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“Lymond House Ooty”
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Lymond House
Reviewed 16 August 2013

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.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

We had a great vacation in and around Ooty. We enjoyed every moment of our stay both at Lymond House and Northern Hay. Even our  visit to Mc Iver at Conoor for lunch was great. We liked the way staff took care of each and every thing that we needed and made us feel at home. Promoters visit to meet us during our stay was appreciated.
Coming across  elephants and the majestic tiger on Northern Hay safari was the icing on the cake. We missed out on Amberina, we are sure we will come back for that.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

an excellent stay! Junaid and Ambrene - thanks for everything and do wish your team on our behalf...

... For more about the stay at Lymond House, please do read my blog http://www.ironyofage.blogspot.in/

Room Tip: Westbury was the best in the bungalow. You could also experience the Suite rooms which have a tad mo...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed for one night at Lymond House but it was absolutely lovely. The Bungalow is relaxed and has a beautiful colonial and vintage feeling to it. Our hostess Anita was very gracious and always on her toes to make sure everyone is the House was comfortable. We stayed in Grace suite which opened infront of a beautiful garden. The suite was cozy and warm it had a a fire place, in case you to need to warm you room you might have to pay extra for lighting it up. The food was good, definitely try the avocado juice. They garden is big and nicely manicured. The bathroom was huge with your own seating chair and dressing table. Its a great place for couples and families. All in all a beautiful stay in good price :)

Room Tip: go for a suite as they are like individual houses. The rooms open inside the main house however suit...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stayed for two nights in early April 2013 here at Lymond House. Right from the beginning it was a pleasure to deal with Ambareen via email to book this short stay. This is a very relaxed place with it seems no formality what so ever. The property itself is very well kept as are the gardens, the room was very comfortable and I could not fault the attention given by the staff members. The whole reason for going to Ooty was to take the Nilgiri Mountain railway trip but on reflection we wish we had stayed in the Nilgiris a lot longer and will definitely be back to the area and stay here and at the other 'Serendipity' residences. The food was delicious and in my opinion better then the food at the prestigious hotel just at the end of the road!! My compliments to the young chef and indeed all of the staff, thank you for a most pleasnat stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Excellent property to be on, well maintained heritage banglow , been there with the family for a week almost all rooms taken-up that gave complete property for us to be in. Good food, good friendly staff. Nice place to be in cozy and comfortable. Little improvement in the service part is called for. Beautiful....

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

The suites feel like you have your own little house nestled high above the hustle and bustle. The rooms are spacious and clean.

The food is delicious. The service is not all that quick, but it is quick for India.

There is a garden view from the sunroom which is delightful.

I went to Fern hill Palace first and inspected the rooms. In my opinion, lymond house is so much better. Sure it doesn't have the polish of the palace, but lymond house has 10 times the soul.

Stay here, it's wonderful.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Additional Information about Lymond House

Address: Sylks Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 223 Speciality Lodging in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: £43 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lymond House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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