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Destiny Farmstay
Ranked #1 of 177 Speciality Lodging in Ooty
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Destiny...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

The location is absolutely brilliant. The perfect place if you are looking for peace and tranquillity . You can go on your own or with your family around the lake near the property, and there wont be a soul around for a distance.

Points to be noted .

> Nice location, with very good scenic view
> Courteous and helpful staff especially Arpan and Aditi .
> Property is well maintained though there is room for improvement
> Farm, with horses, sheep, cows etc.
> Free activities includes small trek , horse ride and other activities
> Nice barbeque
> Good spacious room

> Not suitable for elders with heart problems as the road to destiny is a bit too bumpy .
> The Drain in the shower room gets clogged at times .
> Need more experienced staff in the Spa

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jayeesh K
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littlearth, Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this review, 29 January 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time and posting a great review of our hotel on Trip Advisor.We are most thankful for the valuable feedback. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to give you all the best.
With regard to the points mentioned which need attention,we have initiated the rectification process and the flaws will be set right soon.
It is truly rewarding to note that your stay with us was comfortable and it is our constant endeavor to serve you better.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon and rest assured, we shall ensure all personal care.

Kind Regards,
Jeffrey Kendall
General Manager Sales & Marketing
The Littlearth Group of Adventure Resorts & Theme Hotels,
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

we stayed in destiny farm stay on 21st and 22nd sept.it was a fantastic experience--right from parking lot where we shifted to a army truck. the ride is something to remember.i am sure it is a adventure in itself.we were greeted well at parking lot and then arrived at resort. weather , views from resort was amazing.offcourse it is situated in a remote place and you will not have all the amenities you may have in a city hotel.rooms were good . it is a totally different experience .i am sure i would like to go again with my family.the areas of improvement would be housekeeping , food quality and the checkout process--it took long to checkout.why i mentioned the food is because the same group has a wonderful restaurant in OOTY where they serve amazing lamb roast and other continental dishes.so why cant the food at destiny be of the same standard

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank maxhardy
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littlearth, Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this review, 23 January 2013
Dear Guest
Thanks for posting your review at Destiny and glad to hear that you enjoyed the location and service!!
We are most thankful for the valuable feedback. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us to give you all the best.
It is truly rewarding to note that your stay with us was comfortable and it is our constant endeavor to serve you better.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon and rest assured, we shall ensure all personal care.

Kind Regards,
Jeffrey Kendall
General Manager Sales & Marketing
The Littlearth Group of Adventure Resorts & Theme Hotels,
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Chennai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Though the approach to destiny was a bumpy canter ride. Which was different yet fun. Children loved the experience. Really nice place kept children busy with horse riding. Feeding the cattle. I'll farming, feeding the fishes ,all thrilling. Rides. We took an adventurous walk to lake nearby . Hotel staff was warm and polite. . Though food cannot be rated very gud. .and close by no options also available. .but on the whole. A nice refreshing holiday

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Meghnabaid
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littlearth, Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this review, 23 January 2013
Thanks for posting your review on Destiny and glad to hear that you enjoyed the location service & The Farm Stay Experience!!
We are most thankful for the valuable feedback. It is indeed a team effort with an unwavering goal towards guest satisfaction, which constantly motivates us.
Your comments in regard to the food is noted and assure you we will initiate action.
It is truly rewarding to note that your stay with us was comfortable and it is our constant endeavor to serve you better.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon and rest assured, we shall ensure all personal care.

Kind Regards,
Jeffrey Kendall
General Manager Sales & Marketing
The Littlearth Group of Adventure Resorts & Theme Hotels,
E-mail:jeff@littlearth.in
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

I stayed in this place during 29th December 2012 through to 31 December 2012. The place is around an hour away from Ooty city.

We were booked in a Luxury room. The extra bed surcharge for new year package was Rs. 5500+ for two days which is really steep. Another confusion was that when they confirmed the reservation, the confirmation is not sent in the form of a proper invoice. The confirmation contained following bit.

New Year Package - Destiny
Package costs
Luxury Room: Rs.19975/-

This led me to believe that the amount mentioned is for the package, when we checked out, we were told that the amount is per day which was disappointing since it was just not worth it and if it was clearly stated, I would never have gone there.

Right from the arrival one gets the feeling that the place is setup to rip off people. They claim that they have army trucks which is the start of adventure, the fact is that the suspension of these trucks is completely busted and they don't want to spend the money to fix it. They carry their supplies like Milk in same trucks along with their guests.

The food is extremely expensive in the place, one vegetarian dinner costed almost Rs. 1800 which is almost a five star price.

