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“Nice Place and Value for Money ” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Willow Hill
Ranked #19 of 78 Hotels in Ooty
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice Place and Value for Money ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I had been to this place last week and here is my review.

Access to the property: It's just a few kms from the main. Not hard to drive to this place. Easily accessible with Google maps too.

Rooms: Superior rooms are very comfortable with garden. Room nos 133 and 134 in specific. The rooms are tidy. The toilets does not have exhaust fans :-(. Definitely not in 133. Hot water available. The minimum wait period to get hot water in taps is 10 minutes. The room charges are reasonable and the hotel provides discount upto 10% if you pick up more than 1 room. The beds are comfortable. The room is well illuminated. The Tv has HD channels. No locker facility available in the rooms. Go for the rooms with breakfast option. Breakfast served free of cost but limited only. No options to eat more.

Staff: Very courteous and professional. Do not expect tips. They were servicing with smile every time we called them.

Food: Very nice alacarte menu. Almost everything that one wanted. The Chicken Sizzler is awesome. Do not forget to eat one!! Everything served in restaurant or in the room.

WiFi & Cell: No WiFi available in the rooms. All cell service providers work well. VODAFONE 3g works awesome.

In and Around: Nothing much and you have to get to main ooty. children play area available in the property. No Liquor or cigars sold at this place. You have to get from local shops.

Overall good place to stay. Good one for both Family and Friends outing!!

I hope this was useful. If yes please like ;-)

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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10 Thank Vignesh R
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

we visited ooty in mid june. the hotel service was decent. rooms with beautiful interiors. clean bathrooms. good garden views. away from the noise of main city but still accessible. they have a restaurant in the premises (tiffiny) which offered good food. complementary breakfast was decent too. only curtains need to be washed..they lining was very dirty. ..otherwise perfect

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sheryl1986
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed in this resort for 2 days with my family , the location is very good, But It was not the best of the place to stay in Ooty, Service need lots of improvement. the food was ok the staff dysfunctional taking 45 minutes to deliver coffee.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank vinidkumar
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Mangalore, India
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had booked two adjacent deluxe rooms (nos 123 & 124) for our stay at Willow Hill in May 2014. The scenic view of hills and Ooty town from the rooms is fantastic. One can spend hours in the room itself, gazing out of the full-sized windows, particularly so during darkness hours!
Willow hill is located about a kilometer or so away upwards from the hustle-bustle of Ooty town main commercial areas. As such, the location is clean and tranquil and allows one to savour the cool climate and beauty of ooty at ease.
The in-house restaurant Tiffinys serves delectable food in a nice setting.
The hotel staff was good and manager Mr. Murli is enthusiastic in attending to all guest requests.
We found Willow hill a lovely place to stay in at Ooty to enjoy the hill station in an unhurried manner.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SModak
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

On 31/05/2014 i had dinner with my family at the restaurant of hotel willow hill, ooty. The bill no is 1002.
In that bill, the total amount is mentioned as RS. 2190 + 219(taxes) but when i was reviewing the bill by adding the individual items after coming back to my home in Mysore, the final amount is coming at Rs 2015 and tax should be Rs 201 on that amount.
so you people have charged Rs 93 more. This is not about only 93 rupees but about ethics and customer service.
Also your waiter took cash separately for 5 mineral water bottles (1 litre each) at the rate of Rs 35 and also took Rs 18 as taxes over it but i am pretty sure that the tax amount will go to his own pocket.
Let me know how you people going to correct the above 2 mentioned unethical activities rectify you misdeeds.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Avinashrulz
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TeamAlankar, Owner at The Willow Hill, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Respected Sir,

Thank You for bringing this to our attention. We are looking into this issue and will get back to you as soon as possible. We are very sorry for the unpleasant experience that you have faced.
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Bangalore
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Well, we had booked a deluxe room requesting for room 123/124 going by some of TripAdvisor recommendation. After booking the rooms through one of the travel website's, I called them to check the room that was blocked and was told that 124 has been blocked for us for 3 nights.

As we reached and asked for the room keys , they allotted room126 :( not the one I had expected -still a deluxe room. They told me that some one had occupied the room and would vacate it the next day. Without pondering over it. We headed to the allotted room. It had a good view. Good amount has been spent on wood - considering the flooring and half the wall covered with it. Gives a very cosy feel. Though could be maintained better.

I went to them on day 2 to check if we could be shifted. Then the person at the reception told me that he din't tell me the "reality" the previous day that the plumbing was broken and we cannot be shifted. I was disappointed !!! Alas!!!!

The bed-sheet was quite damp and smelled. Didn't wanna walk up and start complaining immediately.

Suggestions : It would nice if the sheets are changed just before the guests arrived.
Also could have some potpourri / room freshener to ward off the damp smell inside the room.
The flush system in the toilet must be fixed.
The toiletries should also have tooth paste & tooth brush.
Paying as much, least an electric kettle & a bottle of water must be kept in the room.

The breakfast option is limited and doesn't taste good except the juice [small quantity :( ] .
And otherwise too, the food was bland & not all that enjoyable. ( lunch / dinner )

The service is alright and people are friendly.

There is a lot of scope of improvement considering the money charged for each room.Its Just not with Willow Hill, but almost the whole of Indian tourism.

The accommodation is atop a hill : If you are traveling on your own - ask for monarch Hotel / Gem Park ( landmark through Stephens church)

Its close to Charring cross for your visit to the botanical garden or shopping or other restaurants.

Room Tip: You want a view? Then the deluxe rooms. If with kids, then the lower rooms, as they are closer to t...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sushumna K
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

the complimentary breakfast was quite a turn-off. Apart from that, the place is bful and very cosy!
the rooms are beautiful and very cosy! The room with the garden is definitely a recommendation! had a great time with friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Swadhaj
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Property: The Willow Hill
Address: 58/1 Havelock Road | ooty, Ooty 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
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Ranked #19 of 78 Hotels in Ooty
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Willow Hill 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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