As the second most visited hill station in Nilgiris, Coonoor is an amazing holiday destination in Tamil Nadu for the nature lovers.
Here are my recommendations for the 7 best resorts in Coonoor for an extraordinary holiday experience.
Tea Nest by Nature Resorts, Coonoor
How would you like staying in a heritage bungalow from the 1800s situated on the edge of a sprawling tea plantation 1,800 acres? If this piques your fascination, head to Tea Nest, Coonoor for an unforgettable holiday experience.
Inspired by the theme of tea flavors, the rooms are eloquently designed with vibrant colors, large and wide windows, and working fireplace in each room. The high sealing, the triangular gables on the roof, and laced curtains all evoke the colonial heritage.
Surrounded by the tea plantations and open to natural environment, it is not uncommon for you to spot a gaur or bison during your stay here.
The property is run and maintained by Nature Resorts, who operate some of the best resorts in Ooty, Coonoor, and Kotagiri. Nature Resorts are committed to eco-friendly approaches to make their property sustainable.
Tea Nest Coonoor General Information
Address: Teanest – Nature Resorts, Coonoor Singara estate road, Singara, Coonoor, the Nilgiris, Coonoor, Ooty, India, 643101
Phone Number: +91 9443683987, +91 8088855855
Price Range: Rs. 3,700- 5,000 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 3 Star
Tea Nest Coonoor Features and Amenities
General Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, restaurant, board games, bonfire, library, kids play area, pet-friendly, garden
Rooms Standout Features: Garden view, mountain view, mosquito net, seating area, superior furniture, classy paintings in each room
Tea Nest Coonoor Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 4.5 Km
Ooty: 23 Km
Sims Park: 3 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 9.1 Km
Lambs Rock: 4.2 Km
What started off as a cosy homestay evolved as a result of their incredible hospitality to become one of the finest luxury resorts in Coonoor. This is the story of Sunvalley Homestay, one of the best resorts in Coonoor!
Sunvalley is located in a quaint and rustic village called Ottupattarai, just 3 km from the Coonoor railway station. The spacious rooms at Sunvalley open to tea plantations, valleys and the mountains far away to give you a spectacular experience of nature at its best.
The interiors of the property are tastefully designed in contemporary style with modern furniture and paintings that adorn the walls. The balconies on the first floor rooms have seating facility to offer you ultimate comfort while you take in the beauty surrounding you.
Sunvalley works very closely with the local community in the village. And so, apart from the luxurious amenities at the stay, it is the hospitality and warmth of the local community that makes Sunvalley your ideal holiday maker.
Sunvalley Coonoor General Information
Address: Stanley Park Ottupattarai, Coonoor 643105 India
Phone Number: +91-8825877432 +91-9442245590
Price Range: Rs. 4,000- 5,500 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 3 Star
Sunvalley Coonoor Feature and Amenities
General Amenities: complimentary breakfast, restaurant, board games, badminton court, kids play area, garden, game room, hiking, karaoke, bicycles, fitness center, coffee shop
Rooms Standout Features: Balconies in the first floor rooms, garden view, nature view, mountain view, seating area, classy paintings in each room, suite rooms and family rooms available, modern furniture, suites with kitchen and dining area
Sunvalley Coonoor Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 3.9 Km
Ooty: 16.7 Km
Sims Park: 5.6 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 14.6 Km
Lambs Rock: 9.7 Km
Oland Plantation Farm Stay
Ranked in the top 10 plantation resorts in India and the top 30 eco-resorts in India, O’land Plantation is a hidden gem tucked away near the wilderness of Nilgiris Biosphere reserve forest in Coonoor.
Oland Plantations, one of the best resorts in Coonoor, is spread over 120 acres of an estate that grows tea, coffee, pepper, and cloves. Beyond the estate, it is nothing but pristine nature!
If you are a nature lover or into nature photography, Oland Plantation is where you should head to. Rise up early in the morning to go bird watching and spot some rare species that flock in the biosphere. You will definitely spot the wildlife here.
The property is maintained with utmost care to the natural environment around it. The cottages are made with naturally sources material and offer modern convenience sustainable.
Oland Plantations General Information
Address: Kullakamby Post, Coonoor 643218 India
Phone Number: +91 91082 83702
Price Range: Rs. 5,000- 7,000 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 3 Star
Oland Plantations Features and Amenities
General Amenities: complimentary breakfast and dinner, restaurant, kids play area, garden, hiking, tea plantation tour, bird-watching, wildlife sighting, excellent for wildlife/bird photography
Rooms Standout Features: independent 2 & 3 bedroom houses for families, independent single room cottages, balcony in first floor rooms, sustainable architecture and furniture, rustic appeal, mountain view, nature view, seating area
Oland Plantations Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 24.5 Km
Ooty: 31.6 Km
Sims Park: 27.1 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 36.1 Km
Lambs Rock: 31.2 Km
180 McIver- A Heritage Villa
180 McIver is a 1900s colonial mansion that was given a modern makeover to transform it into a luxury holiday retreat in Coonoor.
