Ooty is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Although I have traveled to this hill station many times, this was my first stay at The Savoy.
As a tourist destination, Ooty is always crowded and has narrow and steep roads. However the moment you enter the hotel property, you are immediately transported to a very Private/ Cozy and beautiful environment away from all the noise and hustle.
Hotel: The Hotel is over 150 years Old with an English Charm to it.
Staff: The moment we reached, we had a warm welcome at the Reception. Throughout the stay they were very Courteous and helpful.
Room: We had taken a Superior Garden view Room which was Clean, Tidy and organized.
Food: The Buffet breakfast was very good with nice variety of food. We chose In-room dining throughout the Stay. The Food was Excellent and was always served promptly.
Spa: The Massage Center at the Hotel was a disappointment. Even though the Masseuse was experienced, the Ambiance and Neatness of the place was a complete disaster.
Places to Visit: There are many serene locations to visit in and around Ooty. The best way to explore ooty is to buy a Local Map and zero in on the locations that you would like to cover.
Main Attractions :
Botanical Garden / Rose Garden/ Ooty Lake ( not one of the cleanest )/ Pykara Lake ( a lake in the middle of the woods with clean blue Water )/ Toy Train Ride from Ooty to Coonoor ( approximately 2-4 hours )
Restaurants in Ooty : There are not many great restaurants in Ooty to try out any variety cuisines. The best food served for us was at the Savoy.
Languages Spoken: Tamil/ English
Shopping: The Ooty Home Made Chocolates and Ooty Varkeys are a go getter. The places to do shopping are near the Botanical Garden and at Commercial Street.
Avg room rate for superior room – Rs.4000 per night (Bed and Breakfast)
Avg price of snacks/ main course – Rs. 250-500/-
Avg Bar Menu – Rs. 100-400
Review Score ( 10 being Max )
Location: 8 (best in Ooty)
Food: 8 (do try their Fish and Chips and tenderloin Steak with Pepper Sauce)
Service Time: 9
Spa: 4 (Ambiance and Neatness was disappointing)
Overall Rating - 8
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ensconced high on a rising hill, the Savoy Hotel sprawls over six acres of landscaped gardens, offering colonial style cottages that were built between 1834-1865. Colorful flowerbeds merge to form a multi-coloured quilt around the cottages, adding to their gentle refinement and old English Charm. A quiet retreat, the Savoy Hotel offers a little pocket of paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savoy Hotel Ootacamund
- Taj Savoy Hotel, Ooty India