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The Shade

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Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Shade for 4 nights. I was anxious when I booked whether it was going to be too far out of Munnar and kept prevaricating about whether to stay. The best decision we made was to stay there. The location is glorious, we were on the top floor (from the front it looks like a bungalow and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The views from the terrace are stunning - sit and sip a cold beer (buy it elsewhere beforehand, though) and enjoy the mountain jungle views. Santosh, the owner, will happily ask his trusted trekking guide to take you on a major (but worthwhile) hike through the surrounding area (take plenty of water). The rooms are spic and span. We also... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The setting and views are special, the spice walk down the garden really interesting and a walk up and down the valley quite invigorating. Without a vehicle it is difficult to get into Munnar as it is some 13kms away. The Shade was also a little difficult to find. The WiFi was fine in the reception area but the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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 January 18, 2015

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 January 9, 2015

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 January 6, 2015

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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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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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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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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