Ooty, also known by various other names such as Udagamandalam, is a scenic hill station in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanks to its beneficial positioning at altitude, it has the twin benefits of being a more remote, quieter place than many other tourist destinations while also being blessed with stunning views as far as the eye can see. Its location is in the Nilgiri hills, whose name derives from a Sanskrit word meaning “blue hill”, and was bestowed thanks to the Kurunji shrubs which blossom periodically and give the scenery a bluish tint. Ooty itself is a relaxing getaway destination that is perfect for tourists looking for peace and quiet. Check out, below, our guide to the best homestays in Ooty, and get planning for a holiday in a hilltop paradise.
Guests at this cottage will find themselves in a spacious, clean and thoroughly modern accommodation which puts them in one of the quietest, most peaceful settings in all of Ooty. Close by, there is a quaint railway station from which you can take sight-seeing trips, and you can make use of the shared lounge where you will find a TV and dining table. You can also make use of the kitchen for preparing tasty meals and enjoy the view from outdoors over the majestic Nilgiris hills.
Come to the Home on a hill - Vineyard CottageOoty, Tamil Nadu, India
Top guest reviewsgreat property: cozy place for families of different sizesclean large room and bath roomvery nice place very neat and cleanhe has kept the place very clean and all basic facilities are availablethe kitchen is setup and the place is super clean
Host:the host was very friendly good hospitalityshe was really friendly and always ready for some pattingbenjamin is helping and caring hostbenjamin is a gracious host and cares for his guestswonderful host and would definitely love this placeRead more reviewsthe house is at a calm and quiet locationwe recommend this place
Small parties can book a single room, or larger ones can potentially book out the whole bed and breakfast, in this excellently positioned property overlooking the valley. The owner lives on site with her family, who work around the property and will help you out with anything you need. Each room has a flat-screen TV and the whole property is decorated in a modern, minimal style. A roomy garden area offers you plenty of space to sit out and enjoy the views, and there is a fire pit for an outdoor gathering on cooler nights.
Cypresswoods B&B, Room 2 ,OotyOoty, Tamil Nadu, India
Top guest reviewswe thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfast served in our room every morningclean and peaceful stay it wasa very good place to stay clean and neatthe rooms are very tastefully done up and are quite cleanhouse is well maintained beautiful and cleani loved how clean and warm the bed and bedsheets were
Host:mrinalini (the host) and her mom were very helpful throughout the stayvery friendly hostsmrinalini & satesh are great hosts the place is 5 mins drive to commercial streetRead more reviewscalm quiet and peaceful locationoverall an ideal place to stay in ooty
This charming homestay is one of the area’s most popular tourist bases, with plenty of space around the property in which to relax and take walks, including the short stroll to the Rose Garden. The facilities are excellent, with room service and car hire both provided, and shops within the hotel complex where you can buy things you need for the duration of your stay. If you’re looking for relaxation options, there is an outdoor pool at the property, and all rooms are air-conditioned, with satellite TV and a kitchenette.
Rose Garden Homestay
Address: 132/20/21 vijayanagara palace, near rose garden, Ooty - Mysore, Ooty, India, 643001
Visitors who stay at this fine accommodation will find that everything they want is laid out for them at the property and that the surroundings beyond the homestay make it an incredible setting for a holiday. Many of the units at Tiger Hill have a terrace, or if they are on the first floor, a balcony, from which excellent views of the lake can be enjoyed. Within, there is a full continental breakfast on offer every day, and each unit has its own fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and your own private bathroom - ensuring a luxurious stay in magnificent surroundings.
Tiger Hill Homestay
Address: Belmonte Terrace,Melthalayatimund,Tiger hill road
Price: from 245 USD
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Free WiFi Access to health care professionals Shuttle service (additional charge) Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Family rooms Process in place to check health of guests Trouser press
Lymond House is the perfect quiet accommodation for guests who want to kick back and relax after a day’s sight-seeing, or for business trippers who want to switch off when their day is done. A spacious garden is ideal for taking short walks or sitting out with something to eat, and for families, the kids’ play park at the property is a definite boon. With plenty of additional facilities available on request, from a flat-screen TV in your room to a wake-up call in the morning, this is a property where everything is taken care of.
