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Glyngarth Villa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Golf Club Road, Finger Post | Finger Post, Ooty 643005, India   |  
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Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in Ooty
Bangalore
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25 hotel reviews
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
“WOW !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

One cant stop praising this wonderful Victorian Delight in Ooty. The location, the mansion itself and service are all Best of the Best.

When we arrived, a typical Victorian mansion greeted us with its long driveway which gave way to a beautiful lawn with geese and a 1950’s ‘Hillman’ on the porch. It really did feel like we were back in the British era – gabled roof, the beautiful garden where probably the British once socialized...

We visited this place with 5 families on the weekend of 27- 29th June for 2 nights and I must say the stay was wonderful. The villa is a really heritage Victorian mansion which is more than 160 years old and the inside is maintained the same way. There are 9 rooms out of which 5 are within the heritage villa and 4 in a newly constructed wooden cottage which is beside the villa. The Dining area and living area are well maintained with old antiques and well kept old furniture.

The rooms are just unbelievable in size with real working wooden fireplaces which they light-up during the nights. The bathrooms are very large in size and have been modernized for the comforts of the guests.

On our second evening at the villa they arranged a bonfire for us which was really worth the cost ( Rs. 1500 ) it was also one of the most amazing fun filled evening we had after a long time at a vacation.

The breakfast definitely has some scope for improvement.

A Special THANKS to Mr. Karthikeyan, the Manager who was so attentive and took care of all of us very very well and always carried a smile which made us feel good. The villa staff need special COMPLIMENTS for their untiring and helpful nature. They really know how to pamper you and would never say no for anything. On the whole, they all made sure that our stay with them was perfect.

Would I recommend ? Yes, especially for couples and families looking for a peaceful holiday.....

Room Tip: Glyngarth Villa is definitely a place worth staying in Ooty !!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was awesome stay at Glyngarth Villa, Staff was welcoming and cooperative. Breakfast was nice. Really enjoyed my stay at the Villa. Room were neat, clean and spacious. Overall it was nice stay at the Villa.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed there on march 2014 - 2 nights, it was really good experience, good environment, friendly staff. no hassle from city and calm and quite atmosphere. really pleasing experience in the old British Bungalow in the heart of the city, but without any feeling of city life..

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Beautiful villa with an old world charm. Spacious n clean rooms. The cottages are quite modern but the villa takes you to the old days of the British. Helpful and friendly staff.

The food was mediocre. The breakfast which is included in the package was quite disappointing with very limited spread.

Overall its a nice place to spend a short holiday.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was there last week with my family and my pet dog and spent some excellent time. Good ambiance of colonial British Bunglow ( The main building) with a romantic Wooden cottage surrounded by green lawn. The location is good ( approx 2 km. from Ooty lake) with a good scenic view.

The staffs were very helping and the best part was they were very much punctual on timings, once committed, deliver all food on exactly requested time ( not even 5 minutes earlier or delayed).

We found the food very delicious but a bit overpriced.

Will definitely stay here again in future.

Room Tip: The wooden cottage is the best option, though may not suits old people.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visited this place with my wife on the weekend of 10-11th May for 2 nights and I must say the stay was wonderful. The villa is a really heritage building which is more than 170 years old and the inside is maintained the same way. There are 9 rooms out of which 5 are inside the old villa and 4 in a newly constructed wooden cottage which is beside the villa.

If you want to stay here then the best is Room no 1 and 4 which are upstairs. There is s decent view of the valley from the villa and honestly enough laziness around to keep you busy being lazy. The rooms are just unbelievable in size with real working wooden fireplaces which they lightup during the nights.

Food that is served here is tasty, though they don't have a full commercial grade restaurant, you need to order beforehand if you want to eat, but the chef knows what he is cooking. We definitely enjoyed our meals here. The breakfast definitely has some scope for improvement.

The staff need special compliments for their untiring and helpful nature. They pamper you like never before. This place is not too far off from Ooty town. I guess the way Ooty town has become commercialised, it is better that we stayed away from the town. The villa staff make very convenient, though a little expensive at times, transport arrangements and you can relax without bothering about how to move around.

And lastly this is a pet friendly place.

Room Tip: Pine we will suggest or the one bang opposite to this one. The rooms in the ground floor aren't...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

An amazing place to stay. The moment we (my wife and I) entered the property it bought the tester year era in front of us. The look of the property, the wooden cottages, the vintage car, the emblem at the entrance takes you to the old world in an instant. As you enter the reception, friendly and courteous Karthik there to greet you. Tall roofings, wooden interiors, the ambience, everything about the place is just very good.
The rooms are very spacious, the bathroom is also almost the size of the room. There is a bath tub if you wanna soak in. The property is surrounded by the greenery. You will wake up to the chirping of the birds, there is a nice view from the windows of the Nilgiris range.
The entire staff were very helpful and courteous. They helped arranged a taxi for us to go around Ooty. Good food and great snacks. There is a fireplace in the room, which is usually lit during or after dinner which makes the room warm and cozy and gives you a nice sleep.
The staff was helpful enough to recommend us a place for Ooty chocolates.

Definitely a MUST stay. Thank you for such lovely experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Golf Club Road, Finger Post | Finger Post, Ooty 643005, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ooty
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Glyngarth Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst the Blue mountains, in the south of India is the unparalleled 'Queen of Hills Stations', Ooty Here touching the heavenly clouds the magnificent 'Glyngarth Villa' surrounded by boundless tranquility and splendor ... This Heritage Home, built in the year 1880 by Sir Walter Mounde in the colonial style, just outside Ooty town, has been home to many a rich and famous persons ... including the former Prime Minister of India the late Jawaharlal Nehru. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Glyngarth Villa Hotel Ootacamund
Glyngarth Villa India/Ooty

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