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Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Ranked #9 of 75 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Tiruchirappalli, India
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“horrible and pathetic”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2011

i stayed in lake view kodaikanal with my wife and 3 yr old son. the room which they had given me as a suite room was so smelly and they started cleaning up the place making us wait with my son and with all the luggage outside till they made up my room but they couldnt do away with the foul stench.
The food was good, but VERY COSTLY, remember they dont serve south indian food for dinner and they run their hotel in tamilnadu, south india....
The staff other than the reception people are very rude and stupid. their travel desk person starts annoying you with his talking when you refuse for participating in any tours conducted by them!!
I had planned to stay there for 2 nights but seeing their worst service attitude and dirty place, i checked out in one day even skipping their so called buffet breakfast and checked into a another resort.
my advice to all fellow travellors, please avoid staying in this place where you can get a better place and better service than this in the low cost lodges itself.
The road from the lake to the resort is so pathetic that my car scrapped its under belly all the way!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2010

I went there with lot of expectations, As I was allergic to Mold and dust, since the location is always cool or damp, the rooms had a lot of dust in it, Just peep below the beds, you see ages of dust layered.As soon as I switched on the heater, it made matters worst.The taps were creaky and leaking,The water from the taps were muddy, the shower was blocked with deposits, there were open wiring, its kind of suite with kitchen,The bed sheets are recycled by turning them over,the dirt side goes below, the room service was expensive, the reception was ok, the adventure division claims a lot of things, but does nothing, the Local sight seeing trip is done in a whiff, as if they are taking us on a free tour,I cam home sick and dissatisfied.The restaurant food was not tasty, but exorbitant.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chennai
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2010

We just returned from a family vacation to Kodaikanal. I stayed in Sterling Lake View and the place is pretty good. The staff is very friendly and the Room is very spacious and maintained clean.

Location of the resort is cool with view of the lake and sorrounded by dence woods and landscapes.

Best part for the kids is Holiday activities in the resort.

Restaurant and room service are decent.

Overall a nice experience.

Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank thizhari
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Jalandhar,Punjab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station. A polutionfree environment makes it a perfect destination for dream holidays. Cycling with family is the unique feature of holidays at Kodaikanal and Sterling Lakeview is an awe somw place to stay in. Surrounded with beautiful labdscapes, greenry all arround and giving a out of the world view og Kodai Lake in front of the resort itself is , what it has to offer. Must experience destination.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Coimbatore, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

If you want to spend your holiday, Kodaikanal is the best destination for it. STERLING RESORT in kodaikanal is one of my favourate place. we can see a excellent view of lake from the hotel. we can enjoy our holidays in kodaikanal in STERLING RESORTS with great pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2010

We went to Kodaikanl to celebrate new year last year. Overall a nice place to stay as you can book a room with kitchen and cook anything you like. Nice greenery all around.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank attool
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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2010

We booked this place over the net and did not know what to expect. We were two families (couples) and too a two bedroom suite. It was furnished like an apartment hotel, two bedrooms, a drawing room to sperate them (and the noises) and a kitchenette.

The view was great , though the lake view was gurded from some of the villas. 120 plus cottages in various formats (double/ single beds) overlooking the Kodai lake. Dec Jan is the best time to go when the weather is chilly.

The cycling and boating at the lake can keep you occupied for a few afternoons. The toy train if you have kids. Good food at the Lake view (the Tangri Kebab was the best) and also at the Carlton by the lake side.

The rooms are cosy - yuo can ask for firewood to make the evening even more romantic !!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Address: 44 Gymkhana Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > 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:
#4 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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