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Lilly's Valley Resort
Ranked #2 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Holiday overshadowed by tragedy”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

first of all i would like to thank the staff of Lilly's Valley resort for their excellent service and help during our stay there in July 2013. I am sure the staff will not forget us too.

i must applaud the service as within few hours of checking into Lilly's valley, my father had collapsed during breakfast and passed away enroute to the hospital. the staff were extremely helpful during the time my father collapsed as they helped to carry my father to the car. they were so helpful that even the staff came to the hospital to inquire about my father.

they had also provided with lunch and dinner that day without us asking. showing so much of compassion and help that we did not expect. they took care of us during our grieve in a foreign land.

although we were not able to spend our time at the resort or even enjoy their wonderful landscape, i believe Lilly's valley resort is above the rest for their sheer dedication and wonderful customer service.maybe somewhere in the future i might return to lilly's valley.

anyhow thank you very much and sorry for the overdue review.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lilly's valley is a superb place for every honeymoon people.

The managers are very friendly and the services are the best.

The lunch could be better.

other than that Really really we enjoyed the time when we have spent there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

we stayed in lillys valley resort In May Month. we feel this time we had very peaceful stay in peak season at lillys.!! Because of.1, cool place in kodaikannal,2,Delicious food,(like My Mother's hand)3, Comfortable accommodation (We took King's suite) very spacious, well furnished, Clean Modern bath room (Relay It's king suite) and Local Sight seeing Guidance With transportation in reasonable price. Overall we had very nice time.Thanks to all staffs. We would like to visit lillys valley again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We are family with one kid had amazing time at lilly resort rooms are hand crafted with natural materials available around resort food are fresh and made to order hot and fresh bird watching chatting around trees made us so soul refreshing experience enjoy nature peacefully

  • Stayed June 2014
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Very average resort with no amenities .. the food was also not up to the mark.. we stayed in twin royal suite the rooms were too small and toilets didnt ve proper ventilation.. only good factor was the staff was realy good and supportive.. not recomended for family stay...

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

we three families stayed there last week.after lot of search through tripadvisor we selected this hotel basing on reviews.best two hotels in kodai were already booked.so opted for this 3 rd rank hotel.the food they served was average and with limited options and we have to tell them few hrs prior.surprisingly no fruits available even after asking so many times.we had to wait for i hr to get tea or coffee that to tea was served in disposable cups as in 1 star hotels.they served hot water with mosquitos.very pathetic ,we checked out 1 day prior.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

what a beautiful location! If you are looking at a place away from the busy kodai town, quite comfy place, with very clean rooms and good service, then this is the place. didn't try the food here.All cottages built with ecologically and authenticity in mind with a quiet atmosphere and friendly staff. It was like home far away from home.Had a great time there will go there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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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
#4 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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