To start with, we had lot of apprehensions about Yelagiri as a place to visit as most of the blogs were negative in their perception; but it turned out to be much better than very many 'happening places' that we have visited over the years. Sterling's Yelagiri Marigold Ridge is an excellent place to stay. Marigold Ridge is well laid-out, the rooms extremely spacious and clean with a pleasing decor and has a superb flooring and bed. The bathroom is a critical component in deciding where to stay and I must say it was par excellence. We stayed in a room with view of the Hills and it was a pleasure going out to the balcony to view it each time. We stayed for 2N/3D and our family enjoyed every bit of it.
The Hotel/Resort itself is well laid out over 3 floors with a beautiful lawn, mini-waterfall and an excellent swimming pool in the middle. Our family had a nice time at the pool. There is an activity room too, which is well equipped with table tennis, carrom, chess etc and there is a spacious game area on the rear side where one can play tennis cricket, basket ball etc. Evening activities were arranged wherein all guests could participate in games which were conducted with interest and passion by Mr. Sharanappa Gowda. The restaurant is neat and well-laid and serves very good food, both north indian and south indian. We made sure to have our lunch and dinner at the restaurant.
We drove around various places. We visited Murugan temple (Murugan is Karthikeya, younger brother of Ganesha) which was atop a small hill very near the resort, went boating at the Lake, spent some time at the Nature Park and drove upto the base of the hill on top of which is the Swamimalai temple.
What is pleasing about Marigold Ridge is the genuine SMILE on each and every staff's face. Each and every one at Marigold Ridge made us feel welcome and comfortable. We have visited a lot of hotels and resorts at various places over the years and without hesitation I can say that Sterling's Marigold Ridge ranks as one among the top. Mr. Shiv Kumar at the Concierge services was perfect, Mr. Sharanappa Gowda at the Activities wing who event-managed each evening was energetic, creative and entertaining and didn't let the guests get bored one-bit, Mr. Manoj at the restaurant was courteous and helpful. Mr. Uttam Kumar who heads the Rooms Division was extremely friendly and exuded genuine hospitality. Although we didn't interact with others much, I can however say that all others were very good too as we could see a sense of professionalism and hospitality at Marigold Ridge.
It is a place worth visiting again.
I understand all rooms are equally good and spacious. We took the Hill View room as we wanted it tha...
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