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“Frayed around the edges”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Nest Inn

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The Nest Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Masinagudi
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Frayed around the edges”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We arrived at the Nest Inn after very long and uncomfortable journey from Fort Cochin. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable but the hotel should invest in some new sheets as ours were rather frayed. Bathroom was clean and there was hot water which was bliss!!
After our game drive in the evening we came back for dinner - service at the restaurant was a bit disorganised but fortunately food was good. Internet access was available for small charge at shop a few minutes walk away. This hotel could do with some updating. Location is very good close to Mudumalai National Park and it's also fun to walk around in Masinagudai

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nest Inn is located right at the Entrance of the Mudumalai NP, what makes it a good base. The hotel area looks as if it was very lovely when it was build, but nowadays some restoration would help. Apart from that: The room was huge, the bathroom also and there is a roofed veranda in front of it, where you can relax and eat. It was clean, the hotel staff is super-friendly, the food good and the garden lovely. Good place to go there as a base for Trekking the National Park, but don´t stay longer.

Room Tip: A room upstairs (over the restaurant) to get a good view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

small but adequate rooms biggest pluses are teamaker in the room, bright lights in fact brightest of any hotels i have ever stayed makes the room very cheerful and one can actually read they had south indian breakfast besides eggs and cereals which was adequate but surely little taste improvement should be there very bland it is friendly and nice staff though not too efficient kitchen staff had no imagination whatsoever and biggest grouse is that the tv never worked all in all vfm

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Hyderabad, AP, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

One of my friends recommended this place and I went to this place with some expectations.
Masinagudi: This is a decent place where you could go for safari, but you could see animals if you are lucky. This place is like a village, calm and close to Ooty(32kms).
Hotel location: This is very close to Masinagudi bus stop.
Room: Room is very clean. Towels are not clean, they didnt give shampoo. Hot water is not hot. We paid 1500/day and I felt it was OK.
Hotel facilities: Not a resort, no pool, no spa, nothing. It was a mere hotel
Staff: Good behaviour. As other people mentioned, you wouldn't know who is manager or boy from dress as no dress code exists.
Food: Food was OK, but language is a problem as most of the boys speak only Tamil. Dont expect great food. They had buffet on Xmas eve, but charged 350Rs with limited menu and I felt it is very expensive.
Travel arrangements: it is expensive, best thing is just walk to the bus stop and you would find the same thing at cheaper price.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank fonz1997
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

Had a great trip with my friends. Of the hotel, It is right in the heart of Masnagudi, which makes it an easy access, the food (buffet) tastes so good and the ambience is good. The staffs there responded well and made sure we felt it as home. The rooms were clean and were big enough, the rest rooms were well maintained. The trekking, safaris were good, we were lucky though to see the animals.

We had a wonderful time spent in Nest Inn, a special thanks to the staffs, owner for making it a good experience with so much relaxed stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

I had the best exp ever. Will ensure to choose this place again and also recommend it for other. The Stay and the Food was really nice.

It is the perceptive and friendly service that makes it worthwhile staying in this small family-run hotel. The owners and staff are social at just the right level and they go to great length to make you feel at home. In the afternoon, the staff would bring out snacks and coffee for guests who had opted to spend the day in the shade of the palm trees in the little garden. At no charge.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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7 Thank Mohan K
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

We booked a room in this resort/hotel over phone ([--]). We had transferred Rs. 500 by NEFT to confirm our booking. We boarded a KSRTC Volvo bus from Bangalore to Ooty on Friday night 11 PM, and got down at Theppakadu the next morning at 6:30 AM. Hired a jeap to travel from there to the resort (Rs. 150). (We could watch a lot of wildlife during that trip -elephants, bison, deer, peafowls etc.). The resort was very near to Masinagudi town, but still it was a calm area. The surroundings was amazing, but our room was at the far corner and from there there was not much of a view. The room was spacious and the bathroom was clean. The tap water was a little muddy, which they said was due to the rains. The restaurant food was fine, we took only breakfast from there (we were outside most of the time). The resort offered a riverside swimming/fishing expedition (Rs. 450/head) and jeep safari (Rs. 900), both of which we did not take. No specific reason, we were just not interested. Instead, we walked around the place, and traveled to surrounding villages in shared jeeps, which was the most popular mode of transport there. The next day morning, there was a 1.5 hour forest walk organised by the resort, which began at 6:30 AM. This was a good experience, even though the charge (400 per head) was a bit expensive. Overall, I found the resort to be a good one, the staff helpful and knowledgeable and the stay pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Nest Inn
Address: Singara Road, Masinagudi 643223, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Masinagudi
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Masinagudi
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Number of rooms: 15

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