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High on a hillside and surrounded by gardens, the eco-friendly Savoy Hotel is about 1.2 to 1.8 miles (2 to 3 kilometers) from central Ooty, Ooty Lake, the Botanical Gardens, and the Ooty Railway Station. Just 6 miles (10 kilometers) away, Doddabetta Peak offers the popular Telescope House observatory with panoramic views.
Dining-and-refreshment options at this Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hotel include the European-inspired Dining Room, complete with a fireplace; the Tea Lounge, open all day and featuring afternoon tea; and the British-style Canterbury Bar. 24-hour room service (limited menu at night) is available. Daily breakfast is complimentary. The hotel also offers an ayurvedic center, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite activities such as badminton, billiards, and basketball. Children can enjoy the playground and playroom. Wireless Internet access is free throughout the property, and an Internet center is open 24 hours a day. The staff is happy to arrange offsite activities, from boating and fishing to hiking, horseback riding, and birding.
The Savoy Hotel's 40 nonsmoking guestrooms and suites are housed in one-story cottages dating from the 1800s. All open to the colorful gardens and manicured lawns. Updated amenities include flat-screen TVs with premium channels, free wireless Internet access, coffee/tea makers, and minibars. Electronic safes can accommodate laptops. The rooms and suites are equipped with old-fashioned fireplaces and/or heaters.