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“simple yet different experience :)”
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The Fern Creek
Ranked #4 of 76 Hotels in Kodaikanal
Certificate of Excellence
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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“simple yet different experience :)”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

well, we had stayed here a week ago, before our college re opened we wanted to have a break so chose kodaikanal to ooty, and the next was a resort, then the choice was a five star hotel but unfortunately it was full, so we chose tripadvisor for some resorts around and then it was fern creek !! situated at a silent location of kodaikanal though not very far away like many other resorts, the breakfast was the first meal we had and it was jus superb and homely, we were told no artificial ingredients were added, it was true. the lunch and dinner also lived upto the mark ! and in the night there was a campfire organised and it was jus awesome reminding of campings in school days !! after which, we went to the entertainment room and there was a home theatre system which was jus awesome time with friends !! ;) and we had asked for maggi in the night and lo, it was there at midnight !! PERFECT !! unfortunately we were there only for a day but it was awesome !! hats off to the hospitality by michael, raj, and everyone else there !! keep rocking !! will be back for sure !!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The Fern Creek

Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new treat, then be prepared to be amazed at The Fern Creek, nestled in the blue mountains of Kodaikanal, in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Kodaikanal in Tamil means ‘the gift of the forest’ but the real ‘treasure’ is the The Fern Creek resort.

Imagine leaving mystical Madurai ascending into the magical Palani Mountains. You arrive at The Fern Creek and are welcomed into a British raj manor featuring magnificent bay windows and an ornate veranda entrance. Opening the colonial door reveals the reception, dining facilities and wait for it, an authentic Balinese Aura Spa, set against a back drop of beautiful stone and whitewash walls.

You’re then escorted descending along a charming winding garden pathway, to your very own private exotic Arabian style marquee. You open the door to immerse yourself in the elegance and style of an apartment with all of the appointments you’d expect from a five star palace.

The staff at The Fern Creek made us feel like celebrities. You are greeted with heartfelt smiles that give you that ‘welcome home’ feeling. It’s also a feeling of relief; you’ve arrived at a special haven, protected from the screaming demands of your everyday working life.

The staff anticipates your every desire, they know what you need before you do. Nothing is too much trouble. We feasted on colourful, tantalising, south Indian cuisine under a garden gazebo in the middle of an aromatic garden paradise. Later that evening we gathered around the iconic outdoor camp fire to tell stories about incredible India.

Adjacent to the manor, masked inside what seemed to be old authentic barns and stables is a modern family friendly home theatre entertainment facility. We watched Bollywood films and were waited on, while we chilled out and relaxed.

The creators of The Fern Creek resort should congratulate for their vision, their thoughtfulness, attention to detail, wonderful pesonnel and for giving us the time of our lives.

PS If someone told me we were going to the Blue Mountains, through forests of Eucalyptus trees, to stay at the Fern Creek, I could be forgiven for thinking I was leaving Sydney, destined for the Australian blue mountains. Just Love the connection with Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal and The Fern Creek resort.

Room Tip: The Honeymoon suite at the far end of the resort is the exception. It's best to quiet at this en...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We found this place on tripadvisor and enjoyed our two night stay fully! The staff was friendly and the place beautiful. Very unique experience staying in a tent with all the modern amenities. We traveled with out two little kids and they had a great time too. The food was delicious and fresh, custom-made to our requirements. Overall it was a wonderful experience and full-marks to fern-creek.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We booked ' Fern creek' after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed.
Everything from the pick up at Madurai airport to the day we left was perfect.The tent experience was different but absolutely wonderful.
Any request was dealt with immediately without any fuss or hassle.
The food was fingerlicking good and don't be surprised if your clothes feel a bit tight at the end of your stay!!
We even extended our trip an extra two days and got my hubby's dad to stay here for a night.
There is absolutely nothing negative to say about Fern Creek and we would recommend it to anyone coming to Kodaikanal for a break .,
A special thanks to Michael and his entourage-Gokul,Raj,Babu,Ajeez,Sam,Ganesh,Xavier and we are really sorry if we left anyone out if anything at all we did not ask you your names!!
We actually felt like it was a home away from home.

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College Station, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Right from the moment i moved in to the moment I left the property, me and my girl friend were showered with royal treatment; the invidual and personalized attention would be unmatched; our needs and wants and thereby our satisfaction were given top most priority; the food is wonderful and the rooms one of a kind; Thanks a lot to Mr.Michael and his team-Gokul and others, teh chefs, the security and others;they are wonderful people passionate bout customer service and customer satisfaction; they are proactive and provide you with service even before you would ask for it; the candle light dinner they provided on our last night was very good; We were DELIGHTED and nothing short of it; thanks to Mr.Michael and his team!!!

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Additional Information about The Fern Creek

Property: The Fern Creek
Address: Fern Hill Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India
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Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Dindigul District > Kodaikanal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kodaikanal
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kodaikanal
#1 Spa Hotel in Kodaikanal
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kodaikanal
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,822 - ₹ 12,024
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fern Creek 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Untouched and raw, The Fern Creek is a haven for all who yearn for a break. The ambiance is comfortable and refreshing filled with the aroma of eucalyptus, lilies and pines. Designed for utmost privacy, our 7 Swiss luxury tented villas are spread across 1.5 acres of landscaped garden. The in-room amenities are equivalent to a 5 star resort. The property as a whole has plenty to offer to meet your expectations/moods; even more, our all inclusive packages will save you the effort of tying up the loose ends of a holiday. The Balinese spa run by Indonesian Nationals offers the best of international therapies. For the incurably romantic, or the terribly laid back or even the complete workaholic who needs a reason to celebrate – The Fern Creek offers something for each and everyone. The Fern Creek is a holiday waiting to be discovered. Always fresh, one with nature, come and enjoy the glory of life. Welcome to The Fern Creek. ... more   less 
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