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“Good Family Trip in Lake View” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lakeview
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Lake Road, Ooty 643004, India   |  
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Ranked #25 of 72 Hotels in Ooty
Coimbatore
1 review
“Good Family Trip in Lake View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed in Deluxe Cottage

Pros:
- Good Separate Cottage(Full Privacy).
- Room Service Looks Good.
- Good Travel Desk.
- Selective Food are good.

Cons:
- Need our own private vehicle(its approximate distance from bus stand is 4km ).
- No ATM center Near by.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Jaipur, India
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This property is located on one end of town.

positives:

the location is good - away from hustle bustle of the town and markets
the ooty lake is nearby
the property has cottage sort of room - not really cottage in essence, ensuring you lot of privacy
the rooms are spacious and clean

negatives:

the maintenance is not too great, there is need to revamp the property
It does get little cold at night and unlike many new properties which have wooden flooring and better heaters, this property is no match
the distance from main building/restaurant is a problem when it rainy and cold in night.
the accessibility to/from market may be an issue.
there are no specific issues with food as such.

to sum up, its not a bad value for money. especially those who are not in for concrete structures, and want open space this is a good value proposition. The hotel definitely needs better people who are empathetic towards the customer rather than cold and clinical treatment extended towards guest.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed there for 1 night. The cottages were decent enough given the price I paid. The complementary breakfast was not at all value for money as it was Pure South Indian costing at Rs. 150 per pax. The hotel room was not cleaned to the satisfaction however, the receptionist was courteous enough to give us another room on request. The Al-a-carte menu was nice and good value for money. The view is good as it is situated beside the lake. Recommended for a decent and money-saving stay.

Room Tip: It located a little far from the heart of the city so one might have to travel about 3-4kms to do sh...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My advice is that its a average hotel with over priced for food and slightly higher for the stay even.
Room service and other services are very poor.Don't expect much of them.Deposit is more than rental of room.

Room Tip: Only Advised to have the cottage for stay and they will not give the villa's on when any importa...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SabithaFOM, General Manager at Hotel Lakeview, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank your for taking the time to review our Hotel.

Sir stayed with us for one night on the 15th Feb 2014 and checked-in by 17:30 hrs and checked-out by 10:00 hrs the following morning. During your short stay with us, Sir ordered with the ‘Room Service’ two cups of tea and two club sandwiches, one veg & one non-veg. The food was delivered to Sir’s room within the next 20 minutes. The total bill amount for the same was Rs. 290/- inclusive of all taxes. A veg club sandwich served with a portion of French fries, salads & accompaniments is priced @ Rs. 90/- & a non-veg one served in the same manner is priced at Rs. 110/- & tea is priced @ Rs. 35/-. This order along with a repeat ‘Room Service’ order for two teas the following morning, which cost Sir Rs. 76/- were the only Food & Beverage bills during your stay. I am so sorry if Sir feels that these prices are too high.

Since the hotel is spread over 8 Acres of terraced slopes and since guests don’t have to cross through the reception and lobby for departing the hotel there have been many instances of guests leaving without settling the bill. The universal practice of collecting advances or credit card guarantees from walk-in guests is practiced in Lakeview also. The Front office at the time of check-in collected a meager advance of Rs. 2500/- from Sir also. The hotel never collected any unnecessary advances as mentioned by Sir. In Sir’s bill, the total bill at the time of your checkout was Rs. 2543/- exceeding the advance paid, showing that our advance was even below your one days actual spending at Hotel Lakeview.

I am not able to understand Sir’s concern regarding the ‘Villas’ as mentioned by you in the “Room Tips”. Sir stayed in a Suite cottage and the Cottage has a living-cum dining with a fireplace along with a bedroom and bath.

We hope that you will stay with us again and give us another opportunity to provide you with a more positive impression about our resort.

Thanks & Regards,

Sabitha
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Surat, India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

its awesone place with individual cortages. Double size room with all aminities like hot water, tv phone n all. bed size is also big. also have seating area in room as room has divider in two part one is seating area and another is bed room.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Good hotel with bad room service facility.
Rooms were good, but room service is always very late.

Another good thing about the hotel is the side seing management.
But the money spent there in the hotel, I must say, without the food, really worth it :D

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We are a couple from Bangalore and we went to celebrate our 2014 new year's eve. The hotel is in a very calm and serene location, though it can be a little outside the main city. It's not exactly attached to the lake but very close to it.

We went for the executive-suite type cottage. It was quite good and we were impressed by the rustic looks. But we though they could have taken some measures to prevent it from getting overly cold, like using proper tiles. We utilised the fireplace to the fullest and it was quite a relief to have it around.

Food at the restaurant was alright. We ate outside most of the time. Overall, it was a nice experience.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Lakeview

Address: West Lake Road, Ooty 643004, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 72 Hotels in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lakeview 3*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lakeview sits pretty on an 8 acre stretch of land, on the sensuous terraced slopes of a hill offering a magnificent double spectacle. Even at an ambling pace, you can reach the boathouse in 10 minutes flat, or the bus stand in 15 minutes.The complex has easy access to every part of the town and beyond.Experience the pleasure of living besides Ooty lake with family and friends in the Queen of Hill station.The largest and the most exclusive hill resort in Ooty, Lakeview consists of 123 specially designed, fully independent luxury cottages. Hotel Lakeview is where you begin to experience Ooty. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lakeview Hotel Ootacamund
Hotel Lakeview India/Ooty

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