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Sunnymead Rentals

Shimla Hwy | Below the Cart Rd, Near the Old MLA Headquarters, Shimla 171004, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed at Sunnymead for 6 nights, and could have stayed forever!! Madhavi and her family were fun,kind,helpful, interesting, amazing people. The food was better than any five star hotel, the rooms were divine, ours with a Juliet balcony overlooking the distant hills and beautiful garden. We love every minute of our stay.........

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Elisabeth and Peter, Absolutely thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay at Sunnymead. Thank you so very much for such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure meeting the two of you. Hope that you will come and stay with us again. With our very best wishes, The Sunnymead Team More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Being at Sunnymead is like having your own cottage, nestled in one of Shimla's most colourful and cheerful orchard-gardens, while you bask in Madhavi Bhatia's pampering. It's located conveniently, just under the main road but reasonably quiet despite the occasional rumble of traffic, and most of Shimla's loveliest sights are just a brisk walk away. The rooms are cozy and... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dearest N and DD, Thank you ever so much for such a fab review and for staying with us again. Hope that you'll make a third trip to Sunnymead in non-slippery weather when you can complete the Annadale to Potter's Hill walk without sliding of the hillside. The two and four legged at Sunnymead send the two of you much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I would like to thank Madhvi and Madhu for out of the world experience.Caution:if you are on a diet plan please do not visit as this is the best food which you may experience in your lifetime.Additionally, the ambience,the old charm of the cottage,three lively pets bholua,sweety and bhusa make your stay even more exciting and to top it all... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Sabina, Was really lovely meeting all of you and chatting with your mom. Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. I do hope that you will come again and bring your husband along with you. Madhu sends her namaskar to all of you as well. Big hug and see you all soon Madhavi More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We spend two nights at Madhavi's beautiful house in Shimla and we absolutely loved our stay. Madhavi and her fabulous cook Mandhu took great care of us, no request was too much and our comfort was of utmost importance. Even though it was still cold outside in early March the house was cozy and next to the fireplace it was... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thank you so much for your very kind words. How wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay at Sunnymead! I will certainly pass on your kind comments to the staff. I hope to welcome you back to Sunnymead in the future but in the meantime, do keep in touch and have a fabulous time in Sri Lanka.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My second time here; this time just with my daughter. As lovely as ever. Glad its not as known as it should be hehe. I think a bond with this place has been formed. Yes. I do blame the owner though for putting on weight. You could visit here just for the food especially the continental fare- insanely good and... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dearest Ashish, Arundhati and Ekvira, Thank you so much for all your support of Sunnymead and of course for the much treasured Landour cookbook. I use it all the time. We all love having the three of you over, especially Ekvira. Your feedback is invaluable. We will try and keep the hill path down to the house in the best... More 

Knott End
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There are not enough superlatives to describe a stay with Madhavi at Sunnymead. Instantly made to feel welcome it was wonderful to meet Madhavi and her other guests. Her home is beautiful, full of character and exquisitely furnished and decorated with taste - even down to the lovely vases of flowers. Sitting in the lounge infront of a crackling log... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Kath and Norman, I'm so glad that you both enjoyed staying at Sunnymead. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the two of you. Thank you so much for the calendar which is still up on the fridge :) Am glad the brownies were a success. It's one of our never fail recipes. Do try it out with roasted peanuts and peanut butter.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

People make homes. And Sunnymead is blessed to have the most wonderful, lively people inhabiting it. Madhavi is a wonderful host - nothing is too much for her and her personal touch is evident in every aspect of the stay - right from the delicious food that she serves (more on this later) to the soaps in the bathroom. She... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Kshiti, Rajneesh, Uncle and Aunty, Thank you belatedly for such a lovely review. It was a great pleasure meeting all of you especially your parents. Hope they are well. Please do ask them to drop in for cake and tea if they are ever again in the area and taking a break from the plains and myriad responsibilities. Will... More 

Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The most hospitable, cozy and beautiful place ever made!!! A must visit. If you don't know the hospitality of sunnymead you don't know real hospitality. The meals, the room, the people and of course the friendly 3 dogs were awesome......... The place has been modernised and a lot of effort has been put..... A lot of books.... Great furniture.... Near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Remember the best meal you would have ever had, remember the time when you were served food with most warmth, multiply the emotion that you would have felt then by at least 3 times. That's your every meal at Sunnymead. So you would have got the drift by now. Excellent food blended with warmth of hospitality. The rooms are beautiful,... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Amit and Samta, Thank you so very much rather belatedly for the super review of Sunnymead. Both Radhika and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting both of you and your parents, Atul and Reshmy. Please do give my regards to your parents and hope we get to meet you all soon. This time we will provide you a space for your... More 

Bombay, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is the kind of stay that will spoil you for any other kind. You're in somebody's beautifully appointed home. There are big happy dogs and a cat to cuddle. Books to wallow in. A lovely cottage garden with wild flowers as well. The food is comforting, delicious and beautifully presented in heirloom crockery. Like the osteria in Italy, the... More 

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