I could not wait to review my stay here. It was an amazing experience. Inside the property, you could see lush greenery and beautifully decorated ambience.It is just beside the coakers walk, one of the tourist attraction point, so to my opinion if u stay here u can experience the view from the hotel backyard lawn itself.The hotel is located approx 600ms from the Bus stand so you could easily walk the distance.The staffs are very courteous, polite and helpful.I would specially mention the name of Nasir in the reception, who was very cooperative. Coming to the dining part the kitchen is very slow..you need to have 1 hour time in hand to have your food served at your table.But again to mention the food was yummy!! I still cannot forget the taste of the 3 different Chatnis served with Dosa. Overall I would definitely like to book this hotel for my next visit in Kodai. Stayed May 2016, travelled as a couple
Just back from a short and really sweet trip to Kodaikanal. We had booked this place based on previous stay experience from my sister and her family. This place captures the essence of Kodai, one can just sit on the beautiful bench in their garden and spend their whole day looking at clouds making shapes. Service from staff is excellent, they made sure that all our requests were taken care of , special thanks to Joseph, Prasad and Prabhu. As soon as we landed we made our way to Astoria restaurant near to the bus stand and we attacked food as if there was no tomorrow but it was worth every penny. Staff there too served us with all enthusiasm though they were running full. We were eight of us and each of us had different demands. Sambhar made a way to our hearts from stomach and the taste stayed with us till we were back. Few points on hotel and rooms: 1) Deluxe rooms with balcony does not make any difference so one can go ahead with deluxe rooms. Balcony view is of another hotel which can be skipped. 2) Make sure that you check in near 12 pm as the rooms take time to be allotted but they have cloak room which is very comfortable for long wait. 3) Excellent accessibility to market and lake 4) Hotel provided us the day trip for sightseeing and even there the quality of vehicle and driver was very good. 5) We had dinner and breakfast, food was superb, special mention for Chef James. Stayed April 2016, travelled with friends
Resort at a Perfect location in kodaikanal with an awesomatic view and great food. And also excellent access to all sight seeings. Special mention to the neatness of the rooms and quickness of the service staff. Highly recommended as first preference for a stay at kodaikanal.
It's a beautiful place to be. The rooms are clean and service is very good. The best part is the view from the place. You will feel you are on top of the world (quite literally!) and the view is truly breathtaking. The quality of food is also great. Well maintained place and you would definitely want to revisit. Another positive is you can see the beauty of whole Kodaikanal alone from here and u don't have to go sightseeing at all! In short, its a place you should definitely visit!
This is an awesome place! Loved each and every moment of our stay there. The views from the garden and the room are beautiful. Very friendly and courteous staff. Clean and big rooms. Stayed at room # 108 which has the best view overall. It's a classic room with valley view. Viewing the sunrise from the room and the garden was a breathtaking experience! Don't miss it. Will visit kodai again only to stay here :-)
This cottage is adjacent to Coakers walk a prominent place in Kodaikanal founded in 1872. The hotel has 18 cottages all neatly done up. Most rooms give amazing view of the valley. Being a hill station the temperature varies from 0 to 22 degrees in summers. I believe the best time to visit would in between September to March. December to February would be cold with temperatures ranging between 0-5 degrees. The rooms have got fire place and are spacious. Great destination for family visit. Boating at the lake, the pine forest, coakers walk, cycling around the lake are certain prominent activities one can indulge in. At the villa the food is good in fact all three meals have good variety and it is better to have your meals here. March to August could be warm during afternoons as hotel is a eco friendly hotel and does not have fans. Overall a wonderful location and wonderful hotel, strongly recommended.
Awesome break from the heightened frenzy of daily life, made special, specially by the location, coziness and the splendid personal touch of this quaint, superlative and splendid retreat. Took a complete break and enjoyed the sunrise far away in the horizon right from dusk, basked in the magnanimous sun rays at the beautiful garden, enjoyed the clouds enter the rooms, sat on the window deck of the beautiful room of this heritage paradise reading my favorite books and simply chilled out without going through the generic rut of the tourist tag as if it was a home away from home. One of the most memorable holidays of 4 days made memorable by this wonderful retreat, the ever helpful staff and to say the least. Thanks a ton and would make it a point again to visit.
This resort is fantastic and staff is very professional and awesome. I celebrated my birthday here and staff arranged one of finest cake.I really thanks awesome staff there specially Gopinath.This little guy is truly professional and humble person for any kind of information about hotel or nearby places he will guide you very well. The view from villa retreat garden is amazing which adjacent coaker walk. You would love to come here again and again.Thank you all villa retreat staff for making this trip memorable.
It was my second time in the Retreat Villa. The rooms are nice and clean and some has a good view into the valley. We had a room with a fireplace, very romatik. The restaurant ist good, and you can order everything to your room. The Villa is located by the Coaker’s Walk, has the same good view like from the walk, and is not far from the center. The staff is friendly and trys to make everything for you. At this point quite a heartfelt thanks to the manager :-) .They gave us some very good recommendations restaurants, transport and activities.
Now this is what I call perfectionism. They have everything a guest needs. From rooms that make you feel like never stepping out of, to mouth savoring delicacies at the restaurant, they have taken care of every detail that will ensure you have a comfortable stay. The staff is very friendly and hospitable. They offered us great help with travel, queries, and tourist spots. Wifi does not reach the rooms, only available at the reception area, but that isn't a problem as we are visiting the place to enjoy a quiet serene life. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would recommend anyone visiting Kodaikanal to choose Hotel Villa Retreat. It IS the perfect choice !