We (me, my wife, and 2 year old daughter) stayed in Derby Green for three nights on the occasion of our Fifth Wedding Anniversary. Researched and read a lot of reviews about resorts in Ooty before choosing Derby Green. Since I am a wheelchair user, our main criterion is accessibility. Plus, play options for my daughter. The resort and its staffs not only fulfilled our criteria but also offered services that far exceeded our expectations!!!
Though the resort is located within the town's limits, its serene environs provide a secluded and relaxing feel. Coming to my main criterion, the Front office staff, Thanish was kind enough to upgrade the room to provide better accessibility. The room was cosy and comfortable. The dinning table, oven, and kettle were useful. Thanish along with another resort staff, Gerald acquired the GM's go ahead for me to use my car inside the resort to access the indoor play centre as well as the Spa. My daughter really enjoyed both outdoor as well as indoor play areas. Those areas were equipped with a number of play tools, including swings, slides, sand pit, ball pool, painting equipment, and many more. She spent most of the time there, instead of the room. I also had an opportunity to brush up my table tennis skills after a long time, with Club Mahindra personnel Akhil and Christopher as playing partners. Entertainment quotient was fulfilling with the bonfire from 7PM and a number of interesting games conducted by Zakir (hope I got the name correct). Since our visit coincided with the Valentine's Day, a bigger bonfire was arranged in the lawns near the restaurant, where games, songs, and dance made it an enjoyable experience.
Coming to the food and restaurant, it began great with the lip-smacking welcome drink. My wife loved it so much, she even got its recipe from the resort staff, Janvi. Janvi was highly courteous and is an excellent host. She even arranged a special cake to celebrate our Wedding anniversary (Housekeeping staff Kalpana nicely decorated our room as well). Since we picked an encompassing package with dinner or lunch, we got an opportunity to taste the awesome buffet at the restaurant. Food was great with a good variety of different cuisines. However, one more non-veg starter could have been included in the menu. The staffs attended us with superb hospitality. I like to specifically mention the support extended by the restaurant staff, Syed. As access to the restaurant was slightly difficult with few steps, Syed along with others managed my wheelchair and enabled me to enter the restaurant and have a good dining experience.
Overall, it was an "awesomatic" experience for us. To sum it up, we originally intended to stay only for two nights, but due to our excellent experience and my little one's persuasion, we extended the stay for one more night. Hope to visit the superb property soon, and in the meantime, would recommend to my family and friends.
Location wise probably its best located, 5 mins from Bus Stand, Railway Station and market. Resort is old but very well maintained. Rooms sizes are ok got couple with kid. They have kitchenette, I loved the greenery at resort.
There are multiple activities which keeps you engaged. Evening there is DG and borne fire.
The best part of hotel is service starting from Front office, house keeping, chef, restaurant staff.
I must write name of Arpan and Chef Biswajit.
This is good place to stay with family
This property is just overlooking race course and just at the town. Accessible to town facilities and shopping. Nice rooms. Worth staying. Went in May and we were enjoying the cool climate fullest! Looking for another opportunity to visit this place!
Very nice and courteous staff. Awesome housekeeping services. Wonderful ambience.
very good maintenance of the resort. Superb facilities given for the guests. Excellent location of the resort for the travellers.
A great place for a quiet retreat. Comfortable rooms, cordial staff,delicious food all make for an enjoyable holiday at the Derby Green.
Spent an evening with the ever smiling and friendly chef Prabhakaran!
Can't afford to miss the buffet at The Ascot-the restaurant at the resort!