About hotels in Ooty
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High mountains, some of the most ancient tribes living in India, British colonial legacy in the form of Raj-era structures and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway – make Ooty a top travel destination. Small wonder, Yatra.com offers 932 hotels in Ooty
to make your holiday special. Occupied for millennia by the Toda, Badaga, Kuruba and Kota tribes, the hills around modern-day Ooty caught the imagination of John Sullivan, the Collector of Coimbatore in 1818. The place reminded him of Switzerland for its mountains, fresh water lakes, woods and streams. After an understanding with the local tribes, he set about establishing this charming hill station in southern India. Centrally located in the Tamil Nadu stretch of the Nilgiri mountains bordering Kerala, Ooty hotels
offer a wide range of accommodation from contemporary luxury hotels to heritage properties, from tea plantation estates to hotels near the third highest peak in the Western Ghats – Doddabetta. In summer it is best to do your Ooty hotel booking online
, to avail great discounts that are currently on offer on Yatra.com. Get up to 40% off by using the promo code YATSTAY on your next booking.
Driving holiday during Covid times
Given Ooty’s central location in South India, it is within easy driving distance from Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Madurai, Bangalore and Chennai. During a driving holiday in these Covid times it is best to minimize the number of food breaks while driving up to Ooty. Pack snacks, finger food, drinks, toilet paper, wet wipes, face masks, and hand sanitizer with high alcohol content for higher efficacy. Keeping the second Covid wave in mind, Yatra.com too has taken several initiatives in tandem with hotels in Ooty
across Ooty to stringently follow WHO guidelines of keeping the properties sanitized by using top quality disinfectants. The ‘Clean Pass’ tag given to hotels on Yatra.com is a quality assurance. Daily staff temperature checking is being done. These are regular awareness drives as part of our ongoing effort to keep guests safe during travel. While undertaking driving holidays during Covid times
, many hotels are also being encouraged by Yatra.com to enable online check-in to reduce the probability of virus transmission by reducing the touchpoints. Such steps go a long way in maintaining high safety levels.
5 Star Hotels in Ooty
One of leading 5 star hotels in Ooty
is the Taj Savoy Ooty
. The Taj group of hotels took over this property in 1983, which was originally built in 1829. A heritage property, it is operated with the unmistakable quality of the iconic Tata brand. Accord Highland Hotel Ooty
is located en route to the Doddabetta peak. Spread over 10 acres, Accord Highland Hotel offers 49 rooms and 4 suites with sweeping views of the valleys. One of the interesting features of this property is setting up of outdoor camping for interested guests. It is also ideal for meetings and parties.
Sterling Fernhill Ooty
is yet another big property offering 175 contemporary rooms. The kitchen serves excellent fare from the in-house organic vegetable garden. Check out the strawberry and mushroom farms and tea plantations in the region nearby. Glyngarth Resort Ooty
, located 15 kilometres to the north of Ooty, is tailormade for those who seek peace and tranquillity away from town. Very contemporary in design, with open vistas from all the rooms makes this resort of the best properties around Ooty. The infinity pool, open air jacuzzi, the gazebos add to its overall appeal.
Hotels near Lovedale Ooty
The Lovedale railway station on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the highest on the UNESCO Heritage Rail route from Mettupalayam to Ooty. This town, which is now virtually a part of Ooty, gained prominence with the establishment of Lawrence School in 1858. A school meant to groom school students into prospective military officers! Sanawar, Mount Abu and Murree (now in Pakistan) are other places that have branches of the Lawrence School started by Henry Lawrence. Hotels near Lovedale Ooty
came up in due course of time to service visiting parents and administrators. Today Lovedale is frequented by rail buffs and travellers who seek a quieter side of town. The Lovedale railway station, about 6 kilometres from Ooty station, is a quaint little place and a great point to take a short rail ride to town. A great way to get an experience of this iconic rail journey!
Within two kilometres of Lovedale is La Montana by TGI – a cottage style resort on a hill spur. The 3 star property houses 36 cottages laid out in neat rows along the hill side. It is a Yatra.com classified Clean Pass hotel, which guarantees high quality hygiene standards. Another beautiful property further uphill is the Mountain Retreat Ooty
. A 4 star resort, it offer grandstand views of Ketti Valley. The multi-cuisine restaurant (also serves local cuisine of the Nilgiri), a gaming zone and a children’s play area makes it a perfect family option. Parking facility, a party lawn with bonfire and outdoor activities lends itself to travellers who enjoy driving holidays. The four room categories include: Hotel Room, Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Premium Cottage.
