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Hotel Darshan Ooty
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Stayed here for 2 days, good hotel, quite cooperative staffs, service is good. However the restaurant service is not upto the mark. Food is good but one thing I noticed that restaurant management is quite poor. They should have different set of waiters for room service & and for restaurant service. Same waiters are involved in both and hence causing delay in serving food.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We reached there around 9:30 at night. The receptionists were efficient and helpful. We had booked two standard rooms. The rooms were not very well lit but well appointed. Each room had a lake facing window, although the tall trees surrounding the lake make it impossible to see the lake from your room. Each room also had a divan right by that window. So no extra bed needs to be brought in for a third person, although they charge you Rs. 350 for an extra head. The bathrooms were okay. Bathroom ceilings were a bit unclean but the rest of if very well cleaned and properly maintained. The restaurant has exceptionally good quality food but it's completely vegetarian. Whatever you order, you can expect good quality and overall a sense of properly cooked good food prevailed but it's a tad pricey. Room service charges 10% extra. The whole staff is very co-operative and polite. An extra shower-cap and two extra shampoo pouches, extra towels and bed sheets showed up in no time after we had asked for them. 24 hours running hot water is available too although it takes a couple of minutes to show up. The beds are very comfortable. Also location, location, location .... pretty good. Lake is right in front, although you need to walk around 6-7 minutes to traverse down the windy roads to get there. Overall a pretty good place. I liked it.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Darshan is a very good hotel an have very good rooms. We had been there for our honeymoon. Ambiance was superb, it is opp to lake. Rooms are maintained neat and hygienic. Food/Service was excellent. I strongly recommended to taste food here. Staff is very cooperative and polite. Worth to visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Sunil P
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

hotel provides very good rooms especially like the ones necessary for a family. Very good hygine and cleaning of the rooms daily. The only problem or cons is that the food has a limited items on menu and cold food is served in the room. And also the breakfast items get over as they have a limited quantity. only veg items.

Room Tip: stay in this hotel and eat at some other place in town
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank apurva_yadav
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

I was looking forward to this hotel in Ooty. From the photos on their site, the executive deluxe suites had nice murals, beautiful beds and fantastic views. The Views were the only things I was left with a good impression of. The Darshan suite was filthy, beetle juice spit on walls, hair and filth on pillows, bathroom dirty and just generally run-down. Also, there was no heat in the rooms - the temperature fluctuating around 40 degrees F. So it was cold. When we complained, they only brought an extra blanket. The sitting room was just as filthy as the bathroom and bedroom. We did ask for another room and were shown several. We really gave the options a once over and decided that one was clean although a little shabby. But still no heat. The manager brought a little electric heater but it would not work. We had planned to stay 3 days in Ooty but this experience left us wanting to leave after only 1 1/2 days. I would NEVER recommend this place. It needs a total re-do and trash picked up from all around the hotel. They also burn the trash directly behind the hotel, giving the air a lovely burning trash smell. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

awesome stay. Had gone there on my fiance's bday. overall experience was too gud. staff is polite and courteous. food is good. rooms are really good and neat and clean.adv is very near to bus stand. very economical. view from the hotel is mindblowing. had a relaxing stay . going back for sure. booked the hotel thr agoda but if u book thr the hotel site directly it wud b stil less as I paid 700 bucks extra thr agoda. good job hotel darshan. thanks for making my stay memorable and pleasant.

Room Tip: all rooms are same facing the lake and u hve a wonderful view.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have gone for our Honey moon at first week of july 2012 and we got a good deal as july is off season . It is near by [1 km ] from Bus stand surrounded by roads going uphill and downhill which was very much fun to take a walk at evening .Food was very good along with room service. Overall experience a good one .

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Woodcock Road | Near Lake Boat House, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#7 Family Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: $23 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Darshan Ooty 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Darshan, a home away from your home is well known for its hospitality, services and tongue tingling vegetarian cusine. It is located on the best serene location in Ooty just opposite to the Boat House, having an entire view of the Ooty lake from every window. Hotel Darshan is surrounded by virgin greenery escaping from sound and air pollution. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Darshan Hotel Ootacamund
Hotel Darshan Ooty India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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