If this is the best hotel in Ooty, then I seriously suggest you avoid the town.
We stayed here in December 2012 as part of a tour of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. This place had reviews such as best hotel in Ooty, and promised good accommodation, Central Heating, 24 hour Hot water, etc. We opted for a "Superior room" in the garden extension (as recommended by a review).
Despite booking and paying for the room on the internet, all we got was a load of abuse from the front desk staff, complaining that we had not paid enough. There was no apologies or friendliness and it was as though it was our fault that the internet advertised rate was too low.
Having arrived in the early afternoon it took until 8pm to get hot water and the room reasonably warm, having forked out a further Rs300 to get an electric heater. Service was poor throughout, no bar and a pretty shoddy looking kitchen.
A serious disappointment and would recommend anyone else to avoid this place completely. I hope (for everyone else's sake that there are better places to stay in Ooty.
The only plus point for the Nilgiris is it's location which is great.
Ooty closes down at 10pm, and after that nothing is open, so late night people (like myself) beware! We also visited three bars and could not get a cold beer anywhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nahar hotels has been established in 1978, Renovating and updating the ambiance and amenities to the latest trends has always been our priority. Do visit our Sidewalk cafe which has been featured on Highway on my plate series(on NDTV). Do not miss our Indian speciality restaurant called Chandan and the South Indian coffee shop called the Garden Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nahar's Nilgiris Hotel India/Ooty