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Hotel Kodai International
Ranked #13 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice and Comfortable”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed at Kodai International in December 2013. The hotel ambience and food is good. The rooms are clean and the resort staff are friendly and helpful. There was a bonfire also :).

Definitely a nice place to stay

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gokul M
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Customer_Delight_HKI, Manager at Hotel Kodai International, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you with us at HKI and we thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.
We are glad that your overall stay with us was to your liking and that it was a comfortable one. Our team in the kitchen will be happy to know that the food offerings were tasty and you found them good.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you once again for staying with us...

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Kodai International is a beautiful property with lots of greenery all around. The rooms and the building exterior is a bit old (they are currently renovating the structure), but comfortable and safe. Lots of place to relax and have fun. Kids will enjoy the park, birds and movie screening. There is a mini golf facility in the hotel, which should not be missed. The restaurant is also good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Customer_Delight_HKI, Manager at Hotel Kodai International, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you with us at HKI and we thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad that your overall stay with us was to your liking and that it was a comfortable and relaxing one.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you once again for staying with us...

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Chennai
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94 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was my third visit to this hotel. I had went once with my friends, once with family and this time with wife. The room was good with sufficient amenities. But the room key (not actually a key but the card) did not work well and we struggled multiple times to get inside. Inspite of repeatedly informing about this to front desk, this was not rectified. We had actually waited in rain for almost 10 mins and the room could not open. But for this, the stay was enjoyable.The hotel does not have great view of the surrounding but the lawn and garden makes up for it. Its really big and one can see rabbits, hens, ducks , emu, etc. Kids will definitely enjoy the place. Outdoor games can also be played. Breakfast was pre-dominantly south indian but tasted really excellent. Service was good. Overall, enjoyable stay.
I feel this hotel is more suitable to large family or a group of friends than for couples. Not much privacy for couples in the garden/lawn.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dinesh_2010
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Customer_Delight_HKI, Manager at Hotel Kodai International, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,
We deeply regret the inconvenience caused due to the faulty lock, during your recent stay at our Hotel.The lock system of the room has been changed as per your review.
We try to keep up the high standard of service and satisfaction.
We are glad that your overall stay with us was to your liking and that it was a comfortable one.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you once again for staying with us...
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We recently went on trip to Kodaikanal and stayed in Hotel Kodai. The hotels ambience is good but food is totally south indian. Further room prices are also high. However the garden is good and the birds they have kept are nice

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank hemanshow79
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Customer_Delight_HKI, Manager at Hotel Kodai International, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying at our hotel and sharing your review on TripAdvisor.
We will certainly inform our Kitchen Team to consider other cuisines to the Menu very soon. We are glad to know that you enjoyed Nature at its best at HKI.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you once again for staying with us...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stayed at the hotel for 2nights & 3 days. Its a big property with good amenities and newly renovated rooms!! Food is awsome. Breakfast spread is also adequate. Staff was courteous but some of them dont know other than Tamil!! Some times hard to communicate though. Overall an good experience.

Room Tip: If you are with family of more than 8-10 ppl , you will enjoy as there are several sports options av...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Customer_Delight_HKI, Manager at Hotel Kodai International, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for staying at our hotel and sharing your review on TripAdvisor.
Our team in the kitchen will be happy to know that you really enjoyed the different offerings at the Restaurant.
We try to keep up the high standard of service and satisfaction. We are glad that your overall stay with us was to your liking and that it was a comfortable one.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you once again for staying with us...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Really great place to stay when in Kodai. The food is delicious especially the breakfast and the hotel has a perfect mix of a homely feel and a hotel ambience...and it's quite large and sprawling. Gets crowded in the peak of the summer season which can ruin the serenity et al

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank NaveenDar
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Customer_Delight_HKI, Manager at Hotel Kodai International, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to host you at HKI.
We are glad that your overall stay was at par with your expectations. It is good to know that you found the food offerings to your liking.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Thank you once again for staying with us...

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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed in this hotel which was booked by one of my friend, for 2 days in March 2014 with my friends for a weekend trip to Kodai. This hotel has some good and bad points which have been mentioned below

Location
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- It is approachable. You do not have to crack your head to find this hotel. It is just before entering to chaotic market of Kodaikanal. Hence getting in to this hotel and coming out of it is hassle free.

- Approaching road is dusty and not clean. It will feel like you have reached another crowded dusty road of Bangalore after travelling ~500Kms.

- Location is good to get in. But the problem is you wont feel like you are in a hill station as there is no view available from your room which will remind you that you are in western ghats. A big lawn in front of your window will give you similar feeling as any other hotel in normal places. I did not find any good view (do not know from where people saw lake from this hotel) except quite weird colored houses in front hill side.

If you don't mind missing scenic view then it is a good location to be in.

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- The hotel area is well maintained. There is a beautiful big lawn with ample space to walk around. Beautiful trees meticulously placed to give a nice touch to the open space.

- Bonfire facility is awesome. After a long roam around the hill sides and crazy crowded city, you can actually spend some quality time around bonfire with your friend / family. Little late towards night it warmth of bonfire was feeling heavenly in calm cold night.

- Very good options available for outdoor as well as indoor games. I have seen so many options in very few places. You can play Table tennis, football, cricket and badminton as outdoor games. Pool and push-ball available as in door game options. Kids will definitely have great time here playing around.

- In evening hotel organised disco in a open place with loud music. Unfortunately in front of my room :-(. It was so loud you can't even heard to a person speaking near to you. I do not know who the hell want noise pollution coming after a hill station. Is this the thing people do want when they are in a hill station? Same thing anybody can have in Bangalore /Chennai easily from where the most of the guests were in at that point of time. If you are in search of peace and that drove you to Kodai hills, I would suggest do not opt this hotel or ask hotel staffs to provide you a room far from this noise pollution.

Service
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- Service of this hotel is excellent. Staff were really helpful and readily provided service whenever required. I am sure nobody would be able to complain about the kind of service the staffs of this hotel provide.

Food
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- Ala carte food was good. We tried some and it was very good in quality. But some may sound you overpriced like Rs150 for 2 boiled eggs. The question is if really this hotel fall in the bracket of quoting such price for food. I am not sure . But if you prefer buffet then please check options available before you can actually start. Some food were awesome like Idli, sambar, uttapam, mutton curry as expected in any place in Tamilnadu. But much of buffet food were not warm when served. I feel this is a basic requirement of good hotel to keep food warm while serving.

Room
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Room was good and clean, Bed was clean. Furniture were well placed and ample. Some furniture were looking old and not well maintained. Bathroom was not up to mark and looked old.

Summary
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This is hotel would have been great if it would be placed near to some valley view point which I prefer when visit any hill station. If you prefer outdoor games with kids while staying then it would have been the best place to be in in Kodai. If you are on for peace seeking or relaxing ambiance, then it's a big NO for this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Kodai International
Address: 17 / 328, Lawsghat Road | Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection 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) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#9 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kodai International 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Kodai International offers luxury hotel stay in Kodaikanal, South India like hospitality, orderliness, efficient maintenance and luxury. Hotel Kodai International is sure to offer you a memorable stay at Kodaikanal, South India. ... more   less 
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