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“Easy location for sight-seeing” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Jai
Ranked #15 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Easy location for sight-seeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2010

The hotel is located very near to the Kodaikanal lake which itself is a famous tourist spot! the rooms were clean and the room service was good and prompt!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AjayPrasaanth
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Erode
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2010

Hotel Jai in a good Hotel in Kodaikanal. Nice welcome, Comfortable, Nice place to stay

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Ebenezermcharles
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Bangalore
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2009

It was an average hotel. hotel is around 1 to 1.5 KM from Bus stand. so if u want to travel cab u will end up in paying 60-100 Rs but u can go by walk also if u dont have more things to carry. Since we booked the room in adv, they picked us on reaching Kodai.room was clean and the room service was ok. but food was below average.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BloreLMB
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jaykesh, Owner at Hotel Jai, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your review. Your review has helped us and we have now hired very good chefs and from what I speak to the customers they have very good comments about the food. If you happen to visit Kodai next please do visit us and try our food and give us another review. Thank you.
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Mumbai
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2009

I had been to this hotel for my honeymoon. Its a good place to stay. However, the restaurant is not so good. It looks like one that are there in dharamshalas. Rooms are big and the ambience is also good, not extremely great though. Good value for money.

  • Liked — Rooms
  • Disliked — Restaurant
  • Stayed March 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Vijay_Bauva
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kochi
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2009

hotel is just ok.considering the cost its good...food is not upto the mark..just ok..cannot compare with their own sister concern ,hotel hill top.though they tell as buffet breakfast, almost all items are limited.i think its better to stay there and have food from hotel hilltop (near )

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kiranramesh
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jaykesh, Owner at Hotel Jai, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your review. Your review has helped us and we have now hired very good chefs and from what I speak to the customers they have very good comments about the food. Thank you for your appreciation on Hilltop food our food here in now equal to it. I have also advised the staff on buffet and also am working on renovating the dining area and giving a new look. If you happen to visit Kodai next please do visit us and try our food and give us another review. Thank you.
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bangalore
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2009

kodaikanal as a tourist destination wont appeal to those who have visited north hills like gangtok,nainital,dalhousie,shimla,mussorie but its an ok place for a day or two to beat the heat.not much activities there and sightseeings are not all that great.
the hotel is a budget hotel but quite average.book it on reaching there if its not a very busy time you choose to travel.the room given to us was spacious and neat but it wasnt comfortable(quite cold).hot water was provided only for a couple of hours and it was absolutely muddy.food wasnt all that great.i would recommend the restaurant of sivapriya as a cheaper and better eating place for veggies.its at a walkable distance.therz a restaurant gokul nearby.by all means avoid it.
therz nothing great about the hotel.it is good for budget travellers,can be borne for a day or two.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank neha v
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chennai
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2007

The appearence of the hotel Jai(outside) was good. But the interiors in the Double deluxe rooms were not good. So, i asked my front manager to chage the room to Family room, which is in First floor. The Family room was good with interiors. The Hotel is located about 1.5 kms(approx.) away from Kodai Lake and it is walkable. If u hire a cab, they would charge you Rs.50/-. Rent for the Double dulex room was Rs. 825/- (incl breakfast and dinner for a couple.) i.e. Rs. 525 for dlx room and Rs. 300/- for Breakfast and Dinner. The food complimented by them was good.
The managers are very friendly type and they can be accessed any time. Hot water available between 7 am to 9:30 am and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
The Hilltop Hotel is the sister concern for this same management.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — food
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
8 Thank ghouse
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Property: Hotel Jai
Address: Convent Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #15 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Jai 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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