Recently, we made a trip back to Ooty after 2 years as a part of Stay On Skill where we had to review a hotel property, Delightz Inn Resort, in Ooty.
As you must all be aware by now, we mostly do the budget traveling. As a result, we often look for accommodations in a low budget range. However, this place was different but it was probably the first time that we felt maybe it is not so bad to splurge a little, every once in a while.
Full disclosure: We got 3 nights free stay at this place for our honest review. So, you can expect the exact thoughts that we had about this place. This place is well-suited for groups, couples or family travels so if you are looking to spend a little and pamper yourself, then Delightz Inn is the place. You can check out the video of our time in Ooty here.
A popular hill station in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is located in the Nilgiri mountain ranges and sees thousands of tourists every year. As this place is a hill station, the weather is pleasant throughout the year. So, it makes a good weekend destination from several major South Indian cities like Coimbatore, Kochi, Bangalore, and so on.
Here, you will be presented with rolling hills, tea plantations, and numerous forest reserves, which is why this hill station looks green throughout the year. Sadly, in the past few years, the Ooty town has become crowded with tourists. But there are still a few places nearby which remain offbeat and charming like Kotagiri, Coonoor, etc.
But there are a lot of things that you can do and see here while getting away from the hot and humid climate. So, if you are planning a trip here soon, you can check out our Nilgiri Hills guide for detailed information.
About Delightz Inn Resort
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My first day at @delightzinn with @sosaccelerator and it has been such a blast. I feel so pampered and the view is just too good. Plus, the misty weather is a welcome change from Himachal's sunny weather😅 . . You can also avail a free stay here on your 3rd night by using our coupon code "NOMLLERS"🙃. Note: For availing discount, DM the property directly for bookings. 🙂 #delightzinn #sosaccelerator
One of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in, Delightz Inn Resort doesn’t resemble a hotel at all. Everything from its location to the room setting is gorgeous and doesn’t give the impression of a regular hotel.
Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that the rooms aren’t clean or spacious or that it lacks in any service. In fact, it excels and is much better than other hotels. Why, you ask? Well, because they not only focus on the amenities provided but also ensure the guest is comfortable and relaxed during their entire stay.
I am not lying when I say that this is one of the few hotels where you feel properly pampered and adored. So, you feel really relaxed and refreshed once you leave the premises.
The owner of this place, Arun Radhakrishnan was a gracious and a helpful host. And the staff members of the Delightz Inn Resort were ever-so-attentive to our needs. Mr. Bala, manager of the Delightz Inn Resort, went out of his way to help us with our traveling and exploring expeditions here.
Location of the Resort
Delightz Inn Resort is located at the Tiger Hill and is around 5 km from the Ooty Bus stand. As a result, one can enjoy some peace and solitude while staying in this hotel and can take advantage of the mesmerizing views that this place has to offer.
Since this hotel is located next to the forest, you can also see Bisons roaming about here which can be quite a thrilling experience for the travelers. And when you walk a few steps from the hotel enclosure, you can see the tea farms and the forest in the distance which makes it a beautiful sight to watch.
This place is just behind the Tiger Hill Dam so you can easily reach that place and it is just 3.5 km from the city. So, one can easily reach the city whenever they wish to.
About the Property
As mentioned before, the Delightz Inn Resort is located away from the city so it is surrounded by peace and serenity. The property is huge with 18 rooms to accommodate people and they also have a huge lawn to sit people for breakfast in the morning.
There is a parking space in front of the buildings to keep your cars or bikes and there is a tent erected for morning buffet breakfast. The reception and the kitchen are on the right, immediately after you enter the gate. Overall, the property looks magnificent, especially at night as the sky turns blue and the rooms and the hotel area gets all lit up.
Why You Should Visit This Resort?
Now, you might be wondering that what sets this place apart from other hotels or resorts in Ooty. Well, here are a few reasons for you to visit the Delightz Inn Resort:
Amazing and Peaceful Location
I cannot emphasize enough how amazing the location of this resort is. It is away from the city and situated right next to the forest so you get a peaceful environment to relax in. And the forest view along with the tea plantation makes for an amazing view every morning.
