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  • SaffronStays Kurinji Estate is a quintessential pre-independence British Tam-Brahm estate bungalow with an old-world charm perfect for a laidback holiday in Kodaikanal.
  • Time stands still in this 6-bedroom Thanjavur-style stone home.
  • Head out for a trail through the winding 9-acre estate and be sure to be greeted with freshly prepared, warm Tamilian meals by one of our best caretakers, Natrajan and his wife, upon your return.
  • You can sit on the machan (built by Natrajan) admiring the Kodai valley or enjoy a special picnic set-up next to the recently-revived pond.
  • On a cold windy night, under a carpet of stars, don’t forget to create unforgettable memories around the warm bonfire.

    Capacity

    24 Guests for an overnight stay,

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    Meals

    Meals are available at additional cost.
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    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Kurinji Estate, Kodaikanal

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    SaffronStays Care


    • Enjoy impeccable hospitality by our caretaker, Natrajan and his wife.
    • The scrumptious Tamilian cuisine is sure to win your heart.
    • There are no CCTVs installed on the property.
    • The home is located within a secure, private estate.

    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • As per government regulations, all travellers travelling to Karnataka from Maharashtra and Kerala have to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours.
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Smoking within the villa/rooms is prohibited.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.

    About the Property:
    • E-Pass is now replaced with e-registration. Guests are advised to apply for e-registration before their journey. 
    • Smoking inside the villa is strictly prohibited.
    • Since this villa can be booked room-wise, guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, private pool (if any), etc. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighbouring properties under any circumstances. 
    • Prior intimation is required for bonfire arrangements (available at an additional cost of Rs. 500). Please note: bonfire can be arranged only as per the availability & climate. 

    About the Locality:
    • The villa is within close proximity to the Kurinji Temple (900 m) and Chettiar Park (450 m).
    • There are several touristy spots to check out including Kodaikanal Lake (1.5 kms), Green Valley View (7.1 kms), Bear Shola Falls (2.3 kms), Palni Hills (7.6. kms), Kodaikanal Solar Observatory (5.2 kms) and Berijam Lake (22.5 kms).
    • There is also a clubhouse onsite where guests can play volleyball, table-tennis, badminton and carrom. There are also some classic board games stocked in the cottage. 
    • There is a beautiful pond on the estate itself. Charming sit-outs have been created around the pond, ideal for meditation/ relaxation. If requested in advance, the caretaker can also serve meals here for smaller groups.

    Cancellation Policy

    FAQs


    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    3 x Single bed
    3 x Single bed
    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available

    Reviews

    4.9 (66)


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    Ravi
    23 Apr 2021

    I found a home in Kodaikanal. Love , peace , kindness, beauty, nature , fun, memories , experience. Got them all put there . So considerate staff who takes care of property, such beautiful hearts. Always inclined to such places. Thanks Saffronstays !!


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    Parthiban
    15 Apr 2021

    Food menu was totally different while mentioned in booking time.. hereafter don't do this.. it's totally spoil the resort name.. but the food we had the taste was very good..


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    Naveen magesh
    14 Apr 2021

    Excellent stay and awesome service enjoyed a lot


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    Praveen
    07 Apr 2021

    overall good experience but could have been done better


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    Vivek
    06 Apr 2021

    I can't ask for a better service. Excellent and keep it up.


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    Krupa
    04 Apr 2021

    The staff was very good, the south indian meals were delicious


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    Gopinath
    29 Mar 2021

    It was good time


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    CA Ashok Murugesan
    27 Mar 2021

    Had a very wonderful stay


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    Sujatha
    24 Mar 2021

    We had an excellent stay . The staff was very courteous . The rooms were kept neat n the property well maintained . The food was on time n very homely cooked meals . Mr Ganapathi the cook was provided tasty meals . Mr Gerald n Mr Rajkumar looked after every needs especially we went with senior citizens . Would love to go back n stay there . Mr Natrajan the main caretaker was also very kind n shared a lot of sightseeing tips


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    Ashique
    21 Mar 2021

    Best experience ever ❤️🥰


    KARTHIK
    19 Mar 2021

    we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kurinji. The place was kept impeccably well. The staff kept distance and had their masks on whenever they came close to us. The manager , Mr, Natarajan was courteous. The cook, Gerald was extremely thoughtful in cooking as per our taste and was excellent. His assistand Raj was also very sweet. A good team indeed!


