We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

689 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort
See the most recent reviews
Showing 686: English reviews
Pune, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love walking, this is the place. I stayed in a 2 bed room apartment as a sterling member. The apartment was well furnished. Good bed and bath linen. Had a dry kitchen with microwave and refrigerator. Toaster was available on demand. The staff at the reception were found to be wanting in their courtesies towards the guests but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sanjay K
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are pleased that your stay with us was a pleasant one. Thank you for detailing the features that you enjoyed the most. We are glad that the view from...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an excellent time spent at sterling resorts in Kodai. We reached earlier than we had informed. The Staff were so obelized that they accommodated us. Rooms were very clean and also House keeping helped us when ever we had a need. Being deepavali season they celebrated deepavali and make us feel homely.. we did not miss our home....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank harsha V
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are grateful to you for your kind words. Thank you for listing the features that you liked the most. Thank you for mentioning our staff members. Our well trained...

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at sterling for two nights. The property is beautiful. We arrived on the day of Diwali and were surprised to see the festive air in the resort .The entire staff was dressed in traditional attire and there were diyas placed near the entrance . Within minutes of checking in the room, the staff surprised us with a plate...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alifiya Z
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. It gives us great joy in knowing that we could make your stay pleasant in more ways than one. Thank you for mentioning our staff members. They would be delighted...

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Been there few times it was good, but now the service is horrible and the staff and securities engaged in argument with us , rooms are not upto standard. Outside the rooms are smelling feces. There is no valet service and battery car service is limited I had a very old mum when called for pickup never showed up.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Gopal P
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We apologize for not being able to deliver our usual best on this occasion. We have noted the issues which marred the quality of your stay and our Resort Management...

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Situated 700 Meters off the lake it is a nice, clean resort with friendly and helpful staff. Good food. To name a few Chef Somesh and team activity manager Sumesh Binesh Marbin Strella and all were very helpful to make you feel at home. Yes a home away from home. One can enjoy walking, boating 2 kms from resort and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank asim s
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed with us at Yelagiri – MariGold Ridge. Our resort seeks to be the hospitality destination of guests who love adventure and nature...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The lake is a 7 mins walk from the resort. Really friendly staff and helpful. Would love to stay once again. There's a taxi stand right outside the hotel so there is no problem for travelling. There's an activity centre which doesn't let one get bored. Treks are organised in the morning if there are 4 or more. No rooms...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank shermanshah98
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are glad to know that we could make your stay with us a memorable one in more ways than one. At Sterling resorts, we strive to provide the best...

Israel
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This hotel is located right next to the lake and has a great view. The staff are very friendly and always welcoming. The rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast is good and with variety. Negative points: No WIFI in the rooms. Games life Ballard, Paintball, are chargeable.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gabriel A
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. It gives us great joy to know that you had a memorable stay with us. Our resort seeks to allow our guests a firsthand experience with nature and its bounties....

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was very skeptical about a hill resort, but my inhibitions faded into the lovely mist of this place. I can't praise enough the extremely kind and genuine staff, who made the entire stay delightful. The chef went out of his way on daily basis to make food for our kid. The holiday activity staff was entertaining and capable. House...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank anandr2016
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are grateful to you for your kind words. Thank you for mentioning and applauding the services that you liked the most. Providing customized service, leaving no stone un-turned to...

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 28 October 2016

we stayed here last month, they stay was very good and services may can improve little more in all the area because whenever we travel to kodaikanal always we choose this first compare to earlier visits service standards are little went down other than that overall experience wonderful and thouroughly enjoyed with family. evening programs were extremely good and enjoyed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rajish011
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are pleased to know that you had a memorable stay with us. Thank you for listing the features that you liked the most. We are glad that you could...

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent . No words to describe. Warm welcome, very good hospitality, staff very co-operative. Resort and food Excellent. Can't find a better place than this in Kodai Kanal. At least two days at the resort would be very great Mr. Daniel very good in activity department; Mr. Ramesh very good in Food & Beverages Dept.; Chaitanya, Indrani and Hilda very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bhaumik D
SterlingHolidays, Owner at Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to holiday with us at Kodai - By The Lake. We appreciate your taking the time to share your review of our resort. We are ecstatic to be rated so highly; thank you! At Kodai - By The Lakewe strive to ensure that no stone is unturned to pamper our guests with the...

456 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (447)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (98)
Viewed
View from Room (18)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (67)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (32)
Viewed
Dining (36)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (171)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kodaikanal hotels
4.4 km away
Kodai - By The Valley, A Sterling Holidays Resort
1.5 km away
Kodai Resort
Kodai Resort
#8 of 76 in Kodaikanal
560 reviews
1.0 km away
The Carlton
The Carlton
#5 of 76 in Kodaikanal
460 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.4 km away
Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal
2.4 km away
Le Poshe by Sparsa
Le Poshe by Sparsa
#3 of 76 in Kodaikanal
272 reviews
2.3 km away
JC Residency
JC Residency
#7 of 76 in Kodaikanal
591 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort

Address: 44 Gymkhana Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range: $91 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sterling Resorts Kodaikanal Lake View Hotel Kodaikanal
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort staff and other travellers.
12 questions
Ask a question
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 month ago
chennai
1 month ago
2 months ago

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Kodai - By The Lake, A Sterling Holidays Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“compact/Standard”
 of 5 bubbles kamalamalhotra, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, they're all quiet with lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles shwetavenkatesh09, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the lake if possible”
 of 5 bubbles gabriela456, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Opt for the room at the top”
 of 5 bubbles AnandshankarP, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lake view”
 of 5 bubbles Platinum_trvlr, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay