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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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Paris, France
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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