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    Santhoshkumar
    16 Mar 2021

    SaffronStays is nice cottage. We no need to go for sightseeing, because within this Saffronstays itself we have to spend half day to look on. that much view is there. Also food and management is very good. I am suggesting this place to everyone to visit and stay there for a while.


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    Pradeep
    16 Mar 2021

    A wonderful place for a family who want to stay away from the crowd. The property almost gives you that old tea estate cottage. The 10 acre woods and a walk within that is mesmerising. Mr Jerald was been very kind and actively listening to our needs and pro actively addressing our needs. Families and travellers who prefer to spend time. You got a lot of private spots within the 10 acre property with a pong and view point over the south end of the estate


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    Santhosh
    26 Feb 2021

    Wonderful stay....Resort is very clean....Foods are homely and tasty....staffs are very friendly superb service


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    Mahendran
    18 Feb 2021

    Good experience


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    Balu
    15 Feb 2021

    had a good time in kurinji estate at kodai. enjoyed a lot. food preparation is really good. staffs also very kind and very helpfull.


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    Sukra
    15 Feb 2021

    Awesome hospitality


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    Sujith
    14 Feb 2021

    Price is little bit high.


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    Mamta
    09 Feb 2021

    Mostly wonderful experience! The property is beautiful and the team is warm.


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    Aravind Raj
    09 Feb 2021

    We have stayed there for 2 days and both these days we felt comfortable and happy. The place was quite and breathtaking. It was peaceful and one who loves nature should definitely visit it. The manager Natarajan sir was very friendly and he always catered to our needs. The staffs Jerald and Rajkumar were well behaved and too friendly. Jerald anna's cooking was awesome and especially the chicken curry he made was mouthwatering. He also gave us the receipe on how to make it. They made us comfortable by providing whatever we asked for. Even during midnight they didn't hesitate to provide us water. We would definitely visit back to this same cottage when we come back to Kodaikanal. We would also recommend this to our friends.


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    Reshin
    09 Feb 2021

    All good vibe🥰🥰🥰


    Ashik
    08 Feb 2021

    Natarajan and team’s service is highly satisfactory. Thank you.


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    Sakthi
    02 Feb 2021

    Fantastic meals and good service by all the staff ! Highly recommended..


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    Deep
    31 Jan 2021

    Excellent food and service. Great place


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    Hitesh
    27 Jan 2021

    It was a perfect stay with comfortable rooms, amenities, courteous and helpful staff and tasty homely food!


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    Abhay
    23 Jan 2021

    Very good stay 👍


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    Ravi
    22 Jan 2021

    Please keep it up!!


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    Subra
    18 Jan 2021

    It was a wonderful relaxing experience. The meals were top notch. Polite and very helpful staff. Overall an excellent place to stay.


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    Prasad
    17 Jan 2021

    Had a Memorable stay...a place where u don't have to think twice for booking


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    Sruti
    05 Jan 2021

    We had a wonderful time at the Kurinji Estate. The villa and its surrounding gardens felt magical - quiet and peaceful and beautiful. The service was excellent and the in house food was also pretty good. Would recommend this place strongly for a quiet getaway


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    P. Shankara
    28 Dec 2020

    It was a great experience and the staffs were really helpful and courteous. It was a great stay!


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    Vikramaditya
    28 Dec 2020

    Saffronstays Kurinji was one of the warmest stay experiences we had. The staff took really good care of us in terms of hospitality and meals, and was very accommodating. Shoutout to Mr. Gerald and Mr. Natarajan for their efforts.


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    Sumanth
    27 Dec 2020

    It was a great stay at kurinji estate. Enjoyed the lush green surroundings. Wonderful staff ganapathy and Gerald, they were so nice in arranging things.


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    Balaji
    21 Dec 2020

    Dec '20 - The property is away from the hustle of the town and very calm and serene. Very well maintained, clean and follows all Covid precaution measures to the tee. Natrajan the manager was always available and very responsive. The food is very good, homely and cooked fresh on request. But apart from all this, what really defined our experience was Gerald and his A-class service. His polite demeanour and excellent attitude makes this place a perfect stay. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to travel to Kodai.


    Aravind
    21 Dec 2020

    Excellent place for spending quality time with Family.


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    Prerana
    21 Dec 2020

    The stay at Kuringi was very pleasant and the staff was very humble. The property is very nicely maintained and furnished. Only scope of improvement is the meals part, which is decent but you can add different/more options, which will be even more better. Overall the stay was a blissful one.


