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Washington Depot, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEWvia 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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our relaxing stay at Visalam Mansion Hotel it is stunning and the surroundings are so beautiful and unspoilt and have been tastefully restored. The rooms are enormous and beautifully decorated with fans to keep cool,and lovely comfortable beds. The pool area is really relaxing and a pleasure to be by and also the food by the pool...

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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. We look forward to your repeat visit. With every good wish, I am Sincerely Febin Thomas Manager febinthomas@cghearth.com

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This hotel is an excellent find, combining traditional style hotels with great service. The rooms have not been adapted from their original state, so you get a great feel for the building as you would if you had been their in the past. The restaurant serves up great authentic food. The cooking demonstration is highly recommended. The swimming pool is...

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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 so glad that we were able to offer you some serenity and hope you left us rested and renewed. Thank you for taking the time to post feedback for our Team! We look forward to welcoming you back in the not...

Granada, Spain
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The gleaming, beautifully restored mansion. The huge room with its freestanding mughal fourposter and the charming balcony with views of the village rooftops. The evening roost. The charming pool area. Dinner on the rooftop, candlelit terrace - and delicious food. Probably most of all, the warm, welcoming expert staff under the guidance of the charming Febin. Then of course the...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay with us, it brings smiles to our faces to hear all the good things you had to say and lets us know we are doing a job well done with our staff services and insuring that our guests have a comfortable and memorable stay....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this place! The mansion is like all mansions in this part of Tamil Nadu stunningly beautiful. The staff charming, smiley and welcoming ( they all stood outside to wave us goodbye which was such a nice touch!) The room was huge and beautifully furnished. The food absolutely delicious. The pool with organic water extremely pleasant. We...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

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.My staffs join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide . I hope you can come back for...

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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: $193 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“No televisions but good wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles sabbadayfarm, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Further away from road may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SallyandHarry, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the rooms close to the road, buses honk like hell.”
 of 5 bubbles sssunder, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles janeth755, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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