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Visalam, Chettinad


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The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Good quality service and overall comfort
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Our rating: Premium | Property style: Heritage Hotel

Visalam is a real gem in the heart of Tamil Nadu where a warm and friendly staff will go out of their way to make your stay an unforgettable experience. This century old mansion, has been converted into a lovely boutique hotel comprising of 15 very spacious rooms, simply furnished yet with a warm and elegant character. The central courtyard surrounded by colonnades and featuring traditional tiles transports you to the opulent time of the Chettiar lifestyle. Hidden within the garden is an outdoor pool with bubble jets, located next to the dining area. At Visalam you can savour the flavours and aromas of Southern India and even try your hand at cooking by attending the hotel’s culinary demonstration. Alcohol is not served here. As with most CGH properties, filtered water is served in glass bottles and there are daily experiences included such as Kolam making or village cycling.


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