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Hotel Mount View
Ranked #71 of 86 Hotels in Ooty
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Me and my wife spent 4 nights in Ooty as part of our two-month South Indian trip.
We found this hotel by chance, just a short walk from the bus station. The location is very nice, a white large 1-story bungalow, overlooking most of Ooty and the racecourse, insulated from noise but close to the centre. Green grass around and some huge trees.
We negotiated our stay and got the price down to 2000 Rs per night for a double room. A lot over our initial budget, but we liked the place. The rom was impressive. Clean, large, tall, huge double bed, restored furniture that goes really well with the style of the house. It just had a very nice atmosphere (the entrance was on the side, so it felt like we had our own yard). Bathroom was clean and large.
Breakfast was good (omelettes, toast, butter, jam, masala tea), staff was friendly.
I think this hotel has been recently restored, because we visited most of the rooms before we chose ours, and some of the pictures here are outdated.
Aside from a little misunderstanding about the complimentary breakfast (in the end it was fine, but check if it is indeed complimentary after negotiating), we had a really nice stay in cool, clean, quiet Ooty.

Room Tip: The rooms on the side have their own entrance right from the yard, it feels like you have a private...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Simple things make staying away from home pleasurable.

Privacy; For instance, it would have been nice if Philip the Manager didn't patrol around our verandah every ten minutes;

Enough towels, toilet paper, soap; For instance, it would have been nice if Suresh just used some initiative and bought one roll of toilet paper at the nearby shop for 50 cents. His solution of arguing for three hours in increasingly inane episodes was childish. It also left us with a bad first impression;

If you say Bed & Breakfast, then do just that.

Hospitality: Care about your guests comfort; For instance, it would have been nice if Philip or Suresh made an effort. Both of them have no idea about hospitality.

Somewhere to put your feet up; For instance, it would have been nice if the room had chairs and tables on its verandahs. We had breakfast on the bare floor. Did I mention that it is USD60 per night?

It is one thing that Mount View charges triple what it says in the guidebooks, it is another that it cannot get simple hospitality right.

My suggestion: Get some friendly female staff and new management.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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5  Thank James B
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

as ooty is very cold already, you will have a hard and cold time in the hotel, the promise to have hot water, but they make it always to late, to late for your trips with the train or your hiking trips. really bad hotel!!!

pros:
- good location

cons:
- very dirty, see picture
- they promise the have hot water on certain time, but they just lie

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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3  Thank joe_19751975
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Reviewed 24 May 2010

Stayed in this hotel and the building seems to be over a century old and some rooms are scary with the colonial style. Even the furnitures are very old and horrible.
We were freezing in this hotel. Not worth the money i paid here. Food is okay and hotwater is available only in the morning.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank masidav
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

A colonial bungalow in the heart of the city yet a very very quiet place.

Good: Excellent food, service is good,Hot water, Quite place,well kept rooms with king sized beds.nice garden,surrounded by greenery and most of all, its not at all heavy on the finances.
Bad: heater is available,but u hav to ask. the wooden floors need some polishing.

a very nice place to stay in ooty.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank itsmeinere
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Additional Information about Hotel Mount View

Address: Ettines Road | 258/A, Near Main Bus Stand, Ooty 643001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 86 Hotels in Ooty
Price Range: ₹ 2,078 - ₹ 5,520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mount View Heritage Hotel ensures a comfortable stay for its visitors with a variety of stay options like executive room, deluxe room, standard room and suite room. The plush interiors with marble and wooden flooring with amenities like colour television, telephone, in room menu and luggage space makes their guests want to stay indoors for relaxing. ... more   less 
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