Heritage Hotels in Ooty
For heritage and architecture buffs, Ooty holds much to experience. With the township coming up two centuries back as a sanatorium for Britishers, there are many building strewn across town that hark back to another era. Like Shimla, heritage hotels in Ooty
too offer a taste of the Raj grandeur. And none more impressive than Fernhill Palace. Presently owned by the Wodeyars of the Mysore royal family, it was built in 1844 as a private residence. Designed like a Swiss Chalet, it has Gothic and Neo-Classical design influences. Its carved wooden bargeboard roofs and ornamental cast iron lend a special visual appeal. Ringed by deodars/cedars and fir trees, the architectural marvel is set within an estate comprising palace grounds and manicured gardens. A stay in any of its lavish rooms (in six categories), is simply a marvellous experience.
Another property that takes travellers back in time is The Taj Savoj
. Built in 1829, it was originally a school, which got converted into a lodging and boarding for the British. Set in 5 acres of gardens with lawns, the property offers 40 rooms. All the 40 rooms are in cottage style and open out onto lush landscaped gardens. All the rooms are equipped with old-fashioned fireplaces or heaters. And most washrooms have bathtubs, faucets and hand showers.
Couple Friendly Hotels in Ooty
A ride on the UNESCO heritage rail – Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a drive up to Doddabetta peak with clouds passing by, and a lakeside property to put your feet up, make for a truly romantic experience. Ooty is a destination for romantic outings. From cottages on hill slopes to resorts on the outskirts, unmarried couples can have their pick. Search for hotels tagged as ‘couple-friendly’ on Yatra.com. This ensures a hassle-free check-in. Proof of local ID is the only thing required.With its cosmopolitan sensibility, Ooty offers over 100 couple-friendly hotels on Yatra.com. All the couple friendly hotels in Ooty
offer good discounts too. Use coupon code TOGETHER
to avail up to 40% off. All the below mentioned properties are Clean Pass and Yatra Smart Choice properties. They offer flexibility in the case of cancellation with priority helpline support, along with a host of other benefits.
Hotel Lakeview is a great option for couples looking to stay by the lake. For couples driving down from Bangalore and Mysore, Vinnca West Down Heritage Resort
is ideal, whereas those who enjoy the buzz of city centre Gem Park would be perfect. And if being away from town in quiet surrounding is your thing, Glyngarth Resort with its infinity pool would be right up your alley.
Budget Hotels in Ooty
Budget travellers can choose from guesthouses, homestays and small properties operating near key attractions in town. Recommended budget hotels in Ooty
would include Reflections Guesthouse on the North Lake Road. Plonk on the Ooty lakeside with good views, it is an excellent value-for-money option. Al Woodlands Ooty
, located next to the Rose Garden, is another interesting choice to explore Doddabetta peak and plantations along Coonoor Road. The third recommendation in this category would be Bouganvilla, one kilometre from Ooty Railway Station, it is centrally located within easy reach of the Ooty lake and Fernhill. To make your stay a real steal watch out for Yatra.com’s Ooty hotel deals & offers
. Use coupon code – SUMMER21 to avail heavy discounts of up to 50%.
Hotels Near Popular Landmarks in Ooty
A developed tourism infrastructure means finding hotels near popular landmarks in Ooty
is never an issue. From lakeside properties to hotels near Doddabetta peak (the highest point around Ooty), there is a vast array of hotels, resorts and plantation stays to choose from.
Hotels near Ooty Lake
Ringed by tall eucalyptus plantations, Ooty Lake is set in a picturesque location. An artificial lake created by John Sullivan by damming mountain streams and diverting their waters into its 65 ac expanse in 1824. Over the years development around its banks has reduced the size, but remains the most popular spot in town. Hotels near Ooty Lake
are popular with tourists who enjoy boating or simply enjoy the view. Hotel Lakeview offers views of the lake. Cottages staggered in rows along the hill slopes makes for an interesting layout. Rooms come in three sizes – Villas, Executive Suites and Deluxe. Each cottage comes with a private garden in front of the cottage, open deck overlooking either lake or valley, fire place and excellent car parking facility.
Sterling Elk Hill is a sprawling 149 room property atop a hill. Given its vantage point it offers sweeping views all around. Suitable for couples, families and business events, this property is ideal for tourists looking big brand hotels with standardized offerings. La Flora Amberly Resort is another property near the lake. In the budget category Reflections Guesthouse by the lake offers water facing views at pocket friendly prices.
Hotels near Doddabetta Peak Ooty
Doddabetta (dodda mean big, and betta mean mountain in the Badaga tribal language) peak towers over Ooty. The viewing deck atop the peak has telescopes to view the night sky, and is extremely popular. The third highest peak in the Western Ghats after the two peaks near Ooty – Anamudi and Meesapulimala, Doddabetta is a charming experience especially during monsoon when clouds pass through visitors. Sunset Valley, Delightz Inn Resort
, Fortune Retreats and Club Mahindra Derby Green Ooty
are ideal bases to explore the many moods of this peak.