Even the backside of the property has an amazing view as you can see the Tiger Hill Dam or can simply admire the flowers that grow here.
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An ode to Rach (@meanderandwander) Few days back someone asked me over a DM that earlier I used to post more scenic photographs which has now changed to portraits of me. And while I love clicking and using my Nikon D3400 to the best of its ability, I later realised that Instagram for me is more about my journey than my photography. I would like to show more on how I travel and how happy it makes me in a particular place. And this, Rach clearly understands. While I have traveled to far too many places with many tripods/friends/photographers/bloggers, but none of them gave this satisfaction of content creation like how she does. We both love creating from our entry level camera. So we mostly go to a place, stroll around and try to capture the place along with us in the best possible way. And now, when I look back at every picture on this feed, it has a story to tell and most of them are really thought out. I am glad that I have her since past 20 years, who is not only my best friend but also my partner in crime, photographer, model and a fellow traveler. Framing – Rach Edited – Myself
Prompt and Efficient Service
You don’t have to wait a long time for any kind of service here as they put the guest’s comfort before everything else. As a result, you get a quick room service or any other kind of work that you need to be done. They take care of your room requirements to your travel requirements and ensure that you are provided with all the available options.
Clean and Spacious Rooms
The rooms are huge and completely clean and the beds are super soft and comfortable to lie down. Since both the Superior Couple Room and Executive Room have a wooden flooring, you find it easier to roam around barefoot as well. And you don’t have to worry about getting your feet dirty.
They also provide housekeeping services daily so if you feel like your room is slightly dirty then you can simply call them.
Arrangement of Tours and Cab Services
Another great aspect of this hotel is that it offers you several tour packages to choose from for a comfortable trip. So, there is no need to search and waste your time in finding tour operators for you, Delightz Inn will take care of your sightseeing.
Also, if you need special cab services while exploring the Nilgiri Hills then Delightz Inn will provide it too. All you have to do is sit back and relax.
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Yesterday was an amazing day as @delightzinn organized a tour to the avalanche forest and the gorgeous lakes of Ooty. I am so thankful that @sosaccelerator gave me this chance to experience this amazing place's hospitality. So sad to leaving it today but will definitely return. 🙂 . . In case you are planning to come here, just DM them on Instagram for queries and use our code "NOMLLERS" to avail a discount. 😁 P.S. I think I am gonna start copying the Followme pose now. 😂😂
Awesome Backside and Frontside Views
As mentioned before, this place lies next to a forest so you have really amazing frontside and backside views to admire. In the front, you have tall pine trees and other colorful plants to look upon. And on the backside, you have a wild garden and the famous Tiger Hill Dam to marvel at.
Provision of Basic Amenities
You will find all the basic amenities here like towels, coffee/tea packets, warm water, shampoo, soap, etc. But that is not all, Delightz Inn Resort goes up and above and also provides you with toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste along with room heaters, newspapers, WiFi, and so on.
You want something, you simply ask and it will be instantly provided to you.
Helpful and Immensely Friendly Staff
The staff here is extremely helpful and will go out of their way to fulfill your wishes. Since I had heard a lot about the Neelakurinji flower bloom, I asked Mr. Bala where I could possibly find it. And he was amazing enough to take me to a nearby place to actually see the flower and also pointed us in the direction of where we can find some more.
All the staff members here were really prompt and quick and always made sure that we felt comfortable and relaxed.
Availability of Delicious Food Options
No, I am not exaggerating when I say that this place serves the most delicious food ever. From Punjabi to South Indian cuisine, they have it all. And the quantity of each item is sufficient to fill up the tummy of two people easily.
For breakfast, they have a buffet system where you will find delicacies like Dosas, Idlis, Chole Bhature, Juices, and so on. But the best part is the BBQ setup which they provide to their guests for an extra charge of 900 INR or more (depending on the food items).
