The hotel is well constructed, but neglect in maintenance of small things leaves much to be desired. The lighting in the room was so inadequate that it was difficult to read which is my prime hobby to relax at such places.To compound the problem, three out of seven lights installed were not functioning. The sliding lock on the door from inside the room was broken and not repaired despite assurance. As rightly pointed out by someone else on this site, only luke warm water was running in taps. The bathroom fittings and fixtures were also in need of maintenance/repair. Furniture in the room also required minor repairs/maintenance. No fan has been installed in rooms and at times the temperature is not as cool as one would desire, which makes you miss cooling effect of a fan. I wanted a room with a view, however, after reaching Kodaikanal realised that there were hardly any hotels with a view other than that of the local market shops or surrounding residential areas. The service was prompt. The waiters only understand very little English and no Hindi, only Tamil. The buffet breakfast and dining included in room charges are well spread but have predominately south Indian dishes.Even North Indian dishes are also cooked in South Indian style. Management must think of providing better fare to guests from other places also and try to give chapati/parantha of whole wheat flour rather than refined flour(Maida). Staff was friendly and helping. Hotel is located about one Km from Lake, however, there are hardly any roads in Kodaikanal where one can go for leisurely walks. But for these minor issues, overall experience of saty was good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- JC Residency is a landmark on the Convent Road, located just a km from Kodai Lake. Some of our highlights are:- *Ideally located *Spacious car parking *Indoor games and gym *Credit Card facilities* Spacious rooms *Amphi-Theatre for barbecue diners and bonfires.*Night ride & Estate trip*State of Art-Conference hall (100 pax 'theatre style' & 35 pax 'U shaped'.)The room facilities are as follows:-•Spacious room size with Garden or Mountain views• Pine & Petals- multi-cuisine restaurant, room service•Wi-Fi internet available at the reception•LCD/LED TVs ,Luxurious Queen Size beds with soft pillows & Spring Mattress•Godrej digital safety lockers in all rooms•24 hours Solar hot water•Daily housekeeping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jc Residency Kodaikanal
- Jc Residency Hotel Kodaikanal