Misty cove is right on the banks of the Kodai Lake, making it very convenient to walk around the town. You would have very limited requirement to take your car, except when you have to go to point of interests - like Pillar Rocks etc.
The villas in this property are built in the old colonial fashion, and gives us a perspective of how life would have been in those days in Kodai. Gardens, which are a quintessential part of English life; makes a centre stage entrance at Mistry Cove with its well manicured lawns and sparkling bright flowers.
The rooms are large and the ceilings are high, a typical English built, which accentuates the coldness inside the room if not properly heated. The inhouse staff was very helpful in getting the fireplace going, every night. The whole fun of going to a hill station is to experience the nippy weather while keeping warm in your clothes and food. The hot aaloo paranthas, which are a speciality of their inhouse cook melds so well in the climate that you will find it hard to stop eating it.
There is no non vegetarian cooking allowed as per the policy, but since its in teh center of the town most of the restaurants are only a walking distance in case you are in dire need of non veg.
Sipping hot tea in the morning in the lawn, watching the roses and blades of grass sparkled in the morning light was my favourite moment whilst our time there. All in all a very pleasant experience.Would recommend to anyone travelling with family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mistycove is an exclusive homestay option situated on a prime lakefront property at Kodaikanal. It has got 5 cottages, scattered over 3 acres of lush gardens with beautiful views. Mistycove is equally suited for a romantic getaway or an action filled family vacation. All cottages have two large bedrooms both with attached bathrooms and a walk-in wardrobe area, one living room with a fire place. All bathrooms have hot water facility. At Mistycove you need to order food 24 hours prior in case you wish to have food on the premises. All cottages are adequately furnished without being flashy. There is a Television with cable connection in every cottage at Mistycove. We take pride in our beautiful award winning gardens which have sprawling lawns overlooking the lake and rose gardens, flower beds, and mature fruit and shola trees. Mistycove has just 5 cottages and the caretaker quarters. Being spread over 3 acres, this makes it very exclusive. Mistycove is a 100% vegetarian homestay and even outside non-vegetarian food is not allowed on the premises. It is also an alcohol/tobacco free facility. Mistycove is so strategically located that you do not need to worry about local transport for most of your needs. Walk time to some of the important locations are as under:Lake - 0 minute, Bryant Park - 2 minutes, Boating - 1 minute, Horse riding stand - 1 minute, Bicycle shops - 0 minutes, Tibetan market - 0 minutes, Coaker's walk - 5 minutes, Bus Terminus - 5 minutes, Seven Road Junction & Bazaar - 5 minutes, Boat club - 5 minutes. While being in the midst of all the action, the compound itself exudes serenity and peace. A rare combination... ... more less