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“Very dirty.”
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Highland Parade
Ranked #60 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Reviewed January 10, 2011

Extremely filthy. Needs work. Beautiful surroundings.Needs complete overhaul. I would not recommend this to my worst enemy.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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5  Thank 35805Anna
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

Hotel Peoples are not able to speak in English. Hotel is located at least 3kms away from city. The road to go to the hotel is very bad, no other hotel is present in this road, the road is maintained by hotel itself. According to the hotel site information they said that they have different indoor active ( like carom, TT, chess etc) but actually they dont have anything like that. They dont have anything to kill your leisure time.

Rooms are very small, dirty. Dont have power backup, often experience power cut off. They have provision to supply hot water but water heater was not in working condition.

As hotel is located in isolated place (at least 3kms away from city), you have to hire a cab from hotel travel desk to go to city.Travel desk charges too much for city drop and pickup and never think of booking of a taxi for one day city sightseeing from hotel travel desk.

Food quality, room service, house keeping are very bad. They are not prompt. They will take at least one hour to serve a small request.

I have booked 2 rooms for 2 nights from IRCTC site. Check in and check out time was 12 pm. In the day of check out they told that hotel check out time was 10 am and if I stay after that I have to pay one day charge. I had an argument with hotel manager and they force me to check out one room and we stayed in another room from 2 extra hour.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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5  Thank hi_tinku
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

We stayed at this hotel as it is a part of the Bajaj Highland resorts consortium and we are member of the same. The hotel is pretty average however the redeeming feature is its location. Its away from main kodai market place and has a great view of the valley. The rooms are well spaced out however they are small. The linen is just about ok. The staff, though not well trained is curteous and responsive. The restaraunt is just about average but quite expensive for the quality of food. As the hotel is away from the town, there is no option but to eat at the restaraunt once you reach back in the evening or for breakfast.
There is a small park for the children to play and they enjoyed it. There is a small village below and it makes for a good trek to it and back.. a lovely way to spend the day.
The hotel also has a pool table, carrom, TT tables, Library etc so one can spend time comfortably without getting bored if one does not expect world class service.
Be careful of the travel desk. They fleece you for daily tours. For e.g. They quoted a figure of Rs 800 for a full day tour of Kodai visiting various waterfalls and points. For the same tour, the average price quoted by the travel agents in the city was Rs 300. So dont use the travel desk facility for other than pick up and drop to the city. This cost between Rs 80-100 per trip.
Overall, the hotel is a decent place to stay in kodai, if one is on a budget and has low expectations. The location is lovely and therefore it scores over others in main kodai in this aspect.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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2  Thank frequentaks
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

i stayed with my extended family, my uncle,aunts,my own mother,brother, cousins etc in this resort. we had two large units for ourselves and we enjoyed our stay there. the rooms were comfortable and relatively clean. they were not very posh but were good enough for a family get together. o the picnic spots were closeby and we used walk around the place.verall experience was memorable.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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8  Thank SCREENCNAME
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

Highland Parade- Kodaikanal The Valley Club

Last year we went to Kodaikanal and stayed in this place. It is 7500 ft above the sea level.
The resort is little far from the main bus stand and offered pick-up(no droping) facility for free. The onset when we reached at premises, it was eye catching panoramic view of green valley of kodai.
There we've been alloted a room called deluxe (no A/C). As soon as we entered inside it was stinking allover and full of seepage. I felt like vomiting so my hubby went to reception and asked them to change our room. At this they changed the room but no wonder it was more or less with the same conditions.
We paid them already online for advanced booking and they were not ready to refund the money so couldn't left it. Room service was very unfit as well as food.
There is nothing great about this resort except its location, please avoid it by all means.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank doralovetovisit
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

I did not enjoy my stay at this hotel. The ambience is not at all good. One fine morning they started the rennovation of the 1st floor of the room where we were staying in the ground floor. Its terrible. People go to relax & instead they are torturing with horrible sounds. They do not bother to check if guests are staying in any of the rooms in the block. The management is just terrible. It seem that there is no process to follow. Restaurant is not that great & rates are much higher than other good restaurant in Kodaikanal.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank SSaha
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

the location is among the valleys.

Nice sightseeing spots nearby

Has a restaurant, swimming pool and other recreation facilities

room service is excellent.
overall a great place to spend weekend with family

its a good place for young couples too to spend their romantic weekends

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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4  Thank justchilling5
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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: $26 - $65 (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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