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Lakeside Guest House

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Kamarajar Dam | Athoor Post, Dindigul 624701, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The location, overlooking an attractive lake surrounded by hills, is exceptionally peaceful. The views are complemented by magnificent gardens which feature the vibrant colours of many trees and shrubs. A whole range of birdlife add to the colour and tranquillity, we didn't tire of watching groups of birds coast just above the lake. The guest areas in the main building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed here for three nights. We felt that the expression "Guest House" does not do justice to this property. It was more like a small hotel. This property is run by Dorinda and Pete Balchin, from England, and local staff; all of them were helpful and friendly. We stayed in one of the four rooms in the main building.... More 

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Lakeside2008, Manager at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you may be able to return again in the future. Dorinda More 

Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited Lakeside for 4 nights and the time we spent here with Dorinda and Peter was just fabulous. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly, the food was delicious and the time we spent on the terrace or in front of our cottage overlooking the lake was perfect. If you are looking for a place to relax and... More 

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Lakeside2008, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, Manfred. To receive such praise from guests who are also in the hospitality industry is a compliment indeed. We enjoyed your company and were glad that we were able to take you to the wedding, it truly was a 'once in a lifetime' experience for us too! Wishing you all the best for your... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

stayed here 2 nights and felt very welcome and well looked after. Beautiful setting could almost bird watch from my bed. Limited walking close to the guest house but Dorinda told us where to go for better walking. Enjoyed evenings on the roof and good food. my driver really liked the drivers room and rated it the best of the... More 

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Lakeside2008, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your walks; as the year progresses and the level of the lake falls more opportunities open up. Thank you for your company and conversation over dinner, it was lovely getting to know you and we only wish you could have stayed longer. Dorinda More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a very good find for its location with a lake view and located on the banks of kamarajar sagar. The owners r not tolerant to kids. We faced problems with power though backup generator is in place. Pool is okay. Dinner price is 550 with jus one starter one main course and dessert . Food not great and... More 

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Lakeside2008, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Goutham, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor, although we are sorry that you did not find your stay entirely to your satisfaction. I am sorry that you feel we are not tolerant to kids. As I recall, we did ask you on more than one occasion not to let your child take the... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We discovered this Guest House by accident - a happy accident. As we were a party of six (four generations) with age group 94 to 5 we needed two cottages and a room. Two of us had been to this area in 2013 and looked to return to the same hotel. As they did not have three vacant rooms we... More 

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Lakeside2008, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Lakeside. Your kind comments are much appreciated - I am particularly glad that you didn't find my driving on Indian roads too frightening! Thank you, also, for your comments regarding Kennedy and the staff. They work very hard to make our guest's stay enjoyable and are always very appreciative... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We arrived from Pondicherry by taxi (Rs. 6000 6 hours - try the travel agent next to Dumas Guesthouse) which was the only viable way of getting to this serene, beautiful but quite remote corner of Tamil Nadu. We were richly rewarded for our effort. You can expect a standard of accommodation, service and hospitality from its English owners you... More 

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Lakeside2008, Owner at Lakeside Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. To say that we are in your top 10 places worldwide is a true accolade knowing just how much travelling you have done, and how many beautiful places you have visited. Thank you, also, for your comments about our staff. They work hard to make everyone's stay here at Lakeside enjoyable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was my first trip to India. An amazing country. We stayed in a variety of places, but Lakeside was really the best. I loved the food, very authentic but not too spicy. The desserts we had were amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful, the owners great company. I want to come back again. Next time with my parents.

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

Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your first trip to India, and particularly your stay at Lakeside. We would be very happy to welcome you and your parents on a future visit, I'm sure that they will also like the menu's we have here! Dorinda More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the second time I have taken a group to this wonderful guest house, and it was just as good this time around as it was 2 years ago. Peter and Dorinda are such gracious hosts--always eager to help and great conversationalists. The staff are all friendly, polite, and helpful. And if you're looking for a little culinary variety... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We very much admire the work that you do, and enjoyed having your group of volunteers staying at Lakeside again. We are continually working to improve the variety of our menu and are glad that you appreciate some of the changes made since your last visit. I have passed on your comments to our staff;... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We reserved two nights in the Lakeside Resort in Athoor-Dindigul as a rest in hectic India. And that was exactly what is was. The resort is not easy to find, at the end of the road situated at the foot of a hill looking over a beautiful quiet lake. It is the perfect scenery to relax and to take a... More 

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

Hello Elma, Thank you for your kind review. We very much enjoyed having you and your friends to stay with us at Lakeside. I admit our location is a bit ‘out of the way’, but many people see that as an advantage with no traffic noise, and the seclusion to relax in such a peaceful place. Thanks for the comment... More 

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