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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here before, and each visit is as special as the last. The warmest of welcomes and the beauty and style of this fabulous building makes it one of the most special places I have visited. The integrity with which the building is kept means no mini bar or TV, who needs it when you can make tea...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I'm glad you had a wonderful time during your second stay with us at Visalam and we have managed to live up to your expectations consistently. I hope we can add to your experiences at Visalam to enrich your future stays even further; Looking forward to serving you more in future,thanks for your feedback. With every good wish,...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacularly renovated old Art Deco home from the 1930's. My stay in Room 104 was really wonderful - very large suite, with luminous pearly walls and beautiful Athangudi titled floors, free WiFi, astonishingly soft cotton towels in the bath. Very very good service. Excellent food - be sure to attend the cooking demonstrations in the kitchen. If...

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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 Chettinad and touched the soul of the place. We look forward to your repeat visit. With every good wish, I am Sincerely, Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a fantastic place. nice town which we explored by bikes available from the hotel. the rooms were fantastic as was the food and service there is a pool which was clean and there was always staff available if you wanted drinks or eats

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. It is our continual effort to ensure a complete experience and a memorable holiday. Looking forward to serve you more in future. With every good wish, I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't fault this hotel on anything. Wonderful atmosphere, delightful staff, terrific food. Work this hotel into your itinerary if at all possible and you won't be disappointed. The staff were attentive and geniunly friendly. Good aminities, pool etc., lovely flowers, quiet and relaxing.

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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 holiday a memorable one. We are looking forward towards your return and definitely more wonderful time with us. With every good wish, I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Washington Depot, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This hotel was once a grand old home and is beautifully decorated. A senior staff member, Ramu, welcomed us and took us to the kitchen for a wonderful lunch of various dishes served on banana leaves: grilled chicken with rice for me and various spicy dishes for my husband and our Indian guide. Our room was very comfortable and meals...

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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 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 do look forward to your return and assure you of a more enriched experience. With very...

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It was fun to stay in an old palace. This is a CGH Earth Hotel, so very ecology minded. Rarely do we find such genuine hospitality as we experienced here. The staff of this hotel was outstandingly nice; no request was too much to ask. The whole building is impressive. The rooms are vast, but weirdly hard to organize your...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the wonderful feedback on your time at Visalam. We look forward to repeatedly welcoming you back at Visalam and a feedback each time so we can constantly keep raising the bar for your experiences there. With every good wish , I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visalam is a beautiful house, and we really liked all the art deco features. Our room was very large and comfortable. The women who clean the rooms made a really nice job of decorating the bed for Valentine's Day. We booked some time ago, with booking.com and our 2 night stay was very expensive indeed (I think that it would...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was very kind of you to give your valuable comments about your stay. Thanks for your review on your many experiences while at Visalam, and your compliments about the staff are already conveyed to them. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our property and the stay with us is a real moment of glory for...

Province of Teramo, Italy
Reviewed 11 February 2017

You have the feeling of staying at a Chettinad museum. The building is very beautiful and harmonious, with a nice patio on the building's center. The pool is nice and small (but still adequate to the number of bedrooms) beautifully inserted in a small garden. The rooms are very large and with high quality wooden furniture. The bathroom is also...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment you've left about our small hotel on trip advisor. As a unit of CGH Earth experience hotels, all our efforts here are to give the guests (of all age groups) a genuine experience that is truly unique and enjoyable. I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our hotel and...

Melbourne, Vic
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Ideal base for anyone wanting to explore Chettinad culture. Located in the heart of Kanadukathan, in the middle of Chettinadu, a charming converted Art Deco Chettinad mansion offers breakfast in the garden surrounded by bougainvillea, chooks, and the occasional monkey, lunch by the excellent pool, and dinner on the open terrace (with a view of the Chettinadu Choo-Choo). Food is...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Chettinad and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. As a part of CGH Earth hotels, we aims 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...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A beautifully restored Chettinad mansion which is so visually attractive it makes you smile. We arrived on the one day in our trip when it rained. When the sun eventually came out the light on the gardens and around the pool area gave the scene a magical quality. We had a huge room (I imagine they are all the same)....

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is indeed very much appreciating for us to see your detailed review.it gives us lots of happiness and pride to see your descriptions of rooms, cuisine and the village. We are very much glad to know that our efforts are rewarded through your feedback. We feel very much charged to do even better.We sincerely welcome you back...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $161 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All of the rooms are large and gracious, with charming period features.”
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“No televisions but good wifi.”
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“Further away from road may be quieter.”
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“Stay away from the rooms close to the road, buses honk like hell.”
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