Kodaikanal Hotels

Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, Kodaikanal

PB No. 44 Gymkhana Road Kodaikanal

Ranked 24 amongst 387 hotels in Kodaikanal

5.4/7 1495 Reviews
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Destination
5.9 / 7
Location
5.8 / 7
Appearance
5.8 / 7
Front Office
5.6 / 7
Service
5.5 / 7
Room
5.6 / 7
Food & Drink
5.4 / 7
Activities
4.9 / 7

Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort Video Reviews (2)

Nikhil Aggarwal

Gurgaon
19 Reviews | 1277 Readers

"Beautiful resort, very near to ..."

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Rajesh Kumar

Mount Abu
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"Nice resort, comfortable room &..."

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Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort Reviews (1495)


3 Reviews | 10 Readers

"Good hotel it should be maintained"

6.1/7
Posted 3 days ago

The Sterling Holidays Lake View%2C Kodiak anal was my stay in the month of January 2017 when I had been to Kodaikanal. It was my holiday trip with family. The city Kodaikanal was average. The hotel location was average. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as very good. I would rate the front desk staff as average. I booked my room through online. I would rate the services in the hotel were average. The hotel room was good with ambience and facilities. The food in the hotel was good as we can have so many options as according to the season.

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Chennai
1 Review | 2 Readers

"Excellent food available at the hotel"

6.0/7
Posted 1 month ago

I was on a holiday trip to Kodaikanal with my family and stayed at Sterling Holidays Lake View in the month of September. The destination was very good as it was a tourist place. The location of the hotel was excellent. The appearance of the hotel is very good as interior was awesome. Reception was very good as the staff were courteous. Room was booked online through booking. Com. Room was very good as it was neat and clean. Service was very good as the staff were quick. Food was excellent as it was tasty. Complimentary breakfast was available. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers.

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Bangalore
1 Review

"Good hotel "

4.8/7
Posted 3 months ago

Everything was good in the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my family for official trip. I went to this hotel by my own vehicle. The hotel interior and exterior was good. There was no problem in check in and check out. I had booked the room by online. The behaviour of staff was nice. The room was ok in the hotel. All facility was provided in the room. The complimentary tea and coffee was provided in the room.

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3 Reviews | 9 Readers

"Appearance of the hotel is nice"

7.0/7
Posted 4 months ago

Overall experience was good in this hotel. Reception people were very cooperative. Staff members in the hotel were excellent in service. Excellent room was provided to me. All required amenities were provided. Hotel was located nearby lake. Interior and exterior appearance of the hotel was nice. Welcome drink was served.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

16th February 2017

Dear Sir/Ma'am,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake.

We appreciate you for taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are ecstatic to be rated so highly; thank you! At Kodai - By The Lake we strive to ensure that no stone is unturned to pamper our guests with the best of what Sterling has to offer. Our highly rated rooms are our way of pampering guests in the typical Sterling way! Thank you for commending our staff members. Your kinds words will motivate them to raise their standards even higher.
Please visit our website to know about our exclusive membership offers and deals.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Delhi
3 Reviews | 21 Readers

"Appearance was good"

4.8/7
Posted 4 months ago

I had visited this hotel with my family. The location of the hotel was good. The food was not value for money. The variety of food was provided by the hotel. The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. The allotted room was spacious with clean and good. The room was booked by my friends. There was no delay in check in and check out. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The swimming pool was available at the hotel. The behaviour of staff was good. The hotel was located far away from the city. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The overall service of the hotel was very good. The activities were not arranged by the hotel. I would suggest this hotel to reduce the food cost.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

16th February 2017

Dear Sir/Ma'am,
Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the features that you liked the most. At Kodai - By The Lake we seek to allow our guests intimate access to nature so that they can feel rejuvenated. We are grateful to you for sharing the aspects that we need to improve. The Resort Management Team has been notified of your valuable suggestions.
We would love to welcome you again in our resorts located pan-India.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team


Delhi
6 Reviews | 6767 Readers

"Everything was very nice"

6.1/7
Posted 6 months ago

Everything was very nice at the hotel. The garden was available at the hotel. The appearance of the hotel was very good. The check in and checkout was done on time at the hotel. The food was very nice in the hotel. The transportation facility was not provided by the hotel. The complimentary food was provided in the hotel.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

24th January 2017

Dear Sir/Ma\'am,

Namaste!

Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake.

We appreciate you for taking the time to share your review of our resort.
We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for sharing with us the features that you liked the most. At Sterling we believe that our guests deserve nothing but the best and Kodai - By The Lake is one of our many humble efforts to function in this organizational core belief.

We hope you choose us again as your hospitality partner in the near future!

