Travelling to Ooty, everyone one of us have a lot of expectations, however when you check-in to a “so called resort” like DODDABETTA you are going to be utterly disappointed!! The location of the resort is wonderful, but that's not all one looks for!! After all you haven't travelled all the way to Ooty, just to witness the scenic beauty. It's a very small property to start off with, it has around 16 double room, which apparently have been again categorised under different classes (god knows how, they look the same from interior as well as exterior). Getting there is a pain if you don't have your personal vehicle, hiring a cab would cost you no less than 200 INR, where as an auto rickshaw would cost you around 150 INR, that too if you are a 'good negotiator'. Its 6 kms up-hill journey form the Ooty Bus stand or Railway station. Coming back to the city centre would cost you around 100 INR (without luggage) 150-200 INR (with luggage). In addition to that the local state road bus service is fairly regular, costs 5 INR for the same distance; however the buses will either be crowded or over crowded on most occasions. Resort looks okay from outside, the horror strikes once you get in! And you suddenly start feeling, is it worth the bucks I have spent, let me tell you it’s just the beginning. All hell is going to cut loose now:
* Rooms are not clean.
* Bed sheets-pillow covers are not changed daily.
* Hand or bath towels are not offered.
* No bathroom amenities like soap, shampoo, shower-cap, etc.
* The food quality is not acceptable n highly over-priced.
* Don’t offer you extra bed; instead they give extra mattress to sleep on the floor.
All in all you don't feel the actual vibe of a tourist destination like Ooty, except for the view the resort offers, courtesy its location.
So please look out other options, preferably in the city centre, unless otherwise you have fascination of staying on a hill top, when already at a hill station, if so there a few other options and a few new properties coming up.
The tourist peak season is just round the corner, don’t get disappointed, have a wonderful time with your friends and family!! Cheers....
- Also Known As:
- Doddabetta Resort India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)