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Hotel Darshan Ooty
Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

I stayed at this hotel for two nights when I visited Ooty for a weekend trip.

The location of the hotel is good. It is just opposite to Ooty Lake, though the lake is not visible from the room. You need to come to the common open space in front of the rooms in order to have a view of the lake.

The only disadvantage I felt was the room was not airy. The ventilation system of the room and the bathroom is not good at all.
Moreover I'm not satisfied with the promptness of the room service too.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

darshan hotel rooms really sucks .. and i had got room in cottage .. food is a big big big problem .. they really have to think about that plsss... they give food in room service .. after 1 hr .. when we order .. very bad yaar .. and when we gone to eat in hotel .. restaurant .. only 1 waiter was there to serve for 12 table .. even we got water after 20 mins .. worst hotel

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Chennai
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

The room - Super delux - selected by us was very good,clean and neat with an excellent LCD TV .Most TV channels are available but in some cases any speciifc channel being made available can be a problem,.The windows however are at near floor height and the curtains need to be drawn to ensure privacy .There was no fan as well as air conditioning but we came to know that this was the case in most other hotels in Ooty . The food was very good and the staff were very co-ordial.
The response to room service orders was rather slow and is an area which needs improvement.Similar is the case with the response time for house keeping.Other suggestions would be to have a 24 hour checkout time as against 10.00 AM offered now.
The management / reception staff as a special case waived off the service charges on card since we had to go to the ATM to withdraw cash and which would have inconvenienced us and thus was supportive.However 2.5% services charges on card payment is generally levied.
Overall the hotel is good and can be recommended for staying for a family .The checkout time has to be borne in mind and the trip planned accordingly .

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2010

The room which we stayed was very nice, its spacious and neat. The breakfast is also too good. Main thing is from each and every room the view is OOTY LAKE, which is beatiful location and scenery, it’s a relaxing and quiet place. Room service is too good.
From the Hotel all visiting places are nearby, we can cover many visiting places by walk itself. We enjoyed a lot by staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Kolkata
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

Hotel Darshan is situated just beside the Ooty lake which has a huge parking place at its roof top.You can get a nice view of the Niligiris and the lake from the hotel corridor.Rooms are excellent with 24 hours hot water system,LCD televisions and it is worthy to say that the cost of the rooms is much reasonable and affordable.Must stay at HOTEL DARSHAN

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

Hotel Darshan is located just opposite to the lake. The location is very serene and subtle. The hotel didn't have many facilities to offer but the USP (unique selling point) is the location and the beautiful view you get from the hotel. All the rooms are lake-facing, so that no guest would miss enjoying the beautiful scenery. The hotel had some local tour offerings, but not so attractive. So we went around for sightseeing by ourselves. There is a vegetarian restaurant in the hotel. Make sure to get your food from outside while returning to the hotel in the night. The food in the hotel was not at all good and we don't have any other restaurants nearby. So the best thing to do is to buy food when returning to the hotel at the end of the day.

Verdict: Enjoy the lake view at a very affordable price.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2010

Hotel Darshan is well known for its vegetarian food. It is located just opposite to the Boat House, having an entire view of the Ooty lake from every window. It is surrounded by greenery. its a polutionless place

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Darshan Ooty

Property: Hotel Darshan Ooty
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 Best Value Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
#12 Family Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Darshan Hotel Ootacamund
Hotel Darshan Ooty India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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