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Milton Abbott Estate

1 room, 2 adults
Very Good
4.5/5

A British experience in India!!!on Dec 28, 2017

A lovely home, from the colonial period. Great food, superb service and an experience to remember...Read All

Near Ooty Gymkhana Golf Cours, Anna Nagar, Anna Nagar, OOTY, TAMIL NADU, India, Pin-643006 , Ooty
Amenities:
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Gardens
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TripAdvisor Reviews

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    A British experience in India!!!
    on Dec 28, 2017
    A lovely home, from the colonial period. Great food, superb service and an experience to remember. Lovely property and just what one needs to unwind with nature. Also a lot of fun for kids with the large lawn and games. Definitely a must visit! Lionel and his wife and the team are super.... More
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    Cold - beautiful stay
    on Dec 21, 2017
    Pros: 1. Fire place 2. Service of Lionel and his wife 3. Food 4. The garden Cons: 1. Too cold rooms. After paying such a high amount, i was not expecting a cold room . The heater provided in the room was not able to warm the room as the ceiling is very high. 2. The room rent was too high compared to the overall experience. ... More
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    A little piece of heaven in the commercial Ooty
    on Nov 21, 2017
    Milton Abbott was exactly how we had imagined. Beautiful with a classic old world charm and huge. There was a big clean lawn with different colored flowers laid out on every side. Mr. Lionel and his wife Rosanna are the caretakers of Milton Abbott estate and they have been for over 15 years! They are originally from Sri Lanka, settled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. They made sure our staycation was perfect. What we loved The Food: Mrs. Rosanna had made a great south Indian meal for us when we just arrived. Sambar, rasam, veggies, papad, curd and white rice. Such an unforgettable meal as we had undereaten our breakfast anticipating a bad time with the 36 hairpin bends. Every meal we had in Milton Abbott Estate was special. We woke up to a great Srilankan breakfast of string hoppers, stew and a coconut chutney powder with great Ooty tea. We had our lunch at the lawn. They went out of the way to arrange a little picnic basket of lemon rice, veggies and some munchies. It was the perfect weather for a picnic lunch! 🙂 Special mention for the hot herbal soup. Ask for it, if you visit this place. You can thank us later. The Service: Mrs. Rosanna cooks and Mr. Lionel takes care of everything else; Right from serving our dinner to fixing the firewoods for the fireplace. They went out of the way to make things we like to eat and giving us the required space. They have 2 cats and 2 adorable dogs. He took us around and showed his herb garden from where the previous night’s soup’s ingredients came from. Soup-er no? The Interiors: The charm of this 152-year-old home with a fireplace that actually works is unparalleled. Milton Abbott estate decorated beautifully with elegant drapes and cushions. It’s soothing and unique. Our room had a blue theme to it. Right from the carpets to the curtains to the bed runners, everything complied with the theme. Our very comfortable four post bed made so much of a difference to our little holiday! We had such a beautiful time here and would recommend this to anybody who has plans to visit ooty!... More
  • hotel_trip
    Beautiful Bungalow... but needs lot of improvements
    on Oct 21, 2017
    We scout for exclusive & best in class stays across India & Europe; having heard of Saffronstays online, we decided to try out this property... Positives: - Beautiful colonial Bungalow - Very peaceful & green landscape - Very warm & caring caretakers Lionel & his wife - Nice, big & airy suite Serious improvements required for charging 12,000/- per night: - No knowledge or training about attention to basic needs; e.g. room not cleaned (if we were supposed to handover the key when stepping out, they should have told us); drinking water was never replenished throughout our two nights stay - At least breakfast should be part of the room rate - For the price, much better service expected - SaffronStays’ staff sent us their Maharashtra property’s location map instead of this Ooty one; not at all expected - Being an open to outside clients property, showing “factory like favouritism” for their MD/director is too primitive & shocking. I would not recommend my clients, till the quality of service & experience improves significantly in the future. SaffronStays needs to personally set standards, quality policies & a training culture. Regards Joydeep... More
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    Terrible Service from Saffronstays- Holidays ruined in frustration and threat
    on Oct 18, 2017
    This was one of the worst and terrible holidays in my life. This property has nothing special nor Saffronstays provides any basic(that becomes luxury for Saffronstays) amenities so that they can charge such a astronomical prices. There are actually 3 suites and 1 room for probably butler or servant in english era. If anybody ever stays in an old bungalow built for British official then they do not feel amazed or overwhelmed by this property. And Saffornstays people(Archana, Tejas and Tejaswaini) thinks this servant room is also a suite. Anyhow I booked from their website which is full of totally vague info. I called this people and got confirmed a B suite. But upon reaching there I was given so-called suite D which is actually servant room with a queen size bed without any cupboard and without any carpet for a family of three. Saffronstays should refresh their knowledge of hotel business by checking what suite actually refers to. Anyhow after calling Archana for 2 hours nothing happened and ultimately I had 2 options- either stay there with a bed in floor or checkout. In a bit of fury( after travelling for more than 8 hours from B'lore) I wanted to checkout. But later checking that no hotel was available I had to stay there. After paying 7000/- bucks I had to sleep on the floor because of this irresponsible behavior of saffronstays. My wife and my kid had to manage in this small dingy room where we can see only the drivers parking lot from the window! What a great view for 7k. More ever with 7K breakfast generally is included everywhere. Here you have to pay for that. For staying in a dingy and small room with minimum facility can't be termed as luxury thing whether it is homestay or resort. Saffronstays people should stay some of the homestays in India to know what luxury resort means. From my experience I got all the stuffs along with many in many of the homestays in Coorg, Wayanad, Kumaon etc. with even a less cost. More frustrating fact was that when I sent email to CEO Tejas for all these, instead of calling us and apologized for their irresponsibility she passed it to hot-headed Archana(who doesn't know what is customer service and only shows aggression) who threatened us to check out immediately. My fault was I asked some oil and comb. These were luxury items for these people; they tried to give a homely atmosphere(homestay) but charged in the range of luxury hotels like Taj. This is the degree of hypocrisy of this so called 'HomeStay' Aggregator. I got severe cold by sleeping in the floor in a wintry Ooty and did not enjoy this trip due to the mental torture created by this people. I was about to go to the Ooty police station to lodge an F.I.R. against Saffronstays but didn't do so because of innocent caretaker and his family who were the only good part of the trip. Saffronstay tries to imitate the business model of Ola and Uber but unfortunately only takes the bad things from them. More ever there is a lot of violation which they have mentioned in their website. In their website the max number of people can stay is 14; but there were 17 people when I stayed and I got it confirmed from the caretaker. And if some official from Ador comes he will get all the preference instead of whatever your booking is. So they knowingly let the overbooking happen in this peak season(29th Sep-2nd Oct). They mentioned in their website that limited liquor is permitted. But what I saw was from dining place to outside veranda every body drank bottles after bottles. My wife had a very difficult time to get any place to fed our kid. I felt I was staying in a roadside liquor shops. These people don't have any experience of any homestay/hotel/resort business. The CEO was so self obsessed with the Utopian hyped brand "saffronstays" that she failed to pay attention to the minimum need of the guest; also she forgot that the golden rule of any service business is make a dissatisfied customer to a loyal one. Instead of doing this she took some extreme steps that terrorised the guest. Anyhow I will not stay any of Saffronstays properties in future. Better stay in the place where people know and focus the core business rather than running after money for a hyped brand(made by overnight with a help of very few reviews) which they are blindly obsessed of.... More
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Overview

