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5 star hotels in Kodaikanal

Discussion in 'Tamil Nadu' started by M Vega, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. M Vega

    M Vega New Member

    I am taking my daughter and son on an adventure trip to Kodaikanal, where we will be doing cycling, hiking, and boating.
    After a day of activities, it's important to have a good place to relax which is why I need to know what options I have for 5-star hotels in Kodaikanal and what their location is.

    My budget is Rs4000 per night for the hotel.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

    Hotels Kodaikanal.
    (Images from Aruna, Rohit, Aruna and Nikhil)

    Overview

    Kodaikanal is a hill station in the Dindigul district of the state of Tamil Nadu. Its main attraction is the Kodaikanal Lake, a manmade lake in the shape of a star that attracts many tourists because of its serene beauty and boating facilities. There are many more places to cover in Kodaikanal, view points, churches and temples, that can keep you busy for a few days. The hill station is also replete with many hotels and resorts options, ranging from budget ones to luxury ones. There are a few five-star hotels in the hill station too, but their rates are higher than your preferred budget. So if you can spare more for your budget per night, you can have a luxurious staying experience whilst in Kodaikanal.

    Best Five-Star Hotels in Kodaikanal

    1. The Carlton - The Carlton is the first and oldest five-star property in Kodaikanal. The Carlton also claims to be the only five-star hotel proper in the hill station. Its location is just off the Lake Road, overlooking the Kodaikanal Lake from many angles in the property. It is spread across 3.8 acres of lush lawns with the main property set amidst a colonial-style building slash bungalow. The facade is of yellow and peach but there are also stone accents in some exterior areas. The reception is dated in interiors, with the hardwood flooring and stone wall panels. The regal furnitures and overhanging chandelier add to the charm of this section. For the accommodations, you have a variety of options, namely: Deluxe Room, Deluxe Cottage and Premier Suite. All types of accommodation feature their own private balcony overlooking either the lush gardens or the lake. If on a budget, the Deluxe Room is a good option, it is spacious and comes with a complete set of amenities despite the more affordable price. Interiors for all accommodations are mainly old-fashioned, with the use of hardwood and colonial-era style of furnitures. Silver Oak is the main dining option in the property. It has the same old-fashioned interiors with chandeliers and wooden panels. Cuisines served here are Indian, Continental, Chinese, Italian and Mexican. The Hearth is the lounge slash cafe of the property, replete with traditional furnishings and even its own fireplace to boast of. For adults, the End of The Road offers a variety of cocktails and wines that goes well with soft music played here. Other facilities in the property are a gym, spa, indoor games centre, outdoor games centre, library, parking, conference hall, banquet hall and travel desk. The grounds of the hotel have various sitting areas as well as hammocks so you can enjoy the view of the lake at your own leisure. The property also has its own boating facilities for the lake so you won't need to venture outside for that. Internet is available all throughout the hotel without any surcharges but signal isn't assured.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 7,147/Night, Deluxe Cottage at Rs. 14,985/Night and Premier Suite at Rs. 16,628/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Balcony, Television, Sofa, Work Desk, Electronic Safety Locker, Minibar, Telephone and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Cafe, Bar, Gym, Spa, Indoor Games, Outdoor Games, Library, Parking, Conference Hall, Banquet Hall, Travel Desk, Grounds, Boating and Internet
    • Address - Lake Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
    • Contact Number - +91 45 4224 8555
    Carlton.
    The Carlton (Image from Booking)

    2. Kodai By The Valley (A Sterling Holidays Resort) - Kodai By The Valley is located to the north of Kodaikanal, a bit further from the centre of the town. The property is housed in a contemporary building, white in facade and eccentric in design. The reception area is also modern, with trendy hanging lamps, wooden flanking and marble flooring. Accommodation options are varied, you can choose from the Classic Room, Premiere Room and Privilege Suite. Of the three, the Classic Room fits a little over your budget but if you are able to reserve from other hotel booking sites, you can avail of greater discounted rates. This type of accommodation has a very modern interior, with white-washed walls and hardwood flooring. A huge window overlooks the surrounding valleys and misty mountain views. The bathroom is spacious, fitted with modernities such as a shower area and bidet. There is one on-site restaurant named Valley View, where you can enjoy Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines dishes. The buffet spreads here are very extensive, enough to keep you satisfied without venturing outside for local meals. Facilities such as a spa, parking, travel desk, business centre, meeting hall, shuttle and gift shop can also be found on the property premises. Activities offered by the hotel to guests are outdoor games, indoor games and video games. They also provide for evening entertainment via games and bonfires but these activities need to be requested for in advance. Internet can only be accessed from the hotel's reception area and signal is also quite weak even in this area.
    • Room Rates - Classic Room at Rs. 4,483/Night, Premiere Room at Rs. 5,663/Night and Privilege Suite at Rs. 7,433/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Sofa, Work Desk, Safe, Minibar, Telephone, Closet and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Spa, Parking, Travel Desk, Business Centre, Meeting Hall, Shuttle, Gift Shop, Outdoor Games, Indoor Games, Video Games, Evening Entertainment and Internet
    • Address - Attuvampatti, Pallangi Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
    • Contact Number - +91 45 4224 4448
    Kodai Valley.
    Kodai By The Valley (Image from Booking)

