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Lilly's Valley Resort
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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“Cozy nook...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

We were in Kodai in the first week of Jan 12. It was so chilly out but we had these wooden rooms where it was so cozyyyyy tht we hardly felt the cold weather out.
The breakfast of hot yummy idlys and dosas was awesome. Overall the location was good. The area of the resort was designed with a british colonial architecture in mind. They have used the level differences of the land very well to develop beautiful garden. What else.... you have to visit the place to experience it...!

Room Tip: Go for the wooden cottages.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Its a very good place for a group of 15 to 20 people to visit the ambiece is good and the staff were very hospiitable the food was good as well. though the resorts a little hard to find the location was great for photography they also had a bungalow which was apparently 110 years old. Very peacefull place to spend a weekend.

Room Tip: the suite on stilts are good
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

we stayed in Lilly's Valley resort for 3 days and it was a wonderful place, the food was great and the staff including the manager Mr Ruban Manohar were really friendly and helpful, i would suggest anyone visiting Kodai to stay here for a wonderful experience...

Room Tip: we stayed in Honeymoon royal stay, which was true to its name...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

We stayed at Lilly's Valley resort for 4 days and it was overall excellent stay. The Manager, staff of this resort made our stay effort less and at our convenient. To name it...trasport, accommodation, food, ambience and everything was great. Good view for couples and familes to relax. Rooms were well decorated and safe. Mainly food very really tasty & good.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

We stayed at Lilly's Valley resort for 2 days and it was overall excellent stay.
The Manager, staff of this resort made our stay effor less and at our convenient. To name it...trasport, accommodation, food, ambience and everything. Thus as I subjected..it 'Value for Money' stay and we are completely amazed about the trip.

Room Tip: anyside would be fine
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed at the Lilly's Valley resort for 3 day/2 nights during our Nilgiris tour in Oct 2011. We were two families and had booked the royal family suite. The suite had two bedroom and a drawing room, but the bedroom was too cramp for 4 adults and 2 kids; also the drawing room was small and couldn't accommodate all of us for breakfast or dinner. I would highly suggest for large families to go for two separate rooms instead of the family suite. The food was average and offered limited options. The resort was very clean (in spite of the fact that there was some constructions undergoing during our visit) and it was very close to the center of the town.

Our worst experience came from the regular electricity failure (load shedding) that occurred frequently during our entire two days stay. Also we learned that the resort have not yet invested in any power backup and to our repeated plead agreed to think about it (so please verify this before your visit).

I recommend this resort for only couples and leisurely travelers. I found it a little unsuitable for families with kids because of the electricity problem and limited options in food (breakfast/lunch/dinner).

Room Tip: Royal suites have good furniture and a lot of space outside the rooms for sun basking.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

I loved staying at this beautiful resort. It is one-of-a-kind, with handcrafted, British-style stone cottages surrounded by gardens and towering trees. The staff is smiling and courteous, the food simple and tasty, the rooms clean and comfortable. My suite had a sitting room in front with fresh flowers on the table, an inner room with original woodwork and a good bed and TV, and a bathroom that looked like it belonged in Holland. I had a South Indian dinner on the veranda, watching a sunset over the hills. The resort has lots of clever artistic touches, like the inlaid stone walkways and hand-carved mirror frames. It’s not spit-and-polish – if you want your dinner in 15 minutes, you will be happier at a five-star – but it’s the perfect place to rejuvenate and breathe deep and enjoy peace and beauty on a holiday.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Lilly's Valley Resort
Address: 17 / 178 Sivanadi Road, Kodaikanal 624 101, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Best Value Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lilly’s Valley is a uniquely beautiful resort set amid terraced gardens on three acres of wooded land, ringed by towering eucalyptus trees. Its 21 traditional stone cottages are constructed in the colonial British style, with handcrafted woodwork details throughout. It is the rare resort with an eco-focus and no concrete structures: even the furniture is lovingly made by hand by talented craftsmen! Built in 1982, Lilly’s Valley was the first resort in Kodaikanal. Our stone-and-wood cottages, both free-standing and attached, can accommodate couples, small and large family groups, students, and corporate groups. We are located in a quiet suburban neighborhood exactly 2 km from the center of town and the lake. With a short taxi ride or 15-minute walk, you’ll be in the heart of shopping, boating, horse-riding, roller-skating and other tourist attractions. Our style is low-key and customized to you: you can order simple, tasty Western and South Indian dishes from the kitchen, and hold gatherings in the garden gazebo with your own music and programs. We’ll even arrange a cozy night bonfire! We have special rates for long-term stays of one week or more, up to a 50% discount. Discounts are also available for weekdays. Many repeat customers, both Indian and foreign, have been coming here for decades, drawn back by the beauty, peacefulness, and cozy cottages. One Italian child born in one of our cottages returned 25 years later with her husband to stay in the same cottage! ... more   less 
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