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Sunnymead Rentals

Shimla Hwy | Below the Cart Rd, Near the Old MLA Headquarters, Shimla 171004, India
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bangalore
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Genuine warmth & hospitality are in short supply nowadays. If anyone wants to experience them first hand, one must stay at Madhavi’s Sunnymead for few days. About 3.5 hrs by road from Chandigarh, Sunnymead is a beautifully & intelligently restored turn of century bungalow, where the four poster bed & fireplaces meet the modern WC. Situated just under the Vice... More 

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1 Thank lee75bangalore
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dearest Mauli, Sangeeta and Sonu, Thank you thank you thank you. I'm absolutely thrilled to know that I'm some sort of a benchmark. Please tell Sangeeta that I'm hoping that she will take a vacation in my off season and come and cook and entire bong meal for us and I promise to make her walk off her meals at... More 

New Delhi, India
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62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This, over the new year, was our 2nd visit to Madhvi's Sunnymead. (you can see my previous review from 2012/13). This is one place that brought us back, again, something rare as we like to visit new places each time. But something about Sunnymead, about Madhvi, about the five pets, the food (O my god, the FOOD), and the beauty... More 

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ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Sanjay and Sumitra, Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. I am so very happy to have met the entire crazy fun family at Sunnymead. Madhu and I thoroughly enjoyed feeding and meeting Suchitra, Naveen, Oorja and Anjani. The dogs definitely felt the loss of their adoring audience leaving. Thank you once again for everything. Do... More 

Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Absolutely spectacular ! A two-day visit that was altogether too short !! We were very keen to take my mother-in-law for a small, but really special break just prior to Diwali and very frankly we could not have chosen anything more perfect! From the very warm welcome to the absolutely stunning 11 am cake and coffee, the wonderful walk through... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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2 Thank elisabethvanos49
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 11, 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 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank TiToWorldwide
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 7, 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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3 Thank Ashishpainoli
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 

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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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3 Thank kathpasco
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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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5 Thank kshiti7
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 

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