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Lakeside Guest House

Kamarajar Dam | Athoor Post, Dindigul 624701, India
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Lakeside Guest House
Ranked #1 of 8 Dindigul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my first trip to Southern India, I wanted to stay a few nights at this guesthouse which I had heard was a relaxing and serene place. I was definitely not disappointed. In the mornings, I would sit on the porch with my book, but always ended up just watching the beautiful scenery instead of reading. I also biked to... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Johanna, We are so glad that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere here a Lakeside. Many people choose to come here for the seclusion, and the chance to see something of 'real life' for the millions of people who live in rural India, rather than just visiting the usual tourist spots. We do hope that you enjoyed the rest of... More

Hull
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our short stay at this property and wish we could have stayed longer. We recommend Lakeside if you are looking for a relaxing break in Tamil Nadu. The cottages are very well decorated, large and clean. There is also a well maintained pool. It was a delight to have breakfast and dinner on the veranda overlooking the lake... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and to welcome you to Lakeside. We wish you all the best during your current trip to India. Hopefully you will be able to make a return trip sometime in the future when we look forward to getting to know you even better. Dorinda More

Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in a cottage which is big enough for a family of four. It was near the pool so we were watching our kids in the water from our veranda which was good. The kids loved the pool and were in it most of the time. We enjoyed a trek around the lake with Mr Peter and some... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. The walk around the lake is always popular, particularly when we have all of the migratory waterbirds here. Currently we have painted stork, cormorants, snake birds, heron and a few more besides! We very much enjoyed welcoming you and your family to Lakeside and hope that we may see you again sometime. Dorinda More

Haifa, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed at Lakeside while travelling with a large group. Some stayed here and some stayed at another guesthouse in the valley. We all spent time at both propertys and took some meals at both propertys. Glad we were allocated accommodation here because of the: Beautiful scenery. Lovely spacious cottage with view of the well kept swimming pool. Clean accommodation.... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Sorry we weren't able to provide a bath, but water conservation is very important in a rural area like this, we do hope that the shower was refreshing! We very much enjoyed having you, and your group, to stay with us, and also wish that you could have stayed a little longer to enjoy... More

Northville, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had a very pleasant, quiet and relaxing stay. That was what I was looking for. I am a very picky person. Clean food and accommodation in a very nice and beautiful location is the best I can describe about this place. This place is well maintained and had a very friendly atmosphere. The view around this resort is something... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you, Deepu, for your kind review. We certainly do our best to make our guests feel welcome and to provide clean, comfortable accommodation and fine foods. We enjoyed your company here at Lakeside and hope that, if you return to the valley sometime in the future, we will have the pleasure of your company once again! Dorinda More

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was our second stay at Lakeside after staying there for two weeks previously. We enjoyed it so much being looked after and pampered so well by Dorinda and Pete and their staff we decided to stay for a month with executions arranged by Dorinda and Pete who are amazing people who can't do enough to make ones stay at... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Nevbev, Thank you for your kind review. Knowing that you have a sense of humour (so please do not take this the wrong way!), may I please just point out to people reading your review that I usually provide excursions, not executions! (spellcheck?) You may think that you are fussy people, but please let me assure you that you... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I should have followed my gut instinct and avoided this place after the initial phone call. It was attended by one Mrs Dorinda who later I came to know owned the resort. The response was to the point at best. Still, after reading so many good stories about this resort we decided to go. The location is very nice and... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are very sorry to read the review of your stay at Lakeside Guesthouse in April 2014. May we please ask you to contact us directly so that we may further understand how we apparently got things so wrong on this occasion; we would also appreciate the details of when you stayed here. At this time we are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Lakeside has the most beautiful view you can imagine. The owners, Dorinda and Pete, are very welcoming and friendly. They ensure that you immediately feel at home. The staf is also very kind and helpful. The meals were very good and it was nice to eat toghether with Dorinda and Pete, talking about all kind of things. It was great... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Martien, Thank you for the review. Our staff do work hard to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and they appreciate your kind words. We, too enjoyed the conversations over dinner and hope to renew them again sometime in the not too distant future! Dorinda More

Bury St Edmunds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I spent 11 days at Lakeside after working as volunteers in a school/ orphanage in Tamil Nadu for 10 weeks. It was the best choice that we could ever have made for a totally relaxing and peaceful stay. Pete and Dorinda made us very welcome, and they were the perfect hosts. We were absolutely knocked- out by... More

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for your excellent review. We are so pleased that we were able to help you to relax after your volunteer work. We also appreciate your kind comments about our staff, they work hard and are so happy when this is recognised by our guests. We hope we may see you here again in the future! Dorinda More

New York
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had stay for a night away from all the hustle and bustle of city life; you can only hear nature. Each of our meal was set up in different place and was very well presented. The rooms were very clean. Will stay here again and will recommend to all.

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Knowlands, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

We are sorry that we were not at Lakeside to meet you and are pleased that our staff looked after you so well. Thank you for your great review. Dorinda More

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Address: Kamarajar Dam | Athoor Post, Dindigul 624701, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holding the prime position on Kamarajar Dam, with excellent views of the lake and mountains, Lakeside will give you an unrivalled experience of rural India in accommodation run to Western standards by its resident British owners. Lakeside offers a high standard of food served by attentive, but unobtrusive, staff.The property offers rooms in the main building as well as more spacious individual cottages; all accommodation has lake views; air conditioning is available in some. The buildings are set in 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens with a further 3 acres of undeveloped land, bordering the Reserve Forest, which is retained as a haven for wildlife; guests are free to walk here to enjoy the environment. The quiet seclusion of Lakeside makes it an ideal stop for western travellers on a tour of south India, as well as a quiet retreat for businessmen visiting Madurai or those seeking a weekend break from nearby Indian cities. The owners of Lakeside also offer a 10 day holiday package, ideal for foreign guests wishing to add a unique experience of rural India to the usual tourist visits.(Please note, Lakeside does not accommodate children under the age of 5) ... more   less 
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