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Mumbai
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kodaikanal in itself is an extremely beautiful little place and we happened to be lucky enough to find out about this gem of a homestay - Cinnabar. Honestly the holiday would've been perfect even if we just stayed at Cinnabar all day, talking to Bala and Vasu and eating the delicious food they made. They absolutely love what they do... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

My husband and I just returned after our four days stay at Cinnabar. We took a holiday after several years and were keen on staying in a quiet, neat place and chose to stay at Cinnabar after reading the reviews in Trip Advisor. We both had a wonderful stay... couldn't have been better! Bala and Vasu were excellent hosts. The... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Cinnabar was very highly recommended by a friend of mine and so I went in with very, very high expectations. My weekend there exceeded all expectations I could possibly set. Ever. Bala and Vasu were an absolutely charming and engaging couple. Positively delight to stay and converse with. The rooms were fastidiously neat. The 24-hour-hot-shower and the general atmosphere of... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Having been recommended Cinnabar by a third party as a great place to trek, we were initially put off by the distance. However, after an 8 hour drive with the temperature lowering as we drove up through beautiful scenery, we didn't look back. Bala and Vasu are wonderful hosts - really entertaining, arranging delicious Indian food (when Vasu excels in... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

I had been to Cinnabar with my friend for a weekend. This place was easy to locate and located very nearby to the town. Bala was very friendly and treated us more like family. The room was neat and clean and perfect. We had no mood to leave the room to visit the town such was the ambiance. They were... More 

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Kolhapur, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

my husband and i were at Cinnabar for 3 days and it was a memorable stay. we totally connected with Bala and Vasu (who incidentally sings like an angel) from the first. all the room was perfect, furnished in great taste with the most amazing books laid out for you- i was loath to go out to Kodai even, would... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Bala and Vasu opened their hearts and home to us at Cinnabar. It is a stay filled with love, beautiful cottage and amazing food and green lawn with fruit trees and organic vegetables. They plucked the vegetables from the garden and cooked for us. Bala makes cheese at home and his cheese cake was divine. Vasu made the most amazing... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best holiday experience, all thanks to our hosts Vasu and Bala. They're such a warm and friendly couple and excellent hosts. Our stay at cinnabar was extremely good. The house and the rooms have been very aesthetically done. The architecture being in stone and wood gives that country house feel with subtle Indian elements. They've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you do a quick scan of the other reviews here, it's very clear that Bala and Vasu's warm hospitality makes Cinnabar very special. Right from the email communication till when you leave the homestay, there is abundance of concern and love to make your stay as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. There is much to look forward to if... More 

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Raipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stayed at Cinnabar with family for 3 nights on 23-25 March 2015. Mr & Mrs Balakrishnan are a delight to talk with on a host of topics. The room was comfortable and spacious and the housekeeping was good. The food was homely and good especially the Granola at Breakfast, not to forget the continental desserts at dinner. However would like... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peaceful gardens well planted with fruit trees surround this unique Kodaikanal house. Two sunny rooms with private baths, detached from the main house, make the stay truly memorable."Where you feel like a personal friend, not just a guest". Relax...On the porch, or perhaps in the quiet of the living room where a log fire awaits you on chilly days. A selection of books, newspapers and magazines is at hand.Set away from the bustle of the town centre, the lush lawns provide many places to relax in the sun or just savor quiet moments alone...Wander through the garden escorted by a playful dog and see unusual organic fruit and vegetables growing.A delectable full western breakfast using home made cheeses, jams, breads and more is served at 8:30 am in the dining room. A gourmet dinner, using locally grown produce is served in the dining hall at 7:30 pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cinnabar

Address: Chettiar Road, Kodaikanal 62410, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kodaikanal
Price Range: $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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