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Lilly's Valley Resort
Ranked #2 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalore
1 review
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“Stupendously Fantabulous!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Any trip with my better half or my family is great but Lilly's Valley made it extremely special. Everything was exceptional starting from directing us to the resort as we were driving down, welcoming us, the room arrangement, local trip arrangement, customized lunch & dinner etc. Mr. Manohar and his team makes perfect host. They to catered to all our needs and also arranged for a beautiful surprise. I greatly recommend Lilly's Valley Resort to each and everyone who plans a trip to Kodai and wants to have a memorable time either as couple or family. I wish Mr. Manohar and his team all the very best and believe that they will keep up the great work that they doing.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

What can I say ... My wife's birthday and our second honeymoon was awe....some. Our first honeymoon was in Maldives and Lilly's Valley Resort Honeymoon package didn't disappoint us even a bit.

The driver, Velmani was prompt to the Bus Stand and he took us to lovely resort. Situated in a lush greenery was this lovely resort - Lilly Valley. The managers Ruben and Nagendran were very courteous and amicable.

We had booked the Honeymoon Package and hence we got the honeymoon suite - 117 the room was extremely good with wooden interiors and a lovely bathtub. The room itself overlooked the mountains of Kodai bringing more romance inside the room

As per the honeymoon package we had breakfast - where we met Rajan and Ali who provided us not only lovely lip smacking breakfast but also provided a lot of information of the places surrounding Kodai. Be it the dosa or pongal or the lovely coffee, they served all of them with love..

As part of the package we had Local Sightseeing tour the 1st day and it was promptly arranged by the resort people with a tie up from Ayyapa's travels and again our Velmani took us to Coalkers Walk, Pine Forest, Guna Cave, Kodai Lake View and more and he not only was our guide but took outstanding photos of us in different exotic places. The drop in kodai lake and the boating was really good with our Boats-man :) Muthu providing us the full 6kms trip with hot chai on the moving boat - lovely

The night was filled with good chats with Nagendran who happens to be working part-time in Lilly's and would soon be seen in CTS Chennai :) All the best for that

The second day was our local picnic trip and this day Inbaraj from another travels picked us up and showed us the lovely La Saleth's Church, Lion's Cave, Dolphin's nose, Echo rocks and all the falls. Awesome it was and the weather of chillness added to the romantic feel.

In the night we had Bonfire set by Nagendran next to our suite and it was one of the most romantic nights in my life. The Chillness, the serene beauty and the lovely neighbors - Mr. Srinivas and Sudha and our Hero - Nagendran provided us all that is needed to end the 2nd day at peace

Since there was no package for the 3rd day, we opted for the forest trip in a mini van (all others were by individual car) wherein they need to get approval from the forest dept. The forest trip was awesome where we went to Silent Valley, Berijam Lake and Caps Valley View where whatever light articles you throw comes back to you because of the bottom-up whirlpool generated of high altitude.

On the whole, the entire trip was refreshing and we would recommend this place strongly to couples or family. Thanks for the lovely Home made chocolates.

One small advice for the Management - wifi is excellent in reception, try getting it to the entire place

Room Tip: Room 117 is the ideal room for couples. For family they have a 110 old room which is awesome.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Had a very nice time, we reached post noon from Chennai and they arranged for hot Lunch (Rice with Curd and pickle) since we are tired to go out for lunch, though the lunch was not part of the package. Whatever you request, they get it to your room. They lack a pool and a proper dining area (very small), but is ok since you get served at your room without any issues.
Maksool Ali and Ruben were very good hosts.

Room Tip: This is a small resort, so you can just relax and may be roam for few minutes, if you want activitie...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stayed at Lilly's Valley Resort during my honeymoon trip to Kodaikanal. This is located in a excellent location away from hustle and bustle of the city.
You could enjoy the nature at its very best. The sound of chirping birds in the morning gives you a very pleasant experience.
The service and hospitality is really awesome. The food was very tasty and enjoyable.

Our special thanks to Mr.Ruban and his team for taking care of all the arrangemets and making our trip memorable.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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chennai
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

I went to Lilly vally along with my family around two years back, It is nice place to stay with calm and pleasent place. If any one enjoying with peaceful vacation to kodaikannal advice to stay at Lilly vally. No pollution,no trafic sounds only trees and flowers every where.

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R.Kannan

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

I went to kodaikanal for my honeymoon last week,,We stayed at Lillys Valley resort for 3 days/2nights. Really it's a perfect place to stretch yourself physically and mentally.
The location of the resort is calm and peaceful,great service and the always helpful and cheerful staff has impressed me a lot.Rooms interior and exterior was awesome.
Thanks to Mr.Ruban and Mahendra, Mehaboob for making our stay pleasant.

GREAT value for money !!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chennai
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

I went to Kodai with my friends and stayed in Lilly's valley resort for just one day. But we regretted for not staying there for more than one day. Superb location and rooms. Food tasted good as well. Excellent service specially by Mr.Ruban and Raj. Resort people are very accommodative in fulfilling all our requests. Resort is suitable for travelling either as a couple or with friends or with famliy. Overall, a very good value for money.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Lilly's Valley Resort
Address: 17/178 Anandagiri Road, Kodaikanal 624 101, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > 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 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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