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“Comfortable Hotel in 'Snooty Ooty'”
Review of The Willow Hill

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The Willow Hill
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

I spent three nights here in December 2011, the hotel is on a hillside overlooking Ooty and has pleasant views but this does mean a rickshaw ride into town for anything. I stayed in a 'superior room' as the standard rooms have no windows. The room was spacious, airy and clean, bathroom was large and had permanent hot water, the rooms and most of the hotel are wood panelled with parquet floors and was very pleasant and comfortable. The restaraunt was good, room service excellent at a modest premium and the staff helpful and obliging. Breakfast was a little disappointing but acceptable. A very comfortable and quiet spot to stay in Oooty at a quite reasonable price for the area.

Room Tip: Check out the superior and garden rooms.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank Hardlyableson
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

stayed here with a collegue for a night. and found this to be the idle place to come back and stay for a holiday also
nice cozy woooden interiors, comforrtable and spacious rooms with excellent staff.
room service was very good and the food quality overall was good
the only drawback was the breakfast which wasnt upto the mark
but overall a very nice and comfortable location for holiday and business

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank kkunal
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

We just spent the night; nice rooms, and great shower. Well maintained place.
Dinner was good, and so was the breakfast.
Quiet place, good view, our driver was served dinner and given a blanket too!
No WIFI at all.
Surely a great place to stay if you are looking for quiet stay, we liked it!

Room Tip: Superb restaurant, good for walking .....
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

Hotel Willow is a nice place to stay. We stayed there two days, booked our rooms over the phone and where not disappointed. They have several types of rooms, so it is good to check a few before you decide. We had the one with private garden. Room was quite spacious and it was a good choice. Staff is nice, but you cannot expect to much.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Bastazja
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

The Willow Hill hotel is a nice place to stay if you have a car with you, otherwise to far from the town, has nice views over the city. Staff is friendly. Rooms are clean, cosy and spacious especially the ones with a private garden. Hot water was there as well. Restaurant is all right too. Breakfast is included.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Thank lleosia
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

top ten reasons not to stay at The Willow Hill
10-generally poor service (least of your worries)
9-guilt you to book cabs with them
8-staff broke into a fist fight in the kitchen and broke a lot of stuff
7-had to pay for our free breakfast because we were vegetarian and sick of bread
6-when they showed us our room they said this is not a good room (thanks?)
5-advertise they take visa, but the machine is always "broken" and forced us to pay cash
4-bathroom had urinal pucks in the sink and shower and smelled like moth balls
3-woke us up early to ask us when we are having breakfast
2-bed had mens chest hair in it!
1-the trekking guide they sent us out with got pissed drunk, lost and wouldn't take us home.

about our trek:
-told we were to be picked up at 10:00am. during breakfast (9:00am) we were told our driver was waiting.
-our guide was pissed off because we were late when we met up with him at 9:45am
-he was pissed off also because we did not bring food or water (the hotel told us it was provided)
-we spent more time sipping chai than trekking (no kidding, we had about 5 while our guide went off to drink)
-we were out for over 10 hours and we were told about 4-5 hours)
-we were pressured into staying in a small village even though we had paid for our room at the willow inn.
-our guide became inappropriate and was calling us beautiful and gawking at us.
-we were scared!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank multipledestinations
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

This place has a nice view and the food is not so bad either. My only qualm is that I had just come from the wilderness and my sole desire was to have a hot shower. Despite being assured 3 times that they have hot water 24 hrs per day here not once could I get a hot shower (ooty in janaury is about 1 degrees celcius in the mornings!). I had to threaten to walk out with out paying under force to even get a small amount of compensation for this blatant deception. The management needs to either fix the facilities or forbid the staff from making such flagrant embellishments on the truth. They did however arrange a hiking expedition for me for which I am greatly appreciative.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jarmon79
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Additional Information about The Willow Hill

Address: 58/1 Havelock Road | ooty, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 94 Hotels in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $25 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Willow Hill 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Willow Hill Hotel Ootacamund
The Willow Hill India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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