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The Fern Creek
Ranked #5 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is Gajendra. M. Upadhyay, Advocate, from Chennai.
Last week I and my wife stayed at Fern Creek. The location, atmosphere, food, hospitality everything were excellent. The entire team there was very good. If you intend to visit Kodaikanal, you have to choose only the best and it is Fern Creek. The cottages and the surroundings were splendid, with all kind of facilities and arrangements. All the staff members were very brisk, gentle and friendly. The feelings, moments, enjoyment we experienced there are unforgettable. We would like to stay only there when we go to Kodaikanal.

Room Tip: all cottages are almost of similar nature and size, so all are good
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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indrajitkalidasan, Owner at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Dear guest
Thank you for takoing the time out to write such an encouraging review, your statement "If you intend to visit Kodaikanal, you have to choose only the best and it is Fern Creek" surely is very encouraging to all in the team to strive to make the guest's holiday more memorable. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests soon.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

the whole experience was awesome , excellent hospitality ...Mr.Mike and his team are doing a great Job... the best hotel in South India in terms of Hospitality , Food & Location..
Thanks for making our stay a beautiful life experience.....

Room Tip: tent 1 is good , so you dont have to walk much
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Owner at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Dear guest
"Thanks for making our stay a beautiful life experience..." These words in your review has enthused all in our team.. We thank you for choosing the fern creek and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

we came to know about this cottage through trip advisor.We stayed here for 3 days and our stay was beyond excellence.the cottage was very cozy and the food was very,very tasty.Mike sir took wonderful care of all the little things.The other staff Saravanan,Navaraj,Babu,Siva,Sam and others made everything so pleasant and comfortable.The hospitality was something we have never experienced elsewhere.For me,it was like coming to my mom's place coz even when i was watching a movie in the recreation room,the boys got the dinner to the room.IT IS JUST LIKE HOME.If i ever come to Kodi again,this is the only place i will stay forever.my b'day was at the time of our visit.The staff gave me a surprise b'day party in the night.I got a bouquet,cake and they decorated the room with candles and balloons.they even welcomed me with party sprays.It was so emotional and this is one b'day I will never forget for life.U WILL NEVER REGRET COMING HERE.IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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indrajitkalidasan, CEO at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Dear guest
Thank you for such a touching review. We definitely like to treat all our guests like family, spoil them in all ways possible ! After all you are on a holiday so we should go all out to make you relax ! Our team is enthused with your words and eagerly look forward to your next visit.
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Indrajit Kalidasan

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

It really began at a single click, when this wonderful website listed The Fern Creek at Kodaikanal as one of its suggestions on the side panel. Until then, what was a random search for an ideal getaway, turned into a focused delving. Reviews checked and photos admired, and as a result of this promising-looking beauty, Kodaikanal turned out to be our next getaway. For once, the mere looks didn’t deceive us.

This ‘click’ really began when my spouse was looking to surprise me on my birthday by presenting me with a weekend getaway. All that was done from his end to make this trip work was to click on the ‘Suggestions’ listed by TripAdvisor on the right-side panel, check the reviews and photos, confirm a booking for 2 nights. When we reached outer Kodai on Saturday afternoon, we were guided by Michael over the phone, who patiently guided us all the way through. It was very unfortunate to see him leave owing to a personal emergency. Post his guidance we had no troubles whatsoever locating the resort. The guard opened the entrance, and our keys were taken by the driver for valet parking. We were greeted by Shiva and Babu, who welcomed us with warmth that one could possibly associate with receiving back home. Our check-in was greeted with a hot cup of tea soon followed with hot lunch served by Saravanan. The amount of food didn’t seem an issue; in fact we were loaded to the point where we couldn’t stuff in anymore. The food was warm and finger-licking tasty - thanks to Chef Ajeesh. And yes, we did overstuff ourselves, simply cuz’ we couldn’t seem to get enough of the food.

Rather than delving into the specifics of my birthday celebration and how they made our 2 nights-3 day stay extraordinarily memorable, I’d like to explore something about their nature of hospitality -

The Amenities:
• The Garden - The resort is amidst a huge garden. The garden is comparatively vast as compared to the number of tents within! It actually blooms, and isn’t placed for namesake. I wish I had gotten some time off to meet and speak with the gardener. He has done a fantastically splendid job on its maintenance.
• The Recreation Room - Set as a result of a converted room-within-a-house, this is one of the near-perfect setups to relax on a Sunday afternoon. The place is surrounded with an effective home theatre, and DVDs stacked in numbers like there is no tomorrow. Go into the other room to find a carom board awaiting your strike, and a couple of decks of playing cards.
• A Badminton Court - With a net, yes.
• The Spa - Unfortunately, way too much to do in too lil a time. Couldn’t afford the luxury to relax what with jam-packed recreational and outdoor activities!
• The Rooms (read Swiss Luxury Tents) - Cozy, dim-lighted, apt for a couple setup. The bathroom has a tent zip instead of a conventional doorknob. You’d indeed to zip-up and zip-down to close the bathroom doors ;)

