The property is exceptionally beautiful. AND it's got a lot of history! It's a bungalow built in 1870, bought by Sir Ratan Tata in 1900 and donated to the Defence Services after his death by the Tata charitable trust(s). The bungalow is in the middle of an 8 acre property on a hill. There are thousands of trees in the property, a play area, a small rose garden and so on. There is also nice little path for a refreshing walk around the property! It seems secluded (and also cooler) than the rest of Ooty which unfortunately has grown to be a shabby town. The sit outs near the lobby even have an old piano and a bar - very old wordly and charming.
The staff is extremely courteous and responsive. One needs to stick to their timelines though - order breakfast/lunch/dinner by a set time, and so on. The menu for the week is fixed and put up in the rooms. The food was homestyle - simple but tasty.
For booking, you need to call them up, get confirmation and then send them a nominal booking amount.
At the price you pay, IT"S A STEAL!!!
Very highly recommended.
- Also Known As:
- Ratan Tata Officers Holiday Home (Rtohh) Hotel Ootacamund
- Ratan Tata Officers Holiday Home (RTOHH) India/Ooty