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“Peaceful, beautiful resort and excellent service.” 5 of 5 stars
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17/178 Sivanandi Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India   |  
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Ranked #5 of 70 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
“Peaceful, beautiful resort and excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We took the royal honeymoon package. The service was excellent. The food was delicious.
The resort has a peaceful atmosphere. The place for dining is beautiful as it is surrounded by greenery. However, it can get very cold on a rainy day. The royal honeymoon package is very well designed. Every day there is a package tour to go around Kodai visiting beautiful spots and you are left with enough time to relax and enjoy yourself in the rest of the day. We had nice time there. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Lucknow, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I went to this hotel on 8th and 9th July, we arrived this hotel little earlier than check in time. The hotel doesn't have extra LOO to freshen up. We had to wait for 2 hours before we check in.

The hotel doesn't have a diner, they use open place with shade between garden. It looks cheep.

Breakfast is only southindian food, it was just OK. In night they'll dinner send in room as they don't have dining area, and menu is very limited. Northindian food served there is useless. Forget about continental.

They doesn't provide sleepers in ice cold marble floor, if brought only shoes then u'll suffer. And if u'll ask to provide, they'll tell to buy from outside.

It is difficult to find who is the manager of the hotel.

Only honeymoon suit is worth staying, other rooms are useless.

When we visited there was no TV signal available in whole hotel, they have 19th century CRT TV. And next morning for 4 hrs no power supply, they don't even have a generator set.

The place is 6-7 Km far from main market, u'll regret to stay away from market.

The cab charges hotel is asking is slightly higher than market price. They'll give chocolate while checking out, it is worst than cheapest chocolate available in kodaikanal market.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The hotel location was very great and will surely be liked by everyone who loves nature, very much suitable for honeymoon couples. Rooms were well furnished and was very clean, especially the swings provided in the sit outs of honeymoon suite gave us a pleasant feeling and we had spent some of our good times sitting there admiring the nature. Food and hospitality was very good, Staffs were very friendly and ready to help with our needs. It had become late in evening when we asked for campfire they arranged it immediately without any hesitation . Lilly's Valley Resort was very good and feel going back again....

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The name Lilly’s Valley came to my mind when I was about to plan my honeymoon at Kodai. All that I remembered was the corporate trip that I had in 2007 in this resort. This time my experience was totally a new one. We planed to book the same resort and chose the royal honey moon package, from 10th June to 14th June 2013.

Our experience at this resort was extremely fulfilled by the hospitality, natural & peaceful ambiance and the delicious food varieties. We were taken up with atmost care right from picking up from the nearby railway station to the resort; our day to day plans for various sights seeing places and serving our desired food were done to the satisfaction.

The royal cottage was fantastic and the candle light dinner arranged by them was a memorable one.

All the staff of the resort and the cab drivers who took us to the various places was friendly and caring. Special thanks to Mr.Maksool Ali, Mr.Hari, Mr.Ruban, Mr.Daniel and Mr.Sridhar. Overall, our experience was awesome and remarkable at Lilly’s Valley.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed in this resort for 3 nights honemoon package. Enjoyed the resort with pleasant atmosphere and memories, good service, good food. Particularly breakfast was awesome as it reflects the home food. I would certainly recommend lilly's valley for those who require good view of nature, calmness around the surrounding and nice food.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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chennai
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The location is ideal to be away from maddening crowds, pollution, noise, etc. etc. The views are awesome and folks terrific. Thankful to Ruban other staff members for their full support. They are very friendly and very carrying.. The food items was good and it was appropriate like home food…hospitality was excellent... Keep it up... kudos...

Excellent place to stay and looking forward for another trip.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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vadavai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Its an wonder full experience to be there for a honey moon trip. Had a excellent hospitality and pleasant atmosphere, I do appreciate the service provided and the friendly behavior of the whole staff. I felt comfort and safe. Dishes were in fine tasty manner. The wooden houses are much comfortable and joy full.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lilly's Valley Resort

Address: 17/178 Sivanandi Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lilly’s Valley is a uniquely beautiful resort set amid terraced gardens on three acres of wooded land, ringed by towering eucalyptus trees. Its 21 traditional stone cottages are constructed in the colonial British style, with handcrafted woodwork details throughout. It is the rare resort with an eco-focus and no concrete structures: even the furniture is lovingly made by hand by talented craftsmen! Built in 1982, Lilly’s Valley was the first resort in Kodaikanal. Our stone-and-wood cottages, both free-standing and attached, can accommodate couples, small and large family groups, students, and corporate groups.We are located in a quiet suburban neighborhood exactly 2 km from the center of town and the lake. With a short taxi ride or 15-minute walk, you’ll be in the heart of shopping, boating, horse-riding, roller-skating and other tourist attractions.Our style is low-key and customized to you: you can order simple, tasty Western and South Indian dishes from the kitchen, and hold gatherings in the garden gazebo with your own music and programs. We’ll even arrange a cozy night bonfire! We have special rates for long-term stays of one week or more, up to a 50%discount. Discounts are also available for weekdays.Many repeat customers, both Indian and foreign, have been coming here for decades, drawn back by the beauty, peacefulness, and cozy cottages. One Italian child born in one of our cottages returned 25 years later with her husband to stay in the same cottage! ... more   less 
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