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Red Hills Nature Resort, Ooty

Emerald Nilgiris

Ranked 11 from 346 hotels in Ooty

5.9/7 52 Ratings
Red Hills Nature Resort,Ooty
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Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.3 / 7
Appearance
5.9 / 7
Front Office
5.8 / 7
Service
6.0 / 7
Room
5.7 / 7
Food & Drink
5.8 / 7
Activities
5.1 / 7

Red Hills Nature Resort Reviews


Salem
3 Reviews | 170 Readers

"Fine hotel but food taste is not good"

5.0/7
Posted 3 months ago

The hotel is fine, the taste of food is not that much good. The management is good and we enjoyed a lot in the campus of the hotel. Each and every persons in the hotel are so thankfulness. Thanks to the management, very reasonable rate to spend in the hotel.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 212 Readers

"View is very good near to the resort."

5.6/7
Posted 5 months ago

The stay in this hotel was with my friends. This hotel is located in the outskirt of the city, and near to a lake. Parking facility was good. Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi was provided to us. They had vegetarian and non- vegetarian food in this hotel. Activities like trucking, fishing were arranged in this hotel. Staff members in the hotel are....

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Bangalore
4 Reviews | 718 Readers

"Excellent for relaxed vacation"

6.1/7
Posted 5 months ago

We stayed in this resort for 3 nights and 4 days. It is actually a coffee estate and the cottages are in the coffee estate. It is run by the family who owns the coffee estate. It has excellent view of Emerald lake. One can enjoy trekking, fishing and mountain biking in this place. They serve organic homemade food which is grown in the resort. The s....

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Belgaum
3 Reviews | 230 Readers

"Good hotel with good service"

4.4/7
Posted 6 months ago

Very nice hotel and good service. My experience about this hotel is excellent, I wish if I had one more chance to visit again then definitely, I will do.

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Anand
16 Reviews | 1346 Readers

"Wow...what a magnificent hotel!... Fabulous in all.."

6.6/7
Posted 8 months ago

I and my bunny had very lovely moments spend here. We never forgot this all. First this hotel provided true best and splendid service. Also they serve one of the delicious and divine food. Well managed and very pleasant and comfortable rooms. Very fantastic building with very clean too.

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79 Reviews | 9478 Readers

"Just outstanding & perfect in all"

6.8/7
Posted 9 months ago

I have no issue with this hotel. All service is fantastic. Very much comfortable rooms an all facilities in room all perfect. Delicious food and wonderful staff members. I and my all friends completely satisfied with this hotel. Classic one. Cool and pleasant atmosphere.

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Coimbatore
1 Review | 322 Readers

"Located near to forest and well maintained "

4.8/7
Posted 10 months ago

This hotel is located in forest, outer of city, but near to reserve. The staff members in the hotel were helpful and they were quick in services. The room was well-maintained and it was neat and clean. Timely hot water was provided. Climate was very super. All required amenities were provided to my room they were all in working condition. The food....

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Bangalore
6 Reviews | 2644 Readers

"Slice of heaven and a admirable one "

6.8/7
Posted 11 months ago

The resort itself is just admirable as able-bodied - of advance the highlight for us were Moby and Mike, the two citizen dogs whom we instantly fell in adulation with and carnality Versa. They were absolutely ambrosial and admirable aggregation for kids as well. The kitchen garden in the resort was a allotment of paradise for humans like me who....

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Mumbai
2 Reviews | 1277 Readers

"Superb ambiance, peaceful stay"

5.7/7
Posted 1 year ago

Well if you are tired of the routine rush of life, and if you are looking for some peaceful getaway of 1 week. This "Red Hill Nature Resort" is the answer for you, just like I was advised by my dear friend, what a superb place this is. Stayed for 1 week with the family and all of us blown away by the beauty of this place. Superb ambiance, great foo....

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Delhi
3 Reviews | 1359 Readers

"Good place to stay and relax "

6.4/7
Posted 1 year ago

Excellent food. It is very difficult to find the location of the property, location is amazing. No in-door and out-door games. One can come and relax for a week. Since its a nature resort, stay was very expensive. Room facilities has to be improved. People who are looking for adventures trip can go there and experience.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 2323 Readers

