Hotel The Carlton Kodaikanal

Lake RoadKodaikanal624101India
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About Hotel The Carlton Kodaikanal

Set amid manicured gardens beside Kodai Lake, Hotel The Carlton Kodaikanal is an upmarket hotel where amenities include event facilities and an on-site spa. Bear Shola Falls is a little over a mile from the property.

Deluxe en-suite rooms feature wooden flooring and private balconies. Additional conveniences include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, sofas, mini bars, and coffee makers. Suites offer separate sleeping and living/dining spaces. Cottages with private gardens are also available.

As well as a gym, library, and beauty parlour, Hotel The Carlton Kodaikanal offers activities such as table tennis, badminton, and horse riding. Practical extras include in-house laundry, parking, and Wi-Fi.

Dining options include the Silver Oak multi-cuisine restaurant and the lobby level Terrace. The property also features the Hearth Coffee Shop and the End of the Road — a rustic bar overlooking the lake.

This hotel lies one mile from Annai Aquarium and within three miles of the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory. The popular Pillar Rocks Viewpoint is a 20-minute drive from the property.


Lake Road, Kodaikanal, 624101, India
Telephone: +91(4542)240056 | Fax: +91(4542)241170 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 10:00
  • Check-out: 09:00

Positive Reviews

Clean and presentable rooms

Guests find the rooms here are of a good overall standard, containing all the expected amenities as well as extra touches such as cookies. The accommodation is clean and the housekeeping team generally does a good job of keeping the rooms presentable.

Great location near the lake

The location of the hotel hits the mark with guests. The views of the lake are an obvious highlight but guests also find the property is within easy reach of attractions and amenities in the area.

Plentiful on-site activities

The activities available on site ensure guests don’t have time to get bored during their stay. Although some activities cost extra, there are plenty of free options as well. Families with kids are particularly impressed by what’s on offer here.

Negative Reviews

Private events can take priority

Guests report that some of the hotel’s amenities are unavailable if a private event is taking place. This is understandably disappointing. Also, private events often go on until the early hours of the morning, leaving regular guests to deal with the associated noise.

Mixed feedback about food

The food service here is generally considered excellent but feedback does reveal some issues. The South Indian cuisine is found to be of a good standard while those guests ordering North Indian dishes are not so impressed. The frequent provision of buffets instead of an a la carte menu also proves frustrating.

Aspects of spa disappoint

The spa here is a plus point for many guests but it gets so busy that getting an appointment is not always possible. Guests also note that the treatment rooms are located near the play area – leading to less than relaxing massages.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 707 reviews