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WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace

Fernhill Post Nilgiris, Ooty 643 004, India
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Ranked #8 of 74 Ooty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are very friendly and aim to please. We stayed at the regents suite. Very spacious and majestic. The lounge area could be more tastefully designed. But currently has these two extra beds, this would be ideal of traveling with children, but for just a couple it's not very tasteful. The grounds are nice and enjoyable. Wifi is limited to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a refurbished Palace,and hence you feel like a royalty while staying here,the walls of this hotel is decorated with photos of the kings and queens who once owned the place and you get amazed to see about their dynasty.The hotel has a huge lawn in the front and huge trekking area in the back.The rooms are usually... More

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Bangalore, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the best Heritage Palace Hotels we have stayed.Its architecture,size,garden,interior halls,dinning area,decoration,everything has this luxurious feeling of an aristocratic colonial & Indian past. The approach to the Palace,bypassing the lush green roadways,silent pathways,welcoming flags.The Palace grounds accentuates the alpine look of the place with its manicured gardens,firs & cedars. The Palace is spread out over 50 acres of green... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My spouse and i had booked our honeymoon at Fernhill and stayed for 4 days-3 nights.We arrived after an arduous and delayed journey, only to be greeted by the gentle May showers which sent us scurrying to our auto and we were on the way to Fernhill. . The way leading upto the summer palace of Wadiyars is just stunning... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

colonial and classy. this is a must do on a trip to ooty, even if it's just for a meal. was pleasantly surprised to find it so reasonable. The erstwhile palace of the kings of mysore, this palace hotel is majestic to look at and immediately transports you to the glorious past. The staff is friendly and well informed. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was there last week with a set of friends for a Association Dinner and Dance for Founders celebrations of my school. The place is so stuck in time that its some times appreciated as that whats you expect also. Its started at 7:30 pm and was to end by 11:00 pm . The guard was stuck to being so behind... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Fernhills palace is a very good resort.the beauty is that it has been converted to a hotel from a "wayanad" palace.majorly all the artefacts and antiques of the palace are intact in the hotel adding to the glamour.all rooms are different in decor and size.feels like staying in one of the bedroom of a palace.the service is really impressive.the restaurent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

went just after the New year peak season....lovely looking property no doubt. However, whats is more charming is the level of personalized service . .from every member of the staff......one interaction with the general manager, and we knew excellent service is in their DNA. Nice room, and well done bathrooms. Spotlessly clean hotel... even the top edges of photo frames... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I went there with my husband and son for a short break in April 2014. It was a fantastic experience. Although it was extremely expensive, the beautiful grounds, the large room and bath made up for the price. The views were breathtaking. The trees are really old, and each had a distinct character. There was a largish wooded area which... More

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286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This remarkable building is both a private hotel and a public Royal Palace, although the 2nd function plays second-fiddle to the first. It was in the latter capacity that I visited it with my wife last January. But a glance at the facilities was enough to persuade us that this is where we should stay if we ever come back... More

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Address: Fernhill Post Nilgiris, Ooty 643 004, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace is the summer Palace of the Mysore Maharajas. It was built in 1844 by Capt. F. Cotton. It changed several hands as the time went by till mid-1860s, when it was temporarily named Moonesami and served as one of the Ooty's earliest club hotels. The year was 1873 when Ferrnhills Palace found a new royal owner. His Highness Chamarajendra Wadiyar X is the first Indian Royal to buy an English holding in Ooty. Since then Ferrnhills Royale Palace has been with the Wadiyar dynasty and today it continues in the capable hands of His Highness Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar. The Palace is superbly finished with Burmese teak, features a magnificent ballroom with a highly valued ornamental papier-mâché ceiling. ... more   less 
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