Lymond House - Homestay
Address: 77, Sylks Road , Ooty - Mysore, Ooty, India, 643001
This hidden-away guesthouse is ideal for small parties and well located for public transport links for any visitors looking to explore the surrounding areas. You’ll also find yourself just 800 meters (2624.7 feet) from the boathouse, where you can hire boats for a trip on Ooty Lake. The lake is also visible from the house, one of many excellent views that are offered by the property, and with the Rose Garden just 2 km (1.25 miles) away, there are sight-seeing options to keep you occupied.
Reflections Home StayOoty, Tamil Nadu, India
Top guest reviewsbeautiful lake view from the room as well as balconyrooms are very well maintained and is having a very nice view from balconythere is a small garden also from where you can enjoy the view with breakfastthe room is practical with a nice view and the possibility to sit outsiderooms are very clean and has a nice balcony for the viewclean rooms and good foodlovely room really clean and a comfortable bedclean and simple rooms and options to have homely foodoverall the rooms were clean basic and sufficient for a budget stayit indeed stays true to its tagline of "clean and cheerful rooms
Host:lovely place n lovely hoststhe host is very nice and responsivenot the least- the great hospitality by the hostquick service we could not meet prabhu but the staff took very good care of usthe hosts are always helpful and have a very homely attitudeRead more reviewsawesome place very close to railway station and bus standbreakfast was good location was quietgreat location convenient to access boat house railway station and restaurantsone can easily walk from the stationthe place reflection is at a great location walkable distance from ooty bus stand railway station and ooty lake
This brilliant Homestay is a perfect location for any visitor looking to get more acquainted with Ooty’s excellent private schools, a major factor adding the town’s popularity, both within and outside India. Each morning, an Indian breakfast is available at the property, while your room is appointed with a flat-screen TV. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the staff speaks both Hindi and English. About 2 miles (3 km) away you’ll find the bus station, from where you can see the wider Nilgiris on a few sight-seeing trips.
Queen Hill Homestay
Address: 73/1 Arani House, Near Potanigal Garden
Price: from 8 USD
Guests at this accommodation will be delighted to see that it is within 650 yards (595 meters) of the area’s famous Rose Garden, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ooty. Each room is an ensuite, with your own private bathroom, and there is a shared common seating area. You can, alternatively, stay in your air-conditioned room and watch cable channels on the flat-screen TV. The front desk is staffed 24/7, and guests can avail of free parking at the property.
Address: 30/H, Selbourne Hostel Road, Coonoor Road, Ooty 643001
This room in a guest house offers a holiday experience that is a cut above, with plenty of space in the room for three guests and the chance to book filling, tasty meals for a small additional charge. Guests at the property can in fact book out the whole guest house with enough advance notice, and there is enough space in the whole house for seven people. The host lives on site, convenient for any queries you have, and nearby attractions include a choice of botanical gardens, and the AG Wonderland Wax Museum 3.5 km (2.1 miles) away.
Superior Room in Lovedale
The magic of Ooty comes from, among other things, the fact that it is a bustling residential town in a mountainous, secluded setting. This is something that will become very clear to guests in this house, as there is plenty of peace and quiet afforded by the location, but no shortage of convenience should you wish to go out for a meal or have one delivered. On the top floor of the house you’ll be sharing, there is an open terrace area with a kitchen, the perfect place to sit out and enjoy a meal, a drink and some sparkling conversation. Inside, there’s wireless internet and a shared living room.
Misty Mountain Hop room 2Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
Outstanding Ooty offers wonderful accommodation
If you are looking for a perfect relaxing getaway, the city of Ooty is pretty close to unbeatable. With any of these homestays, you will have the ideal place to rest in the evenings and from which to see the epic scenery of this part of the world. Take the chance to enjoy the Nilgiri hills and the surrounding landscape, and check into a guest accommodation that offers a place in among one of India’s most beautiful locations.
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