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“Too Bad....certainly NOT recommended” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel SV International
Convent Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India   |  
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Ranked #48 of 67 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Too Bad....certainly NOT recommended”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

It was such a horrible experience! We (two families) booked the hotel room in one month advance. We reached around 11 PM (due to some direction loss on the way), but there were only a few useless and arrogant ward boys to receive us at the reception counter. More important, we were put in a much cheaper low quality hotel opposit to this hotel (due to apparant 'over-booking' problem). The justification given to us was that the opposit hotel was also their hotel only (utter nonsense....that hotel is called "Raaja Purnima Residency" and is a much uglier and cheaper hotel). We had no option since we were late in the night and had paid the advance money as well. There was no food arrangement for us either. We had to shever the entire night with utter cold (it was November) with no food. Moreover, the hotel manager had no sympathy to even take our call in the night. After a lot of struggle and fight, we were given the towels and soap in the room by the helper boy. However, the manager collected the money for his hotel (which is much more expensive) and that too by applying force through his rowdy gang! Of course our trip was completely spoiled with this ugly experience. It is a total shame for such hotels to exist in our country (we don't know how and why it ever got a star rating). It is highly recommended not to even think about this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

we have been to the said hotel. It is star rated hotel having good facilities like sports activities, bar, excellent rooms, interiors, lush green garden, you can see 24x7 water fall from your room. The staff is very polite, helping. Restarunt is very good. Food quality is also good, You can get all kind of menu items. If given the opportunity we will again stay in the said hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

we stayed in this hotel in the mid of August.we enjoyed a lot.the way they received and service was well and good.very nice hotel.we and our family members enjoyed the trip.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

the hotel manager is very impolite , no proper response , there is no cleaniness and i dont recomend anyone even to step into this hotel. it is a matter of great disgrace to our nation to accept this as a 3 star hotel where has it cannot even be given the ranking of 1 *. terrible experience, lot of flies, rooms very untidy, gutter with sewage water flowing very next to balcony. response is very poor in all aspects and also not to book thru make my trip for future deals. this is my sincere advice to each and everyone as the online payment made thru make my trip was not confirmed by this hotel and had to make numerous calls to the hotel and make my trip for confirming the booking and after all this the hotel is not up to the mark for stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mumbai
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

I have checked in around 1200 noon and checked out at 1700 hrs as the rooms are maintained in pathetic manner, un hygenic, not at all fit for staying. the floor is full of dirty, bath room accessories was looking like 1947 make. Even I could find used condoms in the balcony.
we hardly stayed for 30 mins inside the room before move out for a trip. evening we have checked out and moved to nearby hotel. persons sitting on the front desk shown me 4 rooms but nothing was fit for staying dre.
HORRIBLE, DONT OPT FOR THIS HOTEL AT ANY TIME.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

Rooms are very unclean and very dusty. Bathrooms are very unhygenic, frequently we had muddy water running in the taps. However you get plenty of hot water. Food served in the restaurant was pathetic. No value for money. They take their own sweet time to serve food for room service. Room rates were around Rs.2000 in May 2010. Horrible place to stay, just waste of money.

For local trips they are tied up with Raja's Tours - who never keep us informed of anything, tour guides ask for money at the end of trips, people who operate Raja's tours are very rude, take cash without giving any acknowledgement of receipt, not at all courteous.
AVOID THIS LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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bangalore
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

We stayed for 1 day and that too was nightmare.To start with hot water only twice in a day,houseflies all over the bed room,old unclean wooden flooring.........water?? muddy and rusty. cant drink?? forget that!!!!!!!!!!!cant brush or bath with that. evening no tea or snacks though menu shows 4-7 pm snacks. call them,ans-------- "lunch is going onnnnnnn".nothing available till 6:30. very hostile roomservice and thickskinned reception staff.i have fotos to upload too. bathroom full of fungus and water that looks like well water.. just for 2250 rs per day!!! enjoy de pics

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Convent Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 67 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
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