Often the best plans are those made impromptu. Ones that are thought of while chatting with a friend on the phone, or a sudden surprise plan for the spouse and children. So, how about a trip to Ooty: Queen of the Nilgiris? Something to get away from the rigmarole of a mundane routine, and yes beat the heat too. It may be unplanned, but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less comfortable or relaxing. For such impromptu trips, when you’re high on excitement but low on budget, choosing your hotel carefully becomes especially important. So, here’s a list of the top five hotel options in Ooty for travellers on a budget.
Ooty is touted as one of the most beautiful hill stations in India
1. British Cliff Club Resort
Ooty, a favourite summer retreat once only with the British during the Raj era and now with everyone the world over, is dotted with charming bungalows, summer palaces and cottages built in Colonial style. The British Cliff Club Resort is one such sprawling mansion, spread over a 3.5 acre estate. With stunning views of the hills and valley all around, the resort boasts of elegant rooms including honeymoon suites, a large open play area for children, and a restaurant. While a stay here could well take you down history lane, you can also spend your time playing golf, carom, chess or badminton. Then there is the tempting option to keep oneself warm around a campfire or just dance the night away to the beats of the DJ. It is undoubtedly one of the most elegant and efficient budget hotels in Ooty.
British Cliff Club Resort
2. Heaven Holiday Resort
An excellent choice for those who want privacy and some quiet time. Heaven Holiday Resort is away from the humdrum of the main city and offers 30 individual cottages for guests. The rooms are well- appointed, comfortable and cozy and offer panoramic views of the surrounding hills. The in-house restaurant is well-known for preparing excellent food, and the service is quick and efficient. With so much on offer, it’s hard to call this one a budget hotel.
3. Bella Vista
Another sprawling bungalow which serves as a cozy getaway for an intimate holiday experience, Bella Vista will not disappoint you. While its service is efficient, the food at the multi-cuisine restaurant and barbeque station is delicious and the rooms more than comfortable. The resort even has its own spa, which offers various massages and body treatments. The helpful staff at the travel desk will take care of your sightseeing tours.
4. The Majestic Crown
A new addition to the list of budget hotels in Ooty, the Majestic Crown is especially welcoming since everything is new and shiny. The wooden flooring adds to the warmth of the comfortable rooms which range from deluxe to executive. This small hotel with 11 rooms and an efficient staff is out to prove itself. Whether you are on a short or long stay, it is ideal for those who don’t want to stay in the interiors.
5. Hotel Silver Oak
A good choice for a budget hotel if you are looking to stay for a day or two, Hotel Silver Oak provides well-appointed rooms and cottages for guests to take their pick from. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities and there is also a driver’s resting room. Other facilities include a vegetarian restaurant, laundry service and a doctor-on-call. The hotel is also willing to pack you a ‘highway meal’ in case you decide to eat while on the road.
Hotel Silver Oak
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