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Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to Kodai many times.This time i stayed at the Sterling resort. it was a great treat to me and my family. they have fun activities in the evenings for their guest. rooms were excellent.It is very close to the lake. Food was good. Staff are courteous, the gentleman at front desk who checked me in and checked...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cozy nice place in serene quiet environment. Room was small but OK. Furnishing good. Room service is slow as expected in such resorts but OK. Housekeeping good. Lighting in room poor as is the case with most such places. No WiFi in room. Only reception lobby has WifI but extremely slow. Breakfast and meals are good -...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A resort with well appointed apartments backed with amazing service and great location. Overall, a great family stay with something to do for everyone. It's located right by the lake and an evening stroll / bike ride should not be missed. The food is great and the head chef goes out of the way to ensure you leave the restaurant...

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't have a vehicle for yourselves and would like to keep travelling in and out of resort, just do not pick this - As you might end up paying more to taxis than the food bill For everyone else, this is an amazing spot - Really liked the way it is built - Good for families, kids, couples...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good rooms,nice service, superb landscape & activity zone, This is one of the best resort kind of stay . Meals are bit expensive but worth of it. staff is very coooperative. overall its good experiance to be here.

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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodaikanal – By the Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are glad to know that we could make your stay with us a memorable one in more ways than one. At Sterling resorts, we strive to provide the best...

Chennai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kodai by the lake Sterling resort last week (18-22 March 2017). the property is well maintained and service was excellent. It is away from the maddening crowd. Kids enjoyed the various activities conducted particularly the paint ball (paid event) and Tambola. the only let down is that there is no grocery shop and the room service charges 65 bucks...

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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodaikanal – By the Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are delighted to know that you had a delightful stay. Our resort is aimed at providing a holidaying experience like no other where families can connect, spend time with...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited this property. We had an amazing experience because the place was really beautiful and peaceful. Our driver Gopalan was really humble and helpful, he guided us really well which helped us a lot to visit all the places.

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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodaikanal – By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the features that you liked the most. Our staff members and seek to pamper...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Property is well maintained, the room are distinguished by the names of the flowers & same flowers are planted which adds to the ambience. Room was well furnished & spaces. View from the room is really pleasant, having a view of small village along with hills. Room was always well decorated every time we come from our tour. ❤️ Staff's...

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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodaikanal – By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are elated to be rated so highly; thank you! At our resort, we believe that our guests deserve only the best. It gives us great joy in knowing that...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is beautifully developed and well maintained and the location is also good (By the lake does'nt mean that its on the lake, its almost a 5 mins drive from the lake). Although the staff is very warm and welcoming, their room service is not up to the mark. They charge extra for each and every facility and service....

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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir /Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at By the Lake, Kodaikanal. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are grateful for your encouraging feedback about our resort and staff. However, we are deeply concerned that room service was a cause of disappointment to you. In this connection,...

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Sterling property is well maintained .Food is Very Good . The rooms are a wee bit small . The stone flooring without a carpet or wooden flooring makes it cold.There is only one battery operated Cart to convey luggage and guests - The rooms are at a higher level and in rain and for senior citizens it is difficult...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort

Address: 44 Gymkhana Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range: $143 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Sterling Resorts Kodaikanal Lake View Hotel Kodaikanal
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
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“ask for lawn front room”
CSasikumar, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you are a senor citizen, ask for room on ground floor and located near dining hall cum reception. Many rooms are located up the slope.”
pananavati, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“"Choose the rooms closer to reception - Else long walks on slopes"”
SuryaMeduri, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A bit far from the city and going for sight seeing requires more time and higher car hire charges”
Vayu43, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in close vicinity to the Reception area should be preferred for views as well as quick service”
TrishSabby, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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