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The Shade

Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram 685565, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Shade is set about 12 km out of the Munnar town and is set on a beautiful hillside of tropical gardens and trees. Mr Santos will organise tuk tuks or cars to take you to tea plantations, the tea museum, and on to other cities at the end of your stay. Our room was under the house with several... More 

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Ottawa Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This homestay was wonderful. Clean, charming, peaceful. Lovely gardens behind the house with coffee, cloves, cardamom, coffee, pepper and other spices. Truly a lovely homestay. Very simple but lovely rooms with a view like none other. We very much enjoyed this place. Owner was helpful and his two children were lovely and helpful as well, proud to show us the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet and pleasant place to stay, away from the Munnar town centre. Our host was helpful and gracious and we loved the home cooked Kerala cuisine - breakfast and dinners which was served in the sit-out outside our rooms. Highly recommend this homestay to those looking for a relaxing stay in lush green surroundings.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best home cooking we have had in Kerala. Special moments watching the sun rise from the roof which is also a ideal spot for yoga or just absorbing the view. Mr Santosh can organise trekking, trips to plantations and has a taxi service as well as mountain bikes. A relaxing stay.

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We are an Indian/European couple. We travelled to Munnar as a party of 15 people, as we wanted to share this beautiful region with the international guests who travelled to Kerala for our Wedding in August 2014. We looked carefully at all the options available in Munnar as we wanted to be sure that our guests would be happy with... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

well, it was very peaceful n pleasant stay with family. The host Mr Santosh is a very nice and professional personal. As this place is located about 11 KM down from Main market, He took care of small needs like break fast, lunch, dinner and vehicle if needed. I stayed at the end of June n still cherish my morning... More 

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delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My first impression of a small room was completely overshadowed by the spaciousness of the bathroom and the absolutely clean and fresh surroundings There was another adjoining room to keep our luggage which proved to be very convenient.Fresh towels, good fixtures and fittings, excellent, classy finish, the home stay provided full value for money! Mr Santhosh, an extremely genial and... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

On my first family visit to Kerala (Sept 2012, with 2 small children) I was not very sure of how the lodging experience would go. The monsoon rains were still pouring and image of a damp, moldy hotel room was detracting me from visiting Kerala. The stay at The Shade proven me pleasantly wrong. Pros- Clean, fresh ambiance. Mr. Santosh... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were on our way to Munnar and we stumbled upon The Shade. We booked it without reading any reviews and hence there were no expectations. It really is an amazing place, located in a quaint village 13 kms away from Munnar. If you are looking for peace and quiet, then this is the place. The host Mr. Santosh was... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

One of the Best Homestay ever we stayed in India. Mr. Santosh is simple and honest owner of "The Shade " Homestay we ever come across in India. He was excellent host for any guest. It is in excellent location and it is home away from home. It is one of the Best place, to Mountain Bicycle in Munnar. Not... More 

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Address: Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram 685565, India
Location: India > Kerala > Chithirapuram
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Number of rooms: 3
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