even more perfect, the food was really, really good. there's not a whole lot else to do around the hotel, but they had a lot of activities that you could partake of at the hotel itself,...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful stay with us. We hope to see you soon for another wonderful experience Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu febinthomas@cghearth.com

Cochin, Kerala, India
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The perfect Chettinad heritage stay. Was travelling along with friends on a road trip from Kanyakumari to Kashi and we chose Chettinad as a destination so as to capture the traditional Tamil Nadu villages and learn the life style. Visalam was a perfect stay in the village of Kanadkathan, located close to the Chettinad palace. Rooms and courtyard all well...

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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 and touched the soul of the place.Thank you once again for your good comments and looking forward to see you back. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu febinthomas@cghearth.com

Reviewed 12 September 2015

A stunning Art Deco Chettiyar property with the most wonderful hospitality. The kitchen itself is a piece of art with old utensils and kitchenware kept untouched. If traveling in Chettinad, a stay at Visalam is unmissable.

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that we could make your stay a memorable one. We are looking forward towards your return and definitely more wonderful time with us. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu febinthomas@cghearth.com

Kollam, India
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I have not Stayed at Visalam .. But visited the property.. Its a great one..One great mansion of Chettinadu converted in to good heritage hotel.. Good luxurious rooms.. near to 90 Sq mtr.. Because of its method of construction the rooms are always cool.. even in summer.. Its inside the Kaanadu Kathen Village.. Febin is a good guy.. He will...

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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 request you to come , stay and experience with us soon. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I have not stayed at the Visalam but only stopped over for lunch. The art deco property is amazing. Quiet. Warm welcome. Well located. The 'small' lunch was a really good experience by the pool. The food super tasty (I still remember the raw banana warm salad). And pass by the shop : they sell this great book on the...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for a lovely feedback on your time at Chettinad. You have indeed taken the time to experience the offerings at Visalam and touched the soul of the place. We look forward to your repeat visit. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu febinthomas@cghearth.com

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

I tried hard to find some fault with this place but no such luck. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. From the time we arrived to the time we left Febin and his staff took care of us like royalty. The hotel is well kept, great pool, great food and above all excellent staff. Suggest reading...

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Dear Guest, Thank you immensely for the feedback. We are very much thrilled to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. It was very much inspiring for the entire team to read your narration about the room, facilities, service, food and staff. We look forward to give you a perfect holiday and warmest welcome...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: €128 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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