Took off on a short weekend trip to Ooty last week.
We started from bangalore at 5 pm , stopped over at Jungle Lodges,Bandipur for the night. the forest was lush and green, with the monsoon ,but sadly no sighting. Wildlife enthusiasts that we are, it was really disappointing.
The cool forest was great ,though, in the early morning.
Started off to Ooty around 1130 am. Reached our destination ,Lymond house , by 130. (We were a group of 12 adults and 12 children) A large sprawling bungalow, dating back to the British era. It has huge lawns , spacious rooms with fireplace and very attentive and gracious staff.
The food is cooked by the resident cook ,and you have to give orders well in advance. It is normal home cooked food, and very expensive, as we found out later. Taj Savoy being 50 m away, we had lunch there on the first day.
The staff arranged a barbecue for us the next evening, but was disappointing.
The rooms are comfortable and well kept . The thin blankets did nothing to relieve us of the cold , so better carry your own .
If you are travelling with kids, remember there are no activities and the TV channels are not clear, so you may need to carry your own board games etc. The fireplace was great, especially as it was really cold , at that time.
This place is good for a couple of days , to unwind. However, not worth the price.
Since we were a big group, we enjoyed ,but it may get a little too quiet ,if its for a family with children.
On the whole, my rating would be average for this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to 1855, Lymond House is the epitome of a bygone colonial era, the perfect getaway, set among a vista of flowering trees and sprawling lawns. This heritage hotel comprises two Victorian drawing rooms with fireplaces, ideal for cosy evenings in. It has three ensuite double rooms and three garden suites, replete with antique beds, dressers, creaking floorboards and fireplaces. One can soak in the atmosphere that has been lovingly preserved for over 150 years. Sitting in the Victorian drawing room, keeping warm by the fire, one can easily imagine the then lady of the house, Mrs Dason, at the piano in her crinoline evening gown, playing the haunting melodies of those far from home. Tariffs - starting at Rs 3999 + tax for a couple inclusive of breakfast . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lymond House India/Ooty (Udhagamandalam)