7.0/7
Posted 6 years ago

This turned out to be the most amazing holiday of my life!! The place was S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R and so were Mr. and Mrs. Vijay! Not to forget the food too! After a bit of survey on a couple of travel sites, we narrowed down our final destination to Ooty 'Red Hill Nature Resort'! We got in touch with Mr. Vijay right away and got the room on the rear side of the resort booked for ourselves - our stay was scheduled for two nights in April(mid) of 2010. We were a bit apprehensive about the temperature during the day time, but were sure that the nights would be pleasantly cold. We reached Ooty bus station in the wee hours of the morning. Mr. & Mrs. Vijay were kind enough to arrange for our ride to the Red Hills. We met Mr. Vijay's nephew at the bus station (who also own a home-stay, very close to the bus station) and since we wanted to freshen up a bit after a tiring bus journey, he offered to take us to his homestay to let us refreshen. Soon after, he offered us some hot coffee and that's when we met his wife too. We were immensely touched by such a cordial reception. Extremely friendly that they were, we chatted over coffee, and then made a move to head out to the Red Hills. We travelled half the journey by car, and then we moved into this jeep to cover the terrain that followed. So we set out again and after quite a few bends and turns on the rocky tract, we were reached our destination. And this place felt like a dream! It was a beautiful morning, the sun shone brightly on the greens surrounding the bungalow from the British times, and yet the air was crisp and chilly. Standing at this point, we could see levels of tea plantation, sloping down, the green converging with the serene Avalanche lake below, in the backdrop of the enchanting Nilgiris. I was extremely smitten by the scenic beauty of this place. Things felt complete when I saw the room that we were to stay in. White walls with white Victorian windows all around, the floor, the furniture, the fireplace, transported me to the British era quite instantly! I quickly freshened up and got out, only to find Moby (Mr. Vijay's dog) standing there to welcome me! I screamed, but the big guy didn't budge, nor did he bark! He was as silent as he could be and looked blankly at me. Thankfully my guy came back from Mr. Vijay's. Maybe Moby did realize I was scared and turned around to walk away. We then headed out to breakfast. Moby was there waiting for us again. I quickly realized that this dog was to do no harm. (In my entire stay at the Red-Hill, I didn't know what this guy sounded like. All he wanted was for people to play with him. He was extremely friendly. And he was beautiful!) Neatly set up, the dining area formed the central portion of the resort - the common meeting place of all people in the resort. The food was delicious (we had dosas, sambar, omelette, bread and butter for breakfast - (everyday was different)) and both of us ate to our heart's content! It was quintessentially home-made food. (We were only beginning to feel how great the food was also going to be for the next two days! Yummy! Hehe. My guy and I are both foodies! And this place seemed like heaven!!) Soon after, we met Mrs. Vijay and told her how much we enjoyed our meal! In the afternoon, Mr. Vijay arranged for a trek for us, to the top of RedHills. Both of us had come in just a pair of flipflops each! Mr. Vijay was sweet enough to get us two pairs of trainers. We then changed into our gears and started for the trek. A group of three other people accompanied us - along with dog Moby! Moby was the brightest of all, he knew exactly which way to go and he'd patiently wait for everybody at a couple of milestones. The trek was not an easy one for me - considering I hadn't really moved around in some time, and the terrain sloping, and rugged! My guy was pretty active, as much as were the other people. I always kept lagging behind and Moby made sure I joined along! My cute lil guy also had to reduce his pace cuz of me! Haha. So there we were. We had conquered the Red Hill! The glistening Emerald lake below! Splendid! Our way back was quite tiresome, I slipped a couple of times and since it was beginning to get dark, we couldn't take the route via the dense forest. We had to cut through plantations along the outer edges, and that took us quite longer than what it would have otherwise. Luckily, Mr. Rajendran (a local guide) helped us with the way back. By the time I reached the resort, I felt like I had conquered the world. My body ached, but the pain felt sweet. Totally, we trekked for about 4 hours. The next day, after breakfast, we headed out for a second trek through the tea plantations - this time downhill - to the Avalanche lake below. The trek wasn't as gruelling as the previous day, but it was quite a walk! We met a few villagers on the way and although we couldn't communicate with them in a particular language, they helped us out at a point where we thought we got lost! We finally reached the lake. It was placid. It looked beautiful. We sat there by the lakeside for about an hour and then headed back to the resort. Scrumptious as our lunch was, we felt like we had earned it! Hehe. The time after that we were too tired to do anything else. We enjoyed every moment lazing around the resort. We hung out in the gardens, clicked some really great snaps, chilled out in the dining area, played some poker by the night - oh! that's when Mr. Vijay arranged for a bonfire. It was Saturday night. And just as people began to have some fun around the fire, it began to pour! Just what I wanted! It grew a lot chillier and I was enjoying every bit of it! We were to leave the next day, and it felt quite disheartening to leave that place, back to the humdrum of a busy life! I thought to myself how lucky Mr. and Mrs. Vijay were! Mrs. Vijay was a sweetheart! I asked her for the recipes of sambar and daal and she patiently repeated them to me! We packed some yummy home made chocolates too for our friends back home! And the homegrown tea! The calm of the place, the amicable people of this place, have got my sweetheart and me wanting to come back here! (Oh forgot to mention, the second day when we decided to laze around, a group of people went for a ride into the national park there! We missed a leopard they all saw that day!)

