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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Interesting drive through winding roads into the hills, traffic coming from all directions and overtaking maneuvers on blind bends seems to be the norm.
Stopped at a local cattle market where a common sight is of men shaking hands under a towel. The interesting "handshake" under a towel determines the sale price of the animals. Apparently …
... br> I went out to get the children snacks, and we immersed ourselves in nature programmes, played a little in the garden, then went out for a stroll, first down to a small lake, then into a village area, everyone there delighting in seeing us strolling into their domain.
Returning to town some children wanted me to photo them, then we walked on other roads of the town. John had said how he quite liked Masinagudi. It seemed to be very Moslem with ...
... by comparison.
When we retuned home Sam and Basuvaraju had brought me some food – omelette and pancakes with a very spicy sauce which I ate with my fingers. And then after that I retired to bed to try and catch up on some sleep.
This morning, having slept till nearly nine I woke and got myself ready. It was time to get to grips with the bathroom facilities which, apart from a toilet and basin, consisted of two taps in the wall and a couple of ...
... included a very bizarre American vicar who told the story of Christs birth, re-iterating way too often the fact that Mary was a virgin e.g "for she had had no relations with a man""she was pure""her and Joseph had not had sex" etc etc, this was followed by Sari clad carol singers who sang off key, off harmony, Indian carols..we also played a game of bingo, the guys i met ate curried turkey and we were ...
... this is a hill that is about 13Km out of town and you go to the top and lookout at the views of Mysore, there is also a walk which has 1000 steps down to the bottom, they have some festival on the top of the hill and people come from all around and walk up the steps to the top, but we walked down.
We then headed back into town and packed our bags where we had to catch a buss to Ooty.
The bus trip was pretty interesting, I had a broken seat which slanted down on one corner, ...