    3. Kodai By The Lake (A Sterling Holidays Resort) - Kodai By The Lake is located at the southwestern bank of the Kodaikanal Lake. It is managed by A Sterling Holidays Resort, which also manages the previously mentioned property. Its location is perfect as it is just a walking distance from the lake but it is a bit isolated from the crowded areas where most hotels are situated. The property has the same pure white facade but this motif continues into the reception area. The white marble flooring and white-washed walls stand out amidst the lobby table which is wooden in contrast. It has the same room options, namely: Classic Room, Premiere Room and Privilege Suite. The Classic Room is your best option, as it fits just a little bit over your budget. It isn't that spacious but has charming interiors with the prime motif being white. The flooring and furnitures are all wooden but the addition of accents such as the tiled wall behind the bed and the flowery curtains make for a subtle softness to the interiors. Bathrooms aren't remarkable but do have a glass-enclosed shower area. For dining, they have the Lake View, their on-site restaurant which serves Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines dishes to guests. You can choose from an indoor sitting or outdoor sitting, with the latter being more recommended as it offers a panoramic view of the lake whilst dining. Facilities such as a spa, fitness centre, parking, travel desk, business centre, meeting hall and shuttle can also be found on the hotel. It has the same activities as above offered to guests such as outdoor games, indoor games and video games. Internet is only available in the reception area and that too, at a weak signal.
    • Room Rates - Classic Room at Rs. 4,719/Night, Premiere Room at Rs. 5,899/Night and Privilege Suite at Rs. 7,669/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Sofa, Work Desk, Safe, Minibar, Telephone, Closet and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Spa, Fitness Centre, Parking, Travel Desk, Business Centre, Meeting Hall, Shuttle, Outdoor Games, Indoor Games, Video Games and Internet
    • Address - No. 44, Gymkhana Road, Lake View, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
    • Contact Number - +91 45 4224 2381
    Kodai Lake.
    Kodai By The Lake (Image from Booking)

    4. Le Poshe By Sparsa - Le Poshe By Sparsa is just a 15-minute walk to the Chettiar Park of Kodaikanal. The property is co-managed by Club Mahindra so members can reserve for rooms via this website as well. Le Poshe By Sparsa has this pure white facade in its various bungalow-like structures, accentuated by the turquoise roofing. The reception has an all-wooden interior and cozy sitting areas for waiting guests. There are many room options in the property but the most affordable one is the Standard Room, which is just a bit over your budget. This type of accommodation has pure white interiors and a very modern design. Through the windows, you can enjoy the views of the surrounding valleys and hills. Flavours is their on-site restaurant where you are treated to a widespread buffet of the South Indian cuisine. There is an outdoor sitting area where you can enjoy the views of the misty mountains whilst enjoying your meal. Other facilities such as a spa, fitness centre, conference hall, indoor play area, outdoor play area and parking are all available in the property. Internet can be accessed from any area of the property but signal can be weak depending on the weather conditions.
    • Room Rates - Standard Room at Rs. 4,468/Night, Premium Room at Rs. 5,968/Night, Superior Room at Rs. 6,683/Night and Deluxe Room at Rs. 7,898/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Sitting Area, Electric Kettle, Telephone, Closet and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Spa, Fitness Centre, Conference Hall, Indoor Play Area, Outdoor Play Area, Parking and Internet
    • Address - No. 25, Sivanadi Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
    • Contact Number - +91 45 4224 0514
    Le Poshe.
    Le Poshe By Sparsa (Image from Booking)

    5. The Fern Creek - Last on this guide is The Fern Creek, located in Fern Hill Road, under two kilometres away from the Kurinji Andavar Temple. The Bear Shola Waterfalls is also just under three kilometres from the hotel. The Fern Creek combines features of nature and luxury for a truly unique staying experience. Here, there would be no bungalows or buildings to stay in. Instead, a rustic experience of staying in tents would be provided for you. Don't worry, their tents, the Swiss Luxury Tent and Honeymoon Suite, are far from simple nor basic. They are fitted with modern amenities such as television, lamps, sitting area and bathroom. You can dine under the stars with the assortment of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines dishes that the property has in offer. There is plenty of activities to indulge in while in the property. There's a recreation room with facilities for movie watching, book reading or just enjoying the experience of being near a traditional fireplace. You can also enjoy a bonfire experience with your loved ones whilst here. Internet is available in the reception of the property but signal isn't assured because of the location.
    • Room Rates - Swiss Luxury Tent at Rs. 4,999/Night and Honeymoon Suite at Rs. 6,999/Night (Inclusive of Taxes)
    • Room Amenities - Television, Sitting Area, Closet and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Recreation Centre, Parking, Bonfire and Internet
    • Address - No. 212/118, Fern Hill Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
    • Contact Number - +91 89 3984 8744
    Fern.
    The Fern Creek (Image from Booking)

    Conclusion

    This completes our guide on the best five-star hotels in Kodaikanal. For a budget of Rs. 4,468 and above, you can enjoy a luxurious stay in the hill station. Keep a lookout for special discounted rates during off-peak tourist season. Sometimes, hotel booking sites provide for special discounted rates as well that you can take advantage of. To make your stay in Kodaikanal more idyllic, opt for any of these luxury properties. They might cost higher but you are assured of a more pleasant and comfortable stay with these options.

    I hope this helps you!:)