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“Good location, unprofessionally managed”
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I-India
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

Visited I-India over Xmas weekend
Good: Good location, great view, manager tried to be helpful

Bad: The biggest problem is that this place has no staff... manager Sabi manages all by himself. The kitchen is basically non existent. Even for beak fast we were running around to get bread, juice.. omelette was poorly cooked again by manager himself... no cook. The rooms and the place needs work. We tried to ask manager on what to see and places to eat but he had very little info. The place has no price list... so please check prices before you order tea coffee... there not much that you can order anyway.
We took a small nap one afternoon but the reception phone kept ringing non stop. After 20 min of nuisance I went to check and saw that manager was not there and there was no one to answer calls.

Manager recommended us to visit an organic farm which was a 20 min hike. On whole the experience was good.... but again he later told us that he expected us to tip 500 to the farmers.

You will pay little extra but can better much better and comfortable places.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

Being a person brought up in Bangalore vie been traveling to Ooty since I was in my teens - 20 years or so..... This is the first time I come across a professionally managed stay which is serious about catering to a tourist need and they seem to come from very deep understanding of what it means to have a nice holiday for family with very young children. I highly recommend this place for family holidays.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

Had the pleasure of staying there many a time. Fantastic location. Excellent service. Indeed a 'Home away from home". The chef can cook up some really fabulous western and Indian dishes. The wall panels are a one point visual lesson of the history and geography on The Nilgiris. Go on some walks and tribal village visits. No one I know, can guide you better.
Ejji K. Umamahesh
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank Ejji
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

This little hotel just outside OOty with the most magnificant view can only be described as the Gem of Ooty.
You wake up in the morning with the sun rise over the mountains and the clouds lay like a sheet over the mountain tops.

Just nearby you have a Hanuman tempel which you can visit.
There you take the 108 steps to calm you mind. After this you can visit the deep down under tempel in the cave.

Of all the places we visit the we could not find better customer service minded staff.

It takes approx 10 min with car to the center of Ooty.

A hotel which is perfect If you do not want to stay in the busy and noisy area of Ooty city and appreciate nature

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

Highly recommended getaway in Ooty.
Truly a home away from home.
A great place for anyone looking for a serene place to stay away from the city.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank John110577
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Reviewed December 18, 2010

The title says so, if you are planning for a vacation at Ooty I-India is the best place to stay. Situated in the coonoor road, in the valley with the most amazing views of the mountains and the landscapes, no other place can give you such awesome experience. As there are limited rooms available, it is better you contact Mr Sabi Raj well in advance for the booking. It is a heritage hotel with all the facilities and the best support from the staff and the manager Sabi, you will surely enjoy your holiday. He will also arrange for trekking and explore the lifestyle of the Adivasis, which is the real face of Ottacamund. I will surely go to the same place again next year for my next annual vacation.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

The place is uniquely situated a little away from the main road with a fantastic view of the valley. Although the place is small ( 7 rooms), it felt like being at home!

While the F & B department needs sprucing up in terms of service levels, the personal attention of Mr. Sabiraj and his enthusiasm in showing us around and accompanying us on some oft he treks more than made up for it.

The daily treks up the hill to the temple area was like a workout for us before breakfast and the one down the valley is certainly recommended!

Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about I-India

Address: 273 Lovedale Post Granduff Road | Valley View, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $21 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — I-India 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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