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Sherlock Hotel
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

The best place to stay in ooty
I had my reservations about many of the goody good reviews about this place, but when i experienced it myself, i knew how true they were.

The hotel is a charming converted colonial era mansion.
the staff are delightfully courteous and they make you feel at home instantly.
they arranged for a surprise candle-lit dinner for me and my wife on our anniversary.
The in house dining is excellent but a tad pricey. but comparing the similar places in ooty, it is amazing.
i even bought their delicious home made fresh strawberry jam :) worth every penny


the rooms are clean, airy and well maintained with a fireplace in each room.
as the norm, firewood is available complimentary on the first day of the stay.
the views from the luxury rooms are beautiful.
the whole theme is drawn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, and the suites are named according to his books :)
The main dining room is named the Irene Adler room :)


As it is about 2 kms from the town, it is advisable to hire a vehicle for the period of your stay. and accomodations are provided free of cost for the driver.

Delightfully quaint, and away from the hustle bustle of the town, this is the best place for a romantic getaway or a Quiet holiday.

Room Tip: ask for the "Six Napoleons" Suite.
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

sherlock hotel is one of the property of little earth group(http://www.littlearth.in/).
sherlock is located on hills and has a very nice view.
basically it is like a bunglow with a small dinning area and attached rooms. they have two categories of rooms some located inside the house and other seperately outside the house.we were staying in the room located inside.try to avoid these rooms as it is disturbing and the room doors open in to the dinning area.
over all saying nice location , average quality of food, bed and rooms were not very comfortable.we did not have a peacefull sleep due to noise and the lights which were kept on outside our room window during nights.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

We had an excellent few days in this beautifully renovated bungalow on the edge of Ooty. The interior comprises a comfortable sitting area, dining room and breakfast area, themed with Conan Doyle prints and memorabilia, and roaring log fires. Rooms are clean and spacious and the extensive lawned area outside gives wonderful views over the surrounding hills. Service is excellent and includes a trek to nearby Tiger Hill at dawn to watch the sunrise, which was most enjoyable. This hotel offers a welcome break from the hectic pace of urban India.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

We (Me and wife) were there for our honeymoon trip. We stayed for 3 nights.

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1.Ambience of the hotel was very good. It 's a old British mansion converted into a hotel.
It has this old world charm with wooden furniture and fireplace in every room.
2.Staff was polite and courteous. Food was good but expensive.
3.Location of the hotel is excellent in terms of view , since it's situated high on the hill and the view from the hotel is amazing. From one side you can see the Nilgiri mountains and the other side you can see the ooty town.
4.The garden is worth mentioning. It is very well maintained, complete with a La "forrest gump" bench and few chairs and tables.

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1.Tarrif's a bit bloated.
2.Location !! It's quite far from the ooty town and one needs a car/cab to reach the hotel.
You cannot just walk to the city.
3.Rooms are cold in rainy season. Although a fire place it provided, it's just for aesthetic purpose.
4.Make sure the geezer in your room is working !
5.There are few rooms which open directly into the dining hall. If possible avoid those rooms.

All in all an good place to stay if you have your own vehicle.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

Traveled with my 8 year old daughter to celebrate her birthday and I was a little apprehensive at first, but at the end of the holiday, I was glad I chose this place! The people at Sherlock made the stay very comfortable and my daughter was made to feet special. That made all the difference! Here's a tip for other travelers: make sure you get the cottages outside the main house and not one of the rooms inside the main house. We stayed at one of these rooms and it was a little weird because there's no privacy at all, the room opens right into the dining room. Will definitely consider this place the next time I decide on a trip to Ooty!

Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

We have heard about Sherlock from one of our friends and found it interesting. We had booked a deluxe room.
1. Resort is located in a calm locality on top of the hill which gives you a pleasent stay.
The place is very well maintained. Room had essentials like TV, Fire place, towels, phone, soaps and shampoo in the bathroom. All the time hot water supply was there.
Wood pieces were provided in the room and room service people will light it for you in the night.
2. Drive to Sherlock was a bit difficult as we could not trace the place so easily as well the resort is located up the hill and it doesnt have a proper road. So if theres no personal vehicle its difficult to reach to the place and it might be tough to go out often.
3. As it is away from the busy shopping centers, you cant easily commute and go eat (dinner) somewhere outside. Hence you will have no option of going out except ordering the food in the resort. Food taste is ok ok and bit costly. Complimentary breakfast can be improved a bit more.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2010

The room was clean and pleasant. They used nice quality clothes in their hotel which was cleaned everyday. I liked the ambience of the hotel which was noticeable from outside as well. The staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. The food menu was limited but the dishes they prepare are very nice. You should try the local dishes in their restaurant.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Tiger Hill Road | Upper Thalayatimund, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $56 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sherlock Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Sherlock Hotel Ootacamund
Sherlock Hotel India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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