Ooty is an enchanting town and a popular summer destination located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s best known as the Queen of Hill Stations. Lakes, meadows, parks, mountain views, cold weather, and unique traditions are the main reasons why people want to visit this dreamy place. With so many interesting places to discover, a day tour is usually not enough to cover all sightseeing destinations. So if you’re looking for the best accommodations around, take a look at this list of heritage hotels in Ooty, India; each with its unique charm will surely add flavor to make your trip a memorable one.
Further cementing the prime reputation of WelcomHeritage in hospitality services is Ferrnhils Royale Palace – a hotel built in 1844 which served as the summer palace of Mysore Mahajaras. Today it serves as a luxury heritage accommodation with a total of 19 suites, each with large sitting room, bedroom, dressing room, sit-out, and huge bathroom. Due to the cold temperature at Ooty, heating is provided through the charming fireplace in every room. Although each suite is clad in traditional, old-world decors, modern in-room amenities are also present such as LCD Satellite TV, hairdryer, coffee maker, and minibar. For the guests’ general convenience, there is a travel desk, 24-hour reception, doctor on call, in-house restaurant, and even in-room checkout.
WelcomHeritage Ferrnhills RoyaalPalace
Address: Fernhill Post,Fernhill (Ooty) Nilgiris, Fern Hills, Ooty, India, 643004
Start your day afresh at Savoy, an English-style accommodation sitting atop a hill since 1834. The property spans over 6 acres (2.4 hectares) and is surrounded by lush gardens that form beautiful landscapes. Inside the charming cottages of Savoy, heating or fireplace is available as well as a private bathroom. For dining options, there’s the ‘Dining Room’ with live piano music on special evenings, 'The Lounge’ which serves international cuisines, and 'Canterbury Bar’ for cocktails and wines. For recreation and entertainment, Savoy also has a 24-hour gym and has on-site sports activities like tennis, badminton, and billiards. Easily a favorite choice, Savoy is your ideal home away from home destination in Ooty, India.
Unleash your inner detective at Sherlock Holmes – a heritage theme hotel located in the Doddabetta area of Ooty. There’s no need to solve mysteries to be able to check-in. Once you reach the property, be stunned by the panoramic views from the hotel’s garden / open area. Its strategic location makes it easy for guests to access several nearby attractions such as the Rose Garden and Muniswarar Temple. After strolling through the beautiful landscapes of Ooty and having done sightseeing tours, relax in your comfortable rooms, all provided with WiFi, LCD screen TV, and complimentary coffee. Parking is available and for those who want to explore the charms of Ooty while feeling the breeze at their own pace, bicycle rental is also available.
Sherlock Holmes - A Heritage Theme Hotel
Address: Tiger Hill Road, Upper Thalayatimund, Doddabetta, Ooty, India, 643001
A property fit for a king – King’s Cliff is surrounded by lush hills that create an enchanting landscape which can surely pass as a postcard image. Have meals served at the property’s gardens to enjoy all the beautiful views while savoring Indian, Chinese, and Continental offerings. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a satellite TV and private bathrooms with shower. In some rooms, fireplace and four-poster beds are available. In-house activities can be enjoyed within the comforts of the hotel premises such as horse riding while trips to a tea estate and jeep rides across the jungle can also be arranged. If you’d like a fairy-tale-like stay at Ooty, don’t hesitate to book the King’s Cliff and find out why it’s one of the bestsellers in town.
Other types of properties
Kluney Manor is a three-star heritage property located in Mount Pleasant – one of the most sought-after locations in Ooty. With tall trees, lush green vegetation and cold weather, it’s a perfect location to unwind and break away from the busy city life. The property sports ancient Victorian charm and this is evident through the hotel’s architecture and interior design. Choose from the rustic, classic, or vintage suites – all equipped with modern hotel amenities. There is an indoor restaurant as well as a coffee shop for your dining needs. While for recreation, trekking and jeep safari rides can be arranged.
Kluney Manor Ooty Resort
Address: 196/197 Patna House, Mount Pleasant, Elk Hills, Ooty, India, 643001
The Lymond House features rustic elegance with old-world charms that were lovingly preserved for 150 years. There are only six rooms – making it a very sought-after heritage hotel in the Queen of Hills. The six rooms are: the Tipperary equipped with antique bed; the Westbury which has a bay window overlooking the garden; the Walpole which is named from an English town; Grace, which is a beautiful garden suite; the exotic garden theme of Iris; and Flora with sitting rooms that opens out to the gardens. All rooms are en-suite double rooms and each suite has its own charms and modern-day amenities. Relive colonial spirit and celebrate nature at the Lymond House; this heritage home effortlessly makes holidays unforgettable.
Address: Sylks road
Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Newspapers Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing
Have a fairy-tale-like adventure in Ooty
Be mesmerized with the beauties of Emerald, Ooty, and Avalanche lakes; enjoy the flower show at the Botanic Gardens; or brave a trek and then reward yourself with views of Kalhatty Waterfalls or Doddabetta Peak. Whichever is your cup of tea when sightseeing, Ooty is truly a place that celebrates the wonder of nature while seamlessly coexisting with the local community and its culture. Experience all the enchanting charms of this town; book a heritage hotel in Ooty, India, for a peep into the traditional way of living and to further support local tourism.
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