About this space

Set up by a British couple, Smyrna Guest House is a refurbished colonial property set on a quiet hilltop, half a mile from the Ooty bus & train stations. A six acre campus, beautiful garden and playground. The Honeymoon Suite is a very romantic room, with a comfy couch in front of the fireplace, a luxurious bed, a spacious bathroom with a bathtub and a kitchenette area. One of the oldest places refurbished to match all the latest facilities provided plus, A complimentary breakfast is also provided.


People come to us for a respite from the heat and noise of the plains, for cosy fires, clean air and clear starlit skies. A heritage of colonial architecture and well-established gardens offer a taste of luxury, tranquility and relaxation that nourishes the soul. Our hill top was originally bought from the Toda tribe by a bishop, who built the house you’ll be staying in around 200 years ago. It is surrounded by farmland and tea fields, you can walk down to the railway track and along it to Lovedale where a Toda temple can still be seen, as well as bison, deer and Malabar Giant Squirrels. Otherwise you could walk up the way for breathtaking views of Ooty town and the race course. Failing that you could take a blanket out onto the lawn and have a nap underneath the spreading chestnut tree. Just don’t let the sheep nibble your toes if they are out!

All proceeds from the guest house will be given to Smyrna Fellowship Trust, a registered charity which serves the poor of the Nilgiris from the same campus. There is a day care centre for those with disability and a home for the abandoned elderly also situated on the campus. We arrange the educational sponsorship of over 500 children from poor communities and various house-building and welfare projects in the area. If you’d like to know more about our work then please ask. We can arrange to show you around and give you a chance to interact with some of our extended community.


All rooms lead off the common area in the house, which doubles as a reading area and art gallery. A piano is there too and a large farmhouse table for groups to eat at. The gardens and playground are all available to guests. A tasty breakfast is provided and all rooms have a well equipped kitchen area so you can cook your own food, as we do not have a restaurant. We do however have a bakery and you may purchase fresh cinnamon rolls or bagels in advance. Please message the host when you book. There are a few restaurants that will deliver to the house and several good eating spots nearby.

Other things to note

We actually have 6 rooms available but they are each under a separate listing. Listing links are below.

Blue Room:

Family Room:

The Chestnut Room: (NEW)

The Toda Room: (NEW)

Honeymoon Suite 1:

Honeymoon Suite 2: (NEW)

To Book you can contact our campus incharge Mrs. Vinola Singh or you can book online through here