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“Potentially the best in Ooty” 4 of 5 stars
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Taj Savoy Hotel, Ooty
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   77, Sylks Road, Ooty 643001, India   |  
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Ranked #8 of 72 Hotels in Ooty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Potentially the best in Ooty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The Savoy is beautiful, quiet, comfortable, ideally situated and a great place to stay. It could be better, however, and a little attention to a few details would make it outstanding. Its history is fascinating and it provides a haven from the polluting, honking traffic. Slippers and dressing gown in the rooms, plus a bath, would make a big difference, but the most frustrating aspect is the slow or non-existent service - the bar was seldom staffed and the food takes a long time to arrive in the dining room.
Do go, but make sure you take slippers at least, plus plenty of topics of conversation, or a good book while waiting, and be patient when 4 requests for a glass of water are all ignored.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

the rooms were gr8....the gardens surrounding our rooms were awesome.... good service... helping staff....meals r a bit expensive... try takin room only package... food outside is pretty more cheap....anythin abt bangalore mysore ooty trip feel free to ask....

Room Tip: room nos 106 107 ...these r the newly renovated ones ...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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delhi,india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

stayd here for a night , its no doubt a good hotel. A little on the expensive side for what they provide , but still a good option if u can affford it. a very peaceful location , but food is just ok.
Nothing of TAJ quality though
a good place for children, as they can be free and enjoy em selves

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

I stayed with my family in the month of August 2011 in superior room . It's like a small English style cottage with beautiful garden in front of it. Staff is good and friendly . The cottage is fixed with a fireplace though it is not enough for heating up the room ( It was a good time pass for my daughter ) . However electric heater is available with no extra cost . Bath is very clean and hot water is available round the clock . Breakfast was fine and coffee maker with different types of coffee and tea were kept in the room. I can suggest this hotel as good family hangout to anyone .

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

This was our first visit to Ooty as a couple, we wanted to make it memorable and after doing a bit of research zeroed in on Taj- Savoy. The hotel stands up to its 'TAJ' tag-line, the room was very neat, pretty large, clean bath rooms, excellent service, great food and very secure. Its not far from city and provides a perfect environment for you to relax and get some peace of mind from the hustle bustle of our city life. Hotel provides nice scenery and an ambiance for some captivating memories. We arrived here at 07:00 AM on Saturday, though the check in time is at 12:00 Noon we had requested for an early check-in, they agreed to provide us as per availability, luckily for us the hotel manager was very polite and give us a room so early. We were in a package with complimentary breakfast and it was very lavish, they arranged a cab for us for Ooty sight seeing and the price was a few hundreds more than outsiders, the car was also clean and driver was very good, he know english very well and was very friendly. Lastly they also arranged for an Auto rickshaw for our way back to the bus stand. Overall it was a fantastic experience in Taj -Savoy, we stayed there for 2 nights and throughly enjoyed our trip.. am sure we will return back soon ..:))

Room Tip: Ask for room with garden view or on the front side. The cab service for sight seeing are well priced...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

If you like thick stone walls, cosy fireplace, tiled roof, gardens when you step out of the room, this place is it. Very charming hotel, stayed many times here before. When making a reservation, ask them for room is the front of the hotel, the rooms in the back are not great. The food is ok, not very good, manageable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Location slightly secluded and overlooking the city. It is good as it ensures some quiet time at the property. Cottages are well maintained and are a treat to stay in. The construction is colonial style, dating back to the 1840s, but reasonably well maintained. Had a fireplace lit up in the room in the evening. Was a good experience as it was cool and rainy outside.
Breakfast is good. Had some good samplings of variants of Dosa there. Chefs took personal care during breakfast.
Overall very good place and lovely experience.

Room Tip: Book a taxi to go around the city in advance
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Taj Savoy Hotel, Ooty

Address: 77, Sylks Road, Ooty 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ooty
#7 Family Hotel in Ooty
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Taj Savoy Hotel, Ooty 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ensconced high on a rising hill, the Savoy Hotel sprawls over six acres of landscaped gardens, offering colonial style cottages that were built between 1834-1865. Colorful flowerbeds merge to form a multi-coloured quilt around the cottages, adding to their gentle refinement and old English Charm. A quiet retreat, the Savoy Hotel offers a little pocket of paradise. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Savoy Hotel Ootacamund
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