Visited this hotel with family for a 2 night stay during September. Ooty is beautiful and I always prefer stays separated from the noise of town, on hill tops. British club is on a beautiful hill side, Elk hils, from where you can view Ooty town. The location is excellent with beautiful views all around the hotel. But I could say that the resort needs more maintenance, probably with the help of an expert architect to preserve the charm of the bunglow which is more than a centurion in age! Staffs were friendly and helpful. But I felt a little insecure in the night due to lack of proper lights. Food was ok. I would consider this hotel if I visit Ooty with friends, but a big no with family.
We have stayed twice in this hotel, once in the standard room & once in the deluxe. Standard room is clean and comfortable, while the deluxe/superior is huge with fireplace. The view from hotel is lovely, being away from the main town. There is a small hill behind the property & we enjoyed the hike up. The breakfast was also pretty good..
The only negative is the approach road, being far from town, it might be a little difficult to reach the place.
The Bungalow as such is big and located with a great overview of ooty racecourse but apparently managed very poorly!!
# Hot water in taps available only for 2 hours in morning (that too not properly)
# Hundreds of HOUSEFLIES hovering around breakfast garden and falling in the food
#Only dosa and Idli available for bfast (not at all tasty and sambhar smelled FOULED)
#Only one plug point working in the apparently best room of the resort (room Elizabeth)
#Terrible aesthetic sense..curtains of mughal muslim style putup on top of european colonial windows and terrible color combinations everywhere
# No wifi network at all
# Unfriendly ignorant staff
# Spacious beautiful lawn
# Parking space available
We had to take this (inspite of bad trip advi reviews) only because there was no more booking available where we initially stayed ..Boughanvilla resort..for which I hav given a 9/10
I recommend specifically the queen and king suites, but not the small rooms. Food menu is limited, room service is slightly relaxed. Overall the hotel is superb with excellent views, an acceptable but limited menu, and close enough to Ooty town, yet beautiful as though far up in the hills. 20 minutes walk downhill to town, or a 5 minute car ride/Rs.100-150 auto ride.(hotel has to arrange autos if you want to go down to town). Overall I recommend this place.
the property ia an old heritage one, but still maintained well, good view from resort u can view the entire ooty from there . staffs are friendly . good food homely food good service. beautiful garden n landscaping , hard work by the staff. room are clean and tidy . good place if u re thinking to enjoy your holiday away from busy crowd , peace of mind , silence. i love it. recommanded to stay here , will enjoy .