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    Tanvi
    18 Dec 2020

    The property is beautiful and has its own forest. Simply walking around it was a great experience in itself. We visited at a lovely time weather wise wherein we experienced sunny, Misty and rainy weather in the week we stayed there. The rooms are comfortable with all amenities in place. Ganapathi and staff are excellent caretakers and always available at all times for any requests! It was a fantastic experience living at this property! Highly recommend this property.


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    Rasika
    18 Dec 2020

    Wonderful property. Really comfortable and cosy rooms. Food was delicious esp breakfast. Gerald and Ganpati really took care of us.


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    Rihan
    15 Dec 2020

    The room heaters were not that good. Bathroom and Towels were not that clean. Rest everything was fine... Had a nice and relaxed time at the place.


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    Shafeer
    15 Dec 2020

    We had very pleasant stay at the Kurinji estate kodaikannal.The staff was soo welcoming and friendly.The rooms and garden all well maintained.Perfect for family vacations.Looking forward to more vactions with saffron stays


    Snigdha
    14 Dec 2020

    It was a quaint beautiful property. Caretaker was humble and helpful


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    Munnu
    14 Dec 2020

    The stay felt very homely and nature friendly ....sheets had stains on it and felt that the dinner menu could be increased a bit further..else it was all good and pleasant ..It would have been great if the staff were masks and gloves as it gives a feeling of safety ..


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    Manu
    01 Dec 2020

    Very well maintained and awesome stay. Thanks


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    Sudar
    03 Nov 2020

    Very homely place with awesome staff. Will be better with upgrades to electrical equipment in rooms.


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    Shazia
    05 Oct 2020

    Fantastic property. The service was impeccable and the food was heavenly. We enjoyed every moment of our stay.


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    Gnana Sekaran
    18 Oct 2019

    It's a corporate company's guest which they have placed it online as a homestay. It's a very big property with its own 10 Acre backyard. You might get a chance to see Bison if you are lucky. Good food provided at a cost and it's very good. Awesome and comfortable stay


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    Nitin
    18 Oct 2019

    Very courteous and friendly staff excellent food great ambiance. .


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    Ripul
    18 Oct 2019

    Peaceful property with excellent caretakers. It was away from the town (10 minutes by car) with excellent views and large rooms. Each room has extra beds a really good touch for families with children. The room warmer was good to keep the room slightly warm.


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    Vaibhav
    18 Oct 2019

    Wonderful stay. Highly recommended..


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    Hubart
    18 Oct 2019

    The service and food were very good, Location was excellent.


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    Shagufta
    16 Oct 2019

    Location, food, estate, staff. Overall very good experience and can be recommended to friends.


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    Nirmal
    08 Jun 2019

    A different world within… Drove to Kodai from Chennai. The roads inside the Kodai town are too narrow and battered. The town is too crowded and commercialized for a hill station to feel relaxed. The entrance to the property is from a narrow lane. But the moment we enter inside, it’s a different world altogether. It’s an old English Bungalow converted into a resort housing 6 rooms with separate common dinning and entertainment space. There is also in house kitchen and they serve hot, delicious homely food. They have a game room with a TT table and carom board and an outdoor badminton court. There is a lovely lawn surrounded by colorful flowers. The garden extends around the bungalow. The rooms are pretty small but compact and good enough for an family of 3. It was neat, tidy and clean. The staffs were courteous and prompt in service. Once inside you do not feel the chaotic town outside and we had a relaxing peaceful pleasurable stay.


    Sarika
    23 Jun 2018

    It was our first venture to choose a place other than the traditional hotel. Initially the idea was a little away and made us quiet apprehensive about the stay at such a place that was never experienced before. Moreover stay at such places require a lot of courage to overcome fear regarding basic amenities and quality of food. But on our arrivals we found things to be absolutely different. The very first response from the staff was exhilarating. Their humbleness and courtesy touched our hearts The serenity of the place was the second thing that jostled our minds and captured everything we has. The staff provided all the hospitality required for such professional industry. Food was amazing and the service was passionately done The stay at KURUNJI ESTATE was undoubtedly a memorable one.


    Hetal
    23 Jun 2018

    Excellent Service !! The staff was very helpful & polite. Beautifully kept garden. Very comfortable stay. Thank you!!!!