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team

Top Reviews of Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort


Adoni
2 Reviews | 158 Readers

"A perfect break from our stressful life in city"

7.0/7
Posted 2 years ago

Our trip to Kodai was the usual yearly family outing to get rejuvenated and this was just the perfect place. We drove down from Bangalore which itself was a long drive and one look at the Sterling property by the lake and the great panoramic view, all our journey stress just vanished. We were all charged up to explore the city soon after we had out sumptuous lunch. The resort is nestled amidst a great surrounding of greenery, and great views from every corner of the property. Our room was a short walk from the reception lobby through the winding garden which was laden with colourful flowers, cosy as our own home it was big enough for us to unwind after an adventurous day and catch up with a good sleep. Overall, the ambiance of the resort was very cordial and food was just awesome and lip-smacking, we could not get our the lavish breakfast spread that would be waiting each morning. During the day we used to mostly be busy sightseeing and would catch our lunch at a great eating joint suggested by the hotel staff or explored on our own reading reviews such as this. You must visit Pastry Corner and Abys cafe amongst a whole lot of different cuisines available around Kodai, cost is very meagre and the food is just great. Close-by to the Sterling resort is the man made lake and you must rent a cycle and go around the lake, especially the cycle where two can pedal together. Also not to forget boating in the lake especially the one where you need to peddle. It is amazing fun and we just loved every moment of it, and my son kept asking for more. One thing that I was worried about was our car being left outside in the open on the first night, and later I discovered that the resort had their own parking place just around the corner which was relieving and was more than satisfying. The folks (staff) at the hotel were very cordial and helpful in every way, my favourite was the security guard at the front gate, as I would creep in at dawn around the garden with my camera to shoot some birds as this is the best time to spot them and he was very helpful. Overall, our stay was worth every moment we enjoyed, and we were there for just 2 nights, maybe we may come there again for a slightly longer stay where we can really relax and breathe in the fresh Kodai air sipping a great masala chai. Now that's what I call a perfect break from our stress at workplace, sipping a great masala chai. Now that's what I call a perfect break from our stressful life in the city.

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Chennai
1 Review | 1 Reader

"Awesome resort for a good holiday to relax"

5.9/7
Posted 1 year ago

It is a good place to stay, very good ambiance, good hospitality and has a lot of amenities and activities. The property is very well maintained and has good connectivity to all the tourist spots and very close to the lake. The staff are very friendly and overall it is a very good place to stay and to have a calm and relaxed holiday.

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Goa
2 Reviews | 90 Readers

"An experience not to forget"

5.8/7
Posted 1 year ago

First things first! There are no sign boards that will lead you directly to the property. However, you will need to remember that you need to drive till the lake and then a right and follow it by a left at the circle. Starting this feedback with this line is important so that you don't go through the problem I went through. Once there, you just forget the pain that you went through searching. It was raining heavily when we reached there and just as we drove in, we were warmly greeted by the manager there. Good observations: 1. The restaurant had the most perfect place to sit overlooking the lake. 2. The menu had a lot of variety and is just perfect for breakfast. Some concerns: 1. If you don't fancy walking much, ask for a room in the 1st or second rows. Since, we got the room which was a in the fourth line, it was like a mini trek to the top. 2. The lunch and dinner options are not that great. Going around Kodai is not very difficult. However, there was one very interesting person by the name of Gopalan who is employed by the hotel. Interesting because he would tell you all the details about the place and at the same time click some awesome shots for you. He took us around and got us to the best stores to get the goodies. People say that often drivers take you to places where they get commissions. However, this guy got us to places where the prices were much lower (did a comparison to check). Overall, the place is awesome and just perfect for a get away. Calm, Serene, Scenic are the 3 things that will remind me of Kodai by the lake. Will love to go back there again for a longer duration. One word of advice: The spa is very nice. However, avoid the winters for going to the spa.

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Bangalore
1 Review

"An Awesome Stay at Lake View"

5.8/7
Posted 1 year ago

It was a visit during November 2014 and we had a wonderful experience staying at Sterling Holidays Lake View. The staffs greeted us with welcome drink and made arrangements for our stay with making us wait for a minute. The amenities were just incredible and especially the gardens which we never missed clicking snaps. The best part is the Lake view from the hotel room we stayed. Talking about the rooms and service, the place was very much hygiene and the services were quick. I recommend the stay at Sterling Lake View.

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Delhi
1 Review | 297 Readers

"Best location & a best stay at Kodaikanal"

6.7/7
Posted 2 years ago

Purpose of my visit was purely for relaxation and to spend leisure time with my friends. And I should say that in the selection of resort I didn't made any mistake. The first thing about the resort was that the location is really awesome. Its really near to the Kodai Lake which is the main spot of Kodaikanal. And also the view from the hotel is directly to the lake. The time we reached the resort was about early morning before the sunrise, since only little time was remaining for the sun rise we waited and it was simply awesome scenery we captured. The lake, sunrise, the mist all together that sunrise watching made us refresh and leaving all the tiredness of the journey from Kochi. Also the holiday activities provided by the resort was good, they provided many in-room games like caroms, chess and also outdoor games like archery. The ambiance which I felt there was superb, really calm, refreshing also should say about the staffs, they were so helping that they helped with our day planning.I recommend this resort for anyone who is travelling to Kodaikanal whose intention is to have a good relaxation time.

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Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort Overview

The first Sterling Resort under the vacation ownership plan, Kodai-By The Lake is situated on Gymkhana Road. With cottages harking back to the British era dotting the banks of the Kodai Lake, this 3-star resort has a library, gift shop, and travel desk on the premises apart from a multi-cuisine restaurant and coffee shop. Local food can be s....
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