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JC Residency
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Convent Road, Naidupuram | Naidupuram, Kodaikanal 624101, India   |  
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Bangalore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

1) Very decent hotel
2) The staff are courteous
3) Indoor Games area & Play area for kids
4) Food is good & the room service is prompt
5) Little away from the lake (Not a good location as well)
6) The hotel arranges for cabs (The sightseeing trip was good, but they have trekking facilities available which we opted and it is waste of money)
7) The rooms are very well maintained and clean

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bern and Basel
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

It began with a botched pickup in Kodai Road. Arriving at JC's, in the middle of the night and the check-in experience (the reception) was poor. First the gate was closed and nobody heard the horn of our taxi - nobody let us in. Finally one of the employees dragged himself to the gate to open. The guy from the reception desk showed us that he would prefer to sleep instead of working.
Same time, we asked for a bottle of mineralwater and he only said that it was not possible. "Restaurant closed. Drinking water only in the morning". That's what he said. We almost had to fight, to get a bottle of water...
The first room was damp and cold. The sheets were stained and damp, too. The room was dirty. So we changed room. In the 2nd Room it wasn't much better - but ultimately we wanted finally to get some sleep. A few hours later we got torn from our damp dreams. The hotel's generator (on the parking in front of the rooms) shooked and roared just in front of our window .
The Dosa for breakfast was not really nice. Because our complaints about the dirty, damp rooms we changed the room again... 3rd room a suite... Initially, we were somehow satisfied. But in the evening, the mood changed quick! The sun went down and the whole room began to crawl. A cockroach street followed another. At this moment, we packed our bagpacks and fled in a hurry to the clean, beautiful and friendly APPLE VALLEY HOTEL! We worried that we took cockroaches in our bags with us. So we need to clean carefully our bags.
JC Resdency???? We can only say: Avoid this place!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

I was there for 4 days. The rooms were clean and tidy. The house keeping guys will be cleaning the room every morning.
I had taken a honeymoon suite for 4 days 3 nights. The room was very good enough.
Total cost was only 12k including the sight seeing. The hotel has play-park for kids, Amphitheater, indoor games, small gym.
They also have a very good restaurant. And, They will also arrange for a pick-up from kodai road or dinigul and fro.

And finally one advice, Please visit the place on off season. You will have two benifits, first one is the cost and the second one is climate (Very cool).

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

I'm writing this review 7 months after the visit. So dont expect minor details here. It was a very pleasant trip for all of us and dont have any bad memories. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very co-operative and the stay was very pleasant. The trip was very enjoyable. The lunch was just okay, possibly because it was late afternoon by the time we reached Kodaikanal and the restaraunt was about to close. The breakfast next day was really good. Overall, good VFM.

  • Stayed July 2009, 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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Sunderesan G, General Manager at JC Residency, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Guest,
We are delighted that you had a great experience while here at JC Residency Kodaikanal.

Our first priority are our guests and I am glad to note that we met your expectations. Our endeavor is to offer comfort with good service and product to all our guests.

I look forward to welcome you back to our hotel.Hoping to give you the best of services and best value for money.

With best regards
Arokiasamy.
General Manager.
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Delhi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

Lovely Stay , decent resort 1 km from Kodai Lake ,Good Rooms , Parking available , beautifull landscaping & garden with swings for children give this property a 2 Thumbs up and to top it up with good room service & yummy food .

Wow !!!

In my next Kodai visit i will stay at JC again .

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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kalyan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

JC Residency is located km from the Kodaikanal bus stand and around 90 kms from the nearest railway station

Other facilities offered are conference hall, gym, table tennis, sound system arrangements, . The hotel has birds like ducks, turkeys and fan-tailed pigeons, which are all well looked after by a caretaker. etc.

The hotel is situated around 1.5 to 2 km from the kodai lake. Altough the entrance is via a narrow road but the parking inside the hotel premises is spacious. Overall the hotel is good with amenities of restaurant, gym, bon fire place.
The room service was efficient on time .
The front desk service is appreciable. They provided a route map of kodaikkanal which helped us a lot as we travel to kodai for the first time.

The rooms are good fro inside and evry one will love living inside it, they are clean too

  • Liked — superb
  • Disliked — i cant say as all was good
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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bangalore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

This hotel is little far from the Market but had a really cool experience staying here.
Rooms are very neat, clean and gives you a rich feel.
Food was OK kinds but you have other options close to hotel if you don't opt to eat at hotel.
Hotel has got ample open space good for morning/evening walk.
we stayed there for 2 nights and i would certainly recommend.Staff was pretty co-operative and helped a lot in booking site-seeing package even though they had their own arrangements.
All in all had a great time there.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Convent Road, Naidupuram | Naidupuram, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — JC Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
JC Residency is a landmark on the Convent Road, located just a km from Kodai Lake. Some of our highlights are:- *Ideally located *Spacious car parking *Indoor games and gym *Credit Card facilities* Spacious rooms *Amphi-Theatre for barbecue diners and bonfires.*Night ride & Estate trip*State of Art-Conference hall (100 pax 'theatre style' & 35 pax 'U shaped'.)The room facilities are as follows:-•Spacious room size with Garden or Mountain views• Pine & Petals- multi-cuisine restaurant, room service•Wi-Fi internet available at the reception•LCD/LED TVs ,Luxurious Queen Size beds with soft pillows & Spring Mattress•Godrej digital safety lockers in all rooms•24 hours Solar hot water•Daily housekeeping. ... more   less 
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