Kodai Resort, Kodaikanal
Coaker\'s walk Kodaikanal
I visited Kodai Resort in July 2014 and this place is like a second heaven on earth. It's superb overall in hospitality, service, food and scenic view. I would like to visit again and again and would like to stay in resort with my child and want to spend time with them rather to waste time outside in garden or places. I would suggest to others also to spend quality time with family in resort and also in their activity centre. In the morning time enjoy a cup of tea in room balcony with scenic view. Playing with kids in garden is very hygienic and beautifully placed. It's really awesome to have a good sleep in night on comfortable bed. I enjoyed each and every minute in resort with morning breakfast to candle light dinner. Staff is very helpful and good, and very kind with kids. One thing I missed here that is family game planned by activity centre if they can connect all family through games and activity it will be so good.
My initial plan was to stay with Club Mahindra or Sterling. But I didn’t get a booking in any of those. After, I reached Kodai I still went to check out those places out of curiosity and for future references. I was glad that I made right choice to stay with Kodai resort. Here is my feedback on various aspects of this hotel: LOCATION It is in close proximity to Bus Stand, Coaker\'s walk, Kodai lake and Bryant Park. Even the market and all the restaurants are at a walking distance. Hotel is not on main road, but inside a quiet lane. So, you can still enjoy the ambiance away from hustle-bustle and all the noise. There aren\'t any autos in Kodai, so it\'s good to stay close to market. ROOMS Hotel has 2 kind of rooms Suite (2500 + Tax) and Executive Suite (3500 + Tax). I guess rooms were priced a little higher but wont call it exorbitant. In my opinion Suite are much better as you have a better view of garden and its even cheaper. Suite number 8,9,18,19 are the one with garden view. If you wish to go for Executive suite then I\'ll advise number 36, 43 and 44. They have some other rooms on upper side and back side, which doesn\'t have a good view. They call it valley view rooms, but frankly its no good. I stayed in Executive suite so will comment on its rooms. Rooms don\'t have a fan/AC, but I didn\'t feel the need for it as weather was nice. There was a coffee maker, LCD TV, Hair dryer, Umbrella, 2 pair of slippers apart from Towels/soaps/blankets. Bed and mattress was quite comfortable. Blankets were soft and dirt free. They also had a Diwan and 2 chairs in drawing room. Toilets were clean, but bathing area was a little small without any bath tub. Hot water supply is from 6am/pm to 10 am/pm. FACILITIES Hotel has a nice garden with some ducks and benches around. They have done reasonably good landscaping. There is a kids playing area in garden. There is an ample parking space in hotel. Hotel also has a recreation room with carom, chess, mini library and TT table. Then there is a beauty salon for ladies and an ayurvedic massage center. My wife had her facial and massage done from parlor but it wasn’t anything great. I took the ayurvedic massage followed by Steam bath. It costs Rs 750 and I found it quite relaxing. Mr Ajayen is the masseur and has done massage of many celebrities. Restaurant in hotel serves only buffet, which I found a little expensive and food didn’t look appealing to me. Moreover, I like to roam around and try food at local favorites. I enjoyed parathas at Rasoi, Soup/Chowmein at Tibetian brothers. SERVICE I didn’t take much service from hotel. However, I was reasonably satisfied with it. Bell boy took my luggage to rooms and then back to car at the time of check out. They didn’t keep me waiting for check-in and rooms were already clean and ready. They didn’t replenish tea/soaps/shampoo on their own but when I called up reception it was done within 5 minutes. Cleaning lady came to clean rooms in afternoon but I was taking rest and chose not to let her clean.
On a holiday trip I visited Kodaikanal in the month of April 2016 with my family. I booked a room at this resort through online. The resort location was very good as it was in a cool and peaceful area. It was convenient and easy to locate. The appearance was very good with the natural looks. It was full filled with the greenery. It was neatly maintained. The reception was excellent with the hospitality. They finished the booking formalities on time. They were friendly and kind. They were helpful in all the ways. We took the non-AC room. It had all the basic requirements in proper conditions. It was clean and spacious. Hot water facility was available. The washroom was clean and neat. The room service was good and they were on time. They had mini theatre and mini bar in the resort. It was paid service. We took both veg and non-veg food items. It was tasty and delicious. The overall service was excellent and very well satisfactory. Our stay was comfortable so I recommend this resort to other travelers also. Overall it was an excellent experience.
We, in order to beat the heat of Hyderabad flew off to Kodaikanal on 25th May 2015. We made separate arrangements to travel by an Innova to Palani (Lord Subramanyam's Temple) and then reached Kodai Resort. The place is well maintained and the check-in was smooth. We had made advance booking and got a reasonable discount. We were given two cottages with nos. 5 and 12 with a good view of the place. After check-in we ordered food for 6 people and the courteous staff provided the service at a very good speed in spite of the holiday season. The rooms are spacious with clean linen. Washrooms are extremely clean and dry. On our request made earlier in advance we were given cottages with a huge balcony where we could sit and enjoy the morning sun. We could get hot water at 8 pm. The dinner was tasty and in fact more than sufficient. The rooms are well separated and no noise emanating either. They had a campfire going but we were too tired to join in. The breakfast, next day was complimentary and by the time we reached the place after a walk around the Kodai lake, the food was still flowing. In spite of the holiday their was no shortage or waiting at the restaurant. We had sumptuous breakfast and pushed off for sightseeing. In short the gardens, the ambiance, the cleanliness, the maintenance gets 10/10. The staff especially are too good. Have travelled around the world many times in India but the staff here are awesome. In case I plan next year again, my choice is Kodai Resort.
Very Good place and Pricing is very decent. The location and the hotel is kept very good and a very nice place to stay. Food is very good, and nicely made. Try the Veg Biriyani here :).
Kodai Resort is ranked #6 among the 450 hotels in Kodaikanal with an average rating of 5.5 out of 7. It is one of the 51, 3-star Resorts in Kodaikanal. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 96 photos, 478 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Room. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,800 to Rs 6,800 per night. The hotel offer 49 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (54%) and Couple (31%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Kodai Resort is located at Coakers Walk . Coaker's Walk (1 Km), Bryant Park (1 Km), Csi Church (1 Km), Christ the King Church (1 Km) and Union Church (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Conference Hall, Laundry Services, Room Service, Doctor On Call and Restaurant. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.