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Gramercy House

Kodaikanal | Tamil Nadu

Maximum 7 Guests
Bedrooms 3 | Baths  3 
2-night minimum stay

  • Resident Chef

  • Breakfast included

  • 5-seater Jacuzzi Hot Tub

  • High speed Wi-Fi

  • Luxurious amenities

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Table tennis, games room, treehouse

  • Dedicated concierge service

  • Curated experiences

  • Utilities included

From Rs 40,000 – 60,000 per night depending upon season

GRAMERCY HOUSE Kodaikanal

2-7 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2-night minimum stay

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WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

Timeless elegance and luxury personify this classical colonial-style bungalow set amongst one acre of greenery in Kodaikanal’s most premium residential neighbourhood. Gramercy House is a 3-bedroom rental villa created from century-old timber and stone, salvaged from a British-era textile mill by its owners. This three-level home is adorned with local art, silk rugs, and antique furniture and equipped with all the entertainment and wellness that makes for a perfect family vacation. At your service are a dedicated team of chef and villa staff and our LUX concierge, where we anticipate all your needs. ⁠
 

Give in to a whole new world of pampering - two fireplaces, a 5-seater jacuzzi hot tub spa set in its own gazebo, a range of indoor sports and games, a gorgeous timber treehouse that will keep the kids busy, popcorn and Nespresso coffee on tap, and a full-fledged BBQ. But if you do step out, a 10-minute walk through wooded lanes will find you quickly by the charming Kodaikanal Lake.

 

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THE STORY OF GRAMERCY HOUSE

The classic stone façade, red roofs, and high vaulted timber-lined ceilings and polished wooden floors could lull you into thinking this is a turn of the century mansion, but this is a house built just three decades ago. 

Created as a passion project, the owners of Gramercy House envisioned it as a way of conserving the family’s own heritage through a unique transformation. The modernisation of the owner’s vast textile manufacturing business involved upgrading a century-old British era mill into a contemporary edifice. Beautiful woodwork and hand-dressed stone was salvaged carefully by the owners and conserved. On a beautiful one acre sloped hillside in Kodaikanal, the dream of designing a luxurious holiday home began to take shape. Modern construction technique combined with the salvaged materials of the old mill creating a house that spoke of its past heritage but provided new age comforts.

Gramercy means ‘Many Thanks’ in French, and there could be no better way of paying tribute to the owner’s remarkable vision of preserving his family’s legacy.

 

SPACES & SERVICES

SPACES IN THE VILLA

  • Villa sleeps 7 guests including adults & children

  • Three Bedrooms with ensuite baths

    • Blue Room - 1 King four-poster

    • Pink Room - 2 Twin beds

    • Duplex Room - 1 Mini Queen on upper level and 2 Twin beds on lower level

    • Entrance lounges

  • Living room with fireplace

  • Dining room with fireplace

  • Bar lounge

  • Upper Balconies

  • Separate vegetarian & non-vegetarian kitchens

  • Mezzanine Games Floor with chess & carrom tables, imported board games and game seating

  • Basement TV room with fireplace

  • Basement Table Tennis room

  • Outdoor Gazebo with 5-seater Hot Tub

  • Outdoor Treehouse & Play area

  • Bonfire & BBQ area

  • Accommodation for accompanying staff

SERVICES AT THE VILLA

  • Resident chef for Indian, Chinese & BBQ meals

  • Vegetarian & non-vegetarian cooked in separate kitchens

  • Complimentary breakfast, tea & coffee service

  • DIY Nespresso machine with pods

  • DIY Popcorn in TV Room

  • Daily housekeeping services

  • High quality bed & bath linen

  • Luxury bath amenities by Inara (Forest Essentials)

  • Complimentary use of hot tub

  • Individual room heaters

  • Working wood fireplaces & electric fireplace

  • Broadband mesh Wi-Fi throughout the house

  • 100% automatic power back with voltage stabilisation

  • 55” 4K Smart TV (OTT ready) & Mar-shall Bluetooth speaker

  • Free use of table tennis, board & parlour games, treehouse

  • Laundry (wash & fold) & Ironing Board available

  • Guests’ staff accommodation

  • LUX Concierge Services

  • Guest Relations Team

 

EXPERIENCES

  • Soothe those tired muscles and pamper your-self in our luxurious 5-seater jacuzzi hot tub from Jaquar located in a private gazebo.

  • Play a game of table tennis in the basement or enjoy the full-suite of board games in the mezzanine. Choose from carrom, chess, and a range of international award-winning games such as Catan, etc.

  • Have evening drinks with our DIY popcorn machine and watch your favourite show on our 55” LED Smart 4K TV. Or sip a cup of coffee from our complimentary Nespresso pod-machine.

  • Join the youngsters and have fun at the handcrafted timber treehouse, which is accessible to children and adults.

  • Our resident chef can put together a full BBQ with live dosa counter accompanied by a roar-ing bonfire.

  • Early morning walks around the Kodaikanal Lake and meet local residents. A cup of masala chai at one of the lakeside shops is a must.

  • Take a wooden row boat and explore all five “fingers” of the Kodai Lake. Hire a boatman and learn how to row. 

  • Go on guided nature walks and learn about Kodai’s unique flora and fauna. There are sev-eral half and full-day guided hikes ranging from easy to challenging. 

  • Visit artisanal food producers - from organic coffee estate tours, cheese factory visits, vegetable farms, and learn baking bread. 

  • Play badminton, billiards or a round of golf at one of the local Clubs.

  • Explore the bazaar & the Sunday Farmers Market

 

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

  • The Lake: 5 min drive; 15 min walk
    Seven Roads: 10-15 mins drive
    Kodaikanal Club: 15 mins drive | Golf Club: 15 mins drive
    Solar Observatory: 10 mins

  • Poombarai (scenic drive, terraced villages, temple) 40-50 minutes 

  • Mannavanur (scenic drive, sheep & rabbit farms, picnics) 60-70 minutes

  • Palani (temple on the rock) 2 hours

  • Dindigul (fort, cigars, and flower market) 2.5 hours 

  • Madurai (temples, street food, architecture) 3 hours

  • Closest Railhead: Dindigul Railway Station: 2.5 hrs

  • Closest Airport: Madurai 3 hours | Coimbatore: 5 hrs

 

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