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Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Ranked #8 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Courteous and efficient staff.
Delicious food, especially continental.Credit to chef Uttam Bhattacharya for that.Albeit it generally took over half an hour for the food.Nevertheless it was worth it each time!
Good resort activities.
The room was spic and span too.Thoroughly satisfying experience. Would love to visit again.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Located close to the lake but not inside the market, the resort is a reasonable place and value for money. Rooms are neat and clean and the staff multilingual and helpful.

did not use any other facility in the resort and so would not like to comment.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The resort is offering a calm and quiet atmosphere, with a pleasant view to the lase side. Its easy to have cycling and shopping around the lake by staying here as it is very closer to the lake. the gaming area is also awesome. it is spacious and hygienic. hotel as a whole is hygienic and the service is good.
The buffet combos are within the budget and are delicious. Keep up to the timing of buffet or else u wont get some dishes. :-P
the scenic beauty within the resort is also good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Reached Sterling Kodai by the Lake on 1st June, 2014. Checked out on 8th June, 2014. Nothing to complain at the resort, Except the payasam. Food was excellent. Breakfast was the BEST. Only hitch was it was a little far away from the main town. Either you walk or take the vehicle. With children the second option was the best.

Room Tip: Facing the lake rooms were good view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We visited Kodai with extended family in May14. This is a decent property and very close to the lake. Good activity center which can arrange sight seeing with a good guide.

The room 117 that we stayed was good all basic amenities (minus the gen. A/C unit noise).

The food needs to improve. The buffet spread (breakfast/dinner) was never exciting during our stay. Definitely needs a lot of improvement.

Overall a satisfying holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the rear of the main building to avoid gen, A/C unit noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Everthing is awesome here...food..rooms..ambience...i request the hotel management to improve the service...and have more staff...thats the only thing is lacking and can give good competition to carlton

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Streling property near the lake scores maximum on the location and facilities. A great place to relax and at the same time enjoy the activities around the lake like biking and boating. Overall a satisfying experience

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Address: 44 Gymkhana Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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