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Hotel Lakeview
Bengaluru, India
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best food in town”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

I have stayed at the Lakeview twice. Must admit location is excellent. Food is exceptional. Infact the North Indian cuisince served here is the best in Ooty. Nice well appointed cottages with nice view. Ooty lake and station is pretty much at a walkable distance. Overall I would recommend this property. A big minus is NO ALCOHOL!!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Lakeview consists of lots of pink concrete cottages running down a slope a little way out of town. We stayed in two cottages for one night in January 2012. They had a bedroom, table and chairs, lounge chairs, fireplace (we didn't use) verandah and parking. As it is lcoated a few km out of town, (we either walked or used an auto rickshaw - 60Rs I think), to get to town ) it was very peaceful. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the food in the restaurant was reasonable (we didn't use room service). It was a bit cool, being January but was a pleasant stay. The old town of Ooty was much more interesting than we thought it would be - we were primarily there because we caught the toy train from Mettupalayam (a neat train trip) and it was much more enjoyable than Kodaikanal, to which we had taken a day trip.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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India
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Stayed at Hotel Lakeview cottages many a times. The hotel is Located approx 3 kms from the main Ooty town and far away from hustle bustle of the main town. Hotel Lakeview as the hotel name says, it actually provides view of famous Ooty Lake, one could just walk up to the lake and take a boat ride.

We stayed in the Suites as well as the Deluxe cottage of the hotel which was quite good though not great but still a nice cozy place. The hotel staff is courteous, helpful and makes your stay memorable. Try and avoid the room service as it takes ages as the hotel being on a hill / slope actually takes time.

The famous Fern Hill Palace is just 2 kms away from this hotel so one can take an evening stroll and visit the palace. Would recommend this place anytime, if you don't want hustle bustle and want some piece of mind.

The hotel is very reasonably priced and would recommend you not to stay here if you do not have your own transportation.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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6 Thank Seeraj
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Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

The best thing I like about Lake View

- Good location but can reach only if you have a car. Else need to depend on autos in Ooty
- Spacious rooms. Neat

Negatives

- The doors are very weak. Doesnt give a sense of security while staying in the room. Anyone can break open the door and walk in.
- Food quality not great

Ooty lake is very close while you need to travel to reach Ooty town.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We had a good experience, the hospitality and service is Good, you can have landscape views.
We visited in month of Jan 2012, the temperature in evening and early morning was cool, we had asked for a room heater, but i did not make much difference. The food(Vegetarian) was good, and the area was well maintained. If you planning to have a relaxed holiday without noise and disturbance, its a perfect place.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

By reading the reviews, we chose this hotel only for staying one day.

Didn't try food here. We decided to have food , in better restaurants. So, no comments on food part. But as we observed , the menu was little expensive.

We had booked suite room. It looks same as you can see in traveler photos. Nothing special.

Rooms were clean, spacious. Hot water facility is there. We didn't face any power cut problems.

Main doors, Rooms doors are made up of glass, covered with the curtains. That was not the good part.

If you want room heaters, you need to pay extra .

Fire place is there in each rooms. On your request, they will put fires. Again you need to pay extra.
The thing is, they wont mention all these things when you book the hotel. Or else we could have opted better hotel.


Good things:
1) you can park your vehicle in front of your rooms.
2) You can find the hotel naming boards in most of the places in the city( Hotel Darshan also has this advantage). It was helpful to us.

This is a average hotel. As ours was one day stay, didn't explore much in the hotel. I can say value for your money.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ahmedabad, India
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Excellent rooms, Good service. Best for honeymoon couples. Winter is the season to stay at hotel lake view. We stayed for 3 days. Staff is very courteous. Also, Travel desk has all the kinds of sight seeing services. We got a direct bus to Kodaikanal. Thank u Hotel Lake View for your good hospitality. Best wishes .....

Room Tip: A fire place and excellent valley view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lakeview
Address: West Lake Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643004, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 85 Hotels in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lakeview 3*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lakeview sits pretty on an 8 acre stretch of land, on the sensuous terraced slopes of a hill offering a magnificent double spectacle. Even at an ambling pace, you can reach the boathouse in 10 minutes flat, or the bus stand in 15 minutes.The complex has easy access to every part of the town and beyond.Experience the pleasure of living besides Ooty lake with family and friends in the Queen of Hill station.The largest and the most exclusive hill resort in Ooty, Lakeview consists of 123 specially designed, fully independent luxury cottages. Hotel Lakeview is where you begin to experience Ooty. ... more   less 
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Lakeview Hotel Ootacamund
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