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Charing Cross Hotel

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by BNRai, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. BNRai

    BNRai New Member

    I will be in Ooty for a few days and someone who prefers to stay at a very simple and quiet location. Many hotels which I have looked at are booked for the particular days required, and the one which is available is Charing Cross hotel.

    It seems like an ideal hotel especially when I don't have much choice!. The one thing appealing is the location which is quiet, and it is only 15 minutes away from the airport.
    As I have three days at the hotel, I would like to know what the hotel is like, so I can be a bit prepared for the kind of stay I will have.

    Any good places to eat near the hotel, as I am not someone who likes eating at the hotel restaurants?

  2. jnorth88

    jnorth88 Active Member

    I would recommend you try the Nahar Sidewalk Cafe, or the Dhaba Express. Both have good food and a great atmosphere. I can't help too much on the hotel, but thee reviews of it online are pretty good for that tier of hotel. Best of luck!

  3. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello there!

    Here are some important information about the Charring Cross Hotel in Ooty:

    The Charring Cross Hotel is located at the Garden Road and is just five minutes away from the Ooty Lake. It is also located very close to all other tourist attractions in Ooty like the Rose Gardens and the Government Museum. It is located in the heart of the city so you have easy access to all restaurants, public transportation and shopping destinations. So in summary, here are its distances from major attractions and establishments:
    • Distance from Ooty Lake - 3.5 kms
    • Distance from Ooty Railway Station - 2 kms
    • Distance from Ooty Market - 1.3 kms
    • Distance from Botanical Gardens - 750 m
    • Distance from Ooty Bus Station - 1.9 kms
    • Distance from Stone House - 1 km

    You can also choose from the different types of rooms they have:
    • Standard Room at Rs. 902
    • Superior Room at Rs. 1,697
    • Executive Room at Rs. 2,328

    Room facilities
    • AC
    • Cable Television
    • Attached Bathroom
    • Coffee/Tea Maker
    • Balcony

    Hotel amenities include:
    • Safety Deposit Lockers
    • Travel Desk
    • Car Parking
    • Internet Cafe
    • Outdoor and Indoor Gaming Facilities
    • Conference Facility
    • Railway Station Transfer
    • Restaurant
    • Laundry Services

    They have about 90 rooms in the hotel. Their check-in time is at 12:00 pm and this is also the check-out time. Children under 5 years old are free of charge as long as they stay in the same bed as their parents. Pets are not allowed in the hotel though. You can pay with cash, credit card, debit card or net banking.

    Then, here are some restaurants nearby the hotel:
    • Nahar's Sidewalk Cafe - They have Italian cuisine and they're best known for their wood-fired pizzas. Their pies and pasta are equally delicious though. You can find them in: 52-A, Charing Cross, Upper Bazaar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001.
    • Domino's Pizza - This is a well-known pizza chain. But I love their chicken wings more than their pizzas. Their address in Ooty is: Shop No. 62, Commercial Road, Near Indian Bank, Ootacamund Town, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001.
    • Cafe Coffee Day - You can find them near the Botanical Garden. Try out their Tiramisu Smoothie, it's my favourite. Their address is: Botanical Garden Road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
    • Shinkow's Chinese - This is probably one of the oldest restaurants in Ooty. They offer Chinese cuisine. My favourite would have to be their Beehoon Noodles and Chili Chicken. Their address is: 38/83, Commissioners Road, Opposite SBI, Upper Bazzar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001.
    • Ooty Coffee House - They have Indian and Chinese cuisines. Their address is: 2nd Floor, Commercial Road, Upper Bazar Road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001.
    • Big Bite - This has American fast food dishes. They mainly serve fried chicken dishes. Their address is: 114, TTDC, Youth Hostel building, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001.

    I hope this helps!