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If you are planning your vacations through Leisure Destinations, think again. In fact, don’t do it – if you value your money and time, that is. We had a very bad experience with this travel shop, on our recent trip to Kodaikanal. The shop has a tie-up with one “Goldan Parks Inn” – and no, that is not a spelling mistake – where the lodging is as bad as it gets. Leisure Destinations convinced us that there was not a single room available in any other hotel in Kodaikanal – they are that glib. The truth: every hotel was almost half-empty.
The first room that we were given at Goldan Parks Inn resembled a mini-jungle. If we had looked hard, I am sure that we would have found an as yet unknown reptilian species. There was no hot-water, the room stunk, and the hotel staff told us that maintenance works were being carried out. Shruthi – the angry young woman – took her temper out on the receptionist. The result: we were moved into a deluxe room. No smell, but still no hot-water. More yellings followed and resulted in some hot-water; finally. I don’t know how we survived in that room for three days.
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