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Villa Retreat
Ranked #1 of 82 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

I just checked out of villa retreat....stayed here for 3 nights in 2 deluxe suites..my experience was just great...love the view...u can spend the whole day sitting in the lawn and enjoy mountains...food was very nice...had all meals here throughout my stay...no complains in any area...even if u have one they are willing to solve it instantly..would recommend anybody who want to stay in kodai...would rate it 5/5...

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place is a huge bunglaw with a very scenic view surrounding. Coaker's Walk is just next door. Bryant's Park, Kodai Bus Stand and the lake are just a few minutes walk away. This place is a silent, beautiful and peaceful location.

The food and service at the garden is excellent.
The people at the resort are very hospitable and warm.
A true value for money in all respects.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank GBSingh
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at Villa Retreat during our Kodai kanal Trip. The experience from the time of Booking, Mr. Dina, followed by Front Desk, Mr Mohammad and Mr. Javed to Mr. Murugan at the dinning, everything was very good. We enjoyed the food and the overall courtesy extended by the Staff....GREAT STAY....SANJEEV

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Both of us have been to kodai b4, n my husband has stayed around two months at various resorts in and around kodai. so it was with a heavy heart that we settled for kodai for our honeymoon (due to lack of time) thats where the sad story ends
@ Villa resort, we experienced kodai anew. a brisk 5 min walk from the bus stand, right next to coaker's walk, and with a breathtaking view of the cities below( palani and madurai i think) "the jewelbox" . We had a wonderful cozy comfortable room (classic mini) that overlooked the valley.. both coaker's walk and the jewelbox were visible from the room... neat bathrooms.
sweet and simple
a heavenly stay
lookin forward
to comin back another day

every member of the hotel staff is proud to be a part of the retreat
and it shows in the pride they take in their work

the food!!!!
awesome!!!
enjoyed every plate
(and glass!)

very close to the bryant's park( so we ended up skippn that ;))

overall
all stars
if ure lookin for a heavenly place free of all the noise, pollution, dust and crowd
this is it!

thanks to every member of the team! u guys were great!
i absolutely loved the candlelight dinner surprise!!! (all smilies)

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Villa Retreat is a lovely place located next to Coaker's Walk. Bryant's Park, Kodai Bus Stand and the lake are just a few minutes walk away.

I stayed in the Deluxe room which is very small but cozy. The restaurant section has a great view overlooking the valley.

Food while appearing to be pricey was very good. Most of the items were great and I found it to be better than the options nearby.

The best thing about the place is the staff - Javed, Deena, and the Chef Murugan - who are all amazing and they go out of the way to ensure that your stay is pleasant and comfortable. Javed constantly checks and wants to fix any issues you may have to ensure that you do not leave the place with regrets.

Would love to go again some day..

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are at the front of the resort and does not offer any views other than the roads and ne...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ark_Mar
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed in one of the Classic rooms of this hotel. The hotel is at an excellent location - adjacent to the Coaker's walk. The lake, gardens, and the main town are all within walking distance from this hotel. Still it is tucked in towards the edge of the valley - which makes the ambience peaceful and relaxing. The garden overlooking the valley is a perfect place to have a hot cup of coffee in the evening. The hotel itself, and the rooms are small and built in a compact setting. But the location and the views make up for it.

The room was well made and clean. The classic rooms - which are part of the older block of the hotel - are the best. The attached bath was quite good, though a shower cubicle would have been better. The bed, though a bit hard, was comfortable. There was no coffee-maker in the room, but since coffee was served in 10 minutes any time we called, we did not mind. Both the room and the bath, though not extra-ordinary, were good considering the category of this hotel.

Coming to food, I found a lack of good dining options in the whole of Kodaikanal. Either you eat in budget restaurants with metal chairs and tables, or at the lone five star hotel. I would say that food at Villa retreat was a notch better than most other places we ate during our 4 day stay. The menu had a long list of options, and most of the dishes we ordered were good. Nothing out of the world here, but not bad either considering other options in Kodai. I have to mention that in our first meal at the hotel, a lot of green chillies were added, and I just had to mention it only once, and the food was alright for all other meals we had here - small things like this make the hotel's service stand out.

The service was warm and personalized, and better than what I expected. The waiters were attentive, and unobtrusive. Food was served always on time, and all the staff were genuinely concerned that the guests are kept happy. They kept asking whether things were alright many times again and again, that I felt that was over the top sometimes. However, I had nothing to complain, which is a good thing. The hotel calls itself a home stay with personalized service. I am sure it lives up to what it claims.

I took two sightseeing trips with a cab arranged by the hotel. These were to Berijam Lake, and Mannavanur dam. In both these trips, I had good drivers, and a pleasant experience with the cab service. The hotel has free wifi, lots of parking space, and a common hall.

Overall, I would rate this hotel very good for a couple looking to have a memorable holiday. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Kodaikanal.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I stayed at Villa Retreat (best place in Kodai!) during 11th to 13th Oct 2013 with family and had a wonderful experience.

Perfect location, best services, very much friendly staff (Javed, Dina, Mohamed among others). Room no.108 (Classic room) is the best room to stay as it gives you complete valley view.

I would strongly recommend this hotel if someone is visiting Kodaikanal....

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Coakers Walk | Noyce road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 82 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range: $52 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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