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“Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites The Monarch,ooty”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Monarch Ooty

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The Monarch Ooty
Ranked #50 of 78 Hotels in Ooty
panaj
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“Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites The Monarch,ooty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2010

It is very good hotel.
I would recommend people to go over here.
It is littele awat from the city but will be fine once you reach the hotel.
N this hotel is upgraded and offers very good service, excellent room and excellent view. And I will recommend this hotel for my friends, my staff etc.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2010

We booked the hotel with great expectation .We had taken the 3nights, 4days package which costs Rs.12, 000.But we were very disappointed due to the following reasons.
1) The room service was very bad. For example, whenever we wanted to have some drinking water, either nobody was responding to the call or it arrived at least 30minutes late following several reminders. Even a complaint to the authorities did not improve the service.
2) Getting some warm drinking water was another headache as the room service and the house keeping rolled the ball in each other’s court. As a result we used to receive boiling hot water in a small jug after waiting for long time. Then again we had to order cold water to normalize it which again took another 30 minutes.
3) Whenever we ordered some food in the restaurant we had to wait for endless time to get it. We had to ask for every small thing like filling of the glasses with water, sauce with Chinese food, finger bowl, napkin, ice for the drinks etc. Moreover the quality of food was also not at par with the charge.
4) We had to ask for everything included in the package which we came to know after searching their website...at the reception they only informed us about the MAP plan.
5) The multi gym in such a big reputed hotel has got out dated equipments which are very ill maintained.
6) The indoor game service has got a carom board ,the coins and the striker which were very old and of poor quality. ..two white coins were missing!
7) They were to show a movie in their theatre but they had CDs of some very old movies which we did not find worth watching.
8) They promised one day complimentary entry into the disco which was under renovation and we were not compensated for that.
9) They were to give some free gift as part of the package which again I had to ask while checking out..They gave only a pair of caps!!..Yes poor quality caps with the logo of the hotel which was not a charming gift of course.
very 10) There was a big crack in our Room .the wooden pieces from the floor was coming out here and there and the curtain was also dirty. This room is called queens’ deluxe costing Rs.3325 per day.
Only good thing about the room and the hotel stay was the view from the balcony .The travelling agency operating for the hotel was good..we had a satisfactory ooty and connor tour and transport to the airport in time.
So, we think by staying at Monarch we have simply wasted our money where as our experience with other 3star hotels in many places were far better.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

Wonderful scenery ...staff friendly enough, however general hygiene including cleanliness in this hotel very questionable stayed 4 nights ...suffered from food poisoning for most of it. Large rooms somewhat dingy hotel in need of updating. Stay here at your peril!!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2009

We Stayed @ The Monarch for a Night during our Trip to Ooty recently. The Hotel is located on top of a Hill and our Room was located on the 3rd floor giving us a nice view of the Tea Estates and the Hills surrounding the property. The Room was large and had nice wooden flooring. The Bathroom was also good with nice Bathtub. But somehow the lack of a fan or air-conditioning made the room very silent and we felt a little odd... The Lobby was one of the best and largest I've seen... you can check the snaps..

This Property has all the facilities but none of them are maintained properly.. I think its poor management. The Swimming Pool had no water in it.. the Billiards Room didn't have lighting :D etc... The Room also looks a little old without renovation for a long time..

Heard there are better places in Ooty to stay.. But since we didn't make a booking earlier we opted for this hotel as the rooms were available.

Overall I must say that I liked the stay and the weather was great so really had a good time there.

  • Liked — Location, Prompt and friendly Service
  • Disliked — Maintenance of the Facilities and the Food is VERY Expensive and not good at all!!!!
  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank raopapa
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AHMEDABAD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2009

Now, this hotel is upgraded and offers very good service, excellent room and excellent view. And I will recommend this hotel for my friends, my staff etc.,

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Thank ROBINAhmedabad
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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2008

I have returned from a weekend stay at The Monarch Hotel, ooty. Hotle is located on top pf hill and provides a exotic veiw of the valley below.

the room had a king size bed and was equipped with all the necessary requirements TV, wardrode, heater, etc...

Food was teriffic and prices were pretty nominal. If you are visiting Ooty , its a perferct place to stay.

  • Liked — Location and food
  • Disliked — room quality
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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bangalore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2008

i checked in with my wife on 27 oct at 10am we stayed for 3 dayswe had booked package as per the package we were supposed to get breakfast which they refused saying that resutarant is closed and no proper room service and no choice of food only limited menu and for which they ahve charged exobirantly overall a very bad experience

Stayed October 2008
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Additional Information about The Monarch Ooty

Property: The Monarch Ooty
Address: Off Havelock Road | Church Hill, Ooty 643001, India (Formerly Howard Johnson)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 78 Hotels in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 59
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Hotel And Suites The Monarch
Howard Johnson Ootacamund
Ootacamund Howard Johnson
The Monarch Ooty India

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