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Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal
Ranked #17 of 78 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The Hill Country Resorts in Kodaikanal is located outside the city of Kodaikanal and has a number of spacious suites.
It has a lot of activities for children and for Family.
The variety in food menu and its service can do with a lot of improvement.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2014

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the resort. We will surely address your concerns. Thanks for the review, it is highly appreciated.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Very good room service .
Excellent food, lil bit pricey though.
Excellent ambiance.
Very friendly travel desk.
Play area for kids can be better.
Approach road is kind of bad.

Overall very good experience.!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2014

Thanks sir for the review, it is of immense value to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the resort. Hoping to serve you soon again.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The property is located in Athuvampatti which is 6 km from the city. The valley where it is located is really nice and peaceful. The landscaping of the whole property was really nice with a pond and all. It also has a nice Spa called Sowkhya where you get good Kerala Ayurvedic Massages.

There are probably too many cottages too close to each other and the rooms a bit small to call these luxury cottages. I thought the price was not worth it for such cottages. We had a deal where breakfast was included. The breakfast was good on all days. They kind of force their guests to eat the dinner buffet too (Rs. 800/head). They serve a la carte only in the rooms (with 20% added as service charges). However, since we seriously objected to this, they served us a la carte in another restaurant (there are actually three in the resort).

The front desk can be better staffed with more friendly people who can lend a ear to the customers. We saw quite a few customers arguing over billing etc. which were thoroughly avoidable if staffed with suave front desk staff. For example, when we checked-in, the room was not ready and the only thing the front desk guy was focusing on was how much more we had to pay (city taxes normally not included when you pay online). However, they made it up with better friendly service after we escalated it to the Resort Manager.

Being located outside, travel is very critical and here the Travel Desk coordinator Karthik was a real boon. This guy is very professional, prompt and flexible to arrange city drops, day tours and package tours.

We could see a lot of travellers with small kids. Older people find it tough as they have to climb up and down a lot. They have pool table, TT etc. but all are chargeable extra which was a dampener. The Activity Manager is very active here organizing Karaoke, Camp Fire etc. but we found it a bit noisy (daily 8 pm to 9 pm).

Room Tip: I would recommend choosing rooms far from the office/restaurant to get a better view and stay away f...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank PremPandurangam
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2014

Thank you sir for the review, it is appreciated. We see your concerns seriously and we assure you that the needful will be done, the happiness and comfort of our guests is of utmost priority to us. Looking forward to serve you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Positives:
Fantastic location
Very good property and well maintained
Spacious and comfortable rooms
Good staff and prompt service
Nice activities organised daily
Good activity options - TT, snooker etc
Good children room with nice toys
Good child play area
Good food
Good breakfast spread
Geysers and heaters

Negatives:
A little away from main kodaikanal
Overpriced food
Staff not trained on bottle sterilisation for infants

Overall good place for a holiday and I recommend.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2014

Thank you sir for the review, it is highly valuable to us. Your inputs will help us improve our services and also help us serve our guests better. Looking forward to have you stay at the resort again soon.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had check in on 28 th may 2014 morning they are suppose to give us at 12 noon but once we reached there rooms are not ready they made us wait till 2.30 room are very dirty smell and we booked higher Rooms barroom rooms were very dirty we had planned for two days but we come back just stayed one night roads are horrible I never recommend any one to this resorts I had very bad experience and fan wasn't there is was too warm horrible experience we had planned for this almost a month but all got waisted my trip was very bad kids got too dispointed what money we paid that facilities were in the room over all nil enjoyed we enjoyed there

  • Stayed: May 2014
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2014

We sincerely regret the inconvenience faced by you at the resort. We see your concerns with utmost seriousness and have taken it up with the service team at the resort and we assure you that the necessary actions have been taken to prevent such occurrences in the future. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests is very important to us and we will never compromise with it. Looking forward to serve you better next time. Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I stayed with family in this hotel for 2 nights - 3 days, last week (22-24 May 2014). We are two adults and two kids. One of my friend also stayed with his family at the same time here, he has two kids.

