This was a my second trip to Kodai. The hotel is located adjacent to the Coakers walk entry and opposite to the Bryant park entrance. If you are coming by car, look for the signage (which is too small, the hotel ppl can opt for a more visible sign board). If you miss this entrance, taking U turn in that small road is bit tiring. (Most of the kodai roads are cramped now a days with double side parking and double way traffic....scary during week ends especially). That's the only toughest/ irritating part. Once U are in the resort.... u r in another world. We took a Classic Room Mini which was booked in advance through their website, Check in process was smooth. its a small cozy room with wooden flooring.... with mesmerising views of the valley and Kodaikanal. with most of the required facilities like, in room dining, full time hot water, LED TV with DTH , cupboards etc. apt for 2 ppl (honeymoon special ;). There is a restaurant inside the resort (food quality and spread was good). There is option for having food outside in the garden(table chairs are provided). We had breakfast there with valley view (u feel heavenly bliss). In the night it was too cold, so we had food in the restaurant. There is option for camp fire etc etc. Sitting in the lawn watching the valley ...cant explain in words... u need to feel for yourself. If you are planning for sightseeing, the resort will arrange that too. They have packages which you can customise and consume. Most of the sightseeing points are close to this resort. The reception area is good, with a small reading area/ play area etc where u will have wifi. (I didn't use it though). Around 10 cars can be parked in side the resort , no idea whether they have options for more. Heavenly treat @ Villa Retreat.
We visited kodaikannal for the first time and it was fun.We booked a delux room and had all basic amenties hot water,tv,toiletries, in room service,comfortable bed and clean towels. The hotel staff and management is very courteous and helping.Prabhu and Suresh were very nice ,Suresh even took photographs for us. Coming to the hotel and food.This place is like a failry tale location with all the things and views you can dream of.It was an outstanding experience for us and would definitely like to visit it again.coz I am missing it badly. The food was delicious and fresh We loved the service and ginger tea and vada with a variety of chutneys. If you are flower lover then there are a lot of fun for you photographing the beautiful flowers. Location is a plus point. Would refer everyone who visits kodaikannal and at last rightly said its close to nature with homely touch.
We had an amazing stay at Villa retreat. The resort is beautifully designed and landscaped, the reception area, dining area and the rooms are quite good and tastefully decorated. They served great food and the service was also very good. Looking forward to visit again, since the time we reached and checked in.