Savoy Hotel Ooty
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSavoy Hotel Ooty Ootacamund
Fantastic Old Colonial Building set in well kept gardens. Rooms are in outbuildings consisting of linked bungalows with "teak" flooring and real fireplaces which will be lit on request. Buffet food was varied and good quality although the food should have been hotter. The waiting staff in restaurant were plentiful but their efficiency could be improved. I ordered a drink before starting my meal but didn't arrive until I "reminded" the management of my order. They were very apologetic and tried to correct but it was too late.
I would recommend this hotel if you are prepared to chase the waiting staff in the restaurant.
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