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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Entering Lymond House is like stepping into a chapter of H G Wells The Time Machine. The furnishings, the fittings, the fireplaces, the floorboards: I could go on but I'm sure you get the picture. Built in 1856 at the height of the British invasion, Lymond retains all that the colonists brought to India: a little bit of Olde England... More 

1 Thank robmacca
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We turned up unannounced and were lucky enough to get a room. The fixtures and furnishings were amazing, and the house had great character. The staff went out of their way to help us. In particular they went to enormous trouble to help me send a parcel back to New Zealand. The Nilgiri walk they arranged for us to do... More 

1 Thank Jo H
London, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

A large family group rented this property over the christmas break. We had a delightful time. The rooms are spacious and charming. Most have working fireplaces which were lit in the evenings- a necessary luxury to keep the winter chill at bay. The gardens are beautiful and filled with mature trees, flying squirrels, birdlife, and flowering plants. The head caretaker-... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Spent two nights last week, we travelled as a group and booked all 3 suites. The rooms are exceptional, old wold charm. The property is 150 year old, Alex the caretaker mentioned it being a factory guest house before being converted to an hotel. There are only 6-7 rooms so this is more like an expensive homestay experience rather than... More 

1 Thank LionCityVisitor
Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Lymond House is very beautiful and well preserved given that the place is about 165 years old. You must visit this place if not to stay but to at least take in the old world charm. Every little nook and corner, antique furniture and decorative pieces have some history. It is not a place where you will get the facilities... More 

1 Thank NamrataDatta
Pune, India
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Place was excellent, but the service was pathetic. There is no caretaker present usually in this property and so most of the times, the water went out or there was no water coming in taps. If you want a bill for your travels, DO NOT take the services provided by the caretaker - Joe. We did the same, and this... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Charming little place. Had a great weekend at Lymond house this April. Beautiful garden blooming in a riot of colours. Scores of birds enlivening the place. Clean rooms and prompt service. Was very pleased with all the staff. Even the gardeners were all smiles and ever ready to show us around and teach us a bit about the flowers. Food... More 

7 Thank Abhiram S
Coimbatore, India
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Stayed with family for one day in Lymond house. The bunglow has more than 100 years of history and it is kind of preserved well for all these years. The chai in the lawns was quiet nice and relaxed. The caretaker was very attentive got our kids need for less spice in food. The food was tasty and first time... More 

6 Thank ZenVentures
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I have not visited this property but made a booking, though, a week ago. For starters their so called online booking is messy and buggy. After going through a long wait and a few retries, we managed to get through the booking to one of the rooms. Only to know the next day that the rooms were actually sold out... More 

12 Thank DeepikaRS
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Whilst the staff tried their hardest, this place disappointed on a number of fronts. We were "upgraded" into a suite by our agent but, although this was spacious, it was rather gloomy and the main room required lights on all the time. Much of the furnishings were of the "heritage" variety but, even allowing for their antiquity, some would have... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dating back to 1855, Lymond House is the epitome of a bygone colonial era, the perfect getaway, set among a vista of flowering trees and sprawling lawns. This heritage hotel comprises two Victorian drawing rooms with fireplaces, ideal for cosy evenings in. It has three ensuite double rooms and three garden suites, replete with antique beds, dressers, creaking floorboards and fireplaces. One can soak in the atmosphere that has been lovingly preserved for over 150 years. Sitting in the Victorian drawing room, keeping warm by the fire, one can easily imagine the then lady of the house, Mrs Dason, at the piano in her crinoline evening gown, playing the haunting melodies of those far from home. Tariffs - starting at Rs 3999 + tax for a couple inclusive of breakfast . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lymond House

Address: Sylks Road, Ooty 643001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Price Range: $79 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lymond House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms in garden annexe probably quieter although not soundproof so rather depends on your neighbours”
 of 5 bubbles LakesRes, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Better go for another option. This is expensive and you will not find it worth the extra dime.”
 of 5 bubbles feldsparc, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suite rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles babutummala69, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“the rooms priced at 3900 are smaller and ok for a couple, Stay at Rs.4500 rooms , they're larger and better”
 of 5 bubbles boygenious21, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“For families, the rooms outside of the main building are best.”
 of 5 bubbles sharminet-74, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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