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“Nice place...Felt at home...” 4 of 5 stars
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B's Hive
2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Anandhagiri 7th Street, Behind Shankara School, Moonjikal, Kodaikanal, India   |  
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Ranked #10 of 74 Kodaikanal B&B and Inns
chennai
1 review
“Nice place...Felt at home...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Hi..Am Ganapathy and I stayed for four days(Aug 5th to 9th) in the standard terrace room with my family. We get a good view of the hills and green environment. The room was neat and very comfortable with a television, wardrobe and cot. The washroom has heater and we get hot water all the time. We booked the room after contacting the Owner of the resort Mr.Balaji through phone. He followed up with several mails and provided us lot of information regarding kodaikanal. He also sent us route maps to reach the resort and provided useful suggestions to plan our trip in a nice way. We were happy with his help. Caretaker Arun is a sweet person and has a smile on his face all the time. He arranged for cabs for our trips and was very helpful in providing food to us. The food was good. Either it is brought from a nearby hotel or Arun's aunt prepares home made food on request and the cost is very nominal. We felt like being at home and it was an unforgettable trip since we were happy both with the room and also with the sight seeing. Special thanks to both Balaji and Arun for their excellent service and co-ordination. Next time if we ever plan to visit kodaikanal, I would definitely stay at B's Hive. A calm, neat and private place to enjoy.

Room Tip: Both terrace rooms are good as we get a good view of the environment.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We are stayed here for two days... It is very good room within our budget..
The environment given a mood of that staying in our home.... They provided a facility whatever they committed by phone and food is average.

Even though it is not a luxury room, there is no negative thinks to get irritated.

But the only thing is, we should slightly compromise of their service

Very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Usilampatti, Tamil Nadu, India
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed there for 5 days with my wife in the standard Terrace Room, it is a nice place with a nice view & environment. if u are looking for a private place near the city this is an ideal place for you. If you are expecting a hotel environment with a waiting hall, receptionist and room-service well i would say sorry u won't get it, instead you get a caretaker 'Arun'. He does everything in there.

The problem I had over my stay was, parking if you are planing to have your own vehicle plz don't choose this place, they don't have a parking space. Even street is so small tht you can't make a three-point turn in your car you hv to take reverse all the way to the middle of the street to do that.

The room standards aren't up-to the price they charge comparing to other places i have stayed, no room heaters and its little hard to dry our cloths but the food was good, and everything else is good as well

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Madurai, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Is this a homestay? or a Hotel? No reception, but you get a warm reception.No office, but you get attended to. No restaurant, but you get served warm food. The couple of days I was there. The caretaker told me he is running a full house. But the cottage was quiet and private. I was in the mezzanie room. It was a small lawn. You have to claim few steps to the sit out. Next day I got shifted to the Terrace room. Big terrace with out door eating facility. Amazing view. Rooms were basic but comfortable. Neat. Go there if you want a quiet, private, no frills holiday. You will get more than what you paid for.

Room Tip: Terrace room view is great. Mezzanine floor small is a plus for unwinding
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Udupi
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

totally it was a good experience in b hives
a good place to stay
nice hospitality , felt like back to home
special thanks to arun and is aunt for serving us with good food
felt like staying in home with good room ,

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I along with my wife stayed here for 3 days(12th July -14th July) and our stay was very pleasant .The place is located in a very scenic location and provide you comfort ,security and privacy.
Caretaker Arun was very helping and provided all the necessary things to us.Well informed mail was send by Mr.Balaji before our travel to Kodaikanal.Food is good as it was home made and we also enjoyed food at near by Ayappa Mess.
Overall a nice place to stay.
Thanks Arun and Mr.Balaji.

-ABhishek

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was economic and good specialties.I stayed in b's hive in 2days.the overall experience was good.these rooms cocontain 24hr hotwater.this hotel not contain staffs,telephone.so enythink you need call caretaker arun at your mobile and get it.the care taker arun is very kind person.choose terrece rooms for good view of nature.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Anandhagiri 7th Street, Behind Shankara School, Moonjikal, Kodaikanal, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — B's Hive 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B's Hive is a private guest house that provides superior combination of price, value & hospitality in our aesthetically designed cottage. Strategically located, these facilities are exclusively designed for corporate housing, business as well as leisure travelers. ... more   less 
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