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The Carlton, Kodaikanal

5-star5 stars
Lake RoadTamil Nadu, KodaikanalTamil Nadu624101India

Mountain resort in Kodaikanal with 3 restaurants, golf course
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great location
Great room
Great amenities
Fantastic service
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From 673 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Carlton, Kodaikanal

from $98
  • Deluxe Room, Lake View
  • Deluxe Cottage
  • Premium Suite
  • Standard Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 91 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 10 AM-12:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 9 AM
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.
Taxes are subject to change based on Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Free babysitting/childcare

  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking

  • Free nearby parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking


  • Free area shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 325
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 1985
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Silver Oak - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Hearth - Onsite café. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Terrace - This restaurant specializes in barbecue.


On Site

  • Golf course on site
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Awards and affiliations

  • The Carlton is listed in the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

The Carlton, Kodaikanal’s small print

Also known as

  • Carlton Hotel Kodaikanal
  • Carlton Kodaikanal


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for INR 4300.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 6000 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Carlton, Kodaikanal


  • Bryant Park - 8 min walk
  • Kurinji Temple - 42 min walk
  • Kurinji Temple Kodaikanal - 43 min walk
  • American University of India - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Kodaikanal Golf Club - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Silver Cascade - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Pillar Rocks - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

Getting around

  • Madurai (IXM) - 179 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 15 reviews

The Carlton, Kodaikanal
Very Good8.0
Tell the Truth
Checking in a little rough! They wanted to take our picture! We asked why! They said marketing! We said no! Then they changed their story to taking a picture was a government regulation! No other 4-5 Star Hotel dit this?
Ron, us1 night trip
The Carlton, Kodaikanal
Excellent Hotel
Excellent place for family enjoyment...
Rupesh, us5 night family trip
The Carlton, Kodaikanal
Very Good8.0
Great place for a family vacation
Great location, ambience, food and facilities. Service especially in restaurant and room service can be improved. Need to improve accessibility of lower floors. As a family with small kid and stroller it was hard to move up/down the hotel.
Anurag, in5 night family trip
The Carlton, Kodaikanal
carlton staff is very warm
kiran kumar, in2 night family trip
The Carlton, Kodaikanal
Very Good8.0
Not value for money spent
It was nice excepting the passage from lobby to the lift not kept well..
Ashok, in2 night trip with friends

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The Carlton, Kodaikanal

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