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The Shade

Certificate of Excellence
Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar 685565, India
The Shade
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this place for two nights through their website after reading countless reviews on tripadvisor. Honestly, since most of the reviews were so great, I was a bit sceptical about their veracity. So, let me start by saying that all the great things about the view, the cleanliness, the food and the hospitality that reviewers before me have said... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would have stayed at Riverrock Homestay not far away but they had only one room available so gave that to our in laws so they could experience there as we had been before . Saj at Sajhome in Fort Kochi booked this for us and we were very happy with his choice . The room and whole house is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Sopot, Poland
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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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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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