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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

we had a wonderful lunch here with our family.The lunch was served on a Banana leaf we had the traditional kerala style food called SHADYA .The house is situated in a good location the rooms are small but they are clean and have good bathroom attached to the room the view from their Roof top is Excellent.

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Ahmednagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We drove in from Kodaikanal to Munnar. At first I thought the lower rooms were a bit too much for us to go down and up. since we are all senior citizens. But we settle down and we found that the place was very neat spic and span. We had a two room little cottage with all the amenities (... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I stayed in one of the bottom rooms below his house at the back. It had a nice patio outside the rooms, but the beautiful view of the hills was completely blocked by trees. If you wanted to see it, you had to duck under some of their clothes they hung and stand atop a shaky little platform and peak... More 

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Santhosh C, Owner at The Shade, responded to this review

I think u had mistaken because there was no such a guest in the month of May according to our record. And there is chance for a visitor for the sake of just visiting our property that is in the month of January second week. If that was you, according to the information that we got you were staying in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

The home stay is very neat and clean and very peaceful place and his owner Mr.santhose makes superve and perfect arrangement like cab ,food ,driver etc and he served food s super and very nice. me and my wife enjoyed very much .finally we can't able to return to our place .so I recommend who ever going munnar try to... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If there is a single reason to review this place it's for the magnificent 360 degree natural view and the friendliness of the owner Santosh. From the moment we arrived till the time we left we never felt like guests and felt like we owned this lovely bunglow. We were a group of 4 adults and 1 child. Even my... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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