The Carnival, Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101

Ranked 2 of 453 hotels in Kodaikanal

Reviews summary (1025)

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Destination
5.9 / 7
Location
5.8 / 7
Appearance
5.8 / 7
Front Office
5.8 / 7
Service
5.8 / 7
Room
5.8 / 7
Food & Drink
5.4 / 7
Activities
4.4 / 7

Video Reviews (2)

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Reviews (1025)


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1 Review

Nice Hotel & nice People to Serve you

6.9/7
Posted 3 Feb

Exceptional .. outstanding .. Superb.. Hotel is located on the infront of nice forest and has great approach road and ample parking. We stayed in room number 108 which had a balcony and direct view of the Forest View. Room service and housekeeping was superb, Mr.Vijay , Mr.Poov and Mr.Mani was so helpful and prompt in service. Staff is friendly. This was my best experience and worth the extra bucks I spend.I would recommend hotel strongly

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Bangalore
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Mumbai
1 Review

Improve food items

6.1/7
Posted 16 Oct, 2017

This was my Holiday trip. I visited Kodaikanal in the month of December 2016 along with my family members. I booked this hotel directly. I am basically from Mumbai. The Destination of the Kodaikanal is wonderful. The location of the hotel was beautiful. The surroundings were very nice. The appearance of the hotel was lovely. The interior and exterior look of the hotel was good. The front desk was polite to receive us. the staff was very cooperative and communicative. The room was awesome. it was hygienic and spacious. The food was below average. they provide complimentary breakfast. they have limited options. The services were well kept. There were no other fun amenities. Apart from the food overall this hotel was excellent to stay.

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Dhule
1 Review

Stay in Kodaikanal

5.5/7
Posted 10 Oct, 2017

Hi, we have visited this hotel in july 2017. It was a pleasent experience staying in this hotel. Stayed for 2 days here. Food qualities and services were excellent. Good service. Good Aminities provided. A problem of loadshading was there. But hotel is present in a surrounding of very beautiful nature.

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Tiruppur
1 Review

Delicious Breakfast buffet & Terrific Hospitality

6.1/7
Posted 4 Oct, 2017

Hotel had an amazing view from the room's balcony.Silent place to relax.Nice interiors Clean corridors.Rooms with Television,phone line and wifi. Clean & Hygienic rooms.Pleasant ambiance. Service offered by staff was swift. Suitable for couple and family. Complimentary breakfast serves variety of dishes.Lunch and Dinner is quiet expensive if ordered in house.In 5 minutes walk,there are several restaurants with pocket friendly prices. Hotel management will help you in booking taxi or package tours for economical price.

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Chennai
2 Reviews | 2 Readers

The Rest

5.0/7
Posted 4 Oct, 2017

This hotel is above average hotel. Reception and rooms are good. You can relax here. Travel desk was good. This is cost effective. For this rate the service they gave is matching services. No wifi in rooms. Food was average. Lunch was not available on the day of arrival. They still managed us to provide us some food.

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Chennai
1 Review

The Carnival (The Best)

5.8/7
Posted 3 Oct, 2017

I stayed in this hotel on June 2017 for honeymoon. I search most of the hotels in kodaikanal after that I finalised and booked The Carnival restaurant using makemy trip.. this hotel having Good atmosphere and always be more quite in surrounding, having cab facility, I had breakfast ( free) and dinner are delicious. Don't know abt noon food. Couple choose this hotel with deluxe room. Hot water facility and led tv are there. But 1 disadvantage no power back up if current off. Else everything good.. of course no need for power.

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Mumbai
2 Reviews

Nirav H Sheth

6.4/7
Posted 29 Sep, 2017

hotel location is very beautiful, hotel rooms also nice. food quality is good but only for non-veg. Hotel staff , reception and infrastructure is excellent and provide best service in accommodation. Hotel is advisable to visit friends and family member to stay.

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Bangalore
1 Review

Mr

6.3/7
Posted 28 Sep, 2017

Location was very pleasant, room cleanliness was very great,service and extra activities were excellent and we enjoyed a lot.Breakfast was also great.But dinner was average and not much choices. Price also found to be reasonable. I would like to recommend to my friends. Persons around were very polite and obliging. We also enjoyed playing badminton and basketball.We were offered indoor games like carrom board also.

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Mumbai
1 Review | 407 Readers

Definitely deserves "thumbs up" for service

6.4/7
Posted 10 Feb, 2014

My wife and i stayed at the resort during our honeymoon. I like the location of the resort. It’s little bit far from main city hence very much quite. Resort is very nice, good ambiance and big and spacious rooms. We were stayed at Room with forest facing balcony. Its looks very beautiful in the morning, so very much chance for good snaps. So don't forget to ask for similar room. You don't have to carry your personal care products as they provide everything right from tooth brush to moisturizer and so on... Food was awesome and delicious too..Good interior and ambiance at the restaurant, but regarding the Menu they have to improve variety little bit. Like the taste of Roti, nice and soft. We stayed during Christmas vacations. So they have arranged a complementary camp fire a day before Christmas along with delicious cake and soups. Music and so on, Very much enjoyed there as well. One thing I would like to mention one indicant. I forgot my wife’s mobile phone while checking out. We came to know only after we reach Madurai Railway Station for our return journey to Mumbai. We immediacy called hotel reception for the same and ask them to courier it to my home address. Without any hesitation they couriered the same on very next day we received it at my home. I called them for repayment of courier charges they honestly denied the same by saying it’s our pleasure to serve you. Overall it was very good experience to stay at Carnival Resort and it definitely deserves the lots of thumps and lots of Super likes

