Wonderful resort experience! This in essence sums up by stay in this resort for two nights.
The resort is located on strawberry hill, Havelock road. Approaching Ooty from Mysore road, took a left before Charing Cross at the big lamppost circle. There are many resorts on this hill like willow hill, Howard Johnson etc. At the gate there is a blue insignia of the resort.
The first look of the resort gives the impression of a Victorian era home. There are many photos/sketches in the resort which depict the history of the place. Read them at leisure.
There is a fireplace in the drawing room and in every room. The rooms are named after Shakespeare’s works [Othello, Hamlet etc]. The flooring is fully wooden. Lot of good quality wood has been used in the room. Rooms are well maintained and service is good.
The resort is very well maintained. They maintain a green lawn and also beautiful flowers outside the rooms. Saw the same flowers in the Ooty botanical gardens. From the lawn one can get a very good view of the town below.
The dining rooms are neat and the service is good. They also have a candle lit glass house dinner space in the night.
Dinner is A-la-carte while breakfast is a buffet spread. Both were satisfying.
The surprise package was the live music band, by two young boys, played every evening during dinner time. This was a very unique and wonderful experience. They play some very good English songs.
The resort runs a taxi service offering full day/ half day Ooty tour packages. The cab driver that I went with was a very nice man. A half day tour costs 800 bucks. They also will wash/clean your car on request.
Their senior staff came every evening checking our well being and distributed mint chocolates!
The only major hitch I had was that I had to pay 500 bucks extra per night for my 7 yr old child. The package price was for 2 adults only. This was not communicated earlier when the package was sold to me. Other irritants I experienced was that the room service refused to serve bed tea due to non-availability of milk and that the doors to the bathrooms were of low height.
Apart from these the family did not have anything to complain about.
Overall good value for money. I would recommend this place instead of any hotel in the center of the Ooty.
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Cliff Ootacamund
- Kings Cliff Hotel Ootacamund
- King's Cliff India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)