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Hotel Bala
Ranked #62 of 82 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We had a family room with 2 double beds. The room was clean and bathroom was acceptable. We stayed for one night in July 2013. There were thick, warm blankets which we really needed because it was cold. The marble floor would be ok in warm weather but it was freezing to walk on at this time of year. They said they had 24hrs hot water but I turned the hot water tap on for a long time and didn't get anything but cold. The reception staff were nice. Everything was bearable except for one thing: the phone in the hallway that kept ringing! Every time someone called for room service this phone would ring in the hallway. I don't know why exactly. Perhaps to summon the staff on that floor? At 10pm I asked reception if they could stop it ringing and they did but then it started again at 8am the next morning! It was driving me insane so we moved out that day. Also, the windows rattle loudly in the wind so it's not the quietest of places to sleep.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I stayed in this hotel - some time in 2009.
This is very good hotel, value to money, very cordial staff. I am going again to kodai in near future and my choice is to stay here. Rooms quality, cleanliness, response are great, restaurent I don't know, didn't try.
Chakrapani

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Chakrapani_a
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

situated just opposite to the Bus stand.has a good parking space.restaurant serves only breakfast during off season.helpful staff.reasonably clean toilets.hot,rather warm, water almost round the clock

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

If you are in Kodai for a more touristy thing and want to stay at a Central Location, hotel bala is a good choice. Located bang opposite the bus stand and 5 mins walk from Coakers, 10 mins from the lake and in the main market, its a good location for those looking to take guided bus/taxi tours of Kodai. If you are looking for a calm and serene place to enjoy the hillside, stay away from this locality.
Rooms are average and you get for what you pay. Thought they claimed hot water, we never got any.
I spent most of the time outside the hotel, so would not comment on the hospitality of the staff.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank KunalM84
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed there in the time frame of May 2010. Ther location is very nice. Just opposite Central Bus Stand. Its walkable distance from Lake and Cokers Walk. We used to have daily talk to cokers. The tarriff is resonable for budget travellers. There is cafe only (Breakfast only. No lunch and Dinner). But they have room service. And you don't need to eat there. Go walk around 5 min outside hotel you will find number of good restaurant/small hotel. Plus lot of travel agency outside hotel which will give you competitive rate for your local and surrounding tours. The hotel is good with basic amenities(TV+water). But there is no recreation facilities like carrom, table tennis etc. But at that price it is good hotel. I strongly reccomend for Budget traveller + for family as well. Quite safe. They have small parking facility as well. Remeber there is no fans in the hotel which you require some time in after noon. In night its OK.

Room Tip: For Family with 2 kids. Family room is recommended. Ask fro front facing room. back facing room is h...
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank tiwarysantosh
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

This hotel is exactly opposite to bus stop. It is centrally located and near to this hotel, you have ATMs, Nice veg and non veg restaurants, local sight seeing tour operators etc. Rate wise this is okay. I stayed in a big family room in August 2011 which has 2 double beds. Toilets are clean. The manager Mr.Radha Krishnan is very helpful. He arranged for us local sight seeing cab, AC bus ticket to chennai. I surely recommend people to stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: with family, there is a deluxe double room with two double beds which is very good to stay with all...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank pavankumar2007
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

My name is nishit. we have reached kodai on 24th october,2010 and stay till 26th. hotel bala is a good hotel for stay in kodaikanal. nice place in nice location. the bus station is just front of the hotel. reasonable room rates. Hotel can also give good room service.we had a very great experience over there, Pleasant hotel atmosphere, excellent room service & So on. One more important thing,

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Address: 11/49 Woodville Road | Opp.Central Bus Stand, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
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Ranked #62 of 82 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range: £14 - £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bala 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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