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“Wonderful Stay with a few hiccups” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kluney Manor
Ranked #34 of 78 Hotels in Ooty
Bangalore
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay with a few hiccups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed at Kluney Manor for 3 nights and with 4 rooms booked. The location of the hotel is undoubtedly very scenic. The rooms are very beautiful and well built. Majority of the rooms have a scenic view and has a garden in front of them. Every room is fitted with a fireplace which is not found in most of the hotels.

The hotel is approx 1 km from the bus stand and around 2.5 kms from the main market. Hotels claims to be 1 km from the market which isnt true. Its quite a well known hotel so you wont be having problems reaching to the hotel from the market via auto. But the problem is getting one to go to bus stand or market. Hence I would suggest this hotel for someone who is gonna come with their own vehicles.

The food is a very tasty but one of the major drawback is the time taken for them to deliver once the order is made. It takes approx an hour for the food to arrive which is little irritating. The buffet breakfast is pretty good and has a decent spread to choose from.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. We did have a power outage in 2 of our cottages and as they werent able to fix it, they upgraded us to suites for no extra charge. They were very prompt in getting things done.

ONE MAJOR PROBLEM which we faced is the heaters in the room. Every room is equipped with heaters but none of them are powerful enough to keep the room warm. We had gone when the winter had just started in ooty and it was pretty difficult to sleep in the night. We were however provided with extra blankets which was of little help.

I could have rated this as 5 out 5 but have to look few things like the food delivery, the heater problems and the distance from the main market. Apart from this, I would recommend this hotel to anyone who really wants peace of mind towards the evening as it is far from the city buzz.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Aman W
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had a wonderful stay at Kluney Manor - Stayed in the Emperor's Suite . The room was beautiful and a great view from the back door.
Food was brilliant and the prices were moderate.
The staff was cordial and friendly.
All in a all - If you are looking for a quiet resort to stay at Ooty - This will be one of your best bets!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Thiara_7
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

I had chosen the resort after a good research and after reading lot of reviews. And i must agree this turned out to be same......Its a old bungalow with some renovation done .....good lawns , gr8 view .....We had gone on the new year time and we enjoyed it thoroughly .....I must admit the staff was really good and courteous . We had bonfire and drinks in the lawn and it was fun . The 3-4 rooms on the other side of the resorts are newly build and have private kind of lawn if you book all the 4 rooms for your group. From the lawn you have a nice view of a big lake and the town. Over all a good stay...

Room Tip: Take the rooms on the other side of the resort with lawn in front of it.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SACHIN K
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We booked this resort based on a friend's recommendation and stayed here for 3 days ....I would like to mention the pros and cons of this resort ....

Pros-

The location is quite good as it was a bungalow built by a British person pre indenpendence era. Now it has been converted into a resort. There are 3 types rooms. The highest one are the suites located within the main bungalow. Second level are located in the separate building. The third one (where we stayed) are called Rustic cottage which is not a part of the original bungalow , but was constructed once the resort was made. The difference between all 3 is the space and the quality of furniture inside...thats all ... no other difference in terms of amenities or facilities ...

Good view outside the rooms and well maintained ...

Well mannered staff....

Cons -

The resort does not have any recreation facilities except - Billiards, carom and massage center. To avail any of these services , they charge you extra.

There is no camp fire facilities (they may provide that for extra cost)

Only breakfast is included in the tariff, which is very simple breakfast. Any 3 of the following - idli, dosa, poori, pongal, parata along with juice and coffee/tea.
Anything else will have to be borne by us. The quality of the food is good but it is expensive. (Veg lunch/dinner for two people may cost around 500 bucks)
There are tables and chairs provided outside the restaurent, but they wont serve you there !! so you have to sit inside to eat though you want to enjoy the weather while eating ....

There is no pick up and drop facility to the town (1 km distance) as the resort does not have thier own vehicle. Auto from the bustand will cost around 70 bucks. But, you will not get any autos from resort to the town as it is in the hill and there are not many vehicles plying. So either you have to walk or ask the resort guys to book auto / taxi for you (that will cost more than the usual charge)

There are provision for fire wood in every room, but it will be charged extra. There is an electric room warmer provided but that does not help much in winters. So you have to pay extra and get the firewood.

