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Kodai - By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Ranked #10 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

i stayed in this exquisite property for 2 nights during end of January 2014. The experience was amazing. it really defined a Holiday resort with lots of extravagent greeneries around, kind staff (interestingly HINDI speaking !) good food, well appointed INDOOR game area with total security. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I was in for a pleasant surprise when i visited the resort for the second time.The resort is spacious with lots of greenery, nice views of the valley from our room. The staff at the resort in particular, Ms Meena and Mr Abdul were very helpful.The rooms were neat and clean with very good room service. We opted for their Buffet deals and what we got was the best. The Chef Mr Devinder and his staff were always there at the Buffet making sure that the guests were relishing their spread. The spa was really good where Daniel does a good job ( I had Sarvabyangh & snan) apart from personally helping me to overcome a ligament pull in my foot. We stayed 3 days & 2 nights. The republic day was celebrated grandly with flag hoisting and speech. All the little things were taken care of to make our stay in Kodai a memorable, pleasant and wonderful one.

Stayed Jan 24 to 26th 2014, travelled as a group of Chartered Accountants with families

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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chennai
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

I stayed in this resort between 24-26 Jan 14. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. the staff were courteous. The facilities in the location was adequate. food was decent. the ambience was excellent.

Room Tip: The valley view rooms gave me a pleasant eye sight and adequate ventilation and sunlight
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pune, India
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

I stayed at this Sterling property from 21st Jan to 23 Jan 2014. This was a good choice in terms of quality and value for money. The staff was courteous and helpful. The food quality is good however the menu need to have more variety.

Room Tip: Superior rooms have a splendid view of the sunrise. The food quality here is average. The staff is v...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We knew ahead that this property was not renovated, we were a group of 4 families and made a reservation just 2 days prior to our trip. Spoke with Susheela at the front desk who was very helpful and ensured that we got 4 rooms from the same block. The rooms were okay, we stayed in 209, 210, 211 ,212. You cannot compare them with Munnar but we hardly spent time in the resort and hence it wasn't an issue. The room heaters worked fine, linen was fresh, rest rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. Yes, the door had some gaps and you can say that it's an old property that is begging for renovation, but people like Susheela make up for it. We were there on Pongal and the church below was blaring music for the Sunday mass from 6:00 am which I am sure was an annoyance for folks staying in rooms close to the entrance. Food was average at the restaurant and the buffet choice was very limited. Holiday amenities again we're okay. Overall if you are going with a gang this property is fine.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Good location but far from main city and other popular locations. Views from the resorts are awesome and ambiance is astonishing. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Evening get together and bonfire made overall experience memorable. Room service is very poor. Travel desk service is just average.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

First of all, we are members of Sterling. Hence, when we booked the rooms, we assumed that we would get priority in the rooms. But we were given a non-renovated room, right next to the sewage treatment plant. It stank to hell.
Rooms were not really clean, and once inside the resort, you tend to forget that it is 'sterling'. It could be any old normal hotel, except for its name. Infrastructure really needs uplifting.
There was no 'class' in new year celebrations, what has been happening for the last 10 years is what is still happening now.

Room Tip: Lake view is better, I've heard. Or tell them that you want rooms at the renovated blocks, and f...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Sir / Mam,

Greetings from Sterling Holidays! We are deeply concerned about your experience at Kodai –Valley View. We have shared your feedback with the resort management.

As you may know, we are in the process of renovating all our resorts and substantially improving the facilities so that our members can enjoy memorable holidays with us.

We deeply value our members’ feedback and would like to thank you for taking the time out to let us know your views.We look forward to your next holiday with us.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team
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Property: Kodai - By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Address: Pallangi Road | Villapatti, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kodai - By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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