The location of this hotel is great. It is ideal for a peaceful family vacation. It is around 8 KM from Kodaikanal town - in Attuvampatti village. The hotel is located in a beginning of a valley, so greenery is plentiful.

But, they failed to place good rooms with great views. The building that has the view of the whole valley houses the restaurant and indoor games and restaurant and the cottages which are the costliest have very ordinary view.

The check-in was not professional. I wanted to check the room first and the staff was very reluctant to show. Finally we arrived at the room (Deluxe Cottage) and I found the view from that room very unimpressive. I asked for a change and the staff offered another one nearby that offered slightly better view. At last, after 10-15 mins to get the new room keys etc. we are checked-in.

I must say I was very disappointed with the facilities inside the room. The flooring was with tiles even in bedroom and it was pretty cold. There was no false ceiling and the rooms looked really very old. The bathroom has very ordinary fittings and local water heater which didn't work very well. Towels were old and were in the verge of becoming black in color. The soaps, shampoo in the bathroom looked very ordinary too. For the price they charge, I expected something far better.

The breakfast was good. It quality of food was good and the spread was average. They had very few bakery items like cake etc. The indian food in breakfast tasted good.

We didn't take lunch at the hotel but came back for dinner. The dinner spread again was just okay, but the quality of the food was good. They kept only 2 non-veg dishes in the buffet. Same with desserts and fruits - there were hardly 2 plates. Too bad for such a pricey hotel.

Had good sleep due to the cold weather. It rained and the water leaked into the room thru the front door. I had to call housekeeping to clean it.

I must say the service was very good. WE ordered bed coffee on all days and the coffee was delivered in 15 mins flat. The service at the restaurant was also good. The capacity of the restaurant was not sufficient for catering all guests on time, especially on Saturday when the hotel was full.

The indoor games area in the hotel is good. They have some good activities too, but lack the organizing talent to bring the guests together - Eg. there was a campfire, but no staff was around to bring the guests together and organize dance etc.

With the upgrade of room facilities like bathroom this hotel will become an excellent location to stay. I would say they are providing a 5 star service in a facility with 4 star outdoor and 2 star indoor. With complete renovation of rooms this hotel will just be great.

I would still rate our overall stay as good. But, it is not value for money. It is too pricey for the price they charge for a 2 nights stay. There must be something more worthy in Kodaikanal. Research thoroughly before booking this hotel.

Room Tip: Cottages are spacious with two rooms and two bathrooms, choose them if you are a big group. Premium...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2014

Thank you Sir for the review, it is highly appreciated. We view your concerns seriously and assure you that the needful will be done, the comfort and satisfaction of our guests is of utmost importance to us and we will do everything in our capability to achieve that. Looking forward to serve you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Have been to this resort in April 2014. Its located just 3 kms away from the city & with easy accessibility. Rooms are well maintained with well mannered staff. The food is very good but the price is on the expensive side. The location is very nice with scenic places & the resort itself has a very beautiful view with picturistic locations.

One feedback i have is that the cost per extra person is very expensive compared to other places.
Overall a great place to stay with family.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Subramani S
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hill c, Guest Relations Manager at Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2014

Thank you sir for the review, it is highly appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation at the resort. The charges at Hill Country are on par with any other hotel/ resort of the same category on a Hill Station, however, we will surely do all what is needed in order to provide our guests a memorable vacation experience at our resort.

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Additional Information about Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal

Address: Attuvampatti, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kodaikanal
#4 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range: £41 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step into a world of timeless charm at the Hill Country Holiday Resort, Kodaikanal. Indulge in a luxurious escape to this exquisite 5 acre, country-style retreat set amidst lush greenery, with a breathtaking view of the breathtaking Palani Hills. Prepare to be inspired and don't forget to pack your cameras! Delight in our pampering facilities and traditional Ayurvedic Wellness Center and Spa. Flexible when it comes to offering comprehensive variety of tours and tailor made packages. From adventure to romantic getaways, M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) or just some quality time away with the family, you'll find everything you need right here at Hill Country Kodaikanal. ... more   less 
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