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Brentwood, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

A great stay at Bangala. Wonderful hotel, attention to detail was exc lent. Great rooms, chettinad food and ambiance. I had a massage which was also superb. A fabulous experience and would highly recommend it.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to The Bangala after a gap of almost 12 years and amazing as it may seem it was reassuringly the same yet even better! I had raved about it so much to my family and was extremely nervous about whether things would be the way I had described them-I needn't have worried, kudos to Mrs...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bangala is a delight: a wonderfully personal and warm welcome, excellent food and spacious rooms with plenty of shady outdoor space adjacent to them. But what sets it apart is the awareness of the immensely rich cultural life - geography, history and food - of the Chettinad region revealed in the range of books freely available to guests, the...

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner only at this place after reserving a table for the night, the food(Rs.1000/person) was pricey for the menu and taste, nothing great to mention about Chettinad food and It was very salty, sure to get high BP if we eat every day but I think it is a common issue elsewhere too. We being a Chettiar family...

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Bellingen, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second trip to the Bangala after 7 years and it was as good as ever. We just adore this boutique hotel so much. Firstly because of the care and pure hospitality shown by all the staff who work here. Secondly because of the BEST food in India by far and thirdly the peaceful surrounds. The rooms are...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at the Bangala. It was one of the most pleasant stay we had in south India : the hotel is very nice and they welcomed us very gently. A lot of french people pass by the hotel and a french woman was there for two months for the high season to welcome french people and make...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is excellent, good attentive staff and fabulous rooms. Ours was enormous with a wooden four poster bed with mirrors at each end and on the top!! The town itself does not have many shops, couldn't see any fruit or veg stalls. Dinner was excellent, Soup, Curried Prawns, Rice, Veg, Quail, with fruit and ice cream for dessert. It...

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hotel has a lovely spacious feel and we were well looked after. the rooms however were not in keeping with the feel of the hotel which was generally more luxurious although were comfortable. bathrooms were a good size and everywhere was very clean. the food was superb. i think the tomato chutney was probably the best i had in the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at The Bangala is to experience being treated as a guest in an Indian home (Guest = God). The hotel does away with the annoying rituals such as garlanding guests but instead focuses on excellent service and providing an individual experience right down from what to eat to where to visit. Mrs M, the lady behind the vision is...

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Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful heritage hotel. It is even more then that, it is a complete experience. Lunch is served on a big bananaleaf. A variety of small snacks, chutney's, fish, chicken. As much as you like because as soon as you finished one kind you get a 'refill'. Beautiful garden and swimming pool. Very spacious room next to the reception. Good wi...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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The Bangala
The Bangala
Cuisines: Indian
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bangala is a heritage hotel in Karaikudi, the heart of Chettinad. Now in its 12th year, it is renowned for its local cuisine and warm hospitality. All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, gym, massage center , library, cycling, etc. Chettinad is a small area accessible from Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Rameswaram. It is the homeland of a Nattukottai Chettiar community, a community that made huge fortunes in south east Asia during colonial rule. These fortunes were used to build amazing mansions over the past 200 years, that evolved in style and scale, and needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is a little known destination but should not be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bangala

Address: Devakottai Road | Senjai, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Sivaganga District > Karaikudi Taluk > Karaikudi
Price Range: $134 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — The Bangala 1*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
The Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
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“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles NoisetteLondon, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are specious with good air-conditioning, beautifully styled, and have extensive balconies to sit and read, or just chill out.”
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“Pool side rooms delightful but a bit of road noise”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieCollard, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 14 -18 are on the ground floor and on the quieter side”
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“Every room is has history and art built into it. Clean, comfortable and quiet.”
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