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“Average Resort in an unusual location” 3 of 5 stars
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United-21 Resort, Kodaikanal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vilpatty Road | Pachamarathodai, Kodaikanal 624101, India (Formerly Summer Migrations)   |  
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Ranked #62 of 66 hotels in Kodaikanal
Bangalore, India
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“Average Resort in an unusual location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

After 2 nights of stay here with my family (group of 10 adults & 4 kids), I returned with mixed feelings.

What I liked?

- The view from the resort is very good as it's located on the top of the hill. It was indeed a cliff hanger experience.
- The buffet breakfast was very good. Even though the buffet spread is minimal, the quality and taste of the food was good.
- All rooms are spacious (even the standard room). The balconies/terrace offers a good view and are spacious as well.
- Good mattresses offers good sleep quality (which is not the norm in most of the standard hotels in Kodaikanal).

What could have been better?

- The approach road to the resort is narrow and there are no side barricade. If you're adventurous, then you may indeed enjoy the road. Else, it might be bit scary especially if you travel in a mini bus or tempo traveler.
- If you're looking for a luxurious hotel (such as Kodai International or Carlton), then this is not the right hotel for you. This is an average resort and the room quality and amenities are decent but not luxurious.
- There were many broken tiles or patches on the floors especially in the balcony. Good maintenance is required if the hotel wants to attract urban crowd.
- There are no play area, swimming pool or other amenities inside the resort. Also, the campus is not very big. Instead of considering it as a resort, consider this as a decent sized hotel with good valley view.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are value for money (spacious and very decent) but there are no balconies. Family roo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The hotel is perched atop a hill and you enjoy a spectacular valley view from most rooms. The rooms are decent and well maintained, staff is well groomed and hospitable. Food is at best just palatable

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Pondichéry, Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

One of the best resort in kodaikknal. Stayed there with family for one night and two days. Location of the resort is very very good. almost all rooms have valley view which is very nice and memorable one. Room service is very good. restaurent and food quality are also good, More over its in our budget. So i recommend to stay there if you go to kodaikkanal.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed for two days last weekend. We were a team of 40 .great place to stay.good service nice location and reasonable rates too...would recommend for family friends trips.big buses will find it a bit difficult to reach the place but ours did reach.there is a nice restaurent and food was good if not great. The rooms were clean and good...there are some newly furnished rooms which are great.

Room Tip: Newly furnished rooms...are better
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We as a Group (families) stayed here for 3 nights during August. Though we were assured
all rooms on the same floor, we were given rooms in different floors and seeing it was due
to the busy season we settled down. However, the Resort manager made it possible to give
us rooms together from day 2. The Restaurant has been renovated and the Kitchen & support
staff are doing a great job providing tasty buffets to the guests and always ready to go the
extra mile. The housekeeping team too were always ready to service our requests. As it is a
rather old property the rooms need refurbishing and as the new management has taken over
it is being done in phases with the Restaurant already done well. The valley facing rooms on
the first floor are the best and one can just sit on the balcony enjoying the beauty and soak in the clouds... The Resort manager & his team does all possible to make the guests stay a pleasant one and needs to be appreciated...

Room Tip: Rooms facing the valley on 1st floor are ideal choice
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed for last three days in this resort.
It is very good Hotel with nice valley view.

PLUS: Pleasant Stay at affordable price.
MINUS: Since it is 4 Km from Kodai Bus Stand. Transportation needs to be improved.
For each visit (pickup/drop) we have to pay Rs.200 to private taxies.
Room Service needs to be improved.

Room Tip: When you are booking make sure that the room is with vally view point
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed with family in this summer for 2 nights and 3 days. The resort is far from the main happening places of Kodaikanal, which was good for us as we were looking for peaceful place. The approach road to the hotel is little scary and narrow. The best part of the hotel is the awesome view of the entire range of the hills. You will get best sunrise and valley view from anywhere in the resort. I would rate 5/5 as per the location is concern. Lot of construction work is going on as the property is revamping. It will be soon one of the 5 star category.
Food is OK, you can not compare with 4 star breakfast. Not much of spread in the menu. Housekeeping is a concern. They have appointed new property manager I hope things will be better soon.

Room Tip: Choose for a valley view balcony room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vilpatty Road | Pachamarathodai, Kodaikanal 624101, India (Formerly Summer Migrations)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 66 hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — United-21 Resort, Kodaikanal 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Panoramic Group United-21 Resort, Kodaikanal is a paradise on a hilltop at Kodaikanal in Tamilnadu, it is an idyllic escape from the scorching heat and the teaming streets of the Plains. Panoramic Group United-21 Kodaikanal is an excellent choice for travelers with a range of facilities combining charm with modern technology, to help you unwind. Superbly located with unique panoramic views from all rooms, the hotel boasts of multi-cuisine restaurant, conference facilities and arranged site seeing towards. We assure you that you will have a memorable stay with us. ... more   less 
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