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 4131 Readers

7.0/7
Posted 6 years ago

Excellent 2-day/night vacation destination. Right from the time I took the phone to call up My Vijaykumar, till the time we bid goodbye and drove back, I have only goo things to say about Red Hills. Certainly one of the best holidays I have taken. A few key points: - Booking was so easy. I found their number in this forum, called them up on Thursday for a booking on Friday & Saturday nights, and, Voila! Its done! No confirmation emails, no deposits, nothing. That was as good a start as any! - Reaching there was easy, only because of the clear instructions given. The important thing is to stop at Emerald and take a right towards Red hills. - The location, the views, the scenery are just awesome - arguably the best place this side of paradise - The Vijaykumars live there (mighty lucky couple they are, to be able to spend their whole lives in a place like that!) and are extremely warm and friendly. It was great fun talking to them. - The food is good and healthy, with variety. We got to eat South Indian, chinese and continental cuisine on the 3 days/2 nights we were there. It is indeed different from the normal hotel fare. Importantly, it tasted like home food, though with a difference - Lots of outdoor activities to look forward to - a walk down to the lake, a trek upto the tallest point (around 8000ft above msl) in the area, a drive to Emerald dam, another to the Parsons Valley and Porthimund, riding the mountain bike they have there, ample photo-shoot opportunities and most interestingly, the meek German Shepherd, Moby, who will play \'fetch\', by brining pebbles to you to throw and for him to retrieve - Lovely, big rooms, large, comfy beds, clean toilets etc - When we were there, there wasnt much of a crowd, which meant lots of privacy. As such there are only 8 rooms there, so even with a full-house, it wouldnt be too much of a crowd, I guess. - When we packed up and bid goodbye, we had this distinct feeling that we\'d be back again. The whole experience left a tug in the heart for us to keep coming back and bask in the lap of Mother Nature

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79 Reviews | 9478 Readers

"Just outstanding & perfect in all"

6.8/7
Posted 9 months ago

I have no issue with this hotel. All service is fantastic. Very much comfortable rooms an all facilities in room all perfect. Delicious food and wonderful staff members. I and my all friends completely satisfied with this hotel. Classic one. Cool and pleasant atmosphere.

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Bangalore
6 Reviews | 2644 Readers

"Slice of heaven and a admirable one "

6.8/7
Posted 11 months ago

The resort itself is just admirable as able-bodied - of advance the highlight for us were Moby and Mike, the two citizen dogs whom we instantly fell in adulation with and carnality Versa. They were absolutely ambrosial and admirable aggregation for kids as well. The kitchen garden in the resort was a allotment of paradise for humans like me who are amorous about vegetable gardening. The appearance from our allowance was attractive and a little airing every morning at the breach of Aurora gives you surreal pictures of the basin with the brume amphibian on its top. The account was actual nice, abnormally a few of the agents who were actual accessible and warm. The aliment was home adapted commons and adorable abnormally afterwards hours of trekking, admitting at times some of our favorite being acclimated to run out too fast if we went a little backward for a meal. The banquet on the final night about the bivouac with the a lot of adorable grills and belief by Mr Vijay Kumar of leopards in the arena was an complete delight. Mr Vijay Kumar's claimed blow of allurement afterwards you during meal times and allowance you plan your day added a actual balmy blow to our stay. I would absolutely absolutely appointment afresh and lose myself in the average of Nilgiri;s best kept secret. The alone down ancillary is the time it takes to ability from Bangalore - on our way home, we collection about for 13 hours through connected rains afore we accomplished home which was a dampener to the accomplished trip. But the abode itself was absolutely account it.

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Bangalore
8 Reviews | 3269 Readers

"Good resort with lake and temple view rooms"

6.8/7
Posted 2 years ago

This resort nestled on a small hill is located about 45 mins from Ooty. The estate owner will arrange to pick you up from Ooty and drop you back, including parking arrangements for your car in Ooty or you can opt to drive to the estate on your own. But be warned, that the last two kms of the route is nearly impossible to drive on if you are on a small hatchback. This is 4xf4 SUV territory. Also, you could get lost easily. So it would be better to opt for the pick up and drop option. You can chose between lake view rooms, temple view rooms or regular rooms. Some have fireplaces, some do not. So do ask in advance. The hosts will welcome you on the garden in-front of the house. Parking space is available. The place is pet friendly and they have very friendly dogs too. Rooms are functional, comfortable beds with plenty of blankets which you need at night to protect yourself from the cold. Bathrooms are spartan and clean with an LPG fired water heater. There are sketching/ painting sheets in the room you should require them if you feel creative. All three meals are included in the room cost and it is home cooked fare with quite a few options. Alcohol is available but I don't think it is sold but shared. A fabulous fireplace in the dining room for you to have a drink or two by its side. Weekends will be observed with a campfire and barbecue. Though the cost might be a bit steep for budget travellers, for the quality of the location, you might consider it justified. They even bake you a yummy cake if you inform them in advance of any special occasion. Overall recommended!

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Red Hills Nature Resort Overview

Red Hills Nature Resort is located in Emerald, Nilgiris. The property is about 110 km away fr0m the nearest airport, at Coimbatore. The closest railway station is about 30 km away in Ooty and the Emerald Bus Stand is about 6 km away.

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