They do have many activities which kids may enjoy. Though game room is a pity. Table tennis table is broken, fooseball is in a bad shape.

The food is not up to par, nothing tastes like what it should.

One of the perks of Luxury room is to have a fire place which is supposed to be lit every night at 7pm, for the three nights that we stayed, we kept on calling room service and they never showed up to light the fire place.
The shower area drain was clogged, so a shower would result in whole bathroom being flooded and they could not fix it.
The property has a semi-open drain running from top of the hill to bottom and it stinks. Most of the activities are setup below the hill so one has to go up and down in severe stench.

The resort organised activities as part of new year celebration which included stuff like spoon race, treasure hunt. All the kids were promised a prize for the winning team and at the end the prize as a cabbage and bunch of herbs. Of course the kids were not amused.

The bon-fire on new year eve had drinks and barbeque where a single grill was being used for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Something which is totally unacceptable in any place in India.

The brochure says that if request a day in advance they will arrange for shuttle truck at any time, we requested a truck to be made available at 6:30am, since we wanted to leave early. We all got ready and when we asked for the truck, without any appologies, we were told that it will come only at 7:15am, it actually came at 7:45am and we could leave their parking only at 8:00am.

All in all, it was not an experience that me or my family liked. For almost Rs. 60,000 that we ended up paying them, we could have gone anywhere else and enjoyed it more.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank vavasthi
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littlearth, Manager at Destiny Farmstay, responded to this review, 20 January 2013
Thank you for your review on Destiny, Nilgiris! Let me assure you that we take guest feedback very seriously and certainly make necessary changes and improvements based on the same. We have gone through, analyzed and discussed the same with various concerned departments for their views on your points.
1) We were glad to hear that you appreciated the adventure activities and kids games. We have taken your point on the games room and we will definitely take positive steps on the same.
2) With regard to the Tariff and package being expensive .The world over Hotels & Resorts do charge an additional surcharge on special days and events like the New year for which we have also followed the same trend.
3) In regard to your statement that you were not informed about the package /tariff, the Reservation department did specifically brief you over the phone and also sent you a blocking mail mentioning all points in detail and clearly stated that the New year package / Tariff of Rs 19975/- was per person for two nights and three days inclusive of all the meals and the New year Gala Party.
We think it is unfair that you have posted on this review only a part of the mail sent to you and if you had posted the whole mail it would have been very clear . In fact you have responded to our request for an advance by crediting our account with Rs 30000 and that itself will show that you were well aware of the package costs.
4) We have an entire team dedicated to maintenance and really apologize for the faults noticed in the shower. Our team has a very quick response time and we are sure that if it had been brought to our notice the problem would have been rectified immediately.
5) With regard to your comments on the BBQ , it has two separate chambers for which each chamber is divided for Veg and non- veg respectively. Being in the outdoors at night with limited light, you might have assumed that it is one unit.
6)
The entire resort is run to retain the farming authenticity and we have built the resort around the farm and not vice versa.Being situated in a remote area along- side a farm and animals which is why Destiny is best known as a farm stay, the resort does have certain qualities which are unique from regular resorts. We need to keep in mind all factors of running a dairy farm, agriculture ,animals and most of our valuable guests who come to be part of the farm stay love the experience which includes the bad road in 4 wheel drive trucks / moving of fresh farm and country produce / etc .
We are unhappy that you did not appreciate the farm stay experience. While we have heard extremely positive comments on our farm stay , We understand that individual choices differ and our endeavor has always been to try and get everyone to enjoy their stay at the resort
We once again apologize for the inconvenience caused to you .However your comments are well taken and it is will be our endeavor to resolve the flaws mentioned.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Have been here during the x'mas 2012. The location is awesome. Very good if you want to stay away from crowd. You can go on your own around the lake near the property, and there wont be a soul around for a distance.
Positives
1) Nice location, with very good scenic view
2) Courteous staff, very helpful
3) property is well maintained
4) Farm, with horses, sheep, cows etc.
5) Free activities including small trek and horse ride
6) Good spacious room
Negatives
1) Food is expensive, if you are not on all meal plan.
2) rooms are not sound proof. May not get sleep if you get noisy neighbours
3) Some of the paid activities (long trek/ night trek) were not there, for which we wanted to go.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ravikumarvj
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Property: Destiny Farmstay
Address: Muligoor Village, Ooty 643001, India
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Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 177 Speciality Lodging in Ooty
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,238 - ₹ 12,527
Hotel Class:3 star — Destiny Farmstay 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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