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Old 8th April 2013, 23:18   #16
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Please suggest on a better resort for couples in and around Ooty/Nilgiris. I am looking to gift 3-4 day package for newly weds.

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Try Red Hills. Should suit your requirements perfectly. Else, you can also try Destiny farms. Both are very good, but the view in Red Hills is better, where as there are better activities in Destiny farms. Google their web pages for more details.

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I plan to spend 15 days in Ooty this summer on vacation, and plan to explore off beat locales in Nilgiris. I would like to have views of the group on the following

1. Listing of offbeat locales like Avalanche, Top Slip [in Valaparai Range] around 50 to 100 kms around Ooty
2. I plan to stay close to Ooty, and I am looking for very good quality Guest Houses / Bungalows with garden with attached cook [I want to avoid Hotels & Resorts] around Ooty, Lovedale, Wellington, or in some of the Tea Gardens in Nilgiris.

Shall appreciate receiving suggestions from the group

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Are you driving down? In that case, there are a number of places in and around Ooty. On the way to Ooty via Coimbatore, there is a beautiful resort whose name I forget, but can try and find out in case you are interested. Kotagiri is another nice place. Do you know any IFS officers? TANTEA has some fabulous guest houses.
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Please suggest on a better resort for couples in and around Ooty/Nilgiris. I am looking to gift 3-4 day package for newly weds.

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You may try Palve Sugavasam near Ramakrishna Puram. It is near the bus stop and railway station. Club Mahindra (Derby Green) and Sterling Fernhill is also good. (All located near the same area). From this area the city center is easily accessible.
Hotel Sinclairs on the Doddabetta road too is worth mentioning, though a tad expensive.

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On my Ooty trips I usually stay at Lakeview. Affordable, quite close to town center (good for reaching shopping / eating places quickly). Also you get to park outside your "room" which is cottage-style. On the negative side, dont expect good food here - just eat outside.
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Cluny Manor, Kings Cliff, Sherlock Resorts and others are also wonderful places to consider. High quality. Plenty of Finesse. Quiet, classy, stylish and ideal for newlyweds etc.
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Reviving an old thread.

Planning a trip to Ooty next month. Will reach Coimbatoor by train in the afternoon of 24rd.
What are the options to reach Ooty from there?
How about public transport?
Request you for some budget hotel information for 3 days as well, as I will be running tight on finances due to marriage next mont.
Places of interest and tourist spots?

This will be my first trip to Ooty, hence request you to give me as many options as possible.
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One of my friends has suggested to book accommodation in Blue Hills International hotel. Has any one been to this hotel? How are the reviews? Help.
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Reviving an old thread.

Planning a trip to Ooty next month. Will reach Coimbatoor by train in the afternoon of 24rd.
What are the options to reach Ooty from there?
How about public transport?
Request you for some budget hotel information for 3 days as well, as I will be running tight on finances due to marriage next mont.
Places of interest and tourist spots?

This will be my first trip to Ooty, hence request you to give me as many options as possible.
You can take the Niligiri Toy train from Coimbatore, it will be a nice experience I think the train leaves early morning at 6am.

For budget accommodation you can try the homestays like Devshola, but these are good if you are with a group otherwise other budget hotels are Hotel Maneck, Darshan, Astoria Residency, El Divino Holiday Homes
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You can take the Niligiri Toy train from Coimbatore, it will be a nice experience I think the train leaves early morning at 6am.
Taking the toy train is impossible as my train from Hyderabad would reach Coimbatore only by 9.30 a.m.
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One of my friends has suggested to book accommodation in Blue Hills International hotel. Has any one been to this hotel? How are the reviews? Help.
Back from a beautiful trip to Ooty. Booked in Blue Hills International hotel which is in Hospital road, exactly 1km from the central bus stand. The rooms were
excellent which costed us only 1045\rs. per day.
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How is hotel Lake View at Ooty. Is it safe to stay with family. Or is there any other better options available?

Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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How is hotel Lake View at Ooty. Is it safe to stay with family. Or is there any other better options available?
Lake View is decent. The cottages are spread out inside the property with nice little asphalted lanes and you can park your car almost outside the door
Service is slow when crowds are more. When going from Bangalore, you can get to Lake View almost as soon as you enter Ooty without going inside the town.
Of course, there are several options at Ooty, you can look at the Accommodations thread in the forum.

EDIT:@rki2007 - please post in the route queries thread. This one is a travelogue in Travelogues section and hence you're probably not getting quicker responses

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Quoting my own post. Any advice/suggestions for the above query?
There are lots of options at Ooty, some places I know and have stayed at that are good are Hotel Charring Cross (near Botanical garden) or Deccan Park Resort and Bed & Breakfast places like CypressWood B&B.

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I recently visited Ooty and stayed at Hotel Lake View, West Lake Road. Few observations/pointers are below:

Pros:

1. Individual villa type stay option is really good and new at least to me.

2. Very well maintained property.

3. Food was good and the service was pretty quick. May be because it was off season or what, I don't know. But the Restaurant people were very prompt and food was delivered within 20-30 minutes on a consistent basis to the cottage. That is really nice.

4. Tariff is competitive and not exorbitant.

5. Car parking in front of the Cottage is a good idea. But remember this is not feasible with all the cottages.

6. Location of Hotel Lake View is good. Slightly far away from the hustle and bustle of the bus stands and other commercial establishments etc. The Ooty market/Charring Cross etc are located about 3 kms from Hotel Lake View which is good.

7. The water quality was super good. It is soft water.

8. Staffs are courteous and helpful.

Cons:

1. The room heater provided is average and inadequate for rapid heating. It takes a lot of time to heat the room. I can't imagine as to how difficult it would be during those chilling winter seasons. The additional cost of the room heater is Rs 300 + tax.

2. The deluxe cottages are pretty old and have a lot of power issues. Both room heater and Geyser will not work simultaneously. If you run both, the power will trip and it is big headache to get it back to work. The house keeping people don't inform this before hand. At the end it consumes a lot of your precious time to get things back to order.

3. The additional person bed is the worst thing that you can ever experience here. Basically it is a super hard diwan which is already present in the cottage which is converted into an additional person accommodation by just providing a pillow, blanket. Thats it.. The charge for this is Rs. 400+ tax. The size of the diwan is very small and will cause extreme body pain if one sleeps on it.

4. The TV provided in the cottage is pretty old gen TV and not the LCD types.

All the above is based on my stay at Deluxe cottage. Things may be different with other type of cottages which I have not explored. Overall a good experience. Worth staying in Hotel Lake View.

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