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Chithirapuram P.O., Munnar 685565, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 103 Munnar B&B and Inns
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We couldn't have been happier with our stay in Munnar. From the moment we got to Royal Mist we were welcomed and made feel completely at home. Anil was so helpful with advice on what to see, arranging cars and tours for us and bringing us for a hike around Royal Mist, showing us all the different spices growing there. We have also never been so well fed! Jeeva is a fantastic cook. We devoured everything that was served up to us. We also got to watch Jeeva cooking, which was fantastic. She made one of our favourite recipes, and also wrote up recipes of other dishes we had as we mentioned we really liked the food.
We’re already hoping to plan a trip back to Royal Mist :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Royal Mist was probably the best place we stayed in this time. Anil and Jeeva were wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to make our time there as good as it could be. Beds were very comfortable, meals delicious and the ambience excellent. We were made to feel like one of the family from the moment we arrived. I would recommend the Royal Mist to anyone. the only downside was having to leave.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's hard to describe what a wonderful stay we had at Royal Mist. Of all the places we stayed in India, a country of warm hospitality and amazing food, Anil and Jeeva's place takes the cake. Looking back on our stay, it wasn't the rooms (though they were nice), and it wasn't the view (although it was amazing), it was the warm hospitality, the local advice, and the service that went above and beyond that made the difference. Anil, whose worked in the travel industry in Munnar for years, simply knows everything about the region and can offer advice that will accommodate your every need, whether it's relaxing, hiking, or visiting cultural sites. And Jeeva's cooking is fantastic. The breakfast is great and the dinner's were amazing. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My mother and I stayed at Royal Mist for 4 nights. We were given a warm hearted welcome by Anil and Jeeva and felt like family. Our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely view. All of the guestrooms are upstairs and open onto a shared balcony/terrace with a seating area. Breakfast was plentiful and yummy. They also offer a lunch/evening meal homecooked by the fabulous cook that is Jeeva :) They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When we wanted to visit the local village, Anil was happy to take us there and show us around. A great stay, would recommend!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We've stayed at many bed & breakfasts over the years and this one truly stands out. When we arrived Anil, Jeeva and their children came out to greet us with big smiles to welcome us to their home. Once we were settled, Anil took us on a hike through a nearby woods and tea plantation with beautiful views. This set the tone for what turned out to be a memorable experience.

Our room was quiet and spotlessly clean with a very comfortable mattress and many thoughtful touches, like an international electrical converter, a flashlight, books on local nature and wildlife and board games. The food was delicious and plentiful. Anil and Jeeva were terrific hosts, providing us with plenty of privacy, but also visiting us on the terrace for a chat in the evenings after dinner. It was like we were visiting old friends.

We would definitely stay here again and wholeheartedly recommend this homestay to anyone visiting Munnar.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Staying at the Royal Mist was a highlight of our India trip. Anil and Jeeva were so friendly that I got choked up saying goodbye to them. I now consider them my Indian parents. Anil drove us to see a local religious festival one night -- just one example of how they go out of the way to help guests. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from some of the prettiest tea plantations and vistas we saw in Munnar. Food was very tasty. Nice and quiet and clean. Incredible value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed for two nights in late November. We were made extremely welcome and we felt at home immediately. Good home cooking served on the balcony overlooking the valley. The homestay was vey comfortable but it was the lovely hosts, Anil and Jeeva, that really made our stay special.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Royal Mist

Address: Chithirapuram P.O., Munnar 685565, India
Location: India > Kerala > Munnar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
10km from Munnar town, down winding hilltop roads with spectacular views, Royal Mist Homestay is owned by Mr. Anil and his family. This particularly close knit family with two children aged 12and 17 are incredibly hospitable, welcoming guests as part of the family, whilst allowing them as much independence as they desire. The separate area of the guests’ rooms occupies the top floor of this modern house with an upstairs terrace, which looks out onto the valley and hills extending into the distance. ... more   less 
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