In the website, they have said that a trek can be organised. But it is not available even if you are willing to pay extra.

So, basically, you will not get anything except for a nice place to stay for the money you have paid as tariff. So be ready to shell out more on all other things that you require.

My advice - Please check out other resorts in your budget and compare the rates based on the facilities and amenities provided.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Ananth82
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delhi
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

i happened to stay @ kluney manor from September 23-25, 2012 at Rustic Cottage
rustic cottage are at 2 locations..one on a bit higher side and one having front face to ooty city( even lake is visible) My room were 30-31-32 (3 rooms)
First Location of Hotel: its not at all away from main city, and 100% sure that it is not at a secluded place. its just about 2 kms from bus stand. Ya we had a vehicle on hire so distance was never an issue. what we wanted was a break from city life and stay at a hotel with big lawns , kids playing area, good view. all were there. There was a tea stall just next to hotel gate. Awesome tea
Hotel Food: i happened to eat breakfast for 3 days. The food was good. few dishes were very good. few were average. since the food was good, we ate dinner for 2 nights too, only let down was they have one day tandoor On and other day Tawa On.. so u cannot eat Naan, Lachha etc on both days. the cost was ok for each dish. all dishes were around 100rs per plate, same as we pay at any normal restaurant at Delhi. Malai Kofta, Aloo Gobhi masala and Chef special were too good
Room facilities.: as shown in some pics, the TV is not CRT but LCD having decent no. of north indian channels too.
Room geyser might be an issue. since after 1.5 bucket, you will have to wait. since i prefer bath at evening , for us it was not an issue. Rooms were provided with Blower, which is required at night. The Fireplace is not a big deal since blower is there, but u want to use it it costs 100 rs
Internet facilities are also available, but not wifi. a desktop PC is there which can be used.
Overall My stay was good

And bottom-line... its a Very Good 3 star Hotel or almost a 4 star hotel. few more improvements and definitely of 4 star grade

Amit Narwal

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AmitNarwal
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Myself and my wife stayed at Kluney Manor Ooty during Sept 30 - Oct 2nd 2012 and would straight way like to admit that the stay was truely a memorable one. Right from the enquiry to booking to check out; the whole process was extremely smooth. Its a true value for money resort. Best part of the resort is : Its just a km away from the Ooty main bus stand but yet calm, serene and a world of its own. Once you are in the resort, out side world is totally cut off!

Staff were very courteous through out. We being a vegies enjoyed the food at the resort and prices are quite reasonable. The Victorian style dinning hall is an icing on the cake.

We were just blown away by the architecture and excellent land scapping! Flowers flowers everywhere! Everytime we used to step out for sight seeing, the urge to return to the resort used to increase. We were feeling like spending max time at the resort; such was the impact on us. Cleanliness was top notch. Only area of improvement I felt was the room service. We felt it was little slow. Apart from this, resort scored 10 / 10 on all aspects. Definitely I would recommend this place to stay at Ooty and would surely like to visit again!

Cheers to Kluney Manor staff. Keep the good work going!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Manjunath_R
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

I was not convinced by its name initially, so I was having multiple thoughts before booking it. After booking I reached this place I was like.WOW. This place is perfect for a day or two in Ooty. Though priced on the higher side compared to other budget hotels in Ooty I was anyway staying for just one day. So price was not bothering me too much. But you will get an old British mansion with a stunning cottage and lots of lawn around it for playing games or having a hot coffee or try you hands at photography.
The restaurant serves all cuisine, and we were pretty satisfied by the service of the staff as well.
The rooms greet you with a surprise, a big hall, a bedroom with wood all over.
Overall I recommend this place for its traditional looks, restaurant, and service from staff.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank arunasokkumar
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Property: Kluney Manor
Address: Ooty | RK Puram, Ooty 643001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 78 Hotels in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kluney Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Kluney Manor Hotel Ootacamund
Kluney Manor India/Ooty

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