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“Very good place to stay and relax”
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Hotel Lakeview
Ranked #15 of 82 Hotels in Ooty
Bengaluru, India
1 review
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“Very good place to stay and relax”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This hotel has mixed reviews but my stay here for 3 days and 2 nights were good, comfortable and nothing much to complain about. The hotel is a little away from the city but if you need a peaceful and silent weekend, this is the place to go to. The hotel is huge and has many independent cottages/villas. You can even take your vehicles and park it near your cottage. Do note that there is not much around the hotel so if you need to go to the market or find some shops, you need to travel more than one or two kilometers. The auto drivers in the city are too cheeky. They charge way too much even if the distance is just about 2 kilometers. I had to pay around 100 bucks just for a ride from the bus stop to the hotel. Even though I spoke in the local language, they wouldn't reduce a buck. So I suggest you take a rick through the hotel. Its lesser that way. I just had to pay 60 bucks from the hotel to the bus stop after check out.

The rooms were clean and organized. So was the restroom. Each cottage has an electric geyser so you can get hot water all the time. The suite I stayed in had a fireplace in the living room and you have to pay 100 bucks extra for wood. But I felt it was a waste as it kept only the living room warm for a little while and not the bed room. The wood gets burnt in no time. The floor does not have carpet and its too cold so make sure you wear your slippers. The water is also too cold so had to use the geyser a lot. Each suite has a TV and to my delight, there were English channels too :)

I have read many reviews that the room service was bad and slow and I went there expecting the same but I was surprised that it was fast and every call I made was dealt with quickly. The hotel says that a food order would take a minimum of 45 min but to my luck, it came within 10 to 15 mins every time I ordered and the food was quite hot. (only problem is you need to eat as soon as it arrives or the weather makes it cold too quickly). Or you can always walk up to the restaurant and eat there. The staff are friendly and most of them speak English except for the room service boys who speak only Tamil. Phones go unanswered after 10.30pm.

The breakfast is buffet only which is priced at 120 per person and you mostly get south Indian food like Idli, Dosa, Upma, Poori, Semiya etc in addition to coffee, tea and juice. The second day there was aloo paratha as well. The taste was good and since its unlimited, you can eat how much ever you want to :) Lunch and dinner was good too. I loved the Mutton Biriyani especially. It was spicy and delicious.

There is wifi available for which you need to pay extra. There is a travel desk who can help you arrange for sight seeing and stuff.

Overall, the stay was satisfying and I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Hi,

I visited Hotel Lake view very recently (1st Nov 2013). The hotel had many different and individual cottages. Everything looked good. Our cottage was towards the corner. Here are a few good/ bad things about the hotel:

Good
- It's very scenic
- You can get enough privacy
- The cottages are not very big (we chose Executive one) but compact
- Rooms were nicely maintained
- Bathroom was clean, though you may find a few insects (blame it on the location)
- Staff were courteous, and helpful all the time (with smiling faces :-) )


Bad
- Room service arrives pretty late (it's better to have food in the restaurant than wait for someone to deliver. It's cold in Ooty and it's not possible to bring hot food to your doorstep, specially when the cottages are spread and the kitchen is far - please understand this)
- Breakfast was very pricey, and not a value for money - we preferred not to have it
- Food was average and pricey overall
- Rooms were not huge, the welcome note in the room says not to open doors and windows, to keep the insects out. This made the cottage suffocating due to lack of natural air

It's good to choose Lake view if you are spending a lot of time outside. I didn't basically like the cottage, the ambiance was not great.. but it was clean and nicely maintained.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This hotel is spacious, open airy but lots of green around the room. The rooms are good, with an average restaurant attached and mind you there is no lake view as such. But the overall feeling of staying here is OK. The food is just OK, nothing great to mention or suggest. The location is good enough to get into the city or to the nearest toy train station. If you want to visit Ooty lake or boat house then this is a best location to stay. But if you wish to have a nice & peaceful holiday, then there are many other places.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same, except the ones facing the garden & outside lake are called viilas/cotta...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

a very nice hotel at north lake road near to railway station and 500m away from ooty boat house with a very nice ambience. I stayed for 2 nights and service was good . From there its easy to go to ooty boat house 2 which is not so crowded as boat house 1 and horse riding is of a reasonable rate of rs 100 per person.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Coimbatore, India
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

nice location away from the town.no lake view as such but a nice stay. food was too spicy and service is good. only the front rows has some sort of lake view. overall the location and views were good.

Room Tip: rooms should have some hangers for clothes.some of the plug points were not working
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed here during our last visit to Ooty in September 2013, while we quite liked the cottages (well situated facing a lake, well maintained)
But there was really no distinguishing factor between the superior cottages/ deluxe...except in pricing.
Food was horrible, room service is poor ( by the time food reaches your cottage it is cold)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kozhikode, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Pros:

Excellent Location
Our room had got the view of lake and garden area in front
Room had fire place for which to light up we have to pay a decent 100rs for a bunch of log
Good response from the hotel staff to our calls
Hot water geyser though slow but effective
Just 1km walk to boathouse
worth the money

Cons:

We had booked for a suite cottage but when we reached there they offered me an upgradation for some 250rs extra to the executive cottage with lake view and all. later i came to know that they had overbooked on that day.

Bad, Pathetic, horrible food at restaurant. breakfast only buffet @ restaurant, if ordered to room, it would take min 45 min, so we skipped breakfast at that place

The guy who came up to light up the fireplace spoke some language, we couldn't understand a bit

Rooms, simple and nothing much to boast of

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lakeview
Address: West Lake Road, Ooty 643004, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 82 Hotels in Ooty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lakeview 3*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lakeview sits pretty on an 8 acre stretch of land, on the sensuous terraced slopes of a hill offering a magnificent double spectacle. Even at an ambling pace, you can reach the boathouse in 10 minutes flat, or the bus stand in 15 minutes.The complex has easy access to every part of the town and beyond.Experience the pleasure of living besides Ooty lake with family and friends in the Queen of Hill station.The largest and the most exclusive hill resort in Ooty, Lakeview consists of 123 specially designed, fully independent luxury cottages. Hotel Lakeview is where you begin to experience Ooty. ... more   less 
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Lakeview Hotel Ootacamund
Hotel Lakeview India/Ooty

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