We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sunnymead Rentals

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Shimla
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Sunnymead Rentals
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Sunnymead during the Independence day weekend and would like to thank Madhavi for being a wonderful host. The place is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city.The place is adorned with the old world charm of Shimla reminiscent of the colonial days with beautiful old furniture, art works and numerous books and novels. Recommended... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anupam C
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Anupam and Parmita, Thank you so very much for your absolutely lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting the two of you. Madhu will also be delighted to know that you enjoyed her cooking. I do hope that you'll be able to come again to see the garden in it's prime. Very many thanks once again for choosing to... More 

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great visit to Shimla in May and the highlight was definitely staying at Sunnymead. Madhavi is a wonderful hostess who went to no end of effort to make my stay enjoyable. The food she prepared, both Indian and western, was nothing short of fantastic. Beautiful breakfasts, cakes, teas and dinners. The accommodations was very peaceful and was... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank Australian_Tom
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for staying at Sunnymead and for this lovely review. I'm so glad that it was a peaceful stay and that you liked the food. Looking forward to seeing you again. Very many thanks Madhavi More 

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

In Shimla and yet away from the over active and noisy part of mall road. Beautiful cottage, Madhavi is a great host, she helped us find great places to wall. Haven't had a better meal- the spread was lavish and and tasty. Completely worth the price.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank meetu2015
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Meetu, Raj and Zoe, Thank you all for staying with us at Sunnymead and for the very kind review. Do drop in for a meal if you're ever in the area again. Hopefully, we'll have two more puppies by the end of the year, more Zoe's size to not scare her. Many thanks once again and look forward to... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I had spent 2N in this property and the days were spent entirely outside sight seeing. Came across this beautiful residence thanks to TripAdvisor.This is a very old home housing loads of antique items which one could only get to watch in few Hollywood movies.The decor both interior and outside speaks for itself about the efforts put in by the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Abhishek N
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Abhishek, Shruti and Bhuvi, Thank you so much for your detailed review and your honest and very valuable feedback. We are delighted that you liked our home, and that the housekeeping and general services met with your approval. For the other feedback, we are incorporating it into our systems and hope that you will find much improvement when you... More 

New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I had stumbled upon this charming property a couple of years back on ta and it has been on my list ever since. We finally managed to get there last weekend, and boy was it worth it! To begin with, it's a quaint little cottage straight out of the days of the Raj. The exploding cornucopia of flowers in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank outandaboutpriya
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Lloyd and Priya, Thank you so very much for such a lovely review. Please thank Lloyd for the tutorial that he sent me. Have checked out loads more stuff along the same lines on youtube. Will also inform Milkha of his courage... I think he's more used to being called a dim wit.. Big hug and many many thanks... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking view, a wonderful and a generous host - not to mention a fabulous chef, gorgeous and lovable animals - need I say more? If you need to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle then Sunnymead is your oasis! The rooms were tastefully done and had so much history - an old firsplace, a beautiful desk and chair... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AnishaChugh
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dearest Anisha and Pranav, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was such a pleasure meeting the two of you. Hopefully, we will meet at Ram Asrey, Lucknow pigging out on Malai Ke Tikone .. Will definitely try and make it for the Sanatkada festival. I will keep the aloo and bacon ki "subzi" in mind when... More 

Beernem, Belgium
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

What an experipience: our room was very stylish , lots of books, antique treasures. Even the living room was full off surprising decoration . A real house with soul, spirit and style. The host and her sister were very hospitable and warm welcoming. The even give attention to their kitchen staff in a very decent and nice mentality. Breakfast and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank petra d
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Bruno and Petra, Thank you so much for taking so much trouble to write this lovely review. Both Radhika and I were delighted to meet the two of you. Thank you for all the advise and lovely conversations at night. We look forward to visiting you soon. Good luck with your beautiful bed and breakfast in Flanders. Warm regards... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Having been raised in a boarding school in the hills, Sunnymead was a real blast from the past. It reminded me of the hills as they use to be, before rampant commercialization and indiscriminate development ruined them. Other reviews have mentioned the supremely comfortable accommodation, the phenomenal food, and the superb welcome that you will get at Sunnymead, so I... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank sharmasharad2008
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Sharad and Kritika, Thank you so much for such a great review. It was a great pleasure to host the two of you. I do hope that you'll come once again in July with your family. There are a number of walks and treks in and around Shimla that you would love and of course the dogs will be... More 

Mumbai
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

A beautiful Homestay with an ever smiling and accommodative host made our offsite plus a personal trip very memorable. The place is close enough to the town and at the same time away enough to be able to enjoy Simla of yore!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
2 Thank vivekjoshi2016
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dear Vivek, Thank you once again. I do promise to try all of the L'oreal Paris stuff this month. My warmest regards to the rest of the team Madhavi More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Confused...? Here is what happened...There was a communication mix up and a double booking was made, Madhavi was so apologetic and at short notice organised another excellent B&B called Ballyhack Cottage at her expense. Then she organised a pickup at the train to take us there. We ended up right behind the Christ Church in old Shimla. Madhavi invited us... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Tony_Arana_Hills
ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Rentals, responded to this review

Dearest Tony and Wendy, Thank you so much for giving us such a glowing review. I truly wish that the two of you could have stayed with us. What a lovely morning we had. The photographs of the dogs and Milkha are lovely. Hopefully, the next time you're doing the rounds of Himachal we can spend more time together. Good... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

88 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (62)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (21)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (30)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Shimla hotels
0.0 mi away
Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa
0.0 mi away
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
0.0 mi away
WelcomHeritage Woodville Palace Shimla
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Shimla Havens Resort
Shimla Havens Resort
#17 of 110 in Shimla
4.0 of 5 stars 216 reviews
0.0 mi away
Snow Valley Resorts Shimla
0.0 mi away
Kapil Hotel
Kapil Hotel
#3 of 110 in Shimla
4.5 of 5 stars 767 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunnymead, Shimla is an exquisitely restored home with a spectacular garden. Located on the edge of the Reserve Forest. It is conveniently situated both to explore Shimla and its surrounds, as well as just relax and do nothing...Located just off the Cart Road, Sunnymead is the first private house as you drive up from the plains. Parking is available at the level of the road, either in our private parking bay or else in one of our garages.A short walk down a mountain path leads to the house. The road is not motorable till the front door. We are not a hotel, but offer short term rentals for like-minded people who would like to live in an old family home. Short stays may be customised on request.The food offered is both Indian and European, served in exquisite collectible china with old, beautifully maintained silverware.Distances from Sunnymead