Rands Hotel, Kodaikanal

Ranked 211 of 474 hotels in Kodaikanal

3.2/5 4 Reviews

10, Vilpatty Road, Opp. Old polytechnic building, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101

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25 Reviews | 2314 Readers

Average hotel within my budget


It resembles to be a cottage, good looking which will provide you to feel like a home. Service were not bad but they could improve their presence at the hotel. Good maintenance of very large rooms, neat and tidy with pleasant smell throughout the room. Good climate if you need they will arrange for camp fire too. Perfect place for your romance with your better half.

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home stay was good


the home stay was good, named RANDS. it was neat n well maintained. food served was ok,ok. location was fab, as it was far from the main city. The camp fire in the night was really helpful to save us from cold. nice place to go in summers and also in less winter time.

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2 Reviews | 3314 Readers


Overall experience was average.

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I\'d booked Rands after looking at their website - which looks better than the place itself. I booked the place for 2 says (Rs. 1000 per day, one of the smaller rooms at the ground floor, not part of the main house, which has rooms on the first floor) I was told initially that they were booked out and i could be booked at a cottage down the road, which is run by a friend and just as good, called Murugan Cottage. I agreed. I was told later that the booking for a small room at Rands which would cost me the same, has been cancelled, so i could take that instead. I agreed. I reached Rands and was told that the room has been given out for 1 day, so I was shunted out to Murugan Cottage and could I please go there instead. Murugan cottage turned out to be a building under construction, with 2 double rooms, which you could fancifully call a suite if you were drunk, and 2 single rooms - with a very basic bed, the kinda view from the window that makes you want to draw the curtains for your entire stay, and construction crew outside, minus cook, who was on leave, so we were told we\'d have to hoof it elsewhere if we got hungry. When I called up the lady in charge & told her that I wouldnt want to spend a holiday in such a badly put together place, she offered that i stay at Rands for one day and for the second day, due to some booking which was already done and then cancelled and then reconfirmed, I would have to stay at Murugan cottage. I told her I would make my own arrangements for the second day and would then only need Rands for a day but was told I wouldnt geta refund because she has already paid the Murugan cottage guy and wont get the money back, so I\'d paid in advance for 2 days and if i didnt want to stay on for day 2 at the lovely (NOT!) murugan cottage, my loss. Note that, this is not what you get in Kodaikanal at this time of year at this cost. If you book in advance, at villa retreat, for about Rs. 1500, you get a way better room, definitely better service and killer views from the property, though not from the rooms themselves.

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Rands Hotel is ranked #211 among the 474 hotels in Kodaikanal with an average rating of 4.4 out of 7. It is one of the 73, 2-star in Kodaikanal. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 12 photos and 4 text reviews. it is rated top for its Destination, Location and Food & Drink.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 18,800 to Rs 19,300 per night. The hotel offer 42 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. Group (50%) and Couple (50%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's colorful local culture, whereas 50% 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 Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

Rands Hotel is located at Vilpatti Road . St Xaviers Church (4 Kms) is the most popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include Doctor On Call, Room Service and Parking Facility. 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.

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