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“Great location, nice hospitality and lovely food”
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I-India
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

First impressions of the room were mixed. Very dark AND cold. Ooty gets very cold in comparison with lower altitudes like Coimbatore where we had come from, via the Nilgiri mountain railway. However, first impressions are not all. We had a lovely time because the staff were so helpful and the food was delicious - sourced from organic farms and great vegetarian. I-India are well into trecking but being (perhaps) a bit older than the usual guest, simply chose to relax. However, we did catch the bus later for Ooty along wth seemingly 200 others on the same vehicle. (Tip, you will know when you get to Charing Cross as the bus empties there.)

The lovely location has splendid views. Although you can hear noise from the road during the day, it goes very quiet (and cold) at night. Solution to the coldness - rent the heater - IRS300!

Room Tip: Look for one that has bigger windows. The ones we saw were very dark. The delux rooms are simply big...
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

My wife and I stayed at I-India Ecolodge on our trip to Ooty in May 2012. It was the peak of the tourist season. Ooty was jam packed everywhere with people and cars. It was our first trip to Ooty as a couple.
I-India Ecolodge is cozily nestled on a pretty mountain side, with marvelous views of terraced farms, flowering valleys and green plains. What you see on their website is exactly what you get. It is beautiful all around. The colonial cottage has a homely ambience, with well-designed and excellently maintained rooms. The ever friendly staff is led by Mr. Sabi Raj, the manager. He knows Ooty and the surrounding hills like the back of his hand. Since the regular tourist spots in Ooty were chaotic with hordes of tourists, Sabi suggested numerous off-the-beaten-track outings to us. He is an expert guide and a gracious host. Thanks to him and his spot-on advice and directions we were able to enjoy some outings in peace and quiet amid bustling Ooty.
The services of Stalin (who manages the desk) and the Chef deserve special mention. We are pure non-vegetarians, and had most of our meals from I-India itself since finding decent non-veg eateries is very tough (even the CCD outlet near Charring Cross was overrun with flies).
We look forward to visiting Ooty again, and I-India is our default option. But this time the itinerary would be planned in discussion with Sabi. He knows best!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

We loved every bit of our trip at Ooty this time.. It was never so peaceful and beautiful on my earlier visits.
Location (away from the city hustle-bustle), valley view, cleanliness, food, customer service, interiors - Excellent.........Truely cherished the beauty of nature.
Cheers to Sabi, Jerry and Stalin.You guys rock. All day smile on your faces will take you heights.
They will guide to the unseen places of Nilgiris (in & around Ooty). We took a bike on hire.. (arranged by I-India) and zipped the roads of nilgiris....
Its definitely a must stay place for the ones who wants quiet, calm and a relaxed stay.
Great place

Room Tip: Choose for deluxe rooms...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SwaroopaArvind
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

lovely location, great hospitality, a family place ! After searching so many good hotels we finalised this place.
U get up in the morning and u can spend hours admiring the beauty of the valley... it's a place where u can take ur family and relax.. great place to b at !!!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank kanishkanadi
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 3 days, excellent place to stay. Beautiful valley view from resort.
service and food in resort is excellent.we enjoyed the tour a lot.
It is like our own guest house.The rates are some what high in beginning of off season but still it is worthy. It's very peaceful and one can relax here in spite of their busy life in job. It is just 3-4 kms away from ooty bus depot. I am very much lucky to have awesome climate with mix of mist & drizzling.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Satishrevathi
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Its an excellent hotel to stay.Very nice location, friendly staff and a warm place. Rooms are clean. Food is amazing but with limited options. Order in advance and you'll have delicious hot meal served to you. The view from hotel is breathtaking. Just one concern is that it is located a little off from main city area and local cab/taxi will charge you too much for pick up/drop. We hired a two-wheeler and that's why didn't face any problem in commuting. will advice this place to stay for sure.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PoorvaVishal
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

This is a very nice place with a beautiful valley view. The rates are decent. Food was nothing special and basic so look for food outside. The staff is really helpful and takes care of all the needs. They will arrange for travel also. The rooms are nice and cozy.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank raulsail
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Address: 273 Granduff Road | Valley View, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 208 Speciality Lodging in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: £17 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — I-India 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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