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    Suryakiran
    23 Jun 2018

    Excellent food, Friendly staff. Overall a very pleasant stay.


    Siddhartha
    31 May 2018

    Unbelievably nice location and surroundings !! Rooms are great. The food and services were other best aspects of our stay. We enjoyed thoroughly. Surely, Will come back.


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    Senthil
    30 May 2018

    Kudos to Mr Natrajan & team. We had a delightful stay. Everything was taken utmost care. Looking forward to staying with our extended family soon Many thanks !!


    Srinidhi
    30 May 2018

    Very good property. Well maintained. Close to Central point. Courtesy of staff, excellent. Will refer friends and relatives.


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    Ulhas
    19 Jul 2017

    Excellent location, excellent infrastructure and facilities... thanks. Great hospitality by the caretaker.. Lot of open space with dense forest for moving around, even a small lake is also present in backside which helps rejuvenate ..


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    Amiya
    19 Jul 2017

    We were a family of 8 and stayed here for 4 nights. A very memorable vacation for all of us. Everything about the place is quaint and tranquil -- property, rooms, interiors and location. It has a well spread out lawn with beautiful flowers. The campus is huge and has its own personal trail and a nice lotus pond (with an interesting "haunted" history as well ). You can spend your entire day lazing within the property, exploring its nooks and still not get bored. The special touch to the stay is added by the caretaker Mr. Natarajan and his wife. They are delightful hosts who take personal care of each and every guest. Mrs. Natarajan is an amazing cook and dishes out a lip smacking variety of food of all cuisines, including North Indian. We had at least 6 meals plus breakfast -- and every single food item was very tasty!!! It was my father's birthday and also my brother's anniversary-- Mrs. Natarajan put together a very special spread for us and made the evening doubly en


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    Kishore
    19 Jul 2017

    The cottage is right out of the British Era. A beautifully maintained Garden greets you and you know that you have not gone wrong is selecting a perfect place for your vacation. We were greeted by Natarajan who is the caretaker and he ensured we were made comfortable right thru our stay at the cottage. Jacqueline his wife served us some great food and bites right thru our stay. The cottage is about 3 kms from the lake and you can get taxis to take you there if you wish to do. We plan to go back with a larger group soon.


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    Karan
    19 Jul 2017

    Extremely charming property. The locality is very nice. Natarajan is an amazing caretaker and his wife makes delicious food.


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    Ulhas
    09 Jun 2017

    Excellent location, excellent infrastructure and facilities... thanks. Great hospitality by the caretaker.. Lot of open space with dense forest for moving around, even a small lake is also present in backside which helps rejuvenate.


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    Shruti
    09 Jun 2017

    Celebrated my birthday at this beautiful property. Since we checked in on a Sunday (when most guests check out, owning to starting work on mondays), we had the entire place to ourselves. We spent the entire day lazing around on the garden, gorging on yummy food made by Jacqueline(caretaker's wife), watching movies. I would recommend you stay atleast a day here to unwind, after the tedious sight seeing. Recommend this to anyone who wants to unwind and stay away from the hustle and bustle of the season!


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    Meher
    02 May 2017

    Had a wonderful experience staying here...its placed little away from the main city which means accessibility to anything important like atm or pharmacy is not too far and at the same time you have your peace and quiet time. Definitely coming back again!!!


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    Pandyanathan
    02 May 2017

    Stayed in this home stay for 2 days and enjoyed every minute ...The big advantage we had was that we had the resort to ourselves which made it extra special and we could make ourselves at home in every part of the resort Enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property..But at the same time was not too far away from the main town Mr. & Mrs. Natarajan, the caretakers deserve special mention ...Our requirements were met out immediately by them and the other staff. The food was delicious and served in style.. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean and maintained well This is definitely a resort to check out on especially for people who know how Kodaikanal was more than 30 years ago and who want to relive those moments The garden around the resort is maintained very nicely and the flowering plants and collections of plants were a treat to the eyes.


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    Sonali
    05 Jan 2017

    The place was clean and beautiful. Very well maintained and peaceful property . The stay was relaxing and comfortable. Food was very tasty and was on time. Toilets need little bit more maintenance but overall I cannot ask for more. It is my favorite place in kodaikanal now.


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    4,500

    including GST

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    Prices are dynamic, but guaranteed till midnight

    You will have to pay a refundable security deposit of 5,000 per room