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B's Hive
Ranked #6 of 91 Kodaikanal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

I am from London,last week i was there in Kodaikanal for two nights stayed in B's hive.nice hospitality, excellent view,Care taker Arun was too good. I'd have to thank Mr. Balaji( MD). The Food too tasty ( home food).I would recommend it to anyone visiting Kodaikanal.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Sureshkumar C
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Last month i was there in Kodaikanal for two nights, stayed in B's hive. It was such a nice place to get in. And very nice hospitality.

Excellent view from the terrace. Care taker was good and helpful.

Thanks to Mr.Balaji for his guidance.

Surely whenever i am in Kodaikanl will stay only in his B's hive.

Regards,
J.Prabhurajan

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

We, as a group of friends, occupied 2 rooms in B's Hive Kodai. Candidly, it was a spectacular place to stay in Kodai. Located in the heart of the town, its easy for tourists to reach most of the attractions such as the lake,coakers walk etc which are near by within a 2km radius. I'd have to thank Mr. Gautham Balaji, the MD for his hospitality and the caretaker Mr. Arun who could literally deliver us everything under the sun(in Kodai). The food was good. The rooms were squeaky clean. Expect a splendid view from the patio, or sit in the lawn relaxed. Its a homely Indian lodging and the guests are excellently taken care off, the caretaker is at your service all the time, whenever you need him. Well, the place doesn't have a swimming pool, really never mind those, who would be needing it in Kodai's climate? The owner is honest and lets you have a glimpse of what to expect in B's hive and the place is perfectly suitable for any type of tourist be it couples, family or friends. And finally, credits are due for Mr. Arun who, despite the rains, was at our service any time, providing us food or getting medicine for my friend. B's hive made our trip memorable and really worth the visit and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Kodaikanal.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

the location of the cottage is very nice its a view point of kodaikanal town

  • Stayed July 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Let me start by thanking Mr E Balaji - the owner for ensuring a pleasant stay, and also to the care taker -- Arun, who left no stone unturned to keep our visit pleasant.

Initially: While planning our trip to Kodaikanal, I researched the place quite well on Tripadvisor and it resulted in to getting genuine feedback for this B&B. I was impressed with the smoothness of transaction and the honest feedbacks provided by the facility owner - Mr Balaji himself.

Before we set foot, we knew what to expect. That helps you keep straight. I must thank Mr. Balaji for the useful info he shared with us on Kodai before start of our stay.

Its not a big place, but one which is clean, airy and has terrific view of the valley. Especially the terrace rooms which have an excellent view and are pretty spacious. Though B;s Hive is away from the Lake (which is the main tourist spot), and it was always a roller coaster experience what with the efficiency of the drivers to reach there, but its worth it. Believe me!

Reaching Kodai: We took a train from Bangalore Cantt which dropped us to Kodai Road station. Its good 80 kms from kodaikanal. On the Kodai road station, the only means of transport which looks good is the taxi..and there's no bargain esp in the season time. Enroute there's nice view and you can find a decent spot to take a bite! There are a couple of view points where one can enjoy the valley.

B's Hive was ready to welcome us...unfortunately within an hour of our arrival -- my 5 year old met an accident and as a Godsend -- Arun helped us immediately by accompanying to the hospital. Thanks a ton, Arun -- I would never forget that. For a moment we thought our journey was spoilt before the start..but the place and people have their own charm and my kid started enjoying despite her condition.

It was a pleasure to meet spend quality time with the owner - Mr Balaji, whose knowledge of the place and advice is unbeatable. His valuable suggestions ensured that we enjoy Kodai to the best in whatever time we had.

For those who are looking at -- quality stay, caring attitude, honesty, integrity and commitment to customer service combined with Value For Money -- I whole heartedly recommend this small cosy abode.

We left with a promise that we would be visiting kodai once a year and won't trouble ourselves in scouting -- where to stay!

Room Tip: Recommend the rooms on terrace. They have a breathtaking view of the valley...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: B's Hive
Address: Anandhagiri 7th Street, Behind Shankara School, Moonjikal, Kodaikanal, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Kodaikanal
Price range (per night): $24 - $38
Hotel Class:2.5 star — B's Hive 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B's Hive is a private guest house that provides superior combination of price, value & hospitality in our aesthetically designed cottage. Strategically located, these facilities are exclusively designed for corporate housing, business as well as leisure travelers. ... more   less 
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