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WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royale Palace

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Chennai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Hotel is run down badly and needs a serious upgrade. For a heritage hotel, the upkeep was very poor, food quality needs to significant improvement. The occupancy of the hotel was very low, during my stay at the hotel( for Obvious reasons). The lawns did not have lighting to walk around in the evening and guests were advised not to... More 

Thank Sk A
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

It's a grt place. Though bit expensive, but a grt option if u get a decent deal. Pros- Location - secluded property,,, quite, calm and serene. Ample space all around d palace. Structure - old palace, thus everything had an essence of royalty in it. Trust me when I say it feels grt to stay inside one. Rooms - huge... More 

Thank Yashasvee G
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Overpriced and poorly maintained hotel. Rooms lack adequate heating, except one portable room heater/blower. Hot water available only 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening. Quality and choice of food needs a lot of improvement. The beautiful lawn does not have lights at night and it is pitch dark outside the lobby and cannot venture out... More 

1 Thank captask
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Property with heritage looks , old renovated Mini palace but need major facelift in terms of services and quality . Do not qualify to a star ambiance and with limited options of buffet menu plus no wifi in the rooms. Upside is the sprawling lawn and too silent a venue which is cut off totally . No valet parking and... More 

1 Thank Rajesh A
Bengaluru, India
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was an unplanned trip as a surprise to my family....The property is 160 years old, the old charisma is maintained beautifully with the teak wood furnishings and the wall carvings, and some 1000's of pictures all around. Spread across acres of land, this is a quiet, nice, and peaceful place to be. The hotel still works on paper in... More 

1 Thank Rahul L
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I'm an ardent lover of Ooty and we keep visiting Ooty when we take a break from our regular mundane life. One of the times when I visited, we decided to stay at Ooty-Fern Hill and it was worth every bit of it. It is located uphill,hence, ensure that you reach this place by afternoon as it gets really dark... More 

Thank Kaavya H
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had an opportunity to stay in Welcome Heritage Fernhills Palace during the middle of Aug,2016. Eventhough the stay was comfortable,the vegetarian food they had served totally lacked quality and taste.Being a vegetarian,we expect good quality food which is a must for visitors like us. To our dismay the breakfast and dinner they served were not at all having quality... More 

1 Thank Muralidharannatarajn
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had read very good reviews about this place so decided to visit its restaurant with my wife. We reached there at around 11a.m. on Sunday. We asked about available dining options at the front desk. The chef present there rudely told us that there is no brunch available and we would get only tea or coffee. Then we went... More 

Thank Aaditya C
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I went to this place after 25 years. It was such a pleasure going back the same drive. The lovely forest trees, sunlight falling behind the manicured lawns, were just wonderful. It is like going back in time.

Thank nivedita29
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A stay in this palace will take you to the British colonial period as well as the royality of the Mysore kingdom. It is spread across around 50 acres and literally needs an hours walk to cover the whole area. The palace is wooden to the core and grandness can be seen in the pics displayed from the by gone... More 

Thank Ojas W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fernhills Palace is the summer palace of the Mysore Maharajas. It was built in 1844 by Capt. F. Cotton. It changed several hands as the time went by till mid-1860s, when it was temporarily named Moonesami and served as one of the Ooty's earliest club hotels. The year was 1873 when Ferrnhills Palace found a new royal owner. His Highness Chamarajendra Wadiyar X is the first Indian royal to buy an English holding in Ooty. Since then Ferrnhills Royale Palace has been with the Wadiyar dynasty and today it continues in the capable hands of His Highness Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar. The palace is superbly finished with Burmese teak, features a magnificent ballroom with a highly valued ornamental papier-mache ceiling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royale Palace

Address: Fernhill Post, Ooty 643 004, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Ooty
Price Range: $211 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royale Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“No comments”
 of 5 bubbles 270ska, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not worth staying at this hotel. It is like a mausoleum.”
 of 5 bubbles captask, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“look out for the tea plantation meadows It is tranquil and misty in winters too.”
 of 5 bubbles nivedita29, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The average room carpet area is around 1000 sq. ft. Each suite has a big hall, spacious bed room, very large bathrooms with jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles ojasw, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Royal place.”
 of 5 bubbles DesuSuresh, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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