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1 Review | 115 Readers

Very good hotel with beautiful calm and pleasant ambience

7.0/7
Posted 7 Jan, 2015

It was a holiday trip with family to Kodaikanal. I had a peaceful and calm ambience with a beautiful view from the room. The best thing about this hotel is the interiors and the room service. It was comfortable and convenient to reach the hotel. It takes ten minutes to reach from the bus stand. I did not have any problem in the hotel but only the kitchen use to close very soon. The staff were friendly and very quick in service. There was no delay in check-in and check-out and it has done just with a phone call. The ambience of the hotel has very well-maintained and there were some pictures in the room, which was very good. All the amenities were working in good condition. There was a good view from the hotel room. They clean the room regularly and there was no problem in water facility. They provided both North Indian and South Indian varieties and the quality was good but only vegetarian food. The price was reasonable. The hotel did not organise any activities and I did not notice any facilities like gym or swimming pool but the hotel organised sightseeing trip. The destination was value for money. I would stay in the same hotel if I go to Kodaikanal again. I would recommend the hotel to other travellers. I visited this hotel in January 2013.

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1 Review

Completely satisfied"

6.8/7
Posted 6 Sep, 2017

On a holiday trip I traveled to Kodaikanal in the month of May 2017 with my family. I booked my stay at this hotel through online. The location of the hotel was excellent with the clean environment. It was easily accessible to all the required places. It was nearby to the sightseeing places. E traveled by own vehicle. Parking facility was available and it was free. The appearance was very good with the classy looks. It was very attractive. The front office was excellent with the hospitality. They completed the booking process on time and they were cooperative and responded very well. They were good in communication level. The overall service was excellent and very well behaved. Rooms were excellent with the cleanliness. We stayed there for 2 days. We took double deluxe rooms. It was spacious and airy. All the required amenities were perfect. The washrooms were neat and dry. The room service was very good and very prompt. We took food in that hotel. It was excellent with the quality. They provided complimentary breakfast. We took both room service and restaurant service. It was very tasty and it was hygienic. I liked it so much. It was like homely food. There were few outdoor games in that hotel. It was excellent to take part in it. There was also kids play area. It was also good. I will suggest this hotel to other travelers also.

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Hyderabad
1 Review | 388 Readers

Classic luxury with Top Quality Hotel in Kodai

6.4/7
Posted 24 Apr, 2015

I stayed here for three nights with family while on a summer vacation trip. I was quite impressed by the facilities at this hotel and felt that this hotel reflects true class. The lobby was very spacious. The front desk and the concierge are very helpful and courteous with some great recommendations for places and trips etc. Specially I must be Thankful to Mr. Prakash from Front Desk, who made our trip very comfortable with his great recommendations for places and trips. He was very courteous towards us during our entire KODAI stay. The rooms are simply excellent. The room size is BIG. Very well equipped with all the latest facilities and amenities. Its very stylishly done up. The bathrooms are very well maintained, with a separate shower area and having interesting amenities and toiletries for luxury. I was very excited to see the awesome views of kodai valley from the room balcony. The room is very well lit and has so much of free space to move around. The sleep quality is fabulous and very luxurious. The location of the hotel is little bit away from the kodai lake but just a short walk away from chettinadu park and some of the good attractions like KURINJI temple. This hotel does have good amenities like kids play area, conference hall etc. During our visit due to renovation, we were not able to make use of most of them. The breakfast at the hotel is interesting and very well laid out with lot of varieties. It has a nice sitting place just facing the heap of trees making it a very beautiful view. Food quality is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. Tandoori items are not available and can be considered one of the improvement item for hotel management. Few other improvements hotel management can be consider like, room service timings can be enhanced, Gift / Souvenir / Magazines tiny shop can be established. Since KODAI being hilly area, coffee vending machines can be installed in lobby so that customers can have it whenever they need. Also for breakfast needs to be served at room for families with kids. Overall, this is a great and fantastic place to stay. We had awesome trip memories from this place. Stayed April 2015, traveled on a summer vacation trip.

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Chennai
1 Review

Very pleasant and enjoyed my stay in this hotel

6.9/7
Posted 4 Jun, 2016

Best place for Honeymoon Couples, we had chosen this hotel as our honeymoon location. We stayed for 3 nights and 4 days in a deluxe Room during March 2016 at Hillview. Room was clean and tidy. Nice restaurant with decent food, prices seems to be Normal. Room service takes minimum 15-20 minutes. We were able to park the car in front of our Hotel. For check in and Check out it takes only 5 -10 mins which is very good. Overall it's a good budget hotel. Thanks Carnival, Will be back soon but this time I will take the executive room.

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Overview

The Carnival is ranked #2 among the 453 hotels in Kodaikanal with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 51, 3-star Resorts in Kodaikanal. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 47 photos, 1025 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Room and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,200 to Rs 4,700 per night. The hotel offer 16 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (56%) and Couple (31%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 57% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

The Carnival is located at Naidupuram . Wax Museum (1 Km), Central Church (1 Km), Telescope House (1 Km), Ice Skating Cafe (1 Km) and Kodai Lake (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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