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trivandram
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“pretty good”
Reviewed February 14, 2010

though it is at some distance from the main market and bus stand but it offers a great view of the village(as it is at some hieght) and the scenic beauty of ooty.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Kozhikode
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

We stayed two night here. The hotel is situated on a peak in the Ooty hills and hence spectacular views of the village below and of the surroundings.But this places it at a few km's distance from bus stand and main market .
The Toda cafe- the main restaurant, facing panoramic tea gardens of ooctamand, is the unique of the hotel. Breakfast was a plethora of varieties and very very well prepared.Almost every possible variety, that one could imagine for breakfast was available, and was good in terms of taste also.
The rooms are excellently designed with a great interior work .
They also have a Tourist guide desk which provides a lot of information and help.
Overall, good value for money - will come back again.
One should stay in this hotel when you visit the ooty.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Pune
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

Actually I went to spend some good time with my family to the ooty. I went there in the month if December when the temperature was down and winter was in big swing. I guess it is the best time to visit Ooty :)

we stayed over the Hotel INN..The location of Hotel is a excellent with panoramic view of Doddabetta Valley.

Being a star hotel the food and service was up to mark..

Overall good hotel and good stay in ooty..I will soggest to go ahead !!

  • Liked — Its location and service
  • Disliked — Nothing as such
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

We stayed one night here in Jan 10. The hotel is situated on a peak in the Ooty hills and hence spectacular views of the village below and of the surrounds , is perhaps the only saving grace for this hotel. . But this also meant that the village was a good 2km walk which is impossible in the darkWhen i checked in, the WIFI and Internet was not working, the pool (supposed to be the largest in South India) was under maintenance, the
gym had 5 equipment of which 2 was not working, We was asked to pay 300Rs (plus taxes) for using the steam and sauna (which adjourned the gym) and when we refused (as it did not say in the hotel broucher or anywhere else for that matter,it become free and the bathroom had stains on the bath.
The good bits besides the view, the hotel is situated on a quiet road, the multicuisine restaurant on the 5th floor has good views of the surrounds, live music and prettygood food but honestly the food was very expensive and the dearest i have had so far (including good restuarants), the staff in the hotel are very friendly and able and hence we were whizzed
through checkin and the paperwork was done in our rooms. Overall, thought the view is a definate plus,i would suggest that you scout around ooty for better hotels.

  • Liked — The location and views over the hills
  • Disliked — The cleanliness, inconsistent charges, and non existent business services
  • Stayed January 2009
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Chennai
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

The hotel was located at a hill top and gives a nice view of the nilgiri range.The beautiful clouds welcomed on reaching the hotel.The moment i checked in experience was just grand like the Hotel itself. The hotel had all facilities like beauty salon, heated pools and even currency exchange. The Toda cafe- the main restaurant, facing panoramic tea gardens of ooctamand, is the unique of the hotel. Room services have been too good and quick . Also you have big breakfast buffet. The room was centrally heated and clean with all facilities. The stay was very pleasant one.

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  • Disliked — internet connection
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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vadodara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2010

It was very good experience with family to stay in this hotel. The hotel is situated at very wonderful location. One should stay in this hotel when you visit the ooty.

Stayed October 2007
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2010

We visited the Hotel from Bangalore, during the long weekend of 26th January, in 2009 and booked it through www.makemytrip.com which was giving the best deal during that time. Hotel is very huge in size and have very high hospitality standards set for itself.At the entry we were impressed with a royal car that was put outside the hotel for display. To set the bar even high, we learned that last week there was a visit at the Hotel by popular bollywood celebrities like Ranvir Kapoor,Katrina Kaif for the shooting of their first ever movie together as a duo. Hence, the first impression was awesome.

It is located at a considerable altitude, which puts in a very unique position and entire Ooty is visible from the Hotel. But this places it at a few km's distance from bus stand and main market. Hence, for dinner and food, you may need to reply very much on the Hotel's restaurant, which is of 2 types, but a little too expensive. But quality wise it is good. but still a hard guess, if the food is value for money.

There is a very very courteous and decent staff at reception, with great sense of responsibility and hospitality. They allowed us an early check in and served us Tea and Coffee, at the reception because we reached early morning at 7 am, though our proper check in was scheduled at 9 am.

Rooms were very good, but because we had visited Top Hotels internationally, therefore, there were some small elements which can deviate them from perfection. But considering ooty, it was the best developed property of the town. Bathrooms were well equipped with all modern amenties and so was the room. But cable TV could had offered more channels in English and Hindi, as opposed to the majority of regional channels, which were running in 2009. And there was a proper room heater, which was functioning almost excellent way and did enough to keep the interiors warm, and outside was too cold.

Breakfast was a plethora of varieties and very very well prepared.Almost every possible variety, that one could imagine for breakfast was available, and was good in terms of taste also.

Dedicated travel desk was also available, though we did not made use of their services as our stay was brief.We instead made use of services of irctc website to book toy train to coonoor and used local auto in coonor for sightseeing. Coonor is not as developed as Ooty, though ooty is also a little underdeveloped. But toy train, by booking tickets prior itself through www.irctc.com, is something that should not be missed under any circumstances.

And ooty is more special if you stay @ Holida Inn Gem Park !!!

  • Liked — Excellent facilities and room heating given Ooty is really cold during nights
  • Disliked — All was good
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gem Park-Ooty
Address: Sheddon Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India (Formerly Holiday Inn Gem Park-Ooty)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#3 Spa Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gem Park-Ooty 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the beautiful Nilgiri Mountains, the hotel stands tall with all elegance and style. A contemporary structure with a traditional feel, Gem Park Ooty has kept itself well with the spirit of the beautiful and picturesque city. It is located in the heart of the town, minutes away from key tourist attractions and major shopping areas. With its convenient location and fine service, the hotel has aptly gained favor of all business and leisure travelers who throng the city throughout the year. The hotel welcomes you to a stunning beautifully done up lobby with impressive Indian art on the walls. It is the spotlessly attired staff, ever ready to do the most to make you comfortable that makes the stay an experience for a lifetime. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Gem Park-Ooty Hotel Ootacamund
Holiday Inn Ootacamund
Ootacamund Holiday Inn
Gem Park-Ooty India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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