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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Visalam exterior might look simple, which is a building built during the colonial period. As I entered in the cool welcome drink was tasteful like the tasteful decorated interiors of this Chetinadu Manson. The warm welcome and send off by the staffs and care taken by them in check to check out was excellent. The courtyard, the rooms and the...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such wonderful feedback. We are truly privileged to have your esteemed opinion of our hotel. It is feedback like this that inspires us to greater heights. We do look forward to your return and assure you of a more enriched experience. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu...

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Reviewed 16 July 2015

A delightful heritage resort to stay in made even more memorable by the warmth and attention of the staff. Charming rooms with great food and a range of services a call away make this a wonderful base in the Chettinad region

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel. We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel. We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to Chettinad and Visalam. Warm regards, Febin Thomas Manager Visalam Heritage Hotel a CGH earth experience Chettinad, Tamilnadu febinthomas@cghearth.com

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Great Stay overall. One of the Largest Rooms I have stayed in. Fantastic Ambience. Great Food. Extremely Hospitable Staff. Special Mention of Chicko Matthew has to be made here. Looking forward to visiting this place again. One of the best Holidays in my life

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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 weekend a memorable one.Your review responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff . 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,...

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 3 June 2015

What’s the point of being in Chettinad and not experiencing the grandeur first hand? Visalam is a beautiful mansion in Chettinad architecture, run by CGH Earth group. The rooms are very spacious, artistically done and have character of their own. The property itself is huge - with open courtyard, all 3 meals served at different dining places, well-kept pool, lots...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a response regarding your recent stay with us. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your review responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We visit the Visalam almost every year, for the past 3 years, with family.. And we want to keep going back to this place.. Its this beautiful chettinad mansion converted to a hotel, that is extremely well maintained, with extremely courteous and friendly staff, who make u feel right at home.. They are like family when we visit there.. The...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are extremely happy that you have taken the time to leave us a great review on Trip advisor. We would like to thank you for acknowledging Renganayagi for her wonderful cuisine. Your review responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff,as all of us here take customer service very seriously to ensure all of our...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2015

My wife and I spent only one night here and we wished we could have stayed longer, such was the warmth and friendliness of the staff and the excellent facilities. We had a bit of 'gastro' on arrival and the staff made us some healing tea, and made special plans for us in the restaurant so that we could enjoy...

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FEEDBACKfromCGHEarth, Manager at Visalam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a response regarding your recent stay with us. We are incredibly happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay with us and your kind words will definitely be shared with the rest of our team. It is our goal to create both a memorable and enjoyable stays for...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2015

There are so many fabulous things to share about Visalam, but it is only fitting to begin with the outstanding team here. I cannot recall in all my travels being teary eyed upon leaving a hotel, until we left Visalam. The team here is small and you will get to know them quite easily. We were made to feel like...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I would personally thank all my staff for making your holiday a magical one. Thanks for your review on your many experiences while at Visalam. At Visalam the endeavour has been to offer an honest glimpse into Chettinad - architecture, lifestyle, cuisine, performances, etc. and it is always heartening to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2015

My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of a group tour of Southern India. The small town of Karaikudi (commonly known as Chettinad in Tamil Nadu State) has been declared a heritage town by the Government of Tamil Nadu because of the number of palatial houses built in the town. Unfortunately most of these mansions are...

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for posting a glowing review of your stay. I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our hotel and the service our staff provided. Your feedback is very important to us as this assists us in continually improving the services and facilities we have to offer to our guests. We look...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I was sceptical of the location at first but Visalam proved to be one of the best experiences of our South India tour. The small town proved to be a great place to see the famous historic mansions, local markets, and beautiful countryside. There were many things to do around the hotel: we took a morning bike ride provided by...

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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 . We are glad to know that you enjoyed our property and the stay with us is a real moment of glory for us. Our effort to...

Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Visalam was one of three CGH Earth Experience hotels at which we stayed on our trip. All were lovely, but Visalam was the most memorable because it warmed our hearts. How it is possible to regret leaving people after but a couple of days is hard to understand. So it was though. The entire staff is so congenial, flexible and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the apt description of the property i am glad your stay at Visalam was enjoyable. It is rewarding to hear that we have succeeded in making you feel at home and you took the time to try your hand at several of our amenities. I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join...

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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: $198 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Visalam 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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