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Lilly's Valley Resort
Ranked #3 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

I and my family had spends 4 nights at lilly valley resort in the month of may. I should say i am completely satisfied with the type of services offered by the staff. They had arranged for any mid night pickup for my family from Kodai Station which left me totally impressed with the hospitality shown by the courteous management.
All the arrangements for tours, food were very prompt. One memorable experience was the staff was able to arrange for a bonfire for us at a very short notice.

In short one of the best place to spend your holiday amidst nature.


Anil DSouza

Room Tip: We had booked a old bungalow in which my entire family was accomodated...great service....great hosp...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed here as a couple for two nights and the experience was very good. Right from the pickup to reach the place as it z lil far from the city centre to taking care of minor issues..we had a splendid time..Would love to be back!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

I recently stayed at Lilly's Valley resort from 24th May until 26th May.....and it was a very memorable experience, that left me and my family happy and rejuvenated. Said to be the oldest resort in Kodaikanal, Lilly's Valley has a pleasant ambience and friendly staff.
As stated by some others, hot water is an issue for such a cold place, but the staff ensured that it is available for around 2 hours in the mornings and evenings respectively. Obviously, it is not possible spend a relaxed morning in bed and one has to be up and awake, and finshed with the bathroom before it is 9:00 AM. This can be a problem to those wanting to spend a relaxed morning in bed.
Breakfast is excellent....and the staff are among the friendliest that I have seen among several hotels that I have stayed in. This is applicable to all the staff - including the Kitchen staff.
While there were very minor issues...which are probably experienced in any hotel .....a call to the reception provided a solution almost immediately. I was impressed by the response.
A unique feature is the availability of several good books in the reception, for those wanting to spend some time reading. I have never seen this in any other hotel.
The resort is a little away from the town centre (about 1.5 km), but that makes the stay all the more peaceful and relaxed. The staff arrange travel services to the town and back ( and also for site seeing services) at rates that are lower than charged by others.
For me, importantly, we stayed as a family in one cottage, that gave us a feeling of home.
My special thanks to Reuben and Nagendra for making our stay so pleasant, and also to Inba who showed us Kodaikanal, without a frown or a complaint, irrespective of the time we took at each stop or location. Thanks also to the Kitchen supervisor and staff for the lovely food.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We recently stayed at Lill's Valley resort from 13th May to 16th May, 2012 with mine and brother-in-law family. It will be good to provide feedback based on services -
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We booked cottage which suited for totally 7 persons including 3 childrens. Cottage was excellent to stay upon with all living facilities on vacation.
We booked this resort thru internet after reviewing lot many resorts however, we choose this particulaly because it was bit out of the city (but not far) and surrounded with nature and lot many trees. We spend 3 peaceful days, which totally detatched us from our hectic life
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All the members was very polite and ready to serve with smiling face especially Makbool Ali. Reben and his assistant was very co-operative and supportive. They made our stay memorable and enjoyable.
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Good to have south indian food with excellent preparation. Breakfast menu was changing all 3 days and was provided enough energy for outing. Dinner was also very good.

Overall all, we are very satisfied, stay at Lilly' Valley Resort.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank NiranjanPendse
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I recently stayed at Lilley valley from 14th till 17th may with my family (2 Adults and 2 kids) in the family cottage. I am providing my feedback under different sections :-

Food
The deal (Lunch and Dinner) provided was great. The quality of food served was so good that during our 3 full days in Kodaikanal we never ate out. The breakfast menu changes daily and you can plan a heavy breakfast to have enough energy for your day outs. Overall the experience of the food provided was great

Staff
All the staff members with whom we interacted was very good. They are always ready to help you and are very polite. They try to enthusiastically address all the Issues pointed by us. Manager Ruben and his assistant Nagendra were always smiling and making sure our stay was comfortable/memorable/enjoyable.

Property
After roaming in Kodaikanal I realized our decision to stay in Lilly's valley was very good. Because of its location (2 kms away from city center) it gives you peace of mind and divert your attention from the hustle of the daily life. The property is quiet and you get a feeling that you are very close to nature.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Our two night stay at the Lilly's Valley Resort, Kodikanal was something we will remember for a long time. Rooms are excellent, courteous staff, service is wonderful, breathtaking view. Good value for money for couples who are looking for a decent place. Thanks

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Thanks to lilly's valley resort for the first time all the members of the family stayed together rather than different rooms it was fun as all adults and kids were together ... it was more exciting as we stayed in the 108 year old bunglow it was clean and well maintained thanks to their hospitality everyone of us liked it !!! Including the morning breakfast was fantastic thank u so much for making us feel homely in kodai !!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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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
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kodaikanal
#5 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range: $41 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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