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Sterling Kodai Lake
Sterling Kodai Lake
Sterling Kodai Lake
Sterling Kodai Lake
Sterling Kodai Lake
Sterling Kodai Lake
Sterling Kodai Lake

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7.8

Very good

606 reviews

606 reviews

Housekeeping5
View4
Food & Dining2
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 850 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Upper Lake View 290 m
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory 660 m
Mul murungai 960 m
Kodaikanal Lake 970 m
Bear Shola Falls 1.0 km
Covered Courts 1.4 km
Children Playground 1.4 km
Bryant Park 1.4 km
Fairy Falls 1.4 km
The Stage Boutique 1.5 km

Sterling Kodai Lake

44, Gymkhana Road, Lake View, Kodaikanal City Center, Kodaikanal, India, 624101 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Kodaikanal City Center part of Kodaikanal, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Kids club

Spa

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.2
Distance to city center2.00 Km
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Sterling Kodai Lake

Family Suites
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed &...
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Privilege Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Classic Double
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Premiere Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Classic Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room - Room Only
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Twin/Double room - Classic - Room Only
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Single room - Classic - Room Only
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  • Balcony/terrace
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SUITE STANDARD - ROOM ONLY
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Twin/Double Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sterling Kodai Lake?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sterling Kodai Lake?

Sterling Kodai Lake is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 3200 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sterling Kodai Lake also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sterling Kodai Lake has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kodaikanal with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Sterling Kodai Lake?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sterling Kodai Lake.

What are my dining options at Sterling Kodai Lake?

Sterling Kodai Lake features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Sterling Kodai Lake?

Sterling Kodai Lake does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sterling Kodai Lake?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kodaikanal Bus Stand, 1.6 km away from Sterling Kodai Lake.

What restaurants are nearby Sterling Kodai Lake?

Sterling Kodai Lake is located in Kodaikanal City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Welcome Hotel, The Tredis Tea Room and Cloud Street.

What popular shopping places are close to Sterling Kodai Lake?

Shopping options in Sterling Kodai Lake’s Kodaikanal City Center neighborhood include The Stage Boutique, Dynasty and Shalimar Weaves.

What are popular attractions near Sterling Kodai Lake?

Sterling Kodai Lake is located in Kodaikanal City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Children Playground and Bryant Park.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sterling Kodai Lake?

Sterling Kodai Lake is located within Kodaikanal City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mul murungai, Bear Shola Falls and Kumbakkarai Falls.

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What people love about Sterling Kodai Lake

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Resort ambience good"

    Sujitha

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    September 1, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Nice place."

    Ravikkumar

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    August 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Very comfortable stay"

    Senthil

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    August 3, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 222 Kodaikanal properties
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Room comfort score
7.4/10
Location score
8.2/10
Cleanliness score
7.9/10
Value for money score
7.2/10
Better than
94
%
of Kodaikanal properties
Better than
91
%
of Kodaikanal properties
Better than
87
%
of Kodaikanal properties
Better than
83
%
of Kodaikanal properties
Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
606 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.3
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
Great place to spend time with family or as couples.
ABHIJITH from India
Couple
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Sterling Kodai Lake

The facilities and services provided by Sterling Kodai Lake ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Kodaikanal.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Sterling Kodai Lake. The hotel provides blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The multiple room layout options at Sterling Kodai Lake include rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms. Sterling Kodai Lake also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Sterling Kodai Lake. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage and spa. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Have some easy fun and maybe meet others while playing recreation activities such as horse riding.
In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the hotel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and games room. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel's food and dining score higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 89% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.3

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

7 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Dart board
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Spa
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Lake View

  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Sizzle 'n' Spice

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, European
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
44, Gymkhana Road, Lake View, Kodaikanal City Center, Kodaikanal, India, 624101
Excellent
Location

8.2

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The name of the guest checking in must match the reservation.
  • It is not acceptable to change the name of guest once the booking is generated.
  • Specific Privilege Room allows pet and the pet fee is Rs.2000 plus taxes per pet per room per night payable at the Resort at the time of check-in and it is mandatory to call resort for all details The resort allows dogs weighing up to 30kg only. A maximum 2 pets are allowed per room
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee3200 INR
  • Distance from city center2.00 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

The property

  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 101
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1983
  • Most recent renovation2013
Property announcements

Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

Reviews of Sterling Kodai Lake from real guests

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7.6
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10
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.3
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service7.9
Value for money7.2
High score for Kodaikanal
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9+ Exceptional (34)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (31)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (26)
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Mar - May (31)
Jun - Aug (35)
Sep - Nov (18)
Dec - Feb (33)
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10.0
Exceptional
Winston from India
Family with young children
Privilege Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

Very Comfortable Stay Near the Kodai lake”

I stayed in Sterling Kodai Lake for 2 days. After roaming around for 2 days noticed that there are not much many resorts available near the lake. Sterling Kodai Lake is easily one of the best resorts near the lake. The stay was very comfortable and the staff were very welcoming, especially Nagaraj who took care of each and every needs. The food was good, though not much varieties of starters were available in the Buffet when requested they provided specially made starters for us.

