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“Moist blankets and bed-sheets....not recommeded”
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Ponmari Residencyy
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Hi,
I visited Ooty with my wife and kid and choosed to book this hotel after reading recommendations from net. Upon reaching the room in hotel we found bedding and blanket were very cold and moist. I was hardly able to sleep in bed. Upon request they give us another blanket which was luckily dry but it was only for single bed. We somehow managed to use bed-sheet we took with us on trip.
The receptionist in the morning was kind of rude however the guy in the day was good in behavior. The pictures posted on there site are very flashy and rooms are not in that good condition. Also the hot water in the bathroom was very muddy.
We opted to book a cab through there travel desk and he charged Rs 900 for pykara tour and Rs 1200 for Ooty and Coonor tour. On first day driver was not good and he taken extra rupees us from us as parking charges, but actually there were no parking charges there. Next day driver was ok but I think they are not interactive and don't show much interest to provide some information about the place and around.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

The hotel is located about 5-10 minutes' walk from the main junction of charring cross. While this makes it a rather peaceful spot, it also means that you had to walk some distance before hitting the shops and restaurants. During the time we were there, the weather turned rather nasty and as a result, we were more or less stuck in the hotel and had to eat our meals there. The restaurant fare is rather spicy for me (and I like spicy food!) and there was a lack of western dishes, but the one thing that bugged me was the fact that the tablecloths were stained and dirty, which really puts me off from eating.

The rooms are of a good size, and they are well cleaned each day. There is no central heating, although they were kind enough to give us extra blankets when it got freezing cold. Hot water was available throughout the day and there were lots of TV channels available.

The travel desk charged us 1200 rupees for a driver to bring us on a day tour, but the driver didn't really bother to engage in conversation and we were just driven from point A to point B. They also got the toy train timing wrong, which made us waste an afternoon, and we ended up returning to the hotel early because the driver didn't have any ideas as to what we could do. The next day, we went on our own and slowly figured out how to use the local bus service, which turned out to be a much cheaper option and a more authentic experience. We didn't speak the local language, and got by in English and some Hindi.

We spent 1650 rupees per night for a double room, with complimentary breakfast. Do check your bill carefully though: they included a breakfast charge upon checkout and we had to alert them of our free breakfast deal.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Seasinger
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

I was a little suspicious about how the hotel and the rooms will be and to our surprise the hotel turned out to be pretty decent. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed here for 2 nights and it was a good experience. The hotel has a nice restaurant offering some tasty options. We were actually planning to get food from outside and thought of trying the restaurant once and were pleasantly surprised. However, the restaurant staff can be more polite and polished in the way they communicate with the customer. Overall it is a great place to stay in Ooty.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank sridharbathula
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Hotel location was good. view of the ooty garden is excellent.food was good and one thing needs to be improved is the speedy welcome at reception.
Service was upto the mark.
Guidance taken to visit key places in ooty and coonor.
Will return to stay again here.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

The hotel room was good, they charged 3K per day. The bed, bathrooms were clean.
The room service is good...
BUT, food is pathetic...but prices are equivalent to that of Bangalore.
The receptionists...are JUST RUDE....
They say that it is a 3 star rated hotel...but the receptionists are behaving like "not civilized"...you can imagine...like a third class lodge receptionists...

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

Hotel is good, near to market, reasonable price, good food and sight seeing palces are also near to it.

Rooms are clean and big. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained. Worth for the cost they are charging.

Rooms service is little bit slow but food is good. Staff is also accomodating.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rgupta
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Reviewed December 17, 2010

The staff were consistently unfriendly and unwelcoming - never offering so much as a smile, greeting, or asking how we were or if we needed anything. We stayed 2 days and housekeeping never came to clean our room despite repeated requests. Room service phoned both nights (the first after 9pm) pushy and insisting we needed to order food. We had to find 7 different ways to say "no". Our room on the basement floor was awfully noisy with the hotel staff shouting up and down the halls at one another starting as early as 5:30 am. The room has plumbing problems with a leaky sink soaking the bathroom floor. I fixed the ever-running toilet myself. And the bathroom paint was literally peeling off the walls. Lousy value. Lousy expereince.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Monkeyloulou
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Additional Information about Ponmari Residencyy

Address: 26 D | Charring Cross, 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $37 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ponmari Residencyy 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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