To start with the resort has a mind blowing view, which includes the morning sunrise with the chirping of the birds, it’s just lovely. The resort is located in close vicinity of Coakers Park and Kodai Lake. Right from the time of booking till the day me and my wife checked out, it was a warm feeling and staying in the resort made us think it as the second home. We had booked the signature suite and our first view of the room left us stunned. There was a sitting area with couches and a bedroom with a kingsize bed and attached bathroom. It even had a quaint little fireplace in the bedroom. Rooms are kept neat and tidy with all the basic amenities. The windows in the rooms are so clean that sometimes u feel like there is no glass at all. The blessing in disguise for the resort is the team, each and every one is soo friendly and they took care of our every needs. One thing is remarkable that the Guest handling skills of Mr. Shyam (GM), he is very friendly and helpful. We stayed there for 3 nights and within that period we became close to him and is our friend now .I have been to many hotels in different places but never seen a GM coming and talking to you on a daily basis. We stayed in the suite room(101) and had the best view. I can keep writing but wanna stick to important thing which wil help the visitors. One best place to stay in kodaikanal is Villa retreat. Personally felt like being at home with a warm environment. The staff are social at just the right level and they go to great length to make you feel at home. Breakfast was great as usual (a bit slow served though), but I understand that they have limited staff and a small kitchen and we are on holiday :). The smile on the face of everyone makes up for it though. The staff was very helpful in arranging for the tour and we had a lot of fun throughout the tour exploring kodai and its beauty. Before I end, it would be unfair if I dont mention a few thanks to, Prasad & the front desk team, Mani, Gopi & the service team and the security guard!
Villa Retreat.. probably the ideal place to stay at kodai if u r with ur family.. Its very close to coakers walk, both of them have a common entrance, so don't get confused when u reach the front gate.. :) Bryant part and Kodai lake is also near by.. all at walking distances.. we were there for 2 days.. Jan 26 and Jan 27.. and booked the classic room valley view room which gives excellent valley views.. From the reviews I had heard that room no 108 has great views and when I addressed this to the reservation team and requested to allocate the same for me, they were very generous to allot me the same.. :) Coming to room, the room was very neat and tidy with two windows, one opening out deep in to valley and the other gives u a distant view of Kodaikanal city.. During sunny days at early morning you can enjoy a heavenly feeling while sitting at the garden lawn with sun rays coming out of clouds.. but we were not lucky enough to see that as it was really foggy for the two days we stayed over there.. missed it.. but will come back again to enjoy it.. :) By the way the review just doesn't ends there, there's something which I cannot miss..it's the staff and then the food.. The staff were very attentive, helpful and courteous. Starting from Dominic who helped us with online reservation till Villa manager Shyam, a gentleman who comes out to talk to guests and finds happiness in answering their questions. The restaurant is another highlight.. They don't have an elaborate menu for the morning breakfast, but whatever is there in the menu will b made for you fresh and needless to say food was very tasty..we had lunch and dinner from there itself during our entire stay and the quality of food was really good..we enjoyed it.. Hotel has a decent car parking space too.. I was travelling with my wife n kid and overall we had a wonderful time at Kodai. Whenever we plan kodai trip again, definitely Villa retreat would be the first option to consider... would like to enjoy your services once again.. :) Stayed January 2017, travelled with family