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The Monarch Hotel
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We stayed for one night. The room was extremely dated and the bathroom had mildew and mould all over the the place. We stayed only one night and we didn't even take a shower because it was very dirty.

Instead of central heating, they provide a small space heater for the entire room .. very inadequate for the night time winter temps.

The food was very mediocre at the in-home restaurant. They could not keep the buffet items filled as they would only brind out small portions at time. This was true for both dinner and breakfast. The wait staff also were not attentive and when asked for a drink, the bill or even a simple glass of water, they would act as if they understood you, but the item would never come. It might be a language issue.

The one good thing I can say about the hotel is that it is on top of one of the many hills in the area and you have breathtaking sunrises and sunsets as well as a great view of Ooty. However, this is not enough for me to recommend this hotel one bit ... I would stay away.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

We stayed at the Monarch for 2 nights. The bedrooms have a wonderful view over the valley and our room was clean and spacious with a wonderful balcony/room attached. For a western palate the breakfast was disappointing with cold fried eggs and not so good coffee. Also there was no hot water at any time during our stay. The garden is attractive and generally we found it a reasonable place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank PoppyWells
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Overall it was a nice experience staying in this hotel.
the major plus is the location as it overlooks the ooty,and the view from the rooms are really good.
the negatives are the rooms are bit old stylish (but hygenic) and activities offered are not upto the mark.
But we had a woderfull trip out there and had fun.

Room Tip: If you plan tour around ooty and need a best stay then i would recommend this place.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karry_SkyWalker
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Nice room , nice food , nice and welcoming staffs.
Each and every need and requirement was well care of.
really our stay was pleasant.
will definitely recommed others.
we took The Monarch Blue Package for our trip.
its really value for money.

Room Tip: Please book in online through phone / e-mail. Hotel staff are very prompt and helping in choosing a...
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I have been to Monarch in June 2011. It was a delight ti be at Dadas hotel. The staff was very polite and the food was grand. Hats of to Mithun Da fro gifting tourists this paradise in Ooty. After seeing it I felt proud as fellow Bengali

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

We had been to ooty in August and stayed Monarch from 10th to 13th morning and enjoyed our stay.The lobby was very special with a very high ceiling. we had a good view of the helipad from the dining room.the staff were nice.they even enquired why we were eating less even though the dinner was complimentary.the indoor swimming pool appeared well maintained. Noramally the gift shops in hotels the proces are high. Monarch appeared to be the exceptiion to the rule as we coud buy gifts for Rs50/-
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 4 days. It is a lovely hotel with a beautiful view. The staff were so nice and friendly. The view from our room was very nice. Even though it was a bit far from the
main town, its worth staying here. the food was also very nice. The hotel is worthy of every penny we spend. I strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Off Havelock Road | Church Hill, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $52 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Monarch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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