10 Best Homestays In Ooty, India - Updated 2022

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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.

1. Stunning hotels close to Rose Garden

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

2. Tiger Hill house (from USD 149)

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

Wifi Available

Address: Belmonte Terrace,Melthalayatimund,Tiger hill road
Accommodates: 10

Parking Room service 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

3. Lymond House - Homestay (from USD 83)

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

4. Lakeside accommodation for one or two (from USD 17)

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 Bed & Breakfast
86 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful lake view from the room as well as balcony
rooms are very well maintained and is having a very nice view from balcony
there is a small garden also from where you can enjoy the view with breakfast
the room is practical with a nice view and the possibility to sit outside
rooms are very clean and has a nice balcony for the view
clean rooms and good food
lovely room really clean and a comfortable bed
clean and simple rooms and options to have homely food
overall the rooms were clean basic and sufficient for a budget stay
it indeed stays true to its tagline of "clean and cheerful rooms
lovely place n lovely hosts
the host is very nice and responsive
not the least- the great hospitality by the host
quick service we could not meet prabhu but the staff took very good care of us
the hosts are always helpful and have a very homely attitude
awesome place very close to railway station and bus stand
breakfast was good location was quiet
great location convenient to access boat house railway station and restaurants
one can easily walk from the station
the place reflection is at a great location walkable distance from ooty bus stand railway station and ooty lake
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5. Hillside homestay in school area (from USD 7)

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.

6. Plush accommodation with city views

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.

7. Spacious room in the hills

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
Private room 2 Beds 3 Guests

8. Large bedroom in residential house

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 2
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Private stay in charming hillside cottage

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 Cottage
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
23 reviews
Private room in residential home 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great property: cozy place for families of different sizes
clean large room and bath room
very nice place very neat and clean
he has kept the place very clean and all basic facilities are available
the kitchen is setup and the place is super clean
the host was very friendly good hospitality
she was really friendly and always ready for some patting
benjamin is helping and caring host
benjamin is a gracious host and cares for his guests
wonderful host and would definitely love this place
the house is at a calm and quiet location
we recommend this place
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10. Private rental in modern a bed and breakfast

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 ,Ooty
Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
10 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfast served in our room every morning
clean and peaceful stay it was
a very good place to stay clean and neat
the rooms are very tastefully done up and are quite clean
house is well maintained beautiful and clean
i loved how clean and warm the bed and bedsheets were
mrinalini (the host) and her mom were very helpful throughout the stay
very friendly hosts
mrinalini & satesh are great hosts the place is 5 mins drive to commercial street
calm quiet and peaceful location
overall an ideal place to stay in ooty
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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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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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