SeleQtions Gateway Coonoor - IHCL SeleQtions

Gateway Coonoor-IHCL SeleQtions

Boutique Hotel in Coonoor

Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, surrounded by tea plantations, at an altitude of 1839 meters. Its climate is milder than Ooty. It is a very popular weekend getaway for the people in Coimbatore. Coonoor is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year. Coonoor is a land of Tea and is home to the best of the Teas produced in South India. Coonoor is the business hub of The Nilgiris primarily due to Tea related activities.

The earliest recorded existence of Gateway Coonoor IHCL SeleQtions (Previously called “Hampton Manor”) was 1857. It was built as a prior to the “All Saints Church”. The property came under the IHCL banner in 1990 and was carefully renovated to retain its old character, adding all modern amenities.

Gateway Coonoor - IHCL SeleQtion is the perfect place to unwind for both business travellers and leisure seekers. Nestled in the heart of the rolling hills of the Nilgiris, each room provides panoramic vistas of the exotic location. Our luxury hotel in Coonoor is coupled with contemporary facilities, a warm and friendly service with some great Guest experiences and attractions like Pool Billiards, Badminton, Cycling, Foosball, Board games, Kid’s zone, Fitness Centre, Library, Lounge, Soft toys, Yoga, Ayurveda Centre, Gym, Bird watching and much more. Gateway Coonoor IHCL SeleQtion ensures your stay with us is truly comfortable.

Coonoor is a Hill Station with rich heritage legacy. The British developed Coonoor during their rule and left behind innumerable buildings and magnificent structures which are now being celebrated as Heritage constructions. Some of them are now used as: Churches, Hotels, Schools & Educational Institutions, Clubs, Hospitals and Government Offices. The Nilgiris Hills is home for more than 6 Tribal Communities who were the earliest settlers some of them are: Todas, Kurumbas, Irulas, Kotas, Badagas and Panias

Our hotel in Coonoor has 32 rooms and 4 suites amidst lush green lawns and is 80 kilometers from the Coimbatore airport with a driving time of 2 hours.

Hotel Highlights
A 161+ year old heritage property featuring colonial architecture
Set Amidst Lush Gardens
Cottage style rooms with private sitting areas & old – fashioned fireplaces
Nature walks, bird watching, Golf on request
Kids game room and Cycles on request
Mesmerising Outdoor Bonfire
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Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability and charges applicable.
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Pets are allowed.
Hotel Essentials
  • GSTIN : 33AAACO0728N1ZH
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    24-hour room service
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    Car hire service
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    Currency exchange
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    Travel assistance
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    Copier/facsimile facilities
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    Facilities for the physically challenged
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    Spa - on charge
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    Ayurvedic massages – on charge
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    Indoor board games
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    High-speed Internet Complimentary on standard plan and premium will be on chargeable bases
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    Ayurveda Centre offering rejuvenation programmes & intensive treatments
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    Fus Ball table
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    Laundry service
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    Fitness Centre

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


Heritage Basic
Gold Earth Check Award Since 2012
Best Maintained Garden and Lawns



Gateway Coonoor - IHCL SeleQtions is conveniently located within touching distance to prominent tourist attractions in and around Coonoor. At 285 kms, our hotel in Coonoor is also the perfect destination for a blissful getaway from Bangalore. Enjoy our warm hospitality and service that make you feel at home. Explore the all meals inclusive 4D Travel offer to plan your next stay.

Guest Speak

Vijay S.
9 days ago
Ideal place to relax with a good location
Our trip to Taj started on a good note with no hassles in Check-in. Mr. Kannan was there to assist us and our room was upgraded to a Junior Suite as we were the only guests and all the other rooms were empty. Room was huge, clean, hygienic and staff were helpful in taking care of our need and accommodating our requests as we had 2 small kids. Food was good, especially in the first 2 days. Our 3rd day, we had about 10+ rooms being filled with lot of tourists and we observed a drop in food quality drastically. We had booked for 3 nights to celebrate the birthday of our kids and the celebrations/decorations of the room was top notch. No issues with check out as well. Some points to improve upon: 1. Taj, Coonoor located in South India and in hill stations - Tea and Coffee has to be top notch. One cannot compromise on the quality of filter coffee or Ginger/Cardamom Tea. We had filter coffee once and it was hopeless. We then switched to tea and we always request for Ginger Tea. Twice we got excellent Ginger tea, however the remaining 2-3 times the quality was bad or even worse. We even returned the tea once and asked them to replace it with Ginger tea and they acknowledged unavailability of Ginger and using the powder instead which does not solve the purpose. 2. Dosa and Sambhar quality was not great. I have stayed at Taj properties before, including Taj Ooty and south Indian food at South indian locations - no compromises. On the contrary, Aloo paratha was made real good. 3. With small kids, we insist on Ghee Dosa and bread toast with Ghee and it has always been a good experience but for one instance where we were provided with regular toast which was rock hard and frozen ghee. We then escalated this and Mr. Chandru came to our help who had ensured there was no issue in customer service. 4. Wifi signal was poor at times, but manageable. Overall it was a pleasant stay and positives in this trip were location, room, cleanliness, hygiene, fireplace in the room, laundry services, in-room dining and restaurant service (Mr. Chandru who helped us many times ensuring food service was good). Some people who made our stay memorable - Mr. Chandru, Mr. Dhikarigouda, Mr. Ramalingam (Chef), Mr. Shakthivel (Chef), Mr. Peter, Mr. Shafi and Mr. Bala.
Siva B.
14 days ago
Great stay
Great experience, wonderful staff. Everything was done to perfection. Sathish at the front desk went to extraordinary lengths to make our stay a memorable one. Great job Conoor team!