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“Excellent stay and hospitality”
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B's Hive
Ranked #6 of 94 Kodaikanal B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Excellent stay and hospitality”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The stay at B's Hive was different from our usual hotel stays. There was a personal touch to everything and we absolutely enjoyed it. The rooms and toilets were clean. The view from the terrace room was brilliant and we loved the tiny sit out on the mezzanine floor. The food served was tasty and totally customized and it was priced nominally. The owner was not in Kodai when we visited but his sister and her husband took care of us very well and gave us lots of inputs on places to see etc. On the whole it was a great stay and totally recommended for families that would like a quiet vacation.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The overall experience of the hotel was really pleasant. The food although a bit pricey is way better than the ones you get outside in hotels.
However there are somethings that you need to take into consideration. For example... The exterior paint of the place is a bit worn out, however the interiors are pretty well maintained.

Although it has been mentioned that the Inn is 2-3 Kms away from the bus stand, there is one major problem. The path to the hotel isn't quite level. The path from the hotel to the nearest main road is quite steep, so incase you plan to get elderly people along and you don't have a vehicle or transport, then walking to and from the city can be a real pain.

There is no tea/coffee that will be served, instead they keep a packet of amulya, tea bags, coffee powder, sugar and a electric kettle, so you need to make your own tea.

Extra person charges doesn't include extra bed, you need to pay an additional Rs 300 to get a Bed put in the room. You will only be provided a pillow and blanket upon request for an extra person. This I found a little disappointing, I was atleast hoping for a sleeping bag/bed/mattress kind of a thing.

Well there you go... Hope my review was helpful to you guys...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We opt for mezzanine floor room.The service was really good,the staff and the property owner was very kind and helpful. The rooms are neat and one disadvantage is lights are not up to mark within the room.The balcony view was awesome during cloudy time and the homemade food which we take was delicious and cost normal. The property is bit long from lake,so we need to get cab all time when we go out.

Room Tip: Go for terrace room and experience valley point scenery.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I visited B'Hive on 20th to 22nd May.As i reached Hotel is saw everything same which was described on of Phone as well as on internet. Room were extremely clean & maintained. Terrace atttached to room was spacious & had great view with clouds coming towards you. Caretaker of hotel Mrs Vimla was very polite & kind.She was very helpful & brought homely feeling in stay. Morning Breakfast made by her was very delicious although it was a normal breakfast i.e IDLI but it has some different taste to it.
I would definitely suggest a stay to people for people coming to kodai & even i will visit again if ever again i get a chance to visit "KODAI".

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The best thing about B's Hive is the "family feel". The owners and the caretaker took care of all our needs (mainly the food) perfectly well. It was "home away from home". Would definitely want to stay there again the next time we are in Kodai.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

B's Hive - My Name is K Manikandan. I traveled to kodai during May 14. The day before our travel a travel agent promptly called us and tracked our movement and guided us how we need to come from Kodai Road. Over experience as below.

1)Beautiful poem 2)Best place to stay with family.3)Very Professional 4)Wow the food was excellent - Home made.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed for a night at B's hive. The first and foremost thing is that what you find in the advertisement is what you experience during your stay here. A fantastic experience at a very peaceful place with good homely food, ambiance and a kind hearted caretaker at your service.

Room Tip: Choose a terrace room with hill view and a balcony sit out - really enjoyable delight!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Varghese J
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Property: B's Hive
Address: Anandhagiri 7th Street, Behind Shankara School, Moonjikal, Kodaikanal, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — B's Hive 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B's Hive is a private guest house that provides superior combination of price, value & hospitality in our aesthetically designed cottage. Strategically located, these facilities are exclusively designed for corporate housing, business as well as leisure travelers. ... more   less 
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