The high ceiling, and wrought-iron furniture still exude the old world charm, while the spacious and vibrantly colored rooms give it a very modern vibe.
Sprawling lawns, well-manicured garden, and a stunning 180-degree view of Coonoor are what make 180 McIver, one of the best luxury resorts in Coonoor. No wonder, 180 McIver became the shooting location for the 2016 Bollywood movie, Kapoor and Sons.
Their biggest pride, is undoubtedly their multi-cuisine restaurant, La Bellie Vie, one of the top rated restaurants in Coonoor.
180 McIver Coonoor General Information
Address: 1 – 4 Orange Grove Road, Coonoor 643101 India
Phone Number: +91 423 223 3323
Price Range: Rs. 4,500- 6,500 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 3 Star
180 McIver Coonoor Features and Amenities
General Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, multi-cuisine restaurant, garden, table tennis, golf course, kids play area
Rooms Standout Features: Nature view, seating area, wrought-iron furniture, and antique appeal
180 McIver Coonoor Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 3 Km
Ooty: 19.6 Km
Sims Park: 1 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 11.4 Km
Lambs Rock: 6.4 Km
Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden
Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden is a 150 years old Scottish bungalow ideally located just 2 mins walking distance from Sims Park, Coonoor.
The colonial mansion has high ceilings, large windows, and intricately carved wooden furniture, to keep its colonial legacy intact. The large windows open to picturesque views of tea plantations, and gardens.
Every part of the mansion is tastefully designed with chandlers, candle stands, lampshades, and paintings adding to the colonial charm.
Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden General Information
Address: 58 Kotagiri Road, Coonoor 643101 India
Phone Number: +91 9443730584
Price Range: Rs. 6,000- 7,000 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 3 Star
Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden Features and Amenities
General Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, restaurant, kitchen, lawn, garden
Rooms Standout Features: Pet-friendly rooms available, family rooms available, colonial interior, antique furniture, modern art paintings on the wall, seating area, garden view
Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 3.6 Km
Ooty: 20.9 Km
Sims Park: 0.5 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 10 Km
Lambs Rock: 5.2 Km
The Gateway Hotel IHCL SeleQtions
The Gateway Hotel Coonoor is a 19th century mansion, Hampton Manor that was taken over by the Tata Group in 1990 to transform it into one of the finest luxury resorts in Coonoor.
The Gateway Coonoor belongs to the IHCL Seleqtions group of hotels that offer unique experiences at its landmark hotels.
Located quite close to the city center, yet a beautiful world on its own, The Gateway has a lot of open space with lush lawns and well-maintained gardens.
The Gateway Hotel Coonoor General Information
Address: Church Road Upper Coonoor, The Nilgris, Coonoor 643101 India
Phone Number: +91 423 2225400
Price Range: Rs. 9,000- 12,500 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 4 Star
The Gateway Hotel Coonoor Features and Amenities
General Amenities: complimentary breakfast, restaurant, Nature walk, Bird watching, , garden, bicycle rental, table tennis, pool billiards, foosball, library, lounge, game room, kids play area, spa and massage, fitness center, bar lounge
Rooms Standout Features: Cottage, suite rooms, Heritage gallery, Heritage property featuring Colonial architecture, private sitting areas, fireplace Pet Friendly rooms
The Gateway Hotel Coonoor Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 2.3 Km
Ooty: 20.5 Km
Sims Park: 1.2 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 10.3 Km
Lambs Rock: 5.4 Km
The Xanadu Coonoor
The Xanadu is the perfect resort in Coonoor in a Scandinavian-style villa with 3 bedrooms and a common hall with fireplace.
You can book individual rooms, but if you are a group of 6 adults and young children, book all 3 rooms and have the entire property to yourself.
The Xanadu is an east-facing villa with high walls, wooden flooring, and windows that run from the ceiling to the floor. And so when you open the window, it is like opening to the outdoor.
They have all the amenities to make your vacation perfect. You can pitch a tent outside and spent a night gazing at the starry night. You can also have your meals in the lawn and enjoy a nice picnic.
Being perched on top of a mountain and with the two landscaped lawns in the property, The Xanadu boosts of offering you the best views of the Nilgiris.
The Xanadu Coonoor General Information
Address: 3/330 A5, Drumella Estate 1, Coonoor 643104 India
Phone Number: 94424 13384
Price Range: Rs. 8,000- 10,500 (for a standard room)
Star Category: 4 Star
The Xanadu Coonoor Features and Amenities
General Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, garden, mini library, outdoor furniture, board games
Rooms Standout Features: Garden view, mountain view, terrace, seating area, common living room
The Xanadu Coonoor Distances to Major Attractions
Coonoor Railway Station: 9.2 Km
Ooty: 26.5 Km
Sims Park: 6.1 Km
Dolphin’s Nose: 15.5 Km
Lambs Rock: 10.7 Km
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