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Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Ranked #8 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Relaxing time”
Reviewed January 28, 2010

Sterling Resorts Kodaikanal Lake View is a wonderful property. We were there for 5 days and I consider this trip as the most memorable one. Room were good enough with a kitchenette. Climate was awesome. It rained during the days and by afternoon the sky was clear for us to enjoy the scenic of kodai. Service was good and so was the food. At night the resort organized games for its customers. Kids area is good. Since the resort is spread out and is away from the city, it has its own little grocery store.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Bangalore
1 review
Reviewed January 22, 2010

We stayed in sterling for 3 days and 2 nights, the hotel was fair, good looking, the hospitality and the food was really amazing although the price also was competitive among other hotels. i think everyone should see Kodaikanal ateast once in a year with a stay in sterling hotel especially when going for a trip with friends, we had spent 2 days for site visit and one complete day for rest in hotel, the rooms was spacious and we had a wonderful time on pool and greeneries around.

  • Liked — Hospitallity and Food
  • Disliked — Cleanliness not up to the mark
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank BangaloreVinod
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Chennai
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3 reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

We have stayed in that hotel for three days as part of our HM. The warm welcome and the cottages offered were excellent with all amenities for cooking even, which we didn't tried. Even in my package, herbal massaging has been there, They had arranged a comfortable vehicle for the local trips and all. Anyway the ambience of the hotel with dance club, the delicious restaurant, indoor games etc were too good.
It has been a nice experience for us

Rgds,
Mahesh M Nair

  • Liked — Food & Ambience
  • Disliked — No Swimming pool
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank nairstpi
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Toronto
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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

The resort is an old one situated in a prime location in Kodai.Sadly the potential is ignored and management tries to run it like a standard "drive in drive out" property. Though the town of Kodaikkanal is just 2 km away with it's varied dining and shopping options nobody at the reception knows anything about the town or the surrounding area. They just sell you the standard "package" and try to get you to buy stuff at their shop. It is disgraceful that over half of the employees at the resort do not speak the local language (Tamil). Other points:

Restaurant: Overpriced bland food with little variety.

Activities: Standard , you don't need to go to Kodai to play Bingo.

Cottages: Old and worn out but comfortable and spacious. Needs a facelift.

Service: Average , employees seem not too happy with management. They work well but don't seem involved. Example: Housekeeping cleans my cottage perfectly but doesn't take the effort to pick up a discarded water bottle three feet from the front door.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Thank SridharToronto
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Chennai
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

I planned to have a break from my regular routine and Planned to visit KodaiKanal one of my friend suggested Sterling Hotels and i booked in advance. When i visited the place (kodai) where the Hotels is situated, i feel as if i am in heaven the mist has covered till my knees and the greenary around took my Hearts to extent like i am floating on air. The nature scenic view is awesome i forgot all my tension and responsibilities and enjoyed like anything and gone to my childhood days, i have decide henceforth to make a regular visit over here.

  • Liked — Comfort
  • Disliked — Service
  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Kambham
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Chennai
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2010

I planned to have a break from my regular routine and Planned to visit KodaiKanal one of my friend suggested Sterling Hotels and i booked in advance. When i visited the place (kodai) where the Hotels is situated, i feel as if i am in heaven the mist has covered till my knees and the greenary around took my Hearts to extent like i am floating on air. The nature scenic view is awesome i forgot all my tension and responsibilities and enjoyed like anything and gone to my childhood days, i have decide henceforth to make a regular visit over here.

  • Liked — Its comfort and Ambience
  • Disliked — reachability to the place
  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Kambham
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Bhopal
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 17, 2009

I am happy the way I was treated in this hotel. Room services were of top class.
My stay here was really very nice. Rooms were very good and specious, neat and clean. Location is really very good and easily accessible from the main city. Services were very prompt and nice. It was really worth for the money. Amazing food quality.
Staff was helpful and the hotel was quite clean. Next time I visit this city I'll surely stay in this hotel.

Stayed October 2008
Helpful?
Thank sudha45
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Additional Information about Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort

Property: Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Address: 44 Gymkhana Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Sterling Resorts Kodaikanal Lake View Hotel Kodaikanal

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