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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the location,the ambience the old world charm,the beauty,the lawns.the view.On the whole a wonderful place which I would like to visit again. The staff were very courteous and good.The rooms were great though we didn't have a view.The breakfast was great. All in all loved it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a wonderful time in Villa Retreat. The place is very clean and beautiful. There is a personal touch which makes you feel at home. The staff are very pleasing and never say no to any request. We had an amazing time and would love to visit again sometime in the near future.

Thank Krishnan I
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our second time in Villa retreat .. Will be my first preference if I visit Kodai again . We stayed for two nights with my parents . The view from Classic room with valley view is to die for. It matches with the best valley views anywhere in kodai. However the room badly needs maintenance - chipped flooring...

Thank Gowri G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the time we entered the Hotel, we were spoilt. The room given to us was perfect..... It had the most perfect views that took our breath away. It was in the middle of bustling Kodai but peaceful and tranquil. Shyam and the staff looked after our evry need. The restaurant was great and we really enjoyed the Breakfasts....

Thank MaxieRichard
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start with the good things: really loved the location - next to Coaker's walk, ambience, nice garden, room theme and the initial hospitality. Food was where they were horrible to the core. Lunch: Ordered Kadai Paneer - It was more like some paneer, half cooked vegetables in a gravy so liquid that we stopped ordering Kadai Paneer anywhere...

2Thank SuryaMeduri
Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to that place nor do i know anything about this place. I have booked it for my parents for 2Nights. All i did was share an email about what I'd be expecting from them. These guys have taken care of my parents with utmost care and haven't compromised a bit on the service quality. As per the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good and neatly maintained, for family it's ideal location whereas its walkable distance to all main attractions of Kodai. Food was tasty and good quality & quantity. I requested for late checkout with minimum charges but it was diplomatically by saying high tariff- during non season they should have extended me grace time for check out... Good trip and stay

1Thank SatishVageeswaran
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for two nights. Great location right adjacent to coakers walk. Good view of the valley from the signature suits and dining hall. They serve food in the lawn adjacent to the dining hall which have good view. Please choose signature room 103 if yo are opting for that category. Other two are not that spacious as compared...

Thank drgins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has mind blowing view point and to have a cup of coffee at the view point of Villa retreat is something you will remember for life time. We did not stay here but we have cup of coffee and some pakoda for 2 days at their restaurant and their hospitality was good. Villa retreat has some romantic history we...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights and enjoyed the location and views. Our room was simple but comfortable. Try to book a room with a view as it's the view which is one of the great attributes of the hotel. The small garden terrace looks out over Kodaikanal, the hills and the plains and is a great place to have a quiet...

1Thank ColintonTraveller

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Savour the magic of Kodaikanal from the comfort of your room. We are situated at a Perfect location in kodaikanal with an awesomatic view and excellent walkable access to all sight seeings places. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Retreat

Address: Coakers Walk | Noyce road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range: $72 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
#2 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kodaikanal
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“Choose room 108 for excellent views”
Gowrig684, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Signature Suite... It is worth it”
MaxieRichard, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Signature Suite is recommended”
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Shanti0001, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“signature suite is a beautiful experience”
232amita, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the valley are the best of the lot.”
SureshNithya, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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