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“GOOD HOTEL” 4 of 5 stars
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Convent Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India   |  
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Ranked #44 of 67 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Madurai, India
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“GOOD HOTEL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have been visiting this hotel since 5 years. I come back for the space, homely food (south Indian cuisine) and prompt attention. The hotel is not far from Kodai Lake, the main attraction. In the peak may season, it is easy to walk from the hotel to the lake an avoid searching for parking space.

Room Tip: Book suites if you are more than four. Very spacious and comfy
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Hyderabad, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I and my wife travelled to Kodaikanal last December. We stayed at Hotel Stony Croft which was recommended by a family friend of ours. We did not know what to expect and I’m happy to say that we were not disappointed.

The owners of the property, Mr. & Mrs. Srinath are very nice people and were very hospitable and took extremely good care of us.

The rooms were quite large and comfortable with a kitchenette and 24 hours hot water facility.

Minus an air-conditioner (which I personally think, is not required in Kodaikanal because of the beautiful weather) you will find all elements of comfort here that you would find in a close friend’s place.

The breakfast, though limited to idlis and dosas, was outstanding in quality. The Sourashtra Idli with coconut chutney was the best that I’ve ever tasted anywhere.

The property itself is big and is not too crowded. It also has a separate enclosure that you could rent and enjoy a bonfire night in, with a bunch of friends.

Stony Croft is located in peaceful surroundings and is in walking distance to the lake and to the bus stand. There are a number of attractions nearby that you could just walk down to after a nice hot breakfast.

Overall, this was a great hotel that I would love to go back to, great service and extremely hospitable owners.

5 stars from us!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Hotel Stonycroft has nice rooms, located close to the Kodai lake (10 minutes walk), has greenery around and comes at a reasonable cost.
I stayed with my family (wife & kid) and we enjoyed the breakfast every day which is quite fresh & hot. The rooms and reasonably big and clean. The staff is courteous and make sure you are attended well.
The owner of the property lives in the same compound and so will make sure you are heard if something is not upto the mark.
Woody's restaurant is next door and a nice 3 minutes walk will take you there where you can enjoy food in a calm environment located in a 200 year old british building with nice garden.
We throroughly enjoyed our stay at Stonykroft so would recommend to anybody who are looking for a relaxed stay at Kodai.

Room Tip: We booked and stayed beginning of April so anywhere we went there was not much crowd. I believe sea...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went to Hotel Stony Croft in March 2013, The Stay here was very pleasant...
Owner of this hotel is from Sourashtra community...
He spoke to us in a friendly manner...

* This Hotel is situated very center of the Kodaikannal main town. . .
* We can reach the lake very easily from this hotel...
* This Hotel have very good parking facility...
* Lot of flower are in the gardens of this Hotel...
* Hot Water was available round the clock (24 hours)
* We can order food in this hotel
* Children play area is well maintained
* * * * *

Overall a very good experience...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Trivandrum
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My friend was travelling to kodaikanal and needed a hotel to stay for two nights, so I called these guys and they gave me a telephone confirmation on booking on the same day and was asked to contact a person named JP/jaypal who is supposed to be the manager of this hotel. I had clearly asked them if they needed any payment through credit card but they said that since it is on the same day they did not need it. But after reaching kodaikanal when he called up Mr. Jaypal he was making all kinds of excuses and was asking to call another number (which kept on ringing but no answer). My friend was with his family and as it was night had to go through a lot of tension because of this. Be careful when dealing with these people.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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namakkal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We were sure about the place as we had already stayed there 5 years back. The service was good & the place was well maintained. As we went with our 2 children, we took the suite (which had a living room with two bed-rooms, both with attached bathrooms) which was quite spacious. It's a great place for people who would like to walk as it is close to the lake.
With a rich quality but not of much variety, the food was hot & delicious. Children had a wonderful time in the open area & garden.
The problem was with the hot water as the geyser wouldn't work in the generator. But overall it was a home away from home.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

likes:
good maintained
excellent room service
hot for a suit
nice gardening
quiet night life
can stay with nearly 10-15 members in room
nice restaurant

dislikes:
not enough parking spot
no lake view
no playing grounds

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Stony Croft

Address: Convent Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #44 of 67 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30

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