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“Value for money. Excellent Service.”
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Hotel Jai
Ranked #16 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 28, 2013

I was expecting them to say so for hot water shower and was expecting them to offer couple of buckets of hot water when we landed there at 530pm. To our surprise we were told that in 2 min time hot water will come. Food was arranged in 15 min time. The staffs were very cordial. We felt we were in a 5 star hotel. Breakfast and dinner were complimentary and we received personel phone calls before each meal. The last breakfast came to the room as my wife was busy packing things before check out. During meal time someone always checked on us to see if we wanted something else. Dosa, Puri, Appam were served live! It was absolute value for money. Complimentary 2 meals is a good idea to win the guests heart as getting good food in Kodaikanal is not easy. Though their menu was simple we loved it. I hope they continue with this.

The rooms were tidy with fresh clothes with no stink. The wooden floors were probably not cleaned enough. Though no visible dirt was there at the end of the day we noticed that the feet were dirty. There was no noise heard inside even though our neighbors had some loud kids.

It is in a good location with ample space for car parking.

Draw backs: They are attempting to mend the gardens. Though more can be done with it. Hot water facility can be made 24X7. A good solar power plant can do the job for them. They could not arrange a 6 seater for us even though we had informed them the previous night.

In summary Hotel Jai is great value for money [10/10], food*[6/10] *Free food so rating should be seen in this background, cleanliness [9/10], ambiance [9/10], staff [10/10], ease of check-in/out [10/10] i had book online, child play area [2/10], garden to sit and relax [1/10].

Room Tip: Value for money.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Jai just 2 days ago, after reading its reviews on tripadvisor.
The hotel is clean and the staff is very courteous. They try to help you in best possible ways.

The location is not in the middle of the town, but this also serves as an advantage because the view it gives you is magnificent. Mine was a mountain view room.

The food was very hygienic and light. They don't spoil you on choices, but give you just the apt number of options to chose from.

All in all, my trip was made to be an affair to remember. All thanks to Hotel Jai.

Room Tip: Ask for a mountain view room. It'll just make your experience at Kodaikanal better.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Aakanksha R
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

The room are nice, not perfect in terms of freshness but they are clean that's the most important. Maybe due to the big staff working here. So many people, in the kitchen, at the counter. And they are really nice.
For a westerner the hotel is a little bit outside town but 5 min by taxi to the lake and 15min walk. There's a waterfall in a walking distance from here.
Overall it's a nice stay. And the breakfast was nice with Indian food and fresh goyava juice.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank Arbol75
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I ahve stayed at Jai for 2 days in Oct'14 along with my wife . Actually i had booked a superior room but had to settle with deluxe.
Pros:-
1) Check in and check-out was hassle free.
2) Nice location
3) Reasonable tariff
4) Friendly staff
Cons:-
1) Food was good and tasty. But the cuisines available were very less. And beside that u wont feel the experience of dining in a multi cuisine restaurant coz the taste was very much homely.Some people may like it. But personally its a cons for me
2) They say they had wifi but i couldn't locate any server on my mobile or lappy

Totally had a good experice and nice stay
Recommend it mostly for stay with family and friends
But for newly married couple opt for a hotel near coaker's walk or some luxury cottage

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank REDDY84
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We are 40 from our team stayed in Hotel Jai from 28th Sep to 29th Sep 13. From the day we booked they gave all confidence and assurance to accommodate 40 folks in same hotel that too on weekends.

Rooms are too Big and it gave us a homely stay...Food is ultimate. Breakfast is too good for me personally :)..

All my team members had no issues. Everyone enjoyed to the fullest in Hotel and Camp Fire lawn was very cool place to chill out...Everyone who visit this hotel should opt for that... Mr.Jaykesh was very cordial and he provided all required support. Hotel Staff were very attentive.

Room Tip: my choice 106
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank NavaneethCTS
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hi All,

A group of 9 members went for a trip to Kodaikanal on first week of October.

Our experience:
The hotel is in a peaceful location away from the main road/jn. 10 mins walkable distance from lake & main jn.

Family rooms are well spacious and have good amenities, we spent most of time there & a place to have good fun. Go for Family room if more than 2 members. Hot water not supplied for full day, had some problem with that. Otherwise rooms are clean & well maintained.

Breakfast is awesome, dinner is average. Haven't tried lunch there.

The staffs are very courteous. They have arranged cabs for pickup/drop & helped to book cab for sightseeing. Used free wifi service available there.

Overall it's a nice experience stayed there. The hotel is worth for the money, will prefer here for future trips.

Room Tip: Family rooms the best, go for it.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank mohanvcp
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I traveled to Kodaikanal in the first week of Oct 2013. Pick and drop to Kodai Rd railway station was arranged by Hotel Jai. Pretty happy with the rooms and quality of service at Hotel Jai. Cabs for sightseeing and local drops was easily available at a reasonable price. Enjoyed the complimentary breakfast available at the hotel. I would recommend the place to all and would like revisit the place again in future.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Vaibhav K
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Address: Convent Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range: $34 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Jai 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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