We must have stayed at Lymond House about eight times in the past three years and can truly say we now consider it our home away from home.
Sarnish, Joe and the lovely manager Anita seem genuinely happy to see us each time we visit and there's nothing nicer than being welcomed with big smiles after the long and tiring drive up to Ooty.
We have stayed in all six rooms at Lymond House but now prefer being in the main house as they open out onto the delightfully cozy sitting rooms where the staff can be persuaded to light up a fire on particularly chilly evenings. The main house rooms are also closer to the dining area.
Meals at Lymond House can be expensive but we generally prefer to eat in as it is just more convenient. Besides, Ooty is not known for good restaurants anyway and eating out can be a hit and miss affair. Having said that, breakfast which is included in the rate is delicious and plentiful.
Our one continuing grouse with Lymond House is the bed and bath linen, both of which are in dire need of an upgrade and the bathroom attached to Tipperary (front room in the main house).
That apart, we continue to stay at Lymond House because for us it is now associated with comfort and convenience. Hopefully this little gem will continue to attract the right sort of people -- those who appreciate it for what it is -- a slice of nostalgia in a rapidly-changing world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to 1855, Lymond House is the epitome of a bygone colonial era, the perfect getaway, set among a vista of flowering trees and sprawling lawns. This heritage hotel comprises two Victorian drawing rooms with fireplaces, ideal for cosy evenings in. It has three ensuite double rooms and three garden suites, replete with antique beds, dressers, creaking floorboards and fireplaces. One can soak in the atmosphere that has been lovingly preserved for over 150 years. Sitting in the Victorian drawing room, keeping warm by the fire, one can easily imagine the then lady of the house, Mrs Dason, at the piano in her crinoline evening gown, playing the haunting melodies of those far from home. Tariffs - starting at Rs 3999 + tax for a couple inclusive of breakfast . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lymond House India/Ooty