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“Delighted !”
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Sherlock Hotel
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Delighted !”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Stayed in Sherlock for couple of days in the first week of Aug. Stayed in the Semi-deluxe room. Service and stay was very nice.
Pros :
-Excellent service , we were sitting besides the fireplace while we ordered dinner...and the staff made sure dinner was served there without being asked for ! Also they remembered to serve us warm water since we asked for it the prev day. Nice little things.
- liked the theme : Sherlock Holmes :) Our room was called Gloria scott .
- Stunning location and nicely maintained garden.
- Old world charm
- Awesome food (A la carte)
- Best thing is that there are just few rooms ...so staff know everyone staying.

Cons :
- About 2 km uphill from town. So be ready to take an auto / long walk. Travel desk is helpful wth arranging travel though.
- Water in the washroom was a bit brownish on the day we went. Don't know why. We did complain , but didn't improve much.
- No heater in rooms. Free fireplaces though :) Staff would light them whenever you want in the evenings.
- Take the luxury rooms. Semi deluxe ones lack privacy and has sound coming in from the dining area.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Excellent location, great service, all staffs are very courteous.
I have chosen this hotel for our Honeymoon trip to OOTY.
Location and view is breathtaking, garden and overall setup is awesome. Nice & clean place.
Only concern was food is bit expensive.

However, Had an unforgettable experience.
Overall, great stay and recommended to all.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Excellent location, good service (Thanx to gud responses from Mr. Shiva, Mr. Vinodh and other service staff) altogether made r experience worth remembering. Location is breathtaking indeed.. Clean n cozy place to stay...only con is bit expensive food on menu...bt sharing wid ones sweetheart , money gets a back kick.. Overall worth giving a try.

  • Stayed August 2012
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3 Thank Nikmonty
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

One thing is for sure. Whenever, I head to Ooty, I will stay at Sherlock. This trip of ours was planned just 1 day ahead of the journey. Sherlock was recommended by a colleague of mine, and I called them up. There was 1 luxury room available, and I booked it instantly. I received an email confirmation within minutes. Myself, my wife & and my little daughter headed towards Mysore (from Bangalore) in the evening, took a break in the night at a hotel, and reached Ooty the next day at 11AM. The USP of Sherlock is its location and ambience. It is great to have your own vehicle (I drove my own Santro) if you decide to stay here. Just 500 meters after you cross the Charring cross junction towards Coonoor, you will notice Hotel Ooty Gate on your right. Bang opposite to that, there is a small road which detours uphill from the main road. There is a small board of Sherlock here. You continue driving the steep uphill and winding road for about 3-4 minutes, and you reach Sherlock. Take care not to miss the Sherlock gate on the left. You enter this tiny road, take one circle, and you are in front of the reception. The heritage property is pure delight. The architecture, the lawns, the reception, and of course the spectacular view that one gets from the lawn, is every worth the penny. Very English in the overall ambience, the property oozes oodles of old world charm. We stayed at the luxury room. There are 5 of them, all facing the lawn and the valley. These rooms are highly recommended. The deluxe rooms do not face the lawn, and open into the eating area. The rooms are spotlessly clean, furnitures and fireplace right out of Conan Doyle. In fact all the rooms are named after stories and characters of Sherlock Homes series. The staff is extremely well behaved and courteous. The food, albeit a little pricey, is excellent. You have option of having open air dinner (weather permitting) in the sprawling lawns. The lawn, overlooking the beautiful valley, is the place one should spend time. It is a real stress buster, specially for people like me who slog it out in Bangalore day in and out. There is also a typically English sit out area inside the main building, which has fire place and quite a few books to read.

Overall, it has been a memorable weekend break. Since there are hardly 10-12 rooms, you don't have the cacophony. If you are heading towards Ooty, stay at Sherlock. It worth it.

Room Tip: The luxury rooms are highly recommended.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Stayed for a day in Sherlock and found it great. Awesome location, food was good. Early morning view was wow and chilled weather at evening made our vacation a true vacation with friends enjoying the place and bonfire

  • Stayed July 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Small, cosy and a typically heritage property. The staff was courteous and accommodating. We got our own private fireplace. Dinner in the drawing room next to the fireplace, it was awesome. The road to the place looks a bit gloomy, but when u get there its awe inspiring. The best view possible.
Most recommended and way better than its brother kings Cliff.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had our honeymoon trip to ooty in Feb. Had a 3 days 3 night stay at the Sherlock Hotel in tiger hills. It was an amazing experience for me and my wife. The stay at the hotel was just superb. We had booked for delux room but for some reason we had to reschedule our trip and adjust the dates. Due to this we were told that we will get delux rooms for 2 days and will have to shift to the luxury room on the last day at an extra cost. But on reaching there they informed us that only semi-delux room was available on that day. But as this was a minor error on their part the manager Mr.Shiva assured that they would shift us to the delux room the next day and to the luxury room on the last at no extra cost. That was a very nice way of satisfying a customer.

The location of the hotel is the most amazing thing.Situated atop a hill, the view from the hotel is just Awesome. Rooms are very neat and with fire place in every room. Fortunately as we went in the peak winter time there was no extra cost for the logs.(Usually they charge for extra firewood) All the staff are extremely courteous and helpful..anytime of the night you call them for lighting the fire they willingly do it without any hesitation.

The Semi-delux and Delux rooms are very nice But the Luxury room is Amazing with large wooden floorings and a nice sit-out facing the garden in front....

Our sincere appreciation to Mr.Shiva the manager of this property.He was so helpful and also guides us to plan our trips. Also Mr.Peter, Mr.Vinod, and two other young fellows(dont remember their names) were exceptionally good in their service.We give a 100/100 for all the staff there for their service.

And the complimentary breakfast they arrange is also very good with a variety of choices. the food they serve is very tasty, thanks to the cooks.

We would definitely recommend this place to others because its worth every Rupee we spent, though the food is a bit costly. The only thing we found negative is that reaching the hotel from the town will be a bit difficult without a car or a cab.

Room Tip: the delux and semi-delux room opens directly into the dining area. OPt for the luxury ones You will...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sherlock Hotel
Address: Tiger Hill Road | Upper Thalayatimund, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sherlock Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Sherlock Hotel Ootacamund
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