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INDeco's Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Yercaud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 January 2012

The hotel is very close to nature. In th night specially when you are walking around your rooms, you will only listen to wind and the movement of leaves.

Rooms: Pretty big in size and tastefully decoarted in classic theme. Did I say hotel itself is 100+ years old

Bathrooms: Pretty good in size with hold & cold running water and bath area separated from main area

Restaurant: Its good but I would prefer to eat outside as I do not find the items worth my taste

Tip: Pls carry woolen clothes if you are going in November - January

Room Tip: You have to search for a good room as some rooms have dampness because it shares its wall with mount...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

The resort is located in the middle of the town, just opossite the lake. I was particularly impressed the way the rooms have been constructed, keeping in mind the environment and the heritage. The rooms are spread across the property, with lots of trees around, the rooms, the doors, and the bathrooms all have ancient furnishing (British times), the main reception showcases some of the century old clocks, lanterns, bulbs and fans. The manager Gopi is a very helpful and takes took good care of the guest. The resort is not very big and does not offer much activities, though during holidy time, Prince (person from resort) entertains all the guest by organising games for about an hour or so. The food quality is average, with decent buffet and A-LA-CARTE choice

Room Tip: Rooms in 500 and 600 series are good, one of the room I think 510 (not very sure) is particularly go...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

We had booked a 3D-2N holiday with a club mahindra voucher in this hotel. We had opted to have the hotel pick us up from Salem station. The driver was there on time and was quite polite. He gave us some good information on the surroundings and the hotel/resort. The check-in was quite smooth and we were shown to our room. The room was actually like walking into a colonial british museum. They have tried hard to replicate that era and have succeeded. The downside however was that our prejudiced minds expect the convenience of a 4/5-star hotel and we find the resort lacking. Electricity was downright moody and we had several powercuts lasting 20 minuts to an hour or more at times. The generators were either slow on the uptake or not functioning. We had a very complex looking emergency lamp in the room that we could not switch on despite my having an engineering degree (dont know who is to blame there!).

The food was good overall. We ordered phulkas with some side dishes as we did not want to sit and ruminate on the maida chapathis.. but it happened anyway.. the cold weather combined with the hotel's insistence that they serve all the phulkas at the same time ensured that the last couple of phulkas felt like there was a liberal use of cement in their preparation. There is an additional 25% charge attached to room service which was not imposed on us during our stay as there was a fairly large party that occupied the entire restaurant making it quite difficult for others to fing a table.

This large party was allowed to play some rather ghastly music till about 11 PM which made quite a large dent in our perceived solitude of Yercaud. They do not serve alcohol on the property but allow you to procure it from outside. The optios available are Hotel Shevaroys which is about 100 mts up the road or a wine shop that is closer but you may have to wade through some seedy elements to obtain sub-standard liquor.

The one reason that upset me most during my entire stay was that they provided ice in an ice-bucket and i found some orange liquid at the bottom and pieces of plastic embedded in the ice. It was quite disgusting. I mentioned this to one of the waiters and asked him to let the manager know. I hope he did because no one ever bothered to come down and apologize for this rather unpleasant situation.

The game room is well stocked. They are however short on books and DVDs so you may want to carry your own. The staff are very helpful at times.

Room Tip: We stayed in 602.. it did not have a great view but had a TT table right in front.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

We had been to Lake forest hotel .Initially we were given a room that was not clean,the plaster of paris ripping off the roof, after complaining we got a better room.TThe hotel boasts of having family games in the evenning ,however there were no such events.I would say in terms of view Hotel Grand palace is far better.They have an open valley adjoining every room and one could spend time moving around the place and utilizing the spa facility.Lake forest is surrounded by thick vegetation but not great to move around and experience.No spa facility.
Food service is very good .Room service delays little.The furniture were old(antiques) but the cot was shaking a bit .The furniture at the balcony were not cleaned and were dusty .

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We went to Lake Forest because of our Mahindra Club membership and as it was one of the few resorts available when I booked it in April. But we really had a good time. The place was nice, the staff were very helpful and the food quite good. There were other places to eat too nearby. If you want a quiet place to vacation with a lot of quality time to spend with your family, I would really recommend Yercaud and I think this is one of the best places you can stay in.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

This is one of the best resorts in India, I have ever been to. The hospitality was too good. Atmosphere, food, rooms where all too good. Overall I'd rate it a 10 on 10. I have seen the best employees there. They where all so kind. Had a great experience and wish I could go there again asap and have a great holiday once again.

Room Tip: The wood house
  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Rahil R, Guest Relations Manager at INDeco's Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

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Reviewed 11 November 2011

This hotel warrants its high place in the Yercaud hotel ratings. It is definitely the place to stay for those seeking the old fashioned colonial style of life in a town which has changed a great deal since Independence.

The property gives the ambiance of a 18th century British Bungalow.

The bedrooms are extremely comfortable with old fashioned furniture. It is located in a quiet part of the town, set in its own well kept grounds. Accommodation is in various bungalows separate from the main building which houses the public rooms. We did not miss to have breakfast, lunch & dinner which had a wide variety of choices on the buffet.

The experience was great. The rooms are very well located overlooking the coffee estates,

Trekking in the morning around the coffee plantation was really superb!!! Evening entertainments at was resort was truly unforgettable.

For all that it is very comfortable, clean and silent with extremely friendly staff. If I ever return to Yercaud, this is where I would choose to stay.

Room Tip: Choose rooms overlooking the coffee estate.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Ondikadai post | Salem District, Yercaud 636602, India
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Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Salem District > Yercaud
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Yercaud
Price Range: £27 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — INDeco's Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Forest, with period and authentic interiors is located in a live coffee estate on the bunds of the Yercaud Lake. The guest bungalows are set in the "Eastlynne Farm Estate" in and around the "Bungalow" built during early 1800s by Henrietta Charlotte Rosario who was residing in the Shevroy hills. Today's Eastlynne Farm Estate was once known as "Rosar" on the Camphells Road, named after the owner. ONE OF THE FIRST PET FRIENDLY PLACES IN YERCAUD ... more   less 
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