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Hotel Grand Palace
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

We stay at royal deluxe room. Room was definitely good with LCD. But restaurant was not up to the mark, No menu card, no one at reception. We ate outside.Hospitality was not like wow!!! I liked location of the hotel as it is near to lake. i must say staff should increase hot water time as it was already cold there. I hate that motor sound during evening and morning time.

Room Tip: I found hotel shivapriya is good to stay. Although room was not as good as in Grand palace. But dinning was awesome.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pooshal
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Expensive tariffs for the kind of service provided.
- Highly irresponsible staff.
- The reception is never available. No response from the room service anytime
- No basic services like newspaper,
- No hot water in washrooms. Were informed that the water heater system is under maintenance but later got to know that the guests r few and so they did not turn it on.
- Boring water provided for drinking,
- A la carte menu has 2 or 3 options all time.
- No itemized bill during checkout.

Overall the hotel looks clean and good with pathetic / worst service.

Room Tip: I would never prefer or suggest this hotel even in the worst case scenario.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank we_thecouple
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Me and My wife planned a trip to kodai for 3 night 4 day and we stayed @ Grand Palace. We did the booking through a local travel agent in kodaikanal, The rooms were very good, nice clean place, the room service was also good, being a budget hotel the service provided by them was outstanding, They only have veg food and that was also a plus point for this hotel, the Travel Desk guy (karthik i think ) made all the arrangement for the sightseeing for 3 days, I will recommend this hotel and when ever i travel to kodai i will prefer this hotel only

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NayanJain
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

I have been to Grand place last year when I visited kodaikanal with my friends. Usually prices in kodai are bit higher than other places like ooty, munnar. This hotel is located at good area and place is good. Rooms are neat and clean. Service is also good. Overall nice place to live.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dhaval7884
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Reviewed 10 December 2010

We were 2 couples and spent 3 nights at GrandPalace. We did the booking thorugh makemytrip.com for two suites (they call it honeymmon suite).Although the hotel reviews we went through says that the hotel was just average, we were forced to book this since we did a late booking and not much alternate options were available at that time. But two days before our stay one exceutive from makemytrip had called me to inform that the suite rooms were not available and we had to settle for one suite and one royal room.

The hotel is located near to the lake(less than a km), but the road leading to the hotel is not so decent, with some wine shops and all near by. Also the place was not that neat. The hotel and rooms are just ok, but defenitrly not worth the money we paid. The staff and travel desk were ok. The restaurant was just average.
The main issue we had was with the hot water supply. Rooms other than suite does not have geysers, so have to depend on the common hot water supply. During our second day,we didn't have the hot water supply in royal room. We have to folow up with the staff for almost 3-4 hours, but nothing happened even after that(every time we comlained they ensure that this will be done in another 10-15 miniutes). The time we stayed was peak winter and this really spoiled our day's programme.

There are no good views from any of the rooms since they are either facing the adjacent buildings or the street. Although the hotel is near by to the lake, we don't feel that safe to walk in the nights since the street was not that good.
Also, we didn't get proper refund for changing the rooms. Makemytrip claimed that hotel guys were not ready to pay where as the hotel never responded to the queries.

Overall the experience was not that good and we feel one should stay here only if there is no other options available.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank SKR_TVM
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