Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud, Yercaud
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Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud, Yercaud

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  • Destination 5.6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 5.8/7
  • Service 5.6/7
  • Room 5.8/7
  • Food & Drink 5.6/7
  • Activities 5/7

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Anshuman Goyal
  • Anshuman Goyal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted 1 week ago
We went to this hotel almost two months back. The hotel is located exactly next to Yercaud Lake. Beautiful ambiance and really good staff. We had a good time there and highly recommend this hotel to all. The boating is nearby and you get all street foods easily. Specially the chai walas are really good.
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Alekhya Ajai
  • Alekhya Ajai
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  • 4.8/7
  •  Posted 3 weeks ago
It was a long weekend (May 1-3) and we definitely wanted to escape from the heat and humidity of Chennai. So we found this lovely resort named the Lake Forest (which is an English version of Yer-caud: Yeri - Lake, Kaadu - Forest). We had found good reviews online, so we booked it even though it was slightly costly due to the long weekend rush.

Instead of going by public transport, we drove down. We took the scenic route of Chennai - Ulundurpet - Attur - Salem instead of the Krishnagiri route. There are loads of stopovers on the way and we had stocked our car with drinks and snacks and soulful music to go with. We reached Salem in a decent 6 hours and asked for instructions to Yercaud.

In the pictures, we saw a lot of greenery, but were still pretty thrilled when we reached the resort. It was lovely and cosy and reminded you of the British era - The hotel was renovated with an idea to recreate an atmosphere of colonization. What we loved was the fact that they have taken utmost care in creating a semblance of balance between nature and us. So the rooms are in the middle of a wonderful surrounding of trees, just outside your window, you'll find a great blossom of flowers etc.

We had booked a Bungalow there. The rooms were not luxurious, but decent for the money we shelled out. Initially, we were not happy with the room shown to us because the mattress was very thin (4 inches), but we let the room service know our displeasure and they showed us a couple of alternates and we picked the better of the lot. We felt the service could have been much better as we had to call the housekeeping and ask them for floor mats and towels, but the response and handling of requests was timely.

They had a huge open area as an eat out/ dance area and we had our dinner there. Special mention to vegetable cutlet and vegetable (we're vegetarians :)). The veg moussaka was delectable and the best I've ever had until now. Our package was inclusive of breakfast and contained the regular fare of South+North Indian + English mix.

The weather was hot in the noon's but towards evening turning wonderfully chilly. Which was a joy in the peak of summer. We hired an auto and checked out all the local delights. It was fairly simple as there is a huge map and a list of places right on the main road from the resort.

If you were to go there, my suggestions would be - go with your family (even big families would enjoy, as they have trampolines for kids to go crazy with. ). ASK for what you need as the management tries to help out as much as possible. Definitely dine out in the open area and try out the delicacies suggested above.
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Kalyan
  • Kalyan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted 4 weeks ago
Convenient location, very safe, hospitality is very nice, keeping you updated with the activities on a daily basis by the resort executive, nice food what else you want for a perfect holiday with good climate.

Garden & open theatre to relax, play interior games watch big screen TV.

Location is very easy. Get down from bus in front of the resort so you also save money and time.