Room Options at Delightz Inn Resort
You have 3 room options when staying at the Delightz Inn Resort:
Superior Couple Room
Price: 5,000 INR + taxes (approximately)
This is the room which we stayed in on our visit to this delightful hotel and which is actually perfect for couples. You have a huge bed and two chairs in the room to relax in and there is one bathroom and one balcony for you to use. In the balcony, you have a small dining table which is usually set up for breakfast, dinner, etc.
In the bathroom, you will find basic amenities like toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. But the best part is that they keep a sufficient amount of towels in each room to last a couple of days! Also, you have a TV in the room to keep yourself entertained and utensils to make a cup of coffee/tea whenever you want. You can also use the WiFi in the room to catch up on your work which is a great relief.
You also get complimentary room heater, tea/coffee maker, newspaper, water bottles, etc. with this room.
Price: 6,000 INR + taxes (approximately)
For families, the Executive Room is the best which includes two rooms, one bedroom and one living room to accommodate 4 adults easily. This room has similar amenities to the Superior Couple Room but it also includes an electronic safe, hairdryer, and laundry service to make your stay even more comfortable.
Also, the floors in this rooms are made out of wood so you won’t feel as cold as in other rooms and can easily relax barefoot here too. And although this room doesn’t have a private balcony attached to it, you have a common balcony outside the room that you can always use.
Price: 4,000 INR + taxes (approximately)
This is another room option where you get both living room and bedroom which is ideal for families with children and can easily accommodate 3 people. There is 1 double bed and 1 single bed inside the bedroom and two diwans in the living room for relaxing.
This room also has amenities similar to the Executive room but they don’t have a complimentary room heater with it. Also, the floor is not made up of wood so this room can feel slightly colder than others.
Tiger Hill Homestay
Price: 12,000 INR + taxes (approximately)
Apart from the three room options at the Delightz Inn Resort, you can also choose to stay at the Tiger Hill Homestay which is equipped with 3 bedrooms, a living room, private garden, and a backyard. This place is perfect for a large group of people and can easily accommodate 12 – 15 people at a time.
You get all the basic amenities provided in the Delightz Inn Room options and also have a Dongle WiFi to make use of. This villa is situated just 2 minutes away from the Delightz Inn Resort so it shares the beautiful location and makes for a good getaway place.
My Experience at the Delightz Inn Resort
I absolutely loved my stay at the Delightz Inn Resort and can honestly say that I have never been so pampered in all my life. The moment I entered the ‘Superior Couple’ room (where we were staying), I was blown away by the neatly folded swan-shaped towels which adorned the bed beautifully.
Also, the look and the feel of the hotel room was quite homely. So, the minute I hit the bed, I slept peacefully for the next few hours. Once I got proper sleep, I explored the room further and was pleasantly surprised by my discovery. I realized that they also provide you with 2 tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes in this room along with complimentary shampoos, soap, and conditioner. Yippee!
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When you are too cool for the view😎 But seriously, @delightzinn has the most amazing views that sometimes I feel why am I even bothering to go out so much. 😅 Thanks @sosaccelerator for this amazing stay. I am so not looking forward to leave this place. 🙁 . . Also, you can avail a discount at this property by using our code "NOMLLERS". Just DM them for details. 🙂
And you also have a TV and free WiFi to keep yourself entertained. I also loved the hospitality of Mr. Bala, who is the manager of this property and also looks over the breakfast and dinner services. He ensured that during our entire stay, we never feel uncomfortable. And always made sure that we were properly fed and provided services.
Each meal here was delicious. I especially loved the Egg Dosa with Sambhar and the Chole Bhature which were served to us during the breakfast. On our last day here, Mr. Bala also prepared the BBQ at night for us. This included several delicacies like Prawns, Fish, Chicken, Mushrooms, Paneer, and so on.
Another thing which made my stay at Delightz Inn quite memorable is the fact that the views are so amazing here, both from the backside and the front side. From the backside, you can see the Tiger Hill dam which is truly beautiful. And the front side offers the forest and tea garden view, which is again mesmerizing.
In my opinion, Delightz Inn Resort is undoubtedly one of the most amazing places to stay at. Here, you get both luxury and peace which makes for a pleasant stay. So, if you want to unwind for a few days without being smack dab in the crowd then this is the place for you.