Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ooty Hotels Resorts Homestay Plantation Stay

Ooty Hotels

Hotel

Contact Info

BUDGET HOTELS
YWCA Ettines RoAd, Phone : 0423 2442218
Tourist Lodge Walsham Road, Phone : 0423 2444357
Surya Holiday Inn Upper Bazaar, Phone : 0423 2442567
TTDC Youth Hostel Charing Cross, Phone : 0423 2443665
Hotel Madhuvana Vannerpet Road, Phone: 2444395
ECONOMY HOTELS
Lake View W Lake Road, Phone : 0423 2443904
Hotel Nahar Charing Cross, Phone : 0423 2445173
Nilgiri Woodlands Hotel Phone : 0423 2442551
The Willow Hill 58/1, Havelock Road
Hotel Silver Oak Near Alankar
Hotel Preethi Classic Towers Coonoor Road
LUXURY HOTELS
Holiday Inn Gem Park, Sheddon Road Phone : 0423 2442955
Hotel Sinclairs Gorishala Rd, Phone :0423 2441376-80 Fax : 0423 2444229
Fernhill Palace Fernhill Rd, Phone : 0423 2443910
Taj Savoy Hotel 77 Sylkes Road, Phone : 0423 2444142

The information provided above was collected by me during my three visits to Ooty. I have stayed in Hotel Sinclair, Ratan Tata Guest house and Hotel Nahar.

I got a very good deal from MakeMyTrip for Sinclairs where I was given 3N/4D with Breakfast, Dinner and Tea for 10K. It was during the peak season of Summer holidays. The food is really good at Sinclairs. I suggest you to go for dinner there once even if you are not staying there. Another thing that I really liked about the hotel was the view from its garden. The rooms and the facilities inside the room really disappointed me. The shower was not working and the taps were broken and the room was damp. ( and that I later found out was the case with most of the hotels in Ooty). So I suggest that you should try directly to contact the Hotel and also contact travel agents such as makemytrip. Ask for good deals and you might land up with a DEAL. Also I suggest read up reviews in TripAdvisor before making booking.

If you are in the market and feel like eating, there are a lot of shops selling south indian food. If you want something more than that it would be a difficult to search one. We found 2 very good eateries - Punjabi Dhaba and Nahar Restaurant. Punjabi Dhaba is around 100m from the Charring cross and Nahar is at the Charring Cross. During summer time, Hint- Bangalore had set up its disc and it was a good place to have a beer and snacks.

One has to book Ratan Tata Guest house much in advance. The room rent is very low and rooms are also not great. But it has got a very good location. It is near the lake and main bus stand. The caretaker is a very nice old guy.

The concept of home stay and plantation stay has not yet picked up very much in Ooty but there are some quality home stay/plantation stay in Ooty. Few of them are Sangeetha - Fern Hill, The Tryst - Coonoor and Glendale Estate - Coonoor.

7 comments:

ankit said...

WE ARE 26 PEOPLE AND WE WILL BE ARRIVING IN MYSORE ON 28TH DEC,2008 AND THEN WE HAVE PLAN FOR OOTY AND WE HAVE RETURN TICKET FROM BANGLORE TO MUMBAI ON 2ND JAN 2009 CAN YOU HELP US IN PLANNING THIS TOUR

Traveller said...

Since you are 26 in number it is important for you guys hire a mini-bus. Don't hire a big bus as those buses are not allowed on the shorter and more scenic route. I would advise better to get in touch with some homestay person who will be able to arrange stay for you guys. Other thing that you can do is try your luck at the youth hostel. I haven't been there but I have heard it is okay not very good but quite economical. You should be able to go around Ooty in 2-3 days. I am not sure if you are planning to visit the tourist places. Since yours is a big group I dont think you would be planning to go to all the places. ;-)
Do go to Connoor, maybe for a day.

ankit said...

Thanks for replying. Can please give me more details about youth hostel like Address & Contact Nos. and also about hotels which will be economical for us

Regards,
Ankit

Traveller said...

Ankit just check the list of the Hotels under the budget hotels..

http://ooty-all-about-ooty.blogspot.com/2008/06/ooty-hotels.html

Mohanan Nair said...

any contact info of the Tata Tea estates in ooty would be of great help mate. mohanan.nair@gmail.com

Traveller said...

have lost it .. sorry :(

Traveller said...

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