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King's Cliff
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Reviewed 15 December 2009

This is a hertage hotel. Only few people who may like ancient stuff will like this hotel. This has very nice fire place. Very peaful place. They maintain good gardens. This hotel itself is a small world. I think it has less than 10 rooms. Food is excellent. Ofcourse service is also very good. But bit expensive. It is ideal for families with children. As it is a heritage hotel you may not find latest bath fittings and latest amenities. This is good place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2009

The hotel itself is very well-maintained with a great view and an elegant glass-walled restaurant. The rooms are also charming and immaculate and some have direct views of the hills through the garden. However, we ended up switching hotels after the staff refused to turn on any heating (without charging an extra Rs. 300) and would not light the fireplace before 7pm. It was freezing. The hotel was also in the middle of some renovations (painters were working from a ladder propped outside our door) and the paint fumes were intolerable. We ended up moving to the Sherlock, which is comparably priced but much friendlier and higher quality. Cheaper rooms at without a view at King's Cliff cost Rs. 1875 and larger rooms with a view cost north of Rs. 2500.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

Kings Cliff sure is a hidden treasure.The colonial home is quaint and restful.Has a lot of ancient history to it.Makes you go back in time out there.We had a real relaxed holiday out there.Enjoyed every bit of the peace and quiet.The glass house restaurant is a real gem.The food is very good too.All in all a real pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

While the building is a lovely historical cottage and view is nice, the management is COMPLETELY incompetent at its best and downright RUDE and aggressive on many occassions.

We had planned a nice new years retreat that was totally RUINED by the severely unheated room: for the steep price they charged us, one would expect not to be freezing in a 0-degrees room!! Then, when we complained, we were told 'it is a historical building' and 'it is winter'. What an outrage. The management, instead of saying 'sorry', started talking back and making excuses that made it clear that their attitude was: 'we have your money, so jokes on you mate'. Just adds insult to the injury of my wife falling badly ill from the experience.

My suggestion: go for the food & the view (if you must), but NEVER EVER stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2009

We stayed in tempest most expensive of the rooms and what a waste of money.

Phone in the corridor rings non stop. 8 staff have 3 meetings in a day..

most of the time you may have to walk up to the so called front desk and order food or ask for room service.

Fireplace which doesnt work. not so insulated cold rooms.

dont waste a penny on this hotel. great restaurant and fine dining.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2009

We stayed at this Hotel to celebrate our first anniversary and were extremely happy with our choice.The entire hotel has an incredible charm about it. It has a period air to it from the rooms to the restaurant and the beautifully manicured gardens. We would recommend the Deluxe rooms where we stayed as they have the most incredible view. We also commend the service that went out of the way to make our stay comfortable and memorable. Perhaps they could add more activities to the hotel. We were informed that there is a farmstay associated with this property where one could do horse riding fishing etc but we were happy to just enjoy the feeling off chilling out at the unique place

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

When I first arrived I thought I had made a bit of a boo boo, as it all seemed a bit tatty and worn. However, this place grows on you very quickly. The views over the hills from the hotel grounds (and from the rooms of the poshest rooms) are fabulous, and being a couple of kilometres out of town makes this very quiet and cosy, especially in the evening when all the wood features and open fires make you feel like you are back in colonial times! The food is excellent - there seem to be a lot of people who go there just to eat - and for breakfast there are people waiting for you to order omelettes and pancakes so they can cook them in front of you. There were a few issues with our room when we arrived, but these were solved swiftly and without fuss. Just remember to take warm clothes - it does get quite cold at night!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about King's Cliff

Address: Havelock Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range: £32 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — King's Cliff 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
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