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“Decent Holiday in the mountains”

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Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal
Ranked #17 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Hyderabad, India
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Decent Holiday in the mountains”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Location - It is is the best for those who wish to stay close to the mountain ranges (about 5 kms from the main Kodai lake). Very good sunset view point.
Food- Expensive. But the items are very tasty and the service is great. No occasion to complain in my four days stay.
Travel- In case you are not driving on your own, then you shall appreciate the dedicated travel desk with economical packages for local touring in case of group travel. While exclusive cab facility is made available at short notice also.
Room- Have stayed in a premium suite which accommodates a couple with a living, bed room with attached toilet and a dedicated balcony and 24 hr hot water. The view from the balcony is landscaped play area overlooking the mountain ranges.The room size is average but not too big, that seems sufficient for just two people.

The stay was quite peaceful and we planned our day at leisure covering a few places each day.
We had really missed the fireplace inside the room though heater is provided on request. However, there is no On-demand bonfire arrangement in the open air where the guests who are interested can come around. However, this is considered as a premium service making it available only to a larger group of guests between 7:15 to 8:30 PM only. There is also an indoor games room to play TT, Carrom, Chess, Snooker, etc. Do not expect premium suite to have the WOW factors like candle light dinner, bonfire on request, chocolates in the room, welcome drink,etc. These are something I guess will be available only if you are a customer of the holiday package and not if you plan resort, travel, etc independently.

We had our return bus at 6PM. Though the checkout was in the morning, we had been accommodated till 4 in the evening without any hiccups. Thanks to Rajasekhar and courteous staff who made our stay pleasant and memorable.

Room Tip: Ask for an unobstructed hill view room. I find two trees obstructing the hill view partially.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

it was a memorable trip. the place was really well maintained. its over priced. food was not great. served everytihng at a time. and due to climate it turns cold soon.
spa is very small. its actually an ayurveda treatment. its a nice place to go with family. its not very far from the city. reception is good. service is good.t

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this review, November 24, 2014
Thank you sir for the review, it is highly appreciated. We are glad that you had a memorable holiday experience at Hill Country. Looking forward to serve you again soon.
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Thiruvananthapuram, India
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I would 1st of all like to say that this is overpriced. We stayed in a deluxe room. The room is well maintained and has good outside view. But I don’t understand the reason of this much hyped room tariff .Also food was OK, but Rs. 160 for 600ml 7up was toooo much. I was told that WiFi is available but was not accessible due to bad signal (at least in the room I stayed).Superb ambiance outside and nice location .Staff was really good and Rajshekar was a very nice person to deal with. Guided me well to the resort even during the odd time (Thank You Raj)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed on the Mahindra Holiday portion of the Hill Country Resorts last weekend. Well, the resort looks lovely, tucked away from the crowded area. Well maintained resort. The Mahindra Holiday portion is on one corner (Studio Apartments).Having stayed at other Mahindra Holidays resorts, found this to be way below their standards. Nothing to talk about the so called studio aprtment; small and cramped. The restaurant had nothing great to offer, so reserving my comments on the food, though found it to be a little expensive for the quality of food.The saving grace was the staff being helpful and nice. There were frequent power failures (generator takes minimum 2 minutes), surprisingly only on the Mahindra Holidays portion of the resort.

Would appreciate if Mahindra Holidays can comeout with its own resort rather than co-sharing!

Room Tip: Cant give any tips for Mahindra Holiday members.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Bodinayakanur
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

First my BIG THANKS to the Resort Manager - Mr. Mohanan and his team - Front officer Mr.Rajesekar, Mr.Ram and others, The Chief Chef and his team, the Spa people and everyone else for making our meet a wonderful and COMPLETE one. I am overwhelmed with your hospitality, right from my first visit regarding this meet to my send off. Everyone in the group were happy about the stay, ambiance, location and the way they were taken care of. The chef really took care of our taste buds, the food was excellent, buffet was arranged as per our request and privately for us. Mr.Rajaseker was in complete humorous mode and made our evenings joyful.the camp bin fire and music good. The children loved the lawn and play area a lot. i have been to the resort 10 and 5 yrs before and am really surprised to see the way the lawn is maintained and the cleanliness within the resort is too good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this review, November 24, 2014
We are overjoyed to read your review, we take pride in knowing that you enjoyed your stay at Hill Country, it was our pleasure to serve you. Thank you for the feedback, it is of immense value to us. We look forward to see you again at the resort soon
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Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

It is an outstanding experience at the height of 2133 sq.ft nevertheless at Hill country Resorts India Pvt.Ltd for DDA,Tamilnadu during it's 8th Annual Conference, which never be forgetful rather leave it just like that.This exclusive services from pillar to post and entry person to the top man in Hierarchy. We specially render our heartfelt thanks to the generous man the resort manager Mr.Mohanan, the greatest personality along with his very kindest Team members.
By Diagnostic Distributors Association, Tamilnadu, hosted by Trichy chapter

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Noida, India
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Nice location, away from the city and yet within 20 min drive. Property itself is maintained well. Rooms are relatively small given the location. Wasn't impressed with the quality of the rooms, looks like someone has tried to cut corners. 1 BR suite has a 32 inch TV and a very small bathroom. There is a small kitchenette but lacks basic utensils and cutlery, something which Club Mahindra rarely leaves unaddressed. Had a tough time locating the property as we kept looking for Club Mahindra signs and we couldn't find even a single one. To all those who are club Mahindra visitors, look for Hill country resorts and not club Mahindra. This resorts lacks the facilities and amenities that Club Mahindra usually boasts of. Has an activity room but barely functional. There is a spa but a 3 star at best. The are rarely any events in the evening. In brief, it is still an ok place for couples but I suggest you avoid if you are with a family with kids and are used to Club Mahindra Coorg and Goa resorts. Food was relatively good. If you are accompanied by elderly parents opt for rooms that are closer to the reception area as there are quite a few stairs one has to take to get to most rooms.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal

Property: Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal
Address: Attuvampatti, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
#4 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step into a world of timeless charm at the Hill Country Holiday Resort, Kodaikanal. Indulge in a luxurious escape to this exquisite 5 acre, country-style retreat set amidst lush greenery, with a breathtaking view of the breathtaking Palani Hills. Prepare to be inspired and don't forget to pack your cameras! Delight in our pampering facilities and traditional Ayurvedic Wellness Center and Spa. Flexible when it comes to offering comprehensive variety of tours and tailor made packages. From adventure to romantic getaways, M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) or just some quality time away with the family, you'll find everything you need right here at Hill Country Kodaikanal. ... more   less 
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