Ooty Hotels

King's Cliff, Ooty

Havelock Road Strawberry Hill Ooty

Ranked 46 of 679 hotels in Ooty

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Average rating

Destination
5.8 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.1 / 7
Front Office
5.8 / 7
Service
6.0 / 7
Room
5.7 / 7
Food & Drink
5.8 / 7
Activities
4.6 / 7

Video Reviews (3)

Thejasvi. Bhat

Bangalore
51 Reviews | 6003 Readers

"Well maintained property with g..."

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6.0 /7
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Thejasvi. Bhat

Bangalore
51 Reviews | 6003 Readers

"Staffs were not friendly"

00:15
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3.0 /7
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Thejasvi. Bhat

Bangalore
51 Reviews | 6003 Readers

"Well maintained hotel"

00:21
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6.0 /7
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Chennai
1 Review | 2 Readers

The destination was good

6.3/7
Posted 7 Nov, 2016

The location of the hotel was good. The check in and checkout was done on time. The staff's were friendly and co-operative. The food was good with quality and quantity. There were no activities arranged by this hotel. The destination of the hotel was good. I had visited this hotel for official purpose.

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Salem
2 Reviews | 2 Readers

Hotel with excellent service

4.9/7
Posted 20 Aug, 2016

The destination of the hotel was very good. The location of the hotel was very good. The internal and external appearance of the hotel was excellent. The check in and checkout was done on time. The service of the staffs in the hotel was friendly and helpful. Overall service in the hotel was excellent. The room allotted to me was excellent with all required amenities in working condition. I ate food outside the hotel. There were no activities in the hotel.

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Mumbai
9 Reviews | 1334 Readers

Heritage location to stay in Ooty

6.1/7
Posted 11 Jun, 2016

this resort is best for nature's lovers . it is beautifully maintained British Bangalore typs . away from crowds and city pollution. it will remind you old British time in ooty .. staff , food everything was good . best place to get relaxed and u can see many variety of flowers and birds inside the resort.

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2 Reviews | 82 Readers

The location was nice

6.1/7
Posted 31 May, 2016

The hotel was good. The location was nice. I had visited to this hotel with family and friend. The hot water service was provided in the room. The food service was not provided in the hotel. The room was furnished in the hotel. The service was done on the time. The cable TV supply was good in the room. Everything was available in the room. The heater was provided in the room. The complimentary breakfast was not given by the hotel. The garden was there in the hotel.

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Kozhikode
8 Reviews | 80 Readers

Really kings hotel

5.8/7
Posted 24 Apr, 2016

The heritage property converted to highly recommended hotel. We feels like living as a king as the staff, ambience, surroundings & food was high fly. Ooty, as a killer cool destination, we always wants to stay in heritage property which is rare now. The food in the glass house, energetic staff, cleanly & big rooms gives the stay much a romantic mood. Awesome property, way to go team Kings Cliff

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Bangalore
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Mumbai
1 Review | 20 Readers

Transportation facility was not provided

5.1/7
Posted 1 Feb, 2016

I had visited this hotel for relaxation. It was my advance booking. The hotel was located far away from the city. The transportation facility was not provided by the hotel. The room was good in condition. Complimentary food was not provided by the hotel. The activities were not conducted by the hotel. I would recommend this hotel for other travellers. The behaviour of the receptionist was good in this hotel. The overall services were good. The Wi-Fi facility was not provided by the hotel. I don’t have any suggestion for this hotel.

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Delhi
9 Reviews | 2594 Readers

Good hotel to stay with good quality food

5.9/7
Posted 6 Nov, 2015

Stayed at the hotel just for a night in may 2015 but got good memories for life.the hotel has a old world charm. Food is greatand so is the service. The staff did its best to make us comfortable. The garden was beautiful and walking in the garden in the rain was a fulfilling experience. The breakfast spreaid was good enough.a gentleman comes to sing at the hotel every day in the evening and all the guest gathered in the lobby to listen to him. This made us feel as if one big happy family was holidaying together. The only problem was the poor signage to the hotel. I had to call the hotel a number of times before I could reach.overall good place to stay. Would love to stay again.

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Bangalore
3 Reviews | 11751 Readers

King\'s Cliff is a heritage bungalow in Ooty, owne...

