Situated in the picturesque town, this Royale palace, Ooty is encompassed by verdant green woods and picturesque blue hills of Nilgiri. Fernhills Royale Palace boasts of sprawling lawns, beautiful gardens, dense forests with stunning vistas, french windows overlooking lush green valleys and tea gardens. The hotel has 19 Regal Suites equipped with world-class conveniences, a spacious ballroom, an award winning multi-cuisine restaurant and conferencing and banqueting space. An attractive blend of gothic, regency and neo-classical renaissance, the interiors of the Fernhill Royale palace retain the charm of bygone era.
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The Royale Palace, Ooty has 19 spacious and stylishly designed suites that are classified into 5 categories- Junior Suite, Executive Suite, Deluxe Suite, Luxury Suite and Super Luxury Suite. Finished with the Burmese teak, the interiors reflect the old world charm and palatial features. The rooms are well-equipped with telephone, television, coffee maker, electronic safe and other requisite amenities. Each room has a large sitting room, bedroom, dressing room, sit-out, a functioning fireplace and huge bathroom with Jacuzzi. The hotel sings of an old saga with chandeliers radiating golden light and history painted on the walls. This royal hotel is a destination in itself!
Wine & Dine
Their award winning restaurant Curry and Rice Restaurant serves a wide variety of Indian, Continental, Chinese and Nilgiri cuisines. The outdoor dinning experience is no less than a fairytale with splendid setting, delicious delicacies, lush green surroundings and intimate decor. Needless to mention, the Fox Hunt Bar is one place where you can sit down to sip the best quality wine and liquors. Decorated with paintings and other accouterments of hunting, panelled with red Mahogany from floor to ceiling and furnished with comfortable leather armchairs and saddle-stool, the bar offers warm, cozy ambience to unwind and relax.
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Services and Amenities
To ensure you get a royal treatment the palace is well equipped with all the modern amenities. Fernhills Royale Palace, Ooty offers the following facilities:
- Travel desk, car rental, car parking and valet service
- Credit card and foreign exchange
- Doctor, Beautician/hair dresser on call
- Lounge, bar and restaurant
- Personal shopping bags and umbrellas available on request
- Entertainment: traditional, folk dance, music recitals on occasions or on request.
- Conference Rooms/Banqueting facilities
- In-room Check-out
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- In-house salon
Sprawled amidst 50 acres of lush green gardens, the Royale palace, Ooty offers a range of indoor an outdoor recreational activities to keep the guests engaged and entertained. They also organize Culinary master classes and Floral master classes on request. Visitors can explore places like Avalanche Ooty(500 m), Ooty Lake(3 km), Rose Garden(4 km), Botanical Garden(5 km), Doddabetta Peak(11 km) and many more.
Fernhills Royale Palace, Ooty offers the following recreational activities:
- Nature walks
- Horse riding
- Reading at Library
- Public/private tours
- Theme evenings – on request
- Excursion to the nearby attractions
- Indoor and outdoor activities like Billiards, Table Tennis, Chess, Carom Boards, Darts, Checkers, Cricket, Jogging, Horse Riding, and Cycling
- Arrangement for Golf, Trekking, and Fishing on request
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The history of the hotel dates back to 1844 when it was built by twelve-year old Prince, Capt. F. Cotton, who had bought the Ferrnhills property for Rs. 10,000. During mid-1860s it was temporarily named Moonesami and served as one of the Ooty’s earliest club hotels. The property was later bought by His Highness Chamarajendra Wadiyar X in the year 1873. He was 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 is successfully run in the able hands of Her Highness Promoda Devi.