Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, Kodaikanal
PB No. 44 Gymkhana Road Kodaikanal
Ranked 10 amongst 276 hotels in Kodaikanal
Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort Reviews
I had visited this hotel with my family. I went to this hotel by my own vehicle. The parking facility was arranged by the hotel. The garden was available at the hotel. The check in and checkout was not done on time. All amenities were provided in working condition in the room.
The destination of the hotel was good. I had visited this hotel with my family. All amenities were provided in the room. The overall service of the hotel was good. The appearance of the hotel was good. I would like to recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers. The check in and checkout was not delayed.
I had visited this hotel for official purpose. The best part of the hotel was location and room. The activity was available in the hotel. The food quality and quantity was good at the hotel. The transport facility was available nearby the hotel. The service was good in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
I had visited this hotel with my family for holiday trip. The hotel was very good. The transportation facility was not provided by the hotel. The check in and checkout was done on time at the hotel. Everything was good at the hotel. There was no suggestion for this hotel. The food was very good. There was no activity arranged by the hotel.
I had visited this hotel with my family. The hotel appearance was nice. The overall experience was OK in the hotel. The garden was not available at the hotel. The check in and checkout was done on time. The room given to me was neat and clean. The room service was not good. The behaviour of the staff’s was not friendly in the hotel. The food price....Read More
The activity was not arranged by the hotel. The overall experience was excellent at the hotel. The check in and checkout was done on time. The hotel location was good. The transportation facility was available nearby the hotel. The hotel was located outside the city. The complimentary breakfast was not given by the hotel. I would like to recommend....Read More
I didn’t check activity in the hotel. I had visited this hotel for holiday trip. The transportation facility was available nearby the hotel. I had booked the room by online. The check in and checkout was not delayed. The staff's behaviour was very good. The overall experience at the hotel was great. The best part at the hotel was service. The allot....Read More
I had been to Kodaikanal and stayed in this hotel in the month of January 2016 with my family. The destination of the hotel was average. The location of the hotel was average. The appearance of the hotel was average it was a old structure. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The staff members in the hotel were helpful and quick in services....Read More
I had visited this hotel with my wife for official trip. I would like to recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. I didn’t face any problem at the hotel. The provided room was very good at the hotel. There was no activity arranged by the hotel. The food was very good in the hotel. The variety in food was provided in the hotel. The food was not....Read More
The activity was not conducted by the hotel. I had visited this hotel for personal purpose with my group. The hotel was located nearby the lake. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers. I would suggest this hotel to arranged parking space. The transportation facility was not provided by the hotel. The parking space was not available at....Read More
Top Reviews of Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
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.
Our check-in happened amidst heavy downpour in Kodaikanal and we all were tired after upwind journey from Madurai. The welcome with a smile by the receptionist did not impress me initially as it is something I have seen even in worst hotels. But as we spoke and cleared the air on the confusion over separate booking for successive days, I felt that the response and smile was genuine and they were eager to help. I didn't have to budge from my seat while ran around discussed and ensured that everything was smooth. Electric Buggy travel for us and the luggage from reception to the cottage was a good option in place as we could get in without getting drenched. The people around ensured the luggage reached the cottage unharmed as we wanted. The cottage was ready and waiting for us, with absolutely correct instructions being provided to us about the facilities and to reach out for help, which was always ready at the other end of the intercom. There is kids play area, good walkway to have a relaxed walk around the place and many place to sit and enjoy the calmness of the nature at its best. The Staff, I have to say are the best and professional in their approach to the guests, eager to help and accommodate any ad-hoc requests to its satisfactory fulfillment. The feel and views outside the cottage is superb with green blanket covering the earth and a lake lying adjacent. The location is a apt as a drive to view points are close by and easily accessible. The place has indoor and outdoor activities of we wish to stay indoors or outdoors in the compound itself. Kids had some altitude sickness and the staff were quick to extend help, replaced all the fabric/linen and even decorated with flowers for a pleasant feel. All of us felt a difference in that act of kindness they showed. The restaurant and food is of good quality with good choice. Thanks to all in that property for giving us a wonderful and unforgettable experience during our stay.
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.
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.
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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