This property was earlier the Das Prakash Hotel which was acquired by Club Mahindra few years ago and refurbished.So it was quite surprising the find a CM resort so near to the main ooty town actually walking to the bus stand and Train Station. That being a good or bad thing can be debatable.We were picked up from Coimbatore by the resort organised vehicle which had pretty good drivers extremely safe, we used their services extensively for sight seeing and the return to Coimbatore. Coimbatore airport to resort one way approx. 2400/- Rs.
The resort itself is set on the hill side so there is a lot of climbing especially to the room we had got, it had a better view though. Most of the rooms are accessible by the Electric Buggy ( yes manufactured By the Mahindra Group /Maini) the room allotted to us was not accessible by the buggy though, This was a good way however to build up an appetite for the superb food, yes it was by far the best club Mahindra resort food that we have experienced yet!! Probably because of Christmas they had theme dinners every night with born fires and entertainment programmes.
After 2 days of buffets we settled on the Ala Carte menu for the rest of the trip and it was much better between he three of us as the quantities per dish are quite huge. My son had a sick day and Mr Ramesh and Mr Ravikumar saw that we got special food for him.They have a adventure zone with zip lining and a Burma Bridge however we could not use it. We did however play Cricket and Basketball at the activity center which was fun. The spa seemed small however did not use it. We took a trek which CM had organised to Cairn Hill which is a must do.Walk to the Ooty lake is around 3 Kms after passing the bus stand which is unclean then the road has a foot path right till the lake. Half Day tour to Coonoor is a must do, the weather in Coonoor was far more colder that Ooty for some reason in December.
This was a relaxing holiday as we went forth with no set agenda, and were quite surprised how good it turned out. Guess that's a lesson for the future. In my opinion CM has a great team here hence a few slip ups are easily addressed by them.
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