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“Its all about Location and fantastic food!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sherlock Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tiger Hill Road | Upper Thalayatimund, Ooty 643001, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 72 Hotels in Ooty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Its all about Location and fantastic food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Had a tough time finding the place. Even the local people were not very familiar with this place and believe me that's the USP! Located on a hillock offering breathtaking view of the unpolluted part of ooty and all the beautiful valleys, sherlock is surely an amazing location! A small place with around 10 rooms, it is well designed with a homely look. We booked the luxury suite for four nights. It comes with a small front space and a decent sized bedroom with comfy bed and decent amenities. wash room is spotless. Expected better amenities in room for the price paid but as mentioned, location compensated for everything. A fire place is provided in all rooms and the staff will be more than happy to make it functional if you want. All luxury rooms (5 I guess!) faces a lawn which is very well maintained and a fantastic place to sit and relax.

Staff - Excellent. Well trained and well behaved. Manager Shiva was very helpful and knows the surroundings well.

F & B - Non alcoholic. Fantastic food though! BF was rather simple. But they cook some mouth watering food for Lunch and Dinner. Try the tandoori grilled chicken for sure! A bit pricy.

VFM - Decent. But could improve on this aspect.

To management - Please place some sign boards!!

Room Tip: Go for luxury rooms. Rooms inside offer little privacy and no view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Richmond,VA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The Sherlock may very well be one of the nicest properties in Ooty but it was not as nice as any of the eight other places we stayed in while we were in India, except for the grounds. I really loved the gardens at the Sherlock. It's a quaint and comfortable, cute place. I just did not think that one room was large enough for 3 people as promised. While they offer cable TV, don't expect it in English. Also, we had flies in our room and the coffee tasted terrible. The WiFi worked for the majority of the time. Aside from those small issues I must agree with the other travelers who have noted that the staff and managers are most accommodating. The bathroom was fine and the water was hot. I will also say that Ooty is really different from other destination spots where many of the hotels seem to be lower end. The Sherlock has a gorgeous garden on a lovely mountain top. I appreciated the nice furnishings in our room and the fireplace, which was lit every evening. Overall, this visit was worth it and I'm glad we visited the Sherlock.

Room Tip: Bring warm clothing and a heating pad and you will be fine. Also, I happened to have my own fresh...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
83 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I booked my family into the Sherlock on a trip back from Coimbatore to Bangalore. We looked at several hotels recommended by trip advisor but Sherlock was definitely the nicest and best. The hotel is out of town on rough road. Finding the hotel is quite a challenge, but look for the simple sign post staked in the ground. As previous contributors mentioned, only the luxury rooms are worth considering if you want privacy. The room was pleasant but due to the wet climate everything was damp. There was a large plasma screen TV but reception was very poor. Bear in mind that the walls are paper thin and you are sleeping under a tin roof which could be a problem if you have noisy neighbours. The towels and bed linen had an unusual smell which suggest they either dried to slowly or were not properly washed. Dinner and breakfast were completely fantastic with dishes to cater for global tastes. DO BRING YOUR OWN WINE OR BEER AS OOTY ( and the hotel) IS DRY APART FROM A FEW ALCOHOLIC DISPENCERS. I’d definitely stay here again if only for the view and the food.

Room Tip: Only consider a luxury room. There is some fire wood, but to keep warm you should either bring an el...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

It was a very nice hotel to stay and atmosphere is excellent. The room was very comfy and cozy. Though the price being on the high side the food was excellent and service was also good.

The road accessible to Hotel is horrible and Spa being a few kms away was bad.

Room Tip: Luxury rooms suits better for more privacy.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I've stayed here only once but after such a positive experience during my first visit I will definitely be back again. The rooms were nicely furnished with a high level of cleanliness and attention to detail. The breakfast was wonderful with a wide range of choices, and the hot breakfast option was served piping hot which was great. The most important part of my stay was the professional and friendly hotel staff who went out of their way to assist me and were professional and efficient throughout and the front office lady Bhagya she is vey helpful with our all requirements thank you very much. I am looking forward to my next stay in Sherlock!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

You will get a feel that u are in the Sherlock holmes bangalow,when you stay inside the room.The fire place is one of a kind.The food is excellent.U will get peace of mind.The staffs are very polite and courteous.Special mention Mr.Prabhu and Mr.Paul for their excellent service.Overall the stay was excellent.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Its only because of Sherlock I can say I have a wonderful trip to ooty. Housekeeping guys are very friendly and cooperative. The Garden is beautiful with breathtaking view of surrounding areas. You wont be disappointed after staying in Sherlock.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sherlock Hotel

Address: Tiger Hill Road | Upper Thalayatimund, Ooty 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ooty
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sherlock Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Sherlock Hotel Ootacamund
Sherlock Hotel India/Ooty

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