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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved Cardamonn House it is such a beautiful setting over looking the lake and the beautiful gardens around the Hotel.The rooms are really nice and comfortable beds. The Staff are charming and so is the owner who is always on site. The food is excellant,varied and well cooked with a set meal in the evenings.Full board is advisable as...

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glasgow
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to be the only people staying at Cardamom House on our recent trip to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The swimming pool is immaculate, food is excellent and Chris is a most engaging host with a friendly and most helpful local staff. The lake is lacking water because of the drought, but anyone intereted in birdwatching will...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we stayed in Cardamon House for 3 days and had a wonderful time here thanks to Chris and his excellent staf. We felt at home here and enjoyed the walks around the lake, saw beautiful birds and other animals. We definitively want to come back.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home stay is an informal, welcoming retreat. It was built and is run by a retired physician, Chris, who has lived in the area for over twenty years and employs very helpful, friendly, local staff who speak good English. It has lovely gardens, a nice swimming pool (11m) and beautiful views of the lake. The place is teeming with...

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

All of here in our small home-stay are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that your trip to the Temple in Madurai was both fulfilling and interesting. Despite you extensive globe trotting holidays already planned, we hope that perhaps one day you will find time to pop in an see us again. By that time,...

London, United Kingdom
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...

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Christopher1936, Owner at Cardamom House, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for taking time out to write this very nice review. It was indeed great to have you staying here and sharing the peace and tranquil atmosphere of this our small home-stay . All the staff send their best wishes and, maybe, if you visit South India again, you will find time to pop in again to...

Adelaide, Australia
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...

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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...

Madurai, India
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...

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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...

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...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
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,...

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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.

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...

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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: $127 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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