Sinclairs Retreat Ooty

Gorishola Road, Ootacamund Udhagamandalam643001 India
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About Sinclairs Retreat Ooty

Enviably located at the highest point in South India, Sinclairs Retreat Ooty is a modern luxury resort overlooking the tranquil Ooty Valley and the Blue Mountains. The Tea Factory is a ten-minute walk downhill.

The stylish guest rooms and suites each feature a plush king-size beds, flat-screen televisions, and minibars. Three-bedroom villas equipped with a kitchenette, dining area, and a furnished terrace are also available.

Guests can unwind in the indoor games room, library, and health club, all on site. Sinclairs Retreat Ooty also features a travel desk, car hire services, and a souvenir shop.

Breakfast is served daily at Pine n' Petals, also open for lunch and dinner. Fine cocktails are on offer at Alto Espirito, while The Portico coffee shop invites guests to linger over tea and a beautiful view of the Nilgiri hills.

The Government Botanical Garden is within four kilometres of the resort, and Ooty Lake is within seven. The scenic Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a 20-kilometre drive.


Gorishola Road, Ootacamund , Udhagamandalam, 643001 , India
Telephone: +91(423)2444309 | Fax: +91(423)2444229 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location, location, location

Guests are generally charmed by the property's location, noting that the views over the Ooty Valley are exceptionally lovely. Travellers not fortunate enough to be allocated rooms with this view enjoy it from the garden, which is widely described as very pretty and nicely maintained. Guests often comment that the atmosphere is peaceful and feels pleasantly removed from the "hustle and bustle" in Ooty, yet say it is not too far for day trips to all of the top spots.

Fun for kids of all ages

Travellers appreciate the indoor games room on site, noting that it offers fun activities for little ones but also for guests of all ages, such as a badminton court, chess, table tennis, and snooker.

A friendly face at the front desk

Guests have many kind words for the hotel manager, often commenting on his friendly manner, effective approach to resolving issues, and knowledge of the area. The staff also receive many positive reviews; travellers often comment that they work hard to provide friendly, helpful service.

Negative Reviews

Tight squeeze in the most basic rooms

While room sizes and amenities vary across the property, guests often describe the deluxe rooms as surprisingly small for their (not so small) rate. The bathrooms are said to be particularly tiny, with some having the further handicap of an impractical layout.

Room for improvement in housekeeping

Tidy travellers have noted room for improvement in housekeeping services and general maintenance. Key issues include dusty corners, unpleasant odours due to poor ventilation, and ill-laundered or worn-out linens.

Short menus at the restaurant

Though many travellers enjoy the food, some wish for greater variety both on the breakfast buffet table and on the a la carte menus. Slow service can also be an issue at times

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1167 reviews across the web
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7.3 out of 10 based on 1167 reviews