5.9/7
Posted 18 Mar, 2006

King\'s Cliff is a heritage bungalow in Ooty, owned by a British Lord at one time- the logo of the hotel still bears the Coat of Arms of the Lord. It\'s located near the top of a hill, with greenery surrounding the bungalow, and a breathtaking view of the valley below. The lawns are well maintained, and the bungalow itself is beautifully furnished, still retaining some of the antique furniture and artifacts. There are only 9 rooms in the hotel, each named after some historic characters or plays of Shakespeare. My husband and I stayed in Iago, a semi deluxe double room with a bathtub, and my sister in law in Verona, a standard room with two single cots. The tariff for these two rooms was 1275 and 975, respectively. The rooms are tastefully appointed, and all of them have a fireplace, which is lit by the staff after dinner. We went in October, and Ooty was very cold in the nights- the fireplace was a welcome respite from the cold. We also asked for 2 extra blankets, as there was only one double blanket in our room, which was insufficient in the cold (there is no heater or AC in the rooms). Hot water only comes in the mornings from 6:30 to 9:30, and if one needs it after that, one can request the staff and it will be done. The hotel is run by the Prabhu couple, and Meeta Prabhu coordinates the reservations. She also cooks some amazing desserts, and although we never met her, we had the good luck of tasting her Apple cinnamon cake, cheese cake and apple pie, all after a sumptuous meal of continental and Indian dishes prepared by the hotel\'s Bengali Chef. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful, and though the service can be a bit slow at times, they make up for it with their politeness and the excellent quality of food. Breakfast is included, and is served buffet style. In the two days that we stayed there, toast and eggs were a common feature, while the the rest of the menu varied from upma and idli one day, to parothas and sabzi the next. On our last day in the resort, we had breakfast out in the lawns. It was a great experience, sitting amidst the greenery and flowers, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and gorging on masala omelette and parothas. All in all, a very exotic experience and amazing value for money. What’s more, I am now convinced that there is no better way to live in the mountains than in a colonial style bungalow- cozy rooms, fireplaces to warm you, and verandahs where you can have sit out in the evenings, have hot tea and enjoy the misty and magical scenery outside. We’ll make sure all our friends and family visit this place at least once.

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Bangalore
10 Reviews | 45546 Readers

For someone like me for whom Ooty is kind of a sec...

5.4/7
Posted 10 May, 2006

For someone like me for whom Ooty is kind of a second home (I went to boarding school there), the destination isn\'t of much interest as I have seen all the hotspots so many times. For us, therefore a trip to Ooty is just an excuse to get away from Bangalore\'s grime. For such an escape, King\'s Cliff is just what the doc ordered! What\'s best about KC is it\'s location: right up Havelock Hill looking down at the town below, it keeps you away from Ooty\'s recently inherited pollution. Added to it is the old world charm provided by the ambience - it\'s an old British bungalow converted into a 9-room resort complete with fire-places and reading rooms, etc. The service is really good and the food, especially the continental fare is nice. The rooms are sufficiently large with fire-places and wooden flooring. Overall, King\'s Cliff is ideal if you want to head to the mountains and just chill out. Take a few PG Wodehouses too - just perfect!

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Chennai
1 Review | 2165 Readers

Myself and my wife were at Ooty for a break from o...

6.3/7
Posted 1 Jan, 2010

Myself and my wife were at Ooty for a break from our tight schedule and the trip to ooty and our stay at Kings Cliff proved to give us just that! We made our reservation at Kings cliff two months in advance (and we were the last to get reservation for the day.. so if you want to stay there during peak season make you reservatio well in advance \'cos they have only nine rooms) after reading the great reviews in the web and we were not dissappointed at all.. The view from the well manitained lawn is awesome.. espescially early mornings... We had reserved a Deluxe room which is best for a family stay.. they are located away from the main building and its almost like a cottage with a nice sitting area facing the lawn a very spacious Bedroom with real fireplace, a dressing area and a nice convenient bath.. . The three deluxe rooms are located in the same building and all have the same view.. so go for it if it is available.. it is better that the luxury room... You could just spend a day or two relaxing in your room instead of even going for tours in ooty. Dont forget to take quite walks uphill and explore the great variety of flora aroud.. they even arrange horse rides if needed. The food is well prepared and tasty but quite expensive (from Indian standards) but a must try Cuisine. Since we were there for Christmas they even had a Turkey Special dinner and loads and loads of Desserts.... Even the complimentary breakfast served at the pretty glass house is well done. The Dining area has a very colonial look and would seem as if we are dining at some picture out of a british classic. So on the whole if you dont mind spending some money then go for Kings cliff.

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Pune
1 Review | 3264 Readers

I went to Ooty on 31st May\'2009 for two days. Thi...