Situated in Ooty, Milton Abbott Estate is a heritage accommodation, roughly located 3 km away from the Ooty Taxi Service and the Ooty Lake. As a value added service, guests can avail of complimentary internet access, during their stay. Patrons are offered accommodation in 4 spacious rooms, spread over a single floor. In-room amenities offered are room heater, television, and en-suite with shower and hot water facility. Milton Abbott Estate is inclusive of an indoor dining facility, well-maintained garden area with multiple sit-outs and secured parking space within its premises. Places worth a visit include Kamaraj Sagar Dam (4 km), Doddabetta Peak (11 km) and Mudumalai National Park (39 km). Ooty Taxi Service (3 km) and Coimbatore International Airport (91 km) are a few of the travel hubs via which this accommodation in Ooty can be reached

Policies

Check in Check out

Hotel Check-in Time is 01 AM, Check-out Time is 10 AM.

Policies
  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. As per Government regulations, it is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
  8. Some hotels may have policies that do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples or certain foreign nationalities to check-in without the correct documentation. No refund will be applicable in case the hotel denies check-in under such circumstances. If you have any doubts on this, do call us for any assistance
  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 01 AM and the standard check-out time is 10 AM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
  4. Child policy apply which may vary from hotel to hotel.
  5. Failure to check into the hotel, will attract no show charges as per Hotel policies.
  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
  12. Goomo acts purely as an agent to hotels/suppliers, hence Goomo shall not be responsible for issuance of any invoices on hotel room charges.