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Hotel Blue Bird
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Coonoor Road, Ooty 643001, India   |  
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Ranked #48 of 70 Hotels in Ooty
Bangalore, India
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“Nice budget hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed there with my family, and its a very nice budget hotel to stay in. Room were clean and well maintained, staff was well mannered. Though there are very few restaurants nearby, nearest market is around 1 km away.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

There are a lot of negative reviews about this hotel, but I was pleased with my room. It was clean, very spacious, with a nice dark wooden effect floor. Most importantly, for the chilly mornings, the hot water was almost instant. Further, the man on reception was very helpful and pleasant and allowed me to check out 2 hours later than the normal 12pm time.

I don’t really have any complaints – the restaurant wasn’t functioning except for a basic breakfast, but I was planning to eat in town anyway. It’s true that the hotel is quite far from the centre of Ooty, but it’s an easy enough 15 minute walk (or 3 minute rickshaw ride) down and up and I think it’s no bad thing to be out of the main hustle of the centre.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had made booking through online reservation link in http://www.hotelbluebirdooty.com/
which directed to their payment gateway http://hotels.eglobe-solutions.com/hotelbluebirdooty/booking/detail. We paid advance amount of 675Rs for 12Oct 2013. We got an acknowledgement email on payment as well as another email which says reservation was not confirmed. The interesting part comes now.

Since the reservation was not succesful we called Bluebird hotel after reaching ooty, with the reference number of the booking. We stayed in another hotel. First time they told they need time to check and advised to call next day. When we called next time, the explantation was 'we checked our account. we didnt receieved any payment in our account and we dont have anything to with this' when i asked them since your website itself directed me to the payment gateway (agent), based on which i paid the advance, now i am asking your help to trace what happened......the response was a strange and in a too rude tone. ...we repeat we didnt got any money from that agent(gateway)...When i responded when you make a booking from far away place, it is only through the website which one can operate...and there is certain level of mutual trust and cooperation expected....
The otherside became more rude by this - Please don't call us anymore..:((

Since i have payment records and proof that they are tied up with the agent, I am considering further actions, though it is a small amount - this kind of attitude is bit disturbing.

It is bit strange to see such attitude. OOtty is a friendly place, and so far all the hotels we stayed in ooty in past was also very friendly to their customers. Since i didnt stayed there,
it may not be fair to make any comments on the service part. But the general suggestion is be careful - avoid making any direct online payments......rather use established travel portals which are accountable for your payments, if you wish to choose this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

ia m babu from bangalore we visited last month of september 15 we travelled a group of four peoples we friends along to stay we had a trip to ooty we checked inn early morning at the hotel.is the margin of road nice to park our car and then we visited totally one day as a ooty coonor by a private vehicvle most the hotel travels the arranged a 24 seater van for us. we enjoyed the most of the day but the rain spoiled us totally our trip.. but we enjoyed the climatic conditioned lot the and after trip we reached the hotel we take a long rest the hotel is good budget hotel and we four stay along in a room ..

Room Tip: rooms are bigger in size the balcony view is good in condition for out side view but lift facili...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bangalore
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is strictly a budget hotel so please set your expectations accordingly before booking and don't get misled by the pics.

For the price, it is not at all worth it. It's far from the bus stop and railway station, shops and all. The rooms are spacious although only the 3rd floor rooms had any view at all. 2nd floor rooms have a brilliant view of a WALL !

They still had CRT TVs installed when I went there and with very limited channels and terrible reception. But in the reception there was an LCD TV with DTH channels which was quite annoying because customers had to put up with terrible tv and the receptionists and helpers had great entertainment on hand.

The room given to us was unclean and had no water, the intercom wasn't working, The toilet had no mats outside. After complaining and asking to cancel our booking we were shifted to the 3rd floor which are apparently supposed to be better.
Other than the view nothing else changed much, Intercom was not working here either, Paint was peeling, the bedsheets and pillow covers were stained (maybe cleaned but looked stained and dirty). It gets really really cold in the night and all they gave was a measly thin blanket. On asking for another one, they gave a torn fleece blanket. It was quite difficult to get any sleep at all, You'd think it'd be common sense that if they don't provide a heater they should provide good thick blankets being located at a hill station !

The so called restaurant was under renovation at the time we went so had to go out for getting food.

I would not recommend this hotel unless you couldn't get a booking anywhere else.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located on the Ooty - Coonoor Road, adjacent to Eye hosipital. From here you can visit, Rose Garden, Botanical garden and Dodabetta, without going through ooty town where there is hell a lot of Traffic Jam,one ways, there by saving more time for spending in the locations with Family. The Hotel rooms are big and Spacious for a Family and very good service and good travel arrangement.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MUMBAI
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Being a hotelier my self it is really awful for me to post negative comments but you need to post as we need honest people in this industry .The virtual presentation of the hotel seems to be good .The reviews in trip advisor seems to be average but the real experience is when you visit the place.The exterior image of the hotel shows that there is a lawn beside the hotel but you will not find them.So, the management wants to mislead the guests.The staff are all unprofessional but very polite that is the only positive thing in this hotel.Room is average but the maintenance is poor.Very poorly lit .Hot water is not 24 hours which is very surprising.Food is terrible.They even cannot make proper chapatis.When you will eat those your mouth and hand will be filled with dry attas which they powder it and serve.Not a single staff is in uniform ,It is a guest house and not a hotel.Why OTA'S like MMT,CT,AGODA is promoting such hotels ?
I originally booked for 6 nights but after 1 night of terrible experience I checked out and booked at Hotel The Monarch.Even they do not have a simple facility of ironing clothes.The management should think and review the standard .Just by posting positive reviews in Trip Advisors through your friends won't help .You just can't cheat your customers.
ONE IMPORTANT TIP TO ALL MY FELLOW TRAVELERS :If you want to stay for more than a day then select a hotel and believe what is boasted online but do not pay upfront go to the hotel and check and you always will have an option to refuse to stay.Please do not book through OTA's as you have to run after them for a refund if in case you do not like the hotel.It is better to book hotels through travel agents as you can question them if in case anything goes wrong and that too on a one to one basis.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Coonoor Road, Ooty 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 70 Hotels in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Blue Bird 3*
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