After searching for 1 hour for a decent budget hotel in ooty we ended up here. The room was really good and clean. Hotel manager was very helpful and suggested up places to visit and taxi. Rooms were clean and view was also good.
bad bad bad place. not for westerners - we came to this hotel, was told there is hot water - no hot water. they knock on the door in the middle of the night and shout and wake u up. the "staff" is a bunch of 15 year old board indians. we complained about the hot water several times - and they kicked us out of the hotel and left us on the weekend with no place to go. horrible rooms with mold on the walls, bad service, bad experience - don't go there!!!!! i never write reviews but i had to worn other travelers of this hell place.
I happened to stumble upon this place when I reached Ooty, looking for a place to stay. Its a wonderful cozy little place just near to the Ooty Railway Station, and very affordable. Its a recently reconstructed place, and some of the construction is new. Though from outside the place looks small and narrow, the rooms and flooring were new and spacious enough. They even had a pink colored 'girlie' room :), which I guess there are enough takers for it, including me :)
The best part was the rooms with view. These rooms faced the green meadows adjoining the railway station, that were adorned with pine trees and little hamlets, with farm animals grazing along the rail line. Though rooms with view are little pricier than the without one, it is worth paying for the scenery.
The rooms and beds are clean with good indoor lighting, giving it a warm, cozy feeling. The bathrooms I would say, average clean. They don't have hot water 24 hrs, (note that even plain water is very cold in Ooty) and it comes only for 1-2 hrs in morning. But if you need hot water in between, you can ask them and they will bring in.
Though the hotel does not have a restaurant, they do have room service, and will bring down food from the variety multi-cuisine menu prepared in their kitchen. The food served was also good and cheaper.
The stay here was pleasant and relaxing. On a sarcastic note, to make sure the customer is happy, the housekeeping came knocking on the door every hour sometimes, to check if the customer was comfortable, which became really annoying, after some time :)
The hotel is very near to the town and nearby all sightseeing and shopping centers. They also arrange transportation for sightseeing.
Overall, a good place for a vacation stay in Ooty.