Enchanting star-shaped lake, crisp mountain air, calm and peaceful surroundings, lush greenery, colourful flowers, nice tourist spots; all add to the many reasons that why one should visit Kodaikanal; the most sought after hill station in South India.

Among all the resorts in Kodaikanal, Kodai – By The Lake, one of the refurbished resorts of Sterling Holidays adds to the glory of the hill station. Started way back in 1987, being the first resort which offered vacation ownership to its members, Kodai – By The Lake, has a very special place in Sterling’s history.

As a company keen on offering novel experiences to their valued guests, Sterling has done extensive renovation of the ‘Lake View’ (as formerly known) resort, and renamed the elegant resort, post refurbishment to ‘Kodai – By the Lake’, by Nature’s side.

The history of this scenic town portrays the influence of English colonial heritage. Taking that as a cue, Sterling renovated the entire resort based on colonial English architecture.

When you step into the renovated ‘Kodai – By The Lake’ you will get exactly the same feeling of stepping into an English country side, serene and sophisticated.  The subdued lighting, furniture, antique style clocks, create a peaceful effect and make the rooms more appealing.

Interiors of the resort and the décor have been designed to add more elegance and are in exact synchronization with the theme.

Several other facilities like Conference Hall, Business facilities, play area for children and others are available to serve the guests. The Holiday Activities Centre contributes cheerfully to entertain its guests.

kodai By the Lake-Renovated Resort-Play Area

Lake View, the newly refurbished multi-cuisine restaurant serves excellent dishes of Indian, Continental, Chinese and Tandoori cuisine to appease the gastronomic desires of guests.

kodai By the Lake-Renovated Resort-Restaurant

Apart from this the resort has a travel desk where you can get help with sight-seeing, planning local trips.

A visit to Kodaikanal is a wonderful experience and a stay in Kodai-By The Lake, a Sterling Holidays resort is bound to make the visit even more enjoyable.

Let us see what our customers say about the renovations.

“Refurbished beauty! :)”

The oldest sterling property has received the facelift it deserves! This property is a beauty in terms of place, class and feel.

Located very close to the lake (was actually a lakeside properly once, but the lake has receded now) and the town center but a has a secluded and cozy world within its compounds. The best part – no ‘old sterling’ residues! This is a completely new property with no comparison to what it was earlier.

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment which was spacious, cozy and well equipped. As we were the first occupants of the newly refurbished room, we were warned of a few snags, but our stay was really well looked after by the active and receptive staff.

The restaurant just accentuates the feel of the stay! Food was great and varied.

If strongly recommend this sterling property in Kodai over the other sterling property in the hills a little far away from Kodai is everything opposite this one. It epitomizes the ‘old and rotten sterling’ with lousy, horrible and dirty rooms.

If you want a happy and satisfying getaway, head to sterling’s ‘Kodai by the lake’, as this resort is called now, and get pampered in Kodai’s best!

Stayed April 2012

SamShyamanur, Bangalore

“Excellent experience at sterling KBTL”

Recently my husband & I stayed at KBTL. We had a wonderful time & experience. Room, food, staff behavior & services were superb. Good location. Initially we came for a short period but having experience the comforts, we extended our stay by two more nights. We are still dreaming to visit again. (:

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple

Neetakumar, Bangalore

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