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“just love to have lunch on open air restaurant... beautiful”
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Villa Retreat
Ranked #1 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
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“just love to have lunch on open air restaurant... beautiful”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

it was nice and beautiful stay with villa retreat.
service was excellent,
view from the restaurant was beautiful but restaurant itself was beautiful. no need to go for sight scene.
i wrote that view from restaurant b'coz i was in standard room so no view there but nice rooms.
north indian food was also good.
Bryant park and cocker's walk is just on the door of the hotel.
really enjoyed there.

Room Tip: i was in standard room which has no view but rooms 201 to 204 is separate from other rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Villa Retreat is a true treat of a place to be in Kodaikanal. Everything was so perfect about this place. We stayed there for a couple of days in June. The food was very good, the service was nice as well. The hotel is very near to the city hotspot Kodai lake. It has a lovely garden where you can have your breakfast.This garden provides panaromic views of the Kodai hills and the city. With flowers and greenery all around, it doesn't get any better than this.The rooms were nice and comfortable as well. Its a no brainer actually - If you are in Kodaikanal you have to stay here!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed at Villa Retreat during first weekend of November 2013. The staff is fabulous at Villa Retreat, very courteous and polite and try to make your stay a comfortable one.

We received the confirmation of our pickup at Kodai road before we boarded our train.

The resort has a small but lovely garden are having awesome Valley views, as good as from the Coakers Walk and has a colonial feel to it. Food is cooked as per order by cook attached to the Villa and is good and reasonable.

We had a good stay there and would recommend it to anyone visiting Kodailkanal.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I wish to begin the review by saying that the staff is fabulous at Villa Retreat, very courteous and polite and try to make your stay a comfortable one. A good staff is the hallmark of any great hotel and the staff of Villa Retreat reflects the values of the hotel management in the best possible way.

Now about the resort. The location is great, right next to the Coakers Walk which is famous for the Valley views. The Kodai Lake and Bryant Park are also located very near to the resort thus making it the best possible stay option in Kodaikanal. The resort has a small but lovely garden are having awesome Valley views, as good as from the Coakers Walk and has a colonial feel to it. The outside walls are covered with neatly trimmed creepers and bear a very picturesque view.

The rooms are a bit small in size but otherwise are good. The bed was comfortable. The decor of the room was also decent. However, Wifi is present only in the restaurant area.

Food served by the restaurant is really good and we enjoyed all the meals we had there. Rates are a bit on the higher side but food is good and prepared with great care.

However, Kodaikanal being a hill station, there is no night life and hence the kids get bored in the evening. In view of the same, the hotel should try to develop a small play area for the kids. It would definitely add value to the stay.

All in all, whatever the Villa Retreat lacks in terms of space, it more than makes up for in hospitality. We had a good stay there and would recommend it to anyone visiting Kodailkanal.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were a group of 6 (3 couples - all married :-) ). We opted Villa Retreat based on the reviews in Tripadvisor. The reviews proved right ... the stay was wonderful ....the way they took care of our stay, food and all other needs deserve a BIG 5 rating...

We had a 2 day 2 night stay (Nov 2 - Nov4 2013). We were looking for Classic-View rooms but could manage to get only Standard-rooms as every other room got sold out for that weekend. But for our surprise the Standard rooms were equally good except that they lacked the Valley view and other luxuries which are not a real miss.

Valley view is awesome from their restaurant...Few tables are kept at the lawn, which offers a stunning view of the valley..... Having food on the Lawn tables are among the best times we had in Kodai .... Only drawback is that the entire resort is spread across hardly 1 acre. So the only place to spend time is @ lawn .....

Care and service also are high class. The way John took care of all our needs deserve a special mention ..

Villa Retreat ...Highly recommended. ....

Room Tip: Standard rooms are more than enough....they come @ pretty reasonable rate as well
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed at Villa Retreat ( Lakeside ) during first week of November 2013 and spent an unforgettable Diwali Break.Took a road trip from Madurai Airport to Kodaikanal on 3N4D basis.
The Bunglow has extraordinary location in the middle of Nature.The Management / owners,staff at Hotel ( Mr Dina ),staff and cook at the bunglow,cleanliness,facilities,comfort,is way above expectation and really very good.They truly care.Food is cooked as per order by cook attached to the Villa and is good and reasonable.With a large family of 6 adults and 3 small children the place was good beyond words and can only be experienced.
Villa Retreat ( Lakeside ) Strongly recommended for off season travelers who love cold climate full of nature and professional back up support.

Room Tip: The unit has three fully furnished bedrooms with attached toilet.Dining area,Porch.Kitchen etc.Best...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Been to this hotel with family on 8th Nov.2013 - 3 days. Location of this hotel is very nice. Good hospitality from the hotel team. Food was delicious, but could place their rates a bit more competitive. Rooms could have been a bit more spacious and would be happy if they also had a play area for kids. Thanks to dina, mohammed, Javid & team for honoring our request for room 108 (has a great view of the valley) and arranging a complimentary birthday cake for my daughter. Would love to come back!!!

Room Tip: Room: 108 has a great valley view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Villa Retreat
Address: Coakers Walk | Noyce road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
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Savour the magic of Kodaikanal from the comfort of your room. We are situated at a Perfect location in kodaikanal with an awesomatic view and excellent walkable access to all sight seeings places. ... more   less 
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