We (Ranajit, and my spouse) were planning an outing to Ooty for last 2 years. But never found adequate time to go there. This time we decided to make it possible. I contacted makemytrip.com and thought of booking Hotel Lake View in Ooty. However, due to Christmas Rush could not find a decent room in Lake View. So, the travel agent (makemytrip) suggested to stay at Hotel Sunshine Inn. The room rent including breakfast was Rs 1500. Well, initially I was hesitant since I was looking for a much costlier room. I was always having the notion that cheap rooms (Rs 1500) will not have good service, hygine etc.
We drove down from Bangalore and reached Ooty in the afternoon at 2:30 PM. I called up the hotel and understood that the room was ready for us. The route to the hotel was easy to find and the Hotel Manager guided us (over phone) so that we do not miss the spot.
There are two types of rooms - portico-facing and valley facing. The portico facings rooms are not that attractive especially because we have the car park area adjacent to the same. So, we will have to bear with the noise of the car engine. Always select Valley Facing Room. We too did the same. The room ambience was great. The breakfast was complementary. Heater was complimentary. The room was clean with hygienic bathroom. I was looking for a bathtub. However, it was not there. The outside view through the huge glass window was majestic. The room balcony was great. Room service was commendable.
The hotel also offer tourist guide at reasonable rates. We chose to hire a guide from the Hotel and toured Ooty, Conor and other surrounding spots. The staffs were very friendly. It was Christmas Time and the hotel was beautifully decorated. I never expected such luxury at such a reasonable rate.
We stayed there for 3 days and then returned to Bangalore. The Hotel Guide was so friendly that he even calls me up today. Offcource, some times he gets me a pack of Conor Tea from there to Bangalore
Overall, it was a great experience and great value for money. Offcource, the Hotel does not have amenities such as swimming pool, barbeque pits, bathtub, health club etc. But who wants to have those in a tourist place like Ooty where most of the quality time is actually spent outside the hotel in site seeing! I would recommend a much stay in this Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sunshine Inn, Ooty - Vascoda Hotels & Resorts, a three star hotel with 70 well appointed rooms with good views, multi cuisine restaurant, banquet hall, travel desk, internet browsing, hot water, satellite TV channel, doctor on call, ample car parking, separate kitchen for self-catering groups, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Inn India/Ooty