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Highland Parade
Ranked #60 of 81 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at this resort. Home made food cooked by personal choice is the highlight of this place!.We stayed here from 7-10th Sep 2013. Room - Neat & compact.Good room and reception service.Hotel has plenty of space, kid's play and food is good, not expensive. Some of the things we loved : 1. excellent location, 2. excellent service, 3. beautiful garden - very huge 4. Cordial staff 5. Best Amenities

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you have no other choice, then go to this one.
Here is my true reviews as I stayed 3 days in this resort, it has
Less Pros(advantages), more cons(Disadvantages)
Advantages:
1. Hotel is situated in a beautiful scenary area.
2. Economic.
3. Good Infra
Disadvantages:
1. There is no staff for maintenance.
2. College training students are used as cleaning staffs (they donot even know how to speak to customers and to react)
3. There is NO ROOM HEATER. As the resort is located at slope of mountain, the room temperature decreases drastically in night (all rooms are having big glass windows). Glass windows are good for site seeing, but when come to night it will repel the exact temperature as in outside (about 8'C to 15'C in night) making enterly unfit to sleep peaceful without room heater.
4. Without Hot Drinking water U can't stay there. In mrng before 8am, it takes 30min (even more) to get Hot water if order in exnt phone. (Hot water is not purified as it smells like rusty and contain small soil particles)
5. Outside Lights are not maintained properly. when U entering resort in night, it is difficult to survey inside to go to ur room in the stairs.
6. heard that food is not good and also having less menu items.
7. Too far from the kadaikanal city (3.3km), bus stand and lake.(if u have car then ok). Even if U have car, it is difficult to drive in that steeeepy roads(spl) to this resort. (review as am a driver and owner of car). Even taxy (maruthi van) drivers are bit thinking if U called a taxy to this resort.
Finally, If u have no other choice, then go to this resort.

Room Tip: Keep blankets, sweeters and socks to prevent shivering in night. If U have no other choice, then go...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Sanjeev kumar R
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I am writing this review too late, but as it is said, it is never too late for anything. We became members of Bajaj Highland after we got free vouchers after we were called and asked to attend their 1 hour session of introduction. We visited their Lonavala resort which was fairly good enough and accordingly planned our stay with them on our next visit to South. After our enjoyable stay at Bolgatty resort in Kochi, we were expecting similar experience at Kodai Kanal. But worst had to happen to us. The place is far away from the city. The approach road was in pathetic condition. We were travelling in Tavera and we had ladies with us who were really scared during the drive to the resort, such was the condition of the road. The resort itself is good and gives excellent view but other than that nothing was worth mentioning.
1. Rooms had creaky beds. Main door of our room had a broken latch. We somehow had managed to lock the door with the stopper on top.
2. The cook had left the very night we checked in and the local boys cooked for us. We were being served anything in the name of food forget about the menu. When we requested that they let us cook as they didn't have a cook who can provide us edible food, we were rudely confronted by the front desk guy. We somehow barged into the kitchen as the food served by them was not even worth looking at. To give you an example, we felt that since we can't rely on the main course they would offer after the disastrous dinner the second night, we asked for simple one Hot & Sour soup and one sweet corn soup.
Hot & sour soup was nothing but white vinegar and red pepper put in thin cornflour stock. And Sweet corn soup was mere sugar put in the corn flour stock.

Since we had to return early to the resort during the night due to the condition of the road, we were left with no option.

If someone wants to take the membership of Bajaj Highlands, PLEASE DON'T. Now they have even closed down the Lonavala resort and they just keep making promises for a new resort coming up if we ask them to cancel our membership.

Room Tip: Just avoid as far as possible.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank desaiardeshir
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Please give honest reviews...it really helps...this resort is quite far off from the bus stand and difficult commuting. Do not ever try the restaurant the food is horrible...we even found a nut (nut and bolt) in the food. The scenery is beautiful it has a play area. The rooms are average. Dont expect anything extraordinary. The photos in the website are misleading the rooms are nowhere close to it. If you do not have any other choice and all rooms are booked you may try this the scenery is definitely lovely but then it has its disadvantages. Staff response was ok. The activity area had noone to help there werent enough chess coins neither carrom board...everything was badly maintained....I will not recommend this but if you have your own vehicle, love scenery and can have meals outside then ok...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Esther F
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

very good resort........ u feel like u are in home. staff are very good. if u go ones u fell like going again.Not only for couples for family, friends, business every one will like.The staff is nice , room service is excellent

Room Tip: if u want to have the scenery view from the room completely select high level room
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank lakshman39
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

a very worst worst place to stay at kodaikanal, i have been with my family last december 2012, had a very worst experience with the hotel people, the manager is the bloody waste fellow on this earth, heater not working, lights not working ,water not coming properly, if we ask anything he wont come and answer, food is of worst quality,rooms are shabby, dypers and ladies napkins are thrown on the lawns,used condoms are under the beds, i wonder whethere is this a hotel or something else..

Room Tip: never ever go to this hotel
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank karthiksamyuktha01
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights in December 2010.
Except the valley view which it has got, there is nothing good at this place.

Location: The approach roads to this place is horrible. Luckly we had taken a taxi and hence somehow managed.
Caution for people taking their own vehicles.

Service: Extremely poor.
There was an electrical problem in the room (socket & switch) which the electrician could not fix.
There was no other room available since it was new years rush.
The restuarant service is the worst. You give a simple order and wait for more than 30 minutes.
80% of the items listed in the menu card was not available.

Rooms: Poor
The rooms were not clean, the furnitre in the room was quite old and not maintained at all.
The curtains and bedsheets were shabby.
The fittings in the bathroom used to come out in our hands while using. No plumber was available.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank shan304
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Address: Kurinji Andavar Koil Side Road | Highland Holiday Home, 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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range: $23 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Highland Parade 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
View is awesome, Good Valley View Room. staff was good and they will helpful . Spacious parking. Quite place with lots of tranquility with a great view from the room itself . 24 hours electricity and hot water through electric geyser. Rooms are bigger as they are traditional. Very Reasonable Pricing. Highly recommended for anyone who like to stay in Kodaikanal very safely ... more   less 
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