Booked a cottage for 4 days but eventually cancelled the booking and shifted out the next day itself, people of kerela are most welcome there and not from any other state, the front desk executive is a foul mouthed racist guy and so as the MD who was supposed to meet us and apologize for the bad behavior i have faced in front of my daughter. They will give you a room up the hill on the steep climb and its not a resort but a room service facility. Avoid the place, if you want facilities and polite behavior.
We visited Ooty for this solo time. But let me tell this, because of this property we loved the whole trip.
An awesome location, attractive pricing and complete privacy and homely feeling of a dedicated cottage made this property one to remember and worth coming back.
Visit this property for sure.
fortune retreats is the best cottages in ooty
it is one of the best location area with scenic beauty and close to nature
we have been visiting fortune retreats ooty since years and we have been satisefied
each and every time we visit, good staffs , friendly owner and and best service
the views from the cotrtages is anchanting, we are looking forward to visit againg and make a good remarkable memory
we are very much deligted to know that they have opened new property also
so we are looking forward to visit
thaks and best wishes
roji and family
This is one of the Best trip that I ever had/planned. Thanks to Fortune retreat..
I travelled with my Family as in Wife, my 2 kids (12 & 2 yrs), my 84 yrs old Father and 75 yrs Mother and a family friend daughter (14 yrs). I started planning for it almost 4 months in advance considering the different age group travelling with me.
I went through many Hotels, Homestay and finally Fortune Retreat !! Initially I was very skeptical after reading some old reviews about this place in their page here. Then I called them up.. a very pleasant conversation with Mr. Shashi and he took the pain of sharing the room pics, balcony, even Toilets and the view outside. I was relieved to see those still until I reach the place, I was bit restless.
I drove from Coimbatore to Ooty and reached the resort at around 9 pm. We called them up from the way and they took the dinner order for us.. After 4.5 hours drive up the hill, once I reach the resort, everything was ready for us. Since it was night I couldn't figure out the view outside as such but still enjoyed the Moon-lit night and gazed at the sky full of Stars for long.. It was so peaceful !!! at the distance, you see the trail of vehicle one after the other.. even a distant sound of music was streaming through the wind and reaching us.. It was mesmerizing !!
it was the 3 Bedroom Villa and we had everything to ourselves, next to the reception/restaurant as well. After we reached, we enjoyed hot cup of Coffee followed up Scrumptious Dinner.. It was absolutely fantastic.. just like Home-made food..
The next day onwards our excitement got doubled, when we stepped out of the room.. the early morning View was breath-taking.. I can still close my eyes and see those mountains, the Fog, the golden sunlight, birds chirping, clear blue sky, varied color of flowers etc.. the view was so good, we planned to stay back till Lunch and enjoyed the view around..
The Staff out there are awesome.. to start with Shashi, who suggested me to take up this 3 BR cottage instead of individual cottages so that the family is together.. that was the best decision..
Sanju, just a phone call away, for any help / assistance.. So patiently he will answer all your queries and will guide you as well.. Felt so Homely..
All other Staffs - Imran, Binod, Manjunath were always a call away..
Excellent Room Service..
We stayed for 3 nights and 4 days and enjoyed every moment of it.. This was my 3rd trip to Ooty but never had so much fun.. We didn't venture out much except Pine forest and lake, Coonoor drive and Ramakrishna Math.. rest it was at the Cottages, where we just sat and relaxed, chatted, enjoyed their Food..
Only 1 observation You have to have a vehicle with you either self-driver or with Driver to reach/stay here. The Road to Fortune retreat is single tracked and not fully concrete.. and hence you need an expert driver to reach there.. This is not something the Hotel can do anything about since the road is like that But again, Once you reach this place, you will completely forget the pain of this 2km stretch, off the main road. Believe me, I have never driven in such hilly roads and I could drive confidently through-out.
So I would anytime, to anyone suggest this place.. Its a place for Full family where you can simply relax and enjoy the beautiful view around since we were at the top of the mountain.
My husband and I visited Ooty this Christmas. We stayed in Fortune retreats for three nights and four days. We loved it. Superb hospitality. Great location. Very well maintained. Food was also good. The cook himself came to me and asked me what should he prepare for me as I wasn't well one day. It was one of our best stays in a superb hotel.