6.1/7
Posted 6 Jun, 2009

I went to Ooty on 31st May\'2009 for two days. This hotel is 2-3 kms away from charing crossof ooty. The reception as you may not believe is tucked inside near kitchen.There have to change this...Wonderful resort experience! This in essence sums up by stay in this resort for two nights. The first look of the resort gives the impression of an victorian era home.There are many photos/sketches in the resort which provide you an history of the place. Read them at leisure. Its interesting.There is a fireplace in the drawing room and in every room.Rooms are well maintened and service is good.The resort is very well maintened. They maintain a green lawn and also beautiful flowers outside the rooms. The dining rooms are neat and the service is good. They also have an candle lit glass house dinner space in the night.It is really sweet.I had nice candle dinner with my wife....Our bed overlooked the fireplace and the view when it was lit, was one of the most romantic ones we had ever seen

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 10393 Readers

My wife and I spent the first 4 days of our honeym...

5.9/7
Posted 30 Mar, 2007

My wife and I spent the first 4 days of our honeymoon at King’s Cliff, Ooty before going over to Kurumba Village Resort. King’s Cliff is actually an ancestral British mansion converted into a beautiful hotel. Located 2 km from Charring cross, King’s Cliff is tucked away from the busy Ooty tourist life. The whole place has a Victorian feel attached to it. The Room: King’s Cliff has 9 rooms and every room is named after a Shakespearean character. We had booked Windsor, the biggest and the best room at King’s Cliff. One of the best things about King’s Cliff is that every room has its own fireplace and it’s a welcome facility especially in a cold place like Ooty. Our bed overlooked the fireplace and the view when it was lit, was one of the most romantic ones we had ever seen. Windsor, our room, even though didn’t have the best view, overlooked the lush green lawn. The rooms have wooden flooring and the bathroom was really luxurious with a spacious bathtub. Even though there isn’t a continuous supply of hot water in the taps, just one phone call to the reception would ensure that there is enough hot water to last for more than couple of hours. Everything had a posh feel to it. The bed was very comfortable and it had curtains hanging from all four sides. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job in keeping the room clean every day. They even put little mint chocolates on our pillow every time. I have never seen a more neater, courteous and professional staff anywhere else. The Food: The best part of King’s Cliff is their food. Breakfast is provided free of charge and there was a good variety of food to choose from. Apart from coffee and tea, you could also get an unlimited supply of orange juice, fresh fruits, sausages etc. My wife and I loved the pancakes they made for breakfast. The food provided is decided on a rotational basis and were a little disappointed that there weren’t any pancakes on the 2nd day of our visit. We casually spoke to the chef about this and guess what, on the 3rd day they made pancakes just for me and my wife. We were really honored by this gesture. The pancakes and omelets are made to order and they make it right there in the dining hall. If you so choose, you could also have the food on the lush lawn. They have nice patio umbrellas, under which you could enjoy nature while relishing every moment of the delicious food. For lunch and dinner, you could order a variety of food from their menu. The price is very cheap considering how posh the place is. If you so wish, you can also have the food delivered to your room. We had a great time ordering Continental dishes. In fact, my wife wanted to kidnap the chef and take him to Bangalore. I had to continually remind her that she was on her honeymoon. The Facilities/ Activities: The fireplace is one of the best things at King’s Cliff. They fire it up at around 7:30pm and it lasts for 2 to 3 hours. They will even get you extra wood if you ask for it. They also have a band playing in the evenings but we never got to see them since we would always go on a walk to Ooty town in the evenings. We also went on a short horse riding trip arranged by King’s Cliff. How To Get There: Once you get to Ooty, everyone knows where King’s Cliff is. An autorikshaw ride from Charring cross to King’s Cliff will cost you around Rs. 40. Tariff A night at Windsor cost us Rs. 2,275 including breakfast. For the services offered, I thought it was a amazing deal. So, if you’re planning to go to King’s Cliff, make sure you book the Windsor room or if you’re just passing by Ooty, please make it a point to have a meal at King’s Cliff and make sure you order continental.

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Overview

King's Cliff is ranked #46 among the 679 hotels in Ooty with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the 55, 3-star Heritage Hotels in Ooty. It is part of the "The Littlearth Group" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 61 photos, 83 text reviews and 3 video reviews and is rated top for its Appearance, Location and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 3,800 to Rs 3,900 per night. The hotel offer 50 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (50%) and Couple (29%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 61% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 14% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

King's Cliff is located at Havelock Road which is approximately 2 Kms from Udagamandalam railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. St. Stephen's Church (1 Km), Honey and Bee Museum (1 Km), Government Museum (2 Kms), TEA GARDEN (2 Kms) and Arranmore Palace (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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