WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty

Fernhills Palace is situated at an altitude of about 6,000 feet above sea level that lends a panoramic view of the Mountains and surrounding region.

Fernhills Palace was built by Captain F. Cotton who belonged to the Madras Engineers Regiment way back in 1844 as his mansion. He named this Mansion as `Fernhills Bungalow’ and since then this palatial bungalow has had many owners and its name even change as per its usage.

Fernhills Palace was once transformed into a famous Club Hotel of Ooty named `Moonisami’ with intriguing tales to tell. Some believe that even today, in the still of the night, you can hear the echoes of ladies laughing in the Ballroom at the excitement of winning bets and the piano music serenading across the hall with soft footsteps gliding as they dance.

Fernhills Palace was then acquired by a 12 year old Prince, H. H. Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, who was first and youngest Indian Royalty to ever buy an English Bungalow in Ooty. He purchased the Fernhills plot of 40 acres for Rs. 10,000 at 1873 and since then, Fernhills earned its royal status and is synonymous with the Wadiyar dynasty. It was transformed from a Palatial Mansion into a Heritage Hotel in Ooty to serve a pool of tourists who seek accommodation amidst a historical ambience and luxurious comforts.

Today, Fernhills is managed by His Highness Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar of the Wadiyar Dynasty under the flagship of WelcomHeritage Group and is considered as one of the best Heritage Hotels in Ooty with an attractive history to tell its guests. Over 167 year ago, this 1844 Mansion depicts red and white stones reminiscent of a typical English mansion style house. The main feature of this Heritage Hotel is the magnificent ballroom finished in authentic Burmese teak that also reveals a highly valued ornamental ceiling made of papier-mâché.

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Location

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace is situated close to the Ooty Railway Station and is easily accessible and well connected by road. Regular bus services ply from Coimbatore, Mysore, Bangalore, Calicut, Cochin, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur and Tirupathi including to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Coonoor, Kotagiri and the stunning Doddabetta Valley.

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Accommodation

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace in Ooty features 19 elegantly furnished Suites, each covering an average area of 900 sq. ft and over. Rooms open to private gardens through a glass encased veranda that offer stunning views of the valley.

Suites at Fernhills Palace are categorized as Super Luxury Suite, the finest of Suites where the Maharaja of Mysore had once stayed, Luxury Suite, Deluxe Suite, Superior Suite, Executive Suites and Junior Suites that are standard and smaller in size when compared to the rest.

Every Suite at Fernhills Palace is reflects an elaborate setting and designed in pure teak wood paneling. They comprise of a large lounge with bay windows, a bedroom, a luxuriant bathroom with a private Jacuzzi and an attached dressing room. The rooms are furnished with Victorian furniture and colonial furnishings that still exude the old world charm as it once did. The interiors reveal an attractive blend of gothic, classic and luxurious signature ancient colonial style.

All Suites at Fernhills Palace offer ample space for relaxation including soothing views of lush verdant gardens that surround the Fernhills Palace Heritage Hotel. They are comfortable and airy and offer supreme comfort and the perfect ambience to all customers.

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Guest Room Amenities and Facilities

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WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Dining Facilities

Fernhills Palace feature an in-house Restaurant named ‘Curry and Rice’ and a Private Dining that serves some of the best and finest fusion of Anglo Indian and Western cuisines designed to seduce and pamper every palate. Carefully preserved secret recipes from the royal kitchen of the Wadiyar Dynasty family is what every customer gets to savour here. This restaurant also employs award-winning chefs trained to cook Indian, Chinese, Continental and traditional Nilgiri cuisine and Health food for the health conscious guests.

The Fox Hunt Bar at Fernhills Palace is where ancient family portraits dress the wall and is paneled with red Mahogany from ceiling to floor that evocatively captures the aura of the bygone colonial era. The interiors are warm and enriched with the prime theme of ‘Hunting’. The walls are accessorized with hunting accessories like saddles, hunting horns, harness, photographs and prints giving customers a vivid glimpse of the Fox Hunting meet gatherings that started way back in 1894 and is still organised here every year to commemorate an era that celebrated the Hunting event with elegant and pomp.

Nothing is more fascinating and old fashioned as sipping your favourite drink, wine, spirit, scotch or vodka martini in a comfortable leather armchair right before the warming fireplace. This place is filled with the aura of a typical ancient English Bar where folktales and old-time stories unfold around you.

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Business and Recreational Facilities

Please note the following points while booking:

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Accessibility

Ooty Railway Station 2 Kms (By Road)
Ooty Bus Stand 2 Kms (By Road)
From Mysore 155 Kms (By Road)
From Bangalore 290 Kms (By Road)
From Coimbatore 90 Kms (By Road)
From Nearest Airport at Coimbatore 160 Kms (By Road)

WelcomHeritage Fernhills Palace, Ooty Contact Information

Address: Fernhills Palace, Fernhills Post, Fernhills, Ootacamund, The Nilgiris - 643 004, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: + 91 – 423 – 244 2555 | + 91 - 423 - 244 5683 | + 91 - 423 - 244 3097
Room Reservation: + 91 - 423 - 244 3910 to 15
Email Addresses: [email protected] | [email protected]
Website: www.fernhillspalace.co.in

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