It was a long weekend and I was planning the vacation very late. Stumbled upon Jungle hut while searching places close to Ooty. First call and straight came the answer as expected - 'We are booked fully'. Next day I get a call informing that they've had cancellations and 2 rooms are available if I wanted. Booked it right-away. Booking process was simple, and appreciate their promptness in giving a call back informing about the cancellation.
Traveled with wife, kid and parents. Finding the place is not tough, and Jungle hut will guide you if you give them a ring. Location is the highlight which is pretty close to forest. In fact you'll have herds of deer roaming inside the property during the evenings, pretty close to your cottages. Jungle hut as a property is superbly maintained, and has high level of service standards. Perfectly balancing between a resort and a homestay, they combine the best of both - the essential luxury, service levels, hygiene, friendliness and the required privacy.
Check-in is pretty smooth, and we were in our rooms in few minutes. Food is another highlight. They have a good spread of Indian dishes and few western dishes, which are superb - especially the desserts. I mention the western cuisine here because they were very authentic and had original taste to it. Any special requests were taken care of by the team there. Tea, coffee and cookies were available most of the time during the day. The place is perfect for a getaway, to unwind and has few activities to indulge in. A forest drive (either in your vehicle, or they could arrange a jeep for you, or take the forest dept safari), a local trek, bird watching are few of them.
Rooms were spacious, clean and neat. A/C rooms are also available, but may not be required in most times of the year. Would definitely return in future, and highly recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After working for 25 years on tea plantations Joe and Hermie Mathias chose to retire close to nature away from the buzzing city life. They started Jungle Hut in 1986 sharing the warmth of their home and providing the unique getaway for the adventurous traveller. Through word of mouth people from far and wide visited Jungle Hut and many of them continue to patronise us.My wife and I follow in their footsteps and open our home to you.Welcome to Jungle Hut.At 3000 feet above sea level and a range of climatic conditions, our holiday estate is surrounded by a wealth of plant and animal life that thrives amidst sparkling streams and virgin jungle. Here you can trek meandering forest paths, enjoy peace and quiet under starry skies, or be bold and explore your wild side with a jungle safari.At the end of the day treat yourself to a hot shower in our cozy rooms and then relax for a while on verandahs that offer breathtaking views while ensuring your privacy. When you're hungry, come on up to our dining area, we cater buffet meals with a home cooked feel.Through all our travels we have not come across a hideaway offering such serenity. Our guests the world over have echoed this same feeling. Don't forget to bring your camera as this is one holiday you will want to remember for a long, long time. So come, stay a while, enjoy our hospitality and nature at its best.- Anushri and Vikram Mathias. ... more less
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