SeleQtions Savoy, Ooty

Savoy, Ooty-IHCL SeleQtions

A landmark in the misty hills of Ooty since 1829, the Savoy is vintage gold. This heritage lodge ushers guests into a colonial-era lifestyle with afternoon high tea, croquet on the lawns, spa sessions, single malts by the fireplace, and a taste of rare local cuisine. 

Walking through Ooty’s tea estates and eucalyptus gardens, you can imagine your footsteps tracing those of John Sullivan who was summoned by the Madras Presidency to explore the fabled ‘Blue Mountains’ / Nilgiris for a summer retreat. In 1819, he discovered a summer retreat, where a school for European children was built on Sylk’s Road. Later converted into a hotel, it changed identities over the years before becoming the Savoy, the crown jewel in Ooty - the queen of India’s hill stations. 

Settle into one of the 40 cottages spread across six acres of eucalyptus gardens, light the fireplace and you’ll be instantly swayed by the Savoy’s refined charm. Look around, history is everywhere.  The vintage teakwood beams in rooms 101 to 103 were dragged up on elephant-back all the way from Tipu Sultan’s palace at Srirangapattanam.  British filmmaker David Lean - the director of Dr Zhivago shot some scenes for his film A Passage to India on Ooty’s famous toy train – stayed in the hotel, as did American author Harold Robbins and the most famous inter-racial couple of their time, the Raja of Pudukottai with his Australian wife. Sought after by international celebrities and royalty, the hotel starred in a BBC show, ‘Snooty Ooty’.

Present day guests can now relive the charm of a golden age, without the snootiness.  Afternoon tea with buttery scones and organic Nilgiri teas, chasing rabbits on the lawns, old-school board games, lush spa treatments cocooned, signature Anglo Indian dishes and 400-year old Badaga chicken curry meals; there’s so much to savour for the entire family.  Outside the hotel, there are more discoveries in store. Ride on the UNESCO-listed Nilgiri Mountain Railway ‘toy train), check out the 152-year old Nilgiri Library or socialize at the Ootacamund Gymkhana Club, where the game of snooker was invented in 1841 and which still houses the world’s first Billiard’s table. 

Delightful history lessons, rejuvenating mountain air, bonding with the family and strangers in the midst of Nature and nostalgia;  an enchanting vacation at the Savoy is all of this and much more.

Hotel Highlights
190-year Old Heritage Property
Set Amidst 5 Acres of Lush Gardens
All Rooms are in the Form of Cottages
24-Hour Fitness Centre
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Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa
Hotel Essentials
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    Car hire service
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    Currency exchange
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    Copier/ facilities
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    internet/email facilities
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    Laptop computers on hire
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    Portable printers on hire
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    Ayurveda Centre offering rejuvenation programmes & intensive treatments
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    Bonfire with Games
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    Conference Hall with Projector
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    Badminton( Home Style)
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    Indoor activities ( Carom & Chess)
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    All Board Games
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    Table Tennis
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    Traditional Games ( Spinning Top, Pallankuzhi & Marbles)
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    Cricket (Home Style)
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    Volley Ball (Home Style)
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    Basket Ball ( Home Style)
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    Kids Rooms ( Below 05 Years) –Soft Toys
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    Nature Trail on chargeable basis
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    Pony Riding on chargeable basis
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    Yoga available on chargeable basis
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    Doctor On Call on chargeable basis
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    Billiards / Snooker -chargeable
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    Board Games, Fus Ball
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    Gymnasium fully equipped
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    Kiddies cycles and scooters
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    Fitness Centre

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


National Tourism Award

Best Heritage Hotel- 2011-12 ( Grand ) Category

Earth Check

Gold Earth Check Award Since 2012

Tamilnadu Tourism Award -2016

Best Heritage Hotel - Grand for the year 2016

Garden Award

Best Maintained Garden and Lawns


Guest Speak

Service 4.7
Location 4.6
Vibe 4.5
Amenities 4.1
Comfort 4.0
Food 4.0
Breakfast 4.0
Room 3.8
Bar 3.7
Wellness 3.2
Value 3.1
Pool 2.2
WiFi 1.5
Marzi J. P.
8 days ago
Wonderful property, wonderful staff
Had a thoroughly good time - thank you for a wonderful weekend
B. O.
10 days ago
Fantastic and relaxing
Had an excellent stay thanks to the warm and helpful hotel staff. Other than travelling or sightseeing in Ooty, we enjoyed at the hotel itself , the various activities it had lined up. Horse riding, bon-fire in the evenings, tour of vegetable garden, feeding rabbits (the children enjoyed this), Jiva spa and a lot more.