Reviewed February 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sunil from India
Family with young children
Premiere Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2021

Great Hospitality & Beautiful location”

I stayed here for 2 days with my family. The hospitality was too good and so were the staff too. The property is located quite near to the lake and it was easy to access. Totally loved the experience. Special call out for Raveena from the restaurant team for her amazing hospitality and helped us with the servings

Reviewed September 13, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sankha from India
Couple
Classic Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Amazing experience”

Stayed in the month of January 2020, Excellent property, very well maintained garden, food and service is commendable, what made the holiday memorable is excellent hospitality provided by the team, special mention goes to Sathya, & Bobby of guest relation team, we enjoyed the stay a lot and would love to go back sometime.

Reviewed January 21, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Murugesan from India
Couple
Premiere Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Short trip Kodai”

Team members all are very friendly and helpful, specially Fo, HK staff Antony The food was amazing and up to standards .Chef Saravanan willing to assist guests requests.We really enjoyed live South Indian coffee. Over all perfect holidays will come back definitely next time.

Reviewed September 26, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Elamparuthi from India
Family with young children
Privilege Suite
Stayed 3 nights in September 2021

Awesome stay at Sterling Kodai Lake”

Pros: 1. The location was fantastic and it was near to Lake, bryant park, coakers walk. 2. The rooms were excellent. 3.Best hotel to stay with childrens. They took extra care for foods of children without any cost. they made Idly specially for my kid for dinner. Kudos to the team. Cos: 1.The car has to be parked outside the hotel near the roads. I felt unsecured for parking the car outside the hotel.

Reviewed September 18, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Pal from India
Couple
Classic Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2020

Sterling Kodai - Pal review”

Resort was nice one of the staff nagaraj was really helpfull and service and food are pleasant

Reviewed December 29, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Panneer from India
Family with young children
Family Suites
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Exceptional”

Best place to spend time at kodai with close proximity to all tourist spots

Reviewed April 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Arunkumaran from India
Family with young children
Classic Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Good staff and good service ”

Housekeeping staff and room service are so good in service

Reviewed March 13, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Vijay from India
Family with young children
Classic Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Exceptional”

We asked for extending 2 more days to stay but we didn't get it...That's the sss thing...

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kesava from Malaysia
Family with teens
Premiere Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Very friendly staff members ”

They provided me a good room. Good Breakfast and friendly staff.

Reviewed March 02, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Suhail from India
Family with young children
Classic Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

Everything was fine, we had a comfortable stay @ Sterling. My only suggestion to the resort is to keep a first aid medicines at reception, medicines like paracetamol, cold medicines etc.

Reviewed October 25, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Narayanan from India
Family with young children
Privilege Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Extremely good but need to improve the restaurant menu”

Bar service is not up to standard. Tour to strawberry farm arranged by the hotel is water of money cos they were not updated the condition of the farm. When we reach the farm there were no fruits and just planning to replant the sap. we were disappointed and waste of money.

Reviewed October 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Dilip from India
Family with young children
Family Suites
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Very good ”

Very Nice staff and good service

Reviewed March 06, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Kasi from India
Family with young children
Classic Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

Nice Stay”

It was a good place

Reviewed October 13, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Abhay from India
Group
Classic Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Exceptional”

This is one of the best.

Reviewed March 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
vijaya from India
Family with young children
Classic Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

AWSOME”

GOOD AND EXCELLENT

Reviewed August 22, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Auli from Finland
Couple
Privilege Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Nice room and good service”

Clean room and good service! Staff was super helpful and took well care of us! Still as Scandinavian quest I wish that staff could serve women and men equally. Sometimes felt like they were appreciating and serving male customer more, which is really typical in India, but not valid in modern European world. Hotel has good services and they are organizing various day-time-tours. Also food was amazing! Room was nice but not latest modern style. That’s why it felt a bit too expensive compared to average prices in India. Location is good if you want to stay near lake and city center but maybe not best for those who are looking for place with mountain view or close to nature.

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Prof. from India
Family with young children
Premiere Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

One of my best stays in a hill station”

This place was worth the money. Though the food was expensive, it was worth the price and the facilities provided were good. So overall it was a very good stay

Reviewed March 19, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Bala from India
Couple
Classic Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

Exceptionally well maintained property, easy to access location with a terrific view of the Lake. Very caring and motivated staff, the food was good and not overpriced. Would certainly return for another longer vacation.

Reviewed September 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
naresh from India
Family with young children
Classic Double
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Fantastic property ”

Beautiful resort

Reviewed January 22, 2020

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