I selected this hotel because all other hotels in Ooty had some negative points, the Alakapuri got mostly positive reviews and the location seemed convenient. Most of the comments turned out to be quite correct.
The hotel was just around the corner from Charring Cross and near a tourist taxi stand. The room was quite spacious but had not much of a window to the outside. Furniture was practical with enough racks and chairs for luggage and cloths. We asked for additional blanket and linen and were provided immediately. The only thing that was not mentioned in any reviews was that there is no shower head in the bathroom, only bucket shower. Initially we had some hot water issues but that was resolved quickly by competent staff.
It was still cold at night in Ooty in February and we requested a heater. First we got a brandnew electric convector that blew the fuse after a few minutes and plunged the room in darkness. The second (much older) model didn't fare any better on the first socket but the next one held and we got a warm room all night. However this cost us another 300 rupees.
The housekeeping staff was very friendly and helpful throughout all of our special requests.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Alakapuri India/Ooty