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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chidambara vilas is a remarkable heritage property that is over 215 years old. Built in traditional chettinad style, this chettiar bungalow (should call it a palace) has an amazing old worldly feel which will transfer you back in time. The bungalow has a lot of rooms, halls, corridors and everything has a reason for being there. Its really impressive to...

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This grand " country house" has been beautifully restored and turned into a fine comfortable hotel with up to date faciilities, impeccable cleanliness, and discrete but effective and welcoming service. The food was good but as westerners my companion of that occasion and I discovered that it was essential to insist on being served Chettin dishes from the menu, rather...

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Arcadia, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant, well restored old time mansion, with a pool and new rooms elegantly restored to early 1900's. The chettinad cuisine was delightful, There are no restaurants nearby, and you need to drive to Karaikudi 25 km away. The staff was very helpful, The place is calm and serene for relaxation.

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Noida, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 1st impression when I walked into the Chidambaravilas was of awestruck wonder at the beautifully carved Burmese teak, the Belgian glass and the paintings dating to over 150 years ago. A mansion of the wealthy Chettiars' preserved beautifully and converted to an hotel that retains its old world charm but doesn't miss out on modern amenities to satisfy the...

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SF Bay Area
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's such a surprise to be driving through rural countryside and suddenly see Chidambara Vilas and the formerly glorious mansions that surround it. It is ornately and colorfully decorated from top to bottom in a style that is not at all typical of South India. As you enter, the temperature drops - perhaps 10 degrees Fahrenheit. We were warmly welcomed...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at this property in early March, 2017. This heritage property located in the Chettiar village of Kariapatty is not to be missed, if you want to enjoy Chettinad hospitality. I visited several other hotels in this region, but this is the best! The furnishings, the rooms, service and the food all were exceptional. Prakash one...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A five star place but very comfortable ambiance. The staff were very responsive on mail and telephone. They showed us around when we visited the place for tea. They had limited snacks at 5 pm but were extremely well made and tasty. The converted mansion is beautifully maintained and renovated to today's sensibility. I enjoyed the visit very much.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A stunning building steeped in history makes an amazing conversion to an hotel. The rooms are arranged around a courtyard style pool and the first floor balconies offer good shade. The greatest strength of the hotel is its staff who all aim to please and make your stay enjoyable. The cookery demonstration was superb and we left inspired to try...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 8 February 2017

At first entry, the architecture holds your eye - the intricately carved wooden doors, the foyer and the courtyard all of which are the trademark of the traditional Chettinad household. The place has the antique charm to it complete with all the wall hangings and photographs to mark the lineage and heritage of the residence. It is well converted to...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A hotel filled with history and character as a former Chettiar mansion is. Very good service and excellent food as well. A lovely, large pool and decent wifi makes this a very comfortable stay in a true heritage hotel

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"CHIDAMBARA VILAS" -Luxury Heritage Resort - a landmark in Chettinad hospitality!!! The 108 year old palatial mansion is one of the finest masterpieces of Chettiar art and architecture. Chidambara Vilas offers the palatial comforts of a true Chettinad home. Chidambara Vilas is strategically located at Ramachandrapuram, Kadiapatti, about 04 km off the historic fort of Thirumayam - an Archeological Survey of India monument in Pudukotai Dist. It is located at the mid point in the famous Tanjore- Madurai-Trichy Circuit. It became operational from 3rd Nov 2010. The property offers 25 guest rooms, experiential dinning restaurant, demo kitchen, formal restaurant, informal bar area, and a swimming pool. The hotel is situated at a distance of 75 km from Tanjore, 90 kms from Madurai and 80 kms from Trichy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chidambara Vilas Chettinad

Address: Ramachandrapuram, Kadiapatti | Off Thirumayam Fort, Pudukkottai 622505, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Pudukkottai
Price Range: €101 - €118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chidambara Vilas Chettinad 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“all rooms over look a pool in the quadrangle”
 of 5 bubbles Vish4u59, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Do ask for a room on the 1st floor,overlooking the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkidatta, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the pool. And ask for a guided tour of the whole mansion during you ur visit.”
 of 5 bubbles Devi1008, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 101, which has nice relaxing seating on the verandah in front!”
 of 5 bubbles TapanKB, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose one with large picture windows facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Elaine_C447, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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