Suggestion: SMS only to members daily activities instead of searching.
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Sundar gnanavel G
  • Sundar gnanavel G
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 34 Reviews
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted 2 months ago
It was a pleasant stay at Lake Forest Hotel. The old British colonial charm, good restaurant with a decent range of varieties, courteous staff and proximity to lake make it a good choice. The price is expensive for sure and for Yercaud standards. The fittings in rooms are of cheap quality however. A make over is required.
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Kevin John
  • Kevin John
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 37 Reviews
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted 2 months ago
I stayed in this hotel when I went to Yercaud a few years back. The resort itself is beautifully built but small. The rooms are spacious and surrounded by a lot of greenery. The food is good as well. It gives you the "living in the lap of nature" feel. :)
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Sathish
  • Sathish
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  • 4.3/7
  •  Posted 3 months ago
Location of the hotel is good but rooms are below standard. Nil activities, average food. Nice place to visit during summer but don't expect too much from the resort or surrounding places. Overall not so good stay would think twice to visit next time.
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Mr Shanmugan
  • Mr Shanmugan
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 1 Review
  • 5.9/7
  •  Posted Feb 6, 2015
It was an awesome stay. The hotel had fabulous ambience. The food was really good and I enjoyed my dinner in outdoor, by the mist surrounding us. We had the option of playing our favourite movie in the projector. The rooms were at its best well maintained. The service was also very good. The only thing that made me feel bad was there wasn't a bar attached to the resort. But other satisfactions made me forget that.
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Prashanth Dsouza
  • Prashanth Dsouza
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  • 3.3/7
  •  Posted Jan 29, 2015
Like always I would like to begin with the positives. This is a heritage property located very close to Yercaud lake. The plantation within which the hotel is located is majestic. We had a lovely walk through the greenery and you can also have lovely views of the forest. The king size bed in the bungalow suite or English suite (not sure since I got conflicting versions from the staff. The room was 602) was very comfortable for the 3 of us.

They have a trampoline which my kid had great fun on and it left us with time to watch movies being projected on the big screen with a beer. The food was good at reasonable price. The buffet breakfast was ok. I did not like the cheese omelet I ordered as it was overdone.

The room service was good the food ordered was promptly served. Lots of monkeys, bane or boon, up to you to decide. We enjoyed their company.

Now the negatives. I was told that I was being upgraded to a English suite even though I had booking for bungalow suite. I was shown Room 602. The other one I was shown was room 120 or 121. This was very small and so called bungalow suite. So settled for the 602. Initially, the geyser did not seem to work. On calling first we were informed to keep it on for 30 minutes. Then later when we were back after lunch, we informed that because of the power outage the geysers would not work until 6 pm. Yercaud was very cold an we had to manage with very cold running water in the night.

Next morning we realized something was wrong. The electrician came and told us that the coil is spoiled. Its a nuisance to have people running into you room trying to fix things. When I was having bath, the geyser started leaking water rendering the bathroom unusable. By the time help arrived again the tank was empty. The water input to the geyser had to be disconnected.

There was no room available at that point until 12. 30 pm. We went for sightseeing back at 4 pm. Supervisor told me that he came to our room to offer us an adjacent room but we were not around. We were staying there for 2 nights and I then was not really in a mood in shifting for the second night.

Finally, I was given an on the house dinner buffet for the troubles faced. I also wish that this place is better maintained. By the way I don't have Club Mahindra membership so I am not sure if the non-members are treated as well.
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K suresh
  • K suresh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.5/7
  •  Posted Dec 19, 2014
Went with my family to get rid of daily routine work, property is awesome in pollution and noise free locality. Rooms are well maintained and look like ancient building. Would like to visit once more. Separate area for kids to play, food is average.
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Vijay
  • Vijay
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Dec 5, 2014
Easy to reach the hotel by train, the near by station is Salem junction in Tamil Nadu. Warm welcome by staff. Nice place to stay. It was a hill station and very cool in April. Neat and tidy hotel. Very well equipped with all the amenities. Quiet relaxed environment.
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Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud Overview

The resort is located about a half kilometre away from the Yercaud Lake, and is an old and charming British Bungalow built in 1800s. The resort has maintained this heritage look and feel, and lovely antique furniture and fittings are displayed in royal finish and style throughout the resort. The resort is situated in the midst of a live coffee estate. Nostalgia in all its glory! Lake Forest Hotel is just 45 km from Salem Airport and 35 km from Salem Railway Station.

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Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud Address

Ondikadai post
Yercaud
Salem

Tamil Nadu - 636602
India
Also known as Lake Forest Hotel

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