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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed here recently and had a wonderful 2 days in Dr Chris Lucas's homestay. He is a wonderful host with very attentive people working with him. The property is located on various levels around his land with a very refreshing pool on the upper slopes. There are some excellent walks close by and Chris is a font of local... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Don't come here if you hate beautiful views, wonderful cooking, the singing of birds and the sight of hundreds of butterflies supping on the flowers out side your room. We spent so much time contemplating the mountains, the lake and watching birds and butterflies that we hardly opened the books that we brought to read. The staff are very special... More 

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Thank MarvinandJenny
Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for your kind comments not just about our property but all that goes with it - particularly our excellent and loyal staff who are also versatile cooks. We all look forward to seeing you both again soon for you are, indeed, two of our regular guests ! Incidentally the two Wagtails still arrive spot on time at... More 

Madurai, India
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a family and stayed here in cordomon and cinnamon rooms facing the lake and the mountain.. So beautiful.these rooms connected and so good for family stay.. The staff (family) are wonderful and friendly. they are the real assert to this place and they work from the day the resort was functioning ... They made our stay so... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for your kind review and am delighted that you and your whole family enjoyed your stay at our Family Homestay. We have been working as a team now for up to 21 years so are like a small family ourselves! As you know I was away in Chennai at the time you... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have been staying at Cardamom House annually for about 6 years. Everything here suits us. The staff are knowledgeable, good cooks, caring and unobtrusive. All kinds of food arrives from home made bread toasted for breakfast with home made marmalade to the most delicious cold exotic soups. The owner makes all guests welcome and ensures you have the experience... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very nice kind review. I think this was your 6th trip to stay with us and luckily, you again came, allowing plenty of time to relax and enjoy all we have to offer in this mini-paradise. The pool sparkles as usual and we are about to move the bronze "Dancing Shiva" away from the... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a wonderful 5 nights at Cardamom House and enjoyed every minute of it. It is such a quiet, tranquil place, and beautifully cared for. The staff were fabulous and made sure that we had everything we could want or need, including preparing delicious meals for us. If you want to unwind, watch birds, walk, swim in the lovely,... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your superb review which I read to the staff this morning at our usual meeting! We are indeed happy that you both enjoyed your stay with our small family - as much as we here enjoyed your company and 'joie de vivre'. Hope you can come again one day. More 

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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I am lying about d date coz we actually visited this place in Sep 14. That i can still rmmbr so much just shows how much we loved d place. I meant to write this long back. First of all, the staff...absolutely friendly men frm d village...u r taken aback when they speak crisp English with an English accent. You... More 

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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was very remiss of me to not submit a review for this wonderful place following our stay at the end of November. It is true that it takes a little while to travel the bumpy road to reach here, but it is not without charm, local people, shrines, lovely scenery etc. On arrival at Cardomom House you feel that... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for the nice things you said about us all. Sorry about the rather bumpy road from the village to here but it owned by the local government and, quite rightly I feel, improvement to schools, clinics and getting to grips with the garbage is of a higher priority than resurfacing it! All is well with the... More 

Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is a truly beautiful and tranquil place. We stayed for 3 nights in a large comfortable, a/c corner room (Saffron). I don't really have anything to add to all of the positive comments (you can believe them all), but I would like to extend my thanks to the staff for looking after me so well. I was not feeling... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Quite a lot of folk arrive having picked up some 'bug' on their travels. I am proud to say that we get them back on track again usually within 24 hours. I know that some tourists hesitate about coming to India in case they have medical problems but from my own experience (I am... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Brilliant welcome by Chris and his men, lovely clean well-furnished rooms, delicious food which was cooked as we asked. A lovely place to relax after a hectic few days visiting cities. We went on a village visit, which was interesting, escorted by one of the men working at the house. Each day ended with a dip in the lovely pool.

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Thank Nickie B
Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments which I read to the staff at our morning meeting. So many of our visitors echo your sentiments about the sightseeing trips that they make in polluted and congested cities. Two Australians once commented after seeing some five Temples in one day "we are Templed out"! I always suggest that all try to get... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Cardamom House is located at the edge of a lake, with the backdrop of the western Ghats in the distance. The swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs and is full of birds and butterflies. Swimming here surrounded by nature is an experience not to be missed. Chris and the boys are friendly and helpful and go... More 

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and it was very nice indeed to have had the chance to meet you and for you to enjoy some of the wonderful things we have around "Cardamom House".This year the summer heat has arrived earlier than usual - and with a vengeance. Only a couple of weeks back I found that one needed... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AN OVERVIEW! Nestling in the Eastern foothills of the mighty Western Ghats, "Cardamom House" overlooks the monsoon dependent "Kamarajar Lake" and is surrounded by unbelievably beautiful mountainous scenery. Recently we have completely upgraded all facilities and now have a superb modern SWIMMING POOL ; FREE WI-FI ; AIR-CONDITIONING ; NEW THICK SPRING MATTRESSES ; VOLLEYBALL FIELD ; H.D. TV IN COMMUNAL AREA ; CHILDREN WELCOME!!The staff have been working together as a team for some 16 years - and several of them (having visited the U.K) speak English. We are proud of our cuisine which encompasses a wide range of culinary styles (Indian, Continental, Thai, Chinese - and we often 'invent' recipes ourselves! Food is of the highest quality and we purchase only the freshest of fresh vegetables sometimes twice a day - to ensure the 'pick of the crop'.BIRD LIFE AND WILDLIFE? There is an abundance of Birdlfe including peacocks and many others. Leopard, black panther, lynx, jungle cat, bison, sambar,barking and mouse deer have also been spotted from time to time. HOW TO GET HERE? CHENNAI(MADRAS) airport is a 45 minute flight from both MADURAI and TRICHY Airports - both an easy 2 hour drive away. So despite being in a very remote place, we are very easy to get to!THINGS TO DO? Relaxing : walking : photography : swimming : yoga : meditation : Village Tour : Madurai Temple : Kodaikanal Hill Station. In summary - our little "Family Homestay" owned and managed by Dr. Chris - a retired British physician. Cardamom House is a perfect place to 'drop out' and have a truly relaxing holiday whilst being 'spoiled rotten' by our excellent staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardamom House

Address: Athoor Village | Athoor Village, Dindigul 624701, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul
Price Range: $129 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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