Kodaikanal Hotels

By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort, Kodaikanal

75 Pallangi Road No. 1 Attuvampatti Kodaikanal

Ranked 17 amongst 403 hotels in Kodaikanal

5.4/7 557 Reviews
By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort,Kodaikanal

By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort Overview

Nestled between the misty hills of Kodaikanal, in the village of Villa Patti, is this brilliant architectural cluster of Kodai by the Valley, a Sterling Holiday resort. The entire hotel is in the shape of a ship, a leaf shaped accommodation block, a lotus shaped business block, and an array of dome-shaped rooms. 
Guests get a spectacular view of the Nilgiri hills from their rooms and suites that come equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels, an electric kettle, a tea/coffee maker, and private bathrooms. The resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant offers guests delectable local, Chinese and European delicacies. Guests can also indulge themselves in body treatments and massages at Subythi Wellness Spa or can ask the travel desk to arrange for sightseeing, trekking and camping tours. Souvenirs are available at a gift shop and there’s also an on-site grocery store for the ones who want to buy fresh fruits from the region. 

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Average rating

Destination
5.8 / 7
Location
5.7 / 7
Appearance
5.5 / 7
Front Office
5.4 / 7
Service
5.3 / 7
Room
5.4 / 7
Food & Drink
5.2 / 7
Activities
4.7 / 7

By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort Reviews (557)


"Average hotel"

4.0/7
Posted 12 Aug

Room big in size but not well managed, need considerable improvement in interior management,location is good,value of money is not worth, need more amentitues & improvement in food quality.need to lower tariff

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Banda
2 Reviews

"Worst hotel "

1.2/7
Posted 11 Aug

Room filled with smell. Services not offered. No night services. Very bad behaviour of hotel staff. Bathrooms not clean at all. it's the worst hotel I have stayed till date. No value for money. Will give Zero ratings.

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1 Review | 5 Readers

"The location is Close to the temple"

3.9/7
Posted 11 Aug

Had only booked the hotel room for the night... Had checked in in the evening.. The staff was polite and nice... The location good... The amenities were average... The breakfast served was good... Overall an average experience...

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2 Reviews | 6 Readers

"Nice stay "

4.7/7
Posted 3 Aug

Good experience. Room clean. Service was good. Location was ok. Food ok. Staff ok. Electricity issue was there. Due to some major fault, the electricity was not available all night. Generator was working but AC not worked through out the night.

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1 Review | 7 Readers

"Good location and service"

6.5/7
Posted 26 Jul

Location is excellent with the mian market place being 100 mts away. Clean and good service with perosn to attend withing minutes. Food also was good. The main eating joints are near by. Rooms were clean with proper water and other things in place. good stay

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"Average hotel"

4.0/7
Posted 12 Aug

Room big in size but not well managed, need considerable improvement in interior management,location is good,value of money is not worth, need more amentitues & improvement in food quality.need to lower tariff

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Banda
2 Reviews

"Worst hotel "

1.2/7
Posted 11 Aug

Room filled with smell. Services not offered. No night services. Very bad behaviour of hotel staff. Bathrooms not clean at all. it's the worst hotel I have stayed till date. No value for money. Will give Zero ratings.

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1 Review | 5 Readers

"The location is Close to the temple"

3.9/7
Posted 11 Aug

Had only booked the hotel room for the night... Had checked in in the evening.. The staff was polite and nice... The location good... The amenities were average... The breakfast served was good... Overall an average experience...

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2 Reviews | 6 Readers

"Nice stay "

4.7/7
Posted 3 Aug

Good experience. Room clean. Service was good. Location was ok. Food ok. Staff ok. Electricity issue was there. Due to some major fault, the electricity was not available all night. Generator was working but AC not worked through out the night.

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1 Review | 7 Readers

"Good location and service"

6.5/7
Posted 26 Jul

Location is excellent with the mian market place being 100 mts away. Clean and good service with perosn to attend withing minutes. Food also was good. The main eating joints are near by. Rooms were clean with proper water and other things in place. good stay

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5 Reviews | 13 Readers

"Location is good"

1.9/7
Posted 18 Jul

we book deluxe room but they allocate us ordinary room, I asked for this they reply very arrogantly and they don't know how to speak with guest, really bad experience. Rooms were dirty and there is no towels and soap in the bathrooms, pathetic service. Don't go for food in this hotel, food was not up to the mark.

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2 Reviews | 9 Readers

"Stay was comfortable "

5.0/7
Posted 16 Jul

room service wss good location of the hotel is good facilities best this trip was to amarnath shrine for which I had to stay for a day and the stay was really memorable next time also I would like stay

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1 Review | 4 Readers

"Good location, Dirty rooms and Pathetic service"

2.5/7
Posted 12 Jul

Very dirty bathroom. toilet seat was not up to the mark. Windows were not having the lock from inside leading to sense of insecurity.Service was very poor since we were initially declined the breakfast citing the reason that they have not received any communication regarding free breakfast. We got breakfast after lodging complain with MMT helpdesk. Going forward I am not going to stay in this hotel.

