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Club Mahindra Derby Green
Ranked #7 of 79 Hotels in Ooty
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Bangalore India
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“Ooty can still spin its magic...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

We set off for Ooty. The distance to Ooty is 30kms from Masinagudi through some breathtaking lush green forests and steep 36 hair pin bends. The hair pin bends are in quick succession and pretty tough, though we had done this trip many times, we appreciated the fact that the roads had been improved and the signage good. When we were 5kms from Ooty, it started to rain and the mist rolled in as if by magic and the road became invisible. We crawled forward till we straightened out at Ooty and breathed a sigh of relief. We stopped at Charing Cross and picked up some famous home made chocolates at King Star, where else? – he’s been around since 1942! And then continued on to our resort – Club Mahindra Derby Green – which was the erstwhile Ooty Dasaprakash Hotel. The renovated hotel is lovely and affords a superb view of the Ooty Race Course. The honking of the buses at the Ooty bus stand is irritating when you are outside but inside the rooms, it’s blissfully quiet. The rooms are in typical English cottage style complete with white painted picket fence divider; a heater which was much appreciated as the temperature dipped at night to 13 deg. Relaxed in the resort and enjoyed the bonfire in the evening. Lovely resort and in true CM tradition of hospitality and comfort.

Certainly recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

Hotel unit is like a train compartment - literally banging into each other. Wonder how could Clib mahindra design these small units. I guess, the intent was make more rooms and get more occupants, as its a scenic place. Was not too happy with the room though and staff at the reception. They are very rigid, stiff and are not at all customer friendly.

Food was above excellence - no comparisons at all. Mind blowing - can go on and on over it. Wide spread buffet - taste is something that they'd given so much of importance.

With just me , husband and kid, we found the rooms/rest room/living room was extra small. Infact we were more comfortable at home - because its more spacious. Agree that people venture out more often than stay indoors, but for someone who just wants to relax, this is definitely not the place to be. You could explore a coorg club mahindra, its awesome out there. There's no spa services - was eagerly looking forward. to it. But bad luck. I guess derby green is doing up a lot of things. How i wish they had done up before they could open up the place. Derby green will be fully loaded with amenities only by next year/so I guess. Rooms are a cuase of concern and i guess it will remain for all visitors.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2010

The staff welcomes you with a "teeka" on the forehead and a wet face towell to wipe ur face clean and with a welcome drink . Reception is very modern with laptops to check inn at your sofas. Check inn is very fast. Then you are taken to your room in a buggy (An electric car similar to the one used buy Golfers).

Club Mahindra bought this property from Dasprakash group and remade completely upto a standard of 3 star heritage hotel. I visited during mid may 2010. Only 40 rooms are opened and rest are under rennovation. Hopefully rest of the rooms will be done up before August.

Rooms/toilets are quite smaller compared to other club Mahindra properties but rooms and toilets are very modern with lcd tv and latest Jaguar fittings and modern furnitures. Ladies, be aware -no mirror in the room ( I stayed in room no.1030), you have to use the mirror inside the toilet.

Reg to Location of this hotel, it is located center of ooty, overlooking ooty bus stand and ooty Racecource. 3 mis walking distance from ooty busstand. Need to mention if you get rooms at lower blocks, you could hear horn and vehicle noise.
Lake/Boathouse / garden is 5-10 drive from hotel. Market/shoppping is very close 5-10 mins walking.

If you are a club mahindra member, Its worth the membership pls do make a visit. But pls dont think of cooking in the room. Rooms/toilets are too small, they do not have sink in the kitchenet to wash plates and bowls also they do not have dinning tabel, you have to wash dishes inside the toilet. Kitchen is kept inside a cupboard, you might not know until you open the cupboard to keep your luggage. Take my word on this.

The grounds have been maintained very well with great walking tails / paths. Hotel is lit up nicely during eveninig. Night view from hotel is fantastic ( overlooking ooty lights).
Guest can relax in the garden chairs to enjoy climate and watch the lights of ooty town.
Main restaurant was buffet, food was tasty compared to many other resturants in ooty. Approx adult INR 250 and child 200/person. Wide varity for vegeterians and only 3 -4 for non veg.

Hotel has an activity center with TT table,carom, chess, playstation etc., for kids and several other outdoor activities too.

Service is beyond all expectations. Staff is extremely hospitable and helpful. The most attractive part of the resort is the cleanliness( Also it is new hotel). You will feel the freshness all time. Then again your room will be kept so clean that you never want to move out :).Hope Management will continue to train up the new staffs in the same way.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would easily recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Club Mahindra Derby Green

Property: Club Mahindra Derby Green
Address: 29 - 49 Baikey Road, Ooty 643001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 79 Hotels in Ooty
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,228 - ₹ 8,989
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Mahindra Derby Green 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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