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WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royale Palace

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stay in palace is undoubtedly a best experience that one can have. This place truly fulfils your expectations. Enjoyed all 3 meals during our stay. Excellent location, great service and fabulous hospitality. I strongly recommend this place. Ideal for a family 😊

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful hotel in the photos but is not being properly maintained and managed. The rooms are spacious but cold, the electric went out over 10 times in the course of 1 evening. The hot water is turned on only at specific times. The "Bar" wasn't even manned and only beer and wine available (even though the liquor...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will take you back to the royal heritage of south India. This was an old palace of Mysore ruler and it's still maintained in that way. They had retained the photographs of the royal family which will give a glimpse of the life they had lead. This place is calm and away from the hustle and bustle of...

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chennai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a Grand OLD place, its run down , badly maintained- its freezing in the nights heating system doesnt work and no hot water(old boiler), 2017 and they have no water heaters , the hotel is not cheap at 150 dollors a night its a waste. This is our second trip here and it has only become more run down,...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited this hotel for lunch on our recent visit to Ooty. The place is awe inspiring and truly a palace. It's owned by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore and the family history is there all over for all to see. Hospitality was excellent and food was ok. What put us off was that the only credit card swiper available...

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Chennai, India
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...

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Thank Sk A
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...

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chennai
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...

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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...

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Bengaluru, India
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...

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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: €144 - €210 (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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