The Staff:
• The Gardener - Am sorry I do not know his name, and I know I should have met him, as he made me fall in love with my camera. He did not allow me to get enough of my shutterbug clicks during our 3-day stay.
• Sam - Who helped us get the permission to enter Berijam Lake. He was the one who had to travel about 25 kms. from the resort and reach the entrance by 8 AM to secure permission for our vehicle to enter the forest surrounding Berijam.
• Navaraj, Saravanan - Who served us hot food not at the time prescribed by the hotel, but at the time we decided to walk in.
• Chef Ajeesh - We did really think of kidnapping him at one point [no kidding]. The fresh food grown and supplied locally without any taste enhancers, credits to him for managing to delight our taste buds every time we went in for a meal. You made us realize what it is to ‘relish and eat’ after a very long time.
• Michael - I wish we could have interacted more, the way we did with the other staff. Nevertheless, the last couple of hours before our check-out made up to a decent headway. We do hope to get back in touch soon for some more bookings!
• Shiva - His greeting-with-a-smile by the gate made us feel more than welcome. To wait up beyond work hours just to chit chat with us, the instant city connect, and the eagerness with which he catered to our needs made our stay really comfortable and warm.
• Babu - The vibe that he shares with guests can make them feel instantly at home. His openness to point out the face value of things whether it be sightseeing, arranging ground transport, going out of the way to make a surprise birthday work within two hours’ notice - the list is just too huge to cover in this small a space. We absolutely felt at home whiling away time at the reception more than being in our rooms. Thank you may not be enough of an expression here.

For those who are on a lookout for random yet engaging chats with a warm cuppa by the side, for those who are looking to being pampered and spoilt in a highly customized manner, and for those seeking the feeling of a home away from home, The Fern Creek is must-visit.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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indrajitkalidasan, CEO at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2014

Dear guest
Thank you so very much for such a great review.. Your mention of every aspect of The Fern Creek and the team members is very encouraging. We always wanted our guests to feel at home but still be totally pampered which we seem to have achieved with you. We are glad we made your holiday memorable. We look forward to welcoming you to the The Fern Creek again.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I am Dr shylesh from gobichettipalayam
Me and and my parents had a 2 day stay at this resort for a small break and my parents' wedding day celeb...


It was really a diff experience and wonderful,comfortable stay at this resort as every review in this page has said..... Since our family is strict vegetarians... i asked for eggless cake to celeb my parents' wedding day... it was not available in kodaikkanal...But the chef in this resort (who has never tried eggless cake before) came up with a good eggless cake surprisingly..!!
and it was good too...

I ve never experienced this type of service and hospitality .... a heart warming one...

each and every person here are dedicated, sincere, innovative... and these things are possible only with a good management ....! hats off to this team...


suggestions:

*need 1 or two extra plugging points.... for charging cell phones...

*a chair is required in room..since no extra furniture other than bed and a sofa

*a few gaps between door margin and the wall.... to be corrected

*room heater needs to be more friendly for operating...

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indrajitkalidasan, CEO at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Dear guest
We thank you for your excellent review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday with us and especially the eggless cake !! All your suggestions are well taken and the necessary action would be taken. We thank you for choosing The Fern Creek and look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was an excellent vacation for us on FernCreek. The service was awesome, the staff did really take care of us especially our daughter Prathika. Always asking for any special food for her and accompanying her to visit the fish pond when we are having our food and carrying a torch when we are heading to our tent at night.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, CEO at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Dear guest
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We as a team are always ready to do anything to make our guests feel safe and have an enjoyable holiday. We are glad your husband & you along with your little one enjoyed the same.
We look forward to welcoming you again to the fern creek.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

T.C.Krishnamurthy

"No Words can compensate to express about Fern Creek" A awesome place, at-least once in your life time people should visit this place. Me and my wife were looking for a spot for Honey moon within TN and one day before we got to know about Fern Creek and booked. We thought of it is Kodaikannal which is normally a tourist spot as all know. Trust me Fern Creek had given a tremendous service in terms of Service, Hospitality, Caring us, Quality Food, Surprise Candle Light Dinner, Excellent decorated Honey Moon Suite, surrounded by Gardens and fruits.

We stayed there for 2 days and team members of Fern Creek are the real asset I should say.
I should thank each one of them here else it wouldn't make my days memorable.
Ajeesh - Chef (Food was excellent nothing to drop all was tasty)
Nagaraj - Excellent Service who never say "No" for whatever you ask
Siva - Excellent Asst Manager who always with smiling and ready to care for us.
All headed by Manager Mr. Michael who gave us with excellent service delivery till the last day.

When I traveled to Fern Creek it was midnight around 1 AM and we were unable to spot the place and Michael guided us till the time we reached the place and top of that people gave us a very good HOT food that time.

I would recommend all never miss FERN CREEK in your life time if you visit Kodaikannal and the cost are very nominal and affordable.

Really Salute to the Fern Creek Staff's who made our stay memorable.

Regards,
Krishna & Priya

Room Tip: Honey Moon Suite
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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indrajitkalidasan, CEO at The Fern Creek, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

Dear guest
We are so glad to have made your holiday a memorable one. Your mention of our team member's names have them all truly elated. Unlike regular resorts we do our best never to say 'no' to our guests for anything as, after all you are on a holiday !! We look forward to welcoming you as our guests in your next trip to India.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan

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Address: Fern Hill Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range: $70 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fern Creek 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Untouched and raw, The Fern Creek is a haven for all who yearn for a break. The ambiance is comfortable and refreshing filled with the aroma of eucalyptus, lilies and pines. Designed for utmost privacy, our 7 Swiss luxury tented villas are spread across 1.5 acres of landscaped garden. The in-room amenities are equivalent to a star resort. The property as a whole has plenty to offer to meet your expectations/moods. For the incurably romantic, or the terribly laid back or even the complete workaholic who needs a reason to celebrate – The Fern Creek offers something for each and everyone. The Fern Creek is a holiday waiting to be discovered. Always fresh, one with nature, come and enjoy the glory of life. Welcome to The Fern Creek. ... more   less 
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