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4 Reviews | 5 Readers

"Near to Raghunath Mandir and main market "

1.9/7
Posted 8 Jul

No lift to carry luggage to 2nd floor and difficult for elder persons to climb stairs. Staff not courteous. 5 Rooms given were not clean, dirty linen, blankets and beds were torn and stinky. AC in rooms were old window / split type , not cooling. Reason given was voltage fluctuations. No hot water was coming and when complained asked us to wait till rooms are vacant so that bucket of water can be given. We had to take cold water shower. Dinner we ordered Maggi for kids and in the night all of them had vomited and were suffering of stomach pain. When complained no one bothered and instead blamed for overeating . Morning we had to continuously follow up To get complementary break fast from 7:30 am and finally it was served with 1 Aloo Parata +Tea+curd+picked. Poor quality interiors, old dusty curtains , cots, paint peeled off from walls . No proper sleep due to power fluctuations during night time. Worst experience in life for having trusted reviews in make my trip site while booking.

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2 Reviews | 6 Readers

"Location is good "

6.0/7
Posted 4 Jul

Room was good, location excellent, all in all worth of money car parking available very near to raghunath temple market connected easy to found important things to buy from the market place. Thankyou.

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Top Reviews of By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort


Thirumangalam
1 Review | 287 Readers

"Overall, an excellent experience"

6.5/7
Posted 6 Dec, 2014

Was looking for a couple of days off after months of non-stop work. Kodaikanal and Sterling turned out to be perfect choices in the end. Everything about Sterling Resort was as well maintained as they could get. The room, the pathway to the room, the bedsheets, the bathroom and the toilet, etc. were all in sparkling good condition. Even the buggy they have for transporting guests and their luggage was really well maintained. The food was "absolutely awesome" - We ordered everything from North Indian to Chinese to International within the five or so meals we had from there. Every single dish was beautifully served, was excellently prepared, with the perfect aroma. If not for the price, I could had carried home parcel for a week from there! Right from the security staff, to the receptionists, to the room service, to the buggy operator - everyone there was very well mannered, courteous and pleasant. It was quite apparent that they've invested well in training their staff in-depth to ensure their guests feel the worth. All amenities advertised online are well and truly available in the resort. Group activities however could have been made more interesting. We did a round of housie one evening, it was OK, but not awesome. They have all the gaming consoles (I saw a PlayStation, an XBox and another I couldn't recognise), in addition to more conventional stuff like caroms, pool, chess, etc. There was also a separate play area for small kids - something my 3-year old daughter absolutely loved. Overall, an excellent experience.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 92 Readers

"Good food and hospitality was excellent"

7.0/7
Posted 22 Feb, 2016

I came with my family for holiday trip with enjoyment mood. We had a good experience like the pool was really as big as it has been shown in the photos. We had had comparable room and the staffs were very caring our requests on time. We had a comfortable sleep. Housekeeping service was excellent. The food was good. If any body new to that place they are giving guidance about the place, hotel food etc. Honestly speaking how we came there with the holiday mood same was continuing till reaching our home.

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Pune
1 Review | 2291 Readers

"I happened to visit the Sterling Valley View resor..."

5.5/7
Posted 31 Aug, 2010

I happened to visit the Sterling Valley View resort, Kodaikanal as a part of my weekend getaway. I was put in the new section of the resort (supposedly called as GRM). The location of the resort is its strength with breath-taking views from all directions.

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Chennai
1 Review | 3018 Readers

"The resort looks attractive being situated few kms..."

5.4/7
Posted 1 Jul, 2010

The resort looks attractive being situated few kms away from lake.As the valley view by its name indicates we had fanatastic view of valley at its outskirts.It was a 2 bedroom cottage which was well furnished with tv,sofacum bed for extra persons,cooking utensils,warmer,electronic stove which made our stay comfortable & enjoyable.the room was covered up with suitable curtains in line up with room,wall paintaing colour.One more thing to tell is the food stuffs are bit costlier & more time consuming to be delievered.so we need to travel down near lake for rest of hotels for food to suit our budget & quick delivery.In nutshell we highly enjoyed our pleasurable stay in the resort.

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Coimbatore
3 Reviews | 4 Readers

"Good resort to stay with nice activities "

6.0/7
Posted 25 Jan, 2016

Pleasant setting with focus on your enjoyment. That seems to be the focus of this resort. When you reach Kodai, just travel towards the boat club and there are enough signs to guide you to the resort. It's a quaint setting and the rooms are neat and pleasant with groomed pathways. There are even signs on the trees stating what tree it is. So shows attention to detail. Our surprise was the food. They have both ala carte and buffet and we chose a meal plan. Slightly expensive and they charge for bottles of water, which is lame. But the food was good and they had an extensive spread. They do try to ensure that they change the menu so that even after 2 days we did not feel that we were given the same stuff. The staff planned many activities and they really try to get you involved. The first night there was a singing and tambola and the second there were some group activities. In addition they do have indoor games like table tennis, carom, chess etc along with a little library. This was good, though the rates for some seemed to be on the higher side. The best they have is that you could rent bikes there and their charges was nominal. They also have treks that you can sign up for and this is really good. Would highly recommend this activity as we found the guide to be helpful. All in all this is a good resort and they go out of their way to ensure that you do enjoy your holiday. They are also very interested in your feedback. Kudos to the staff and hope they sustain their efforts. Go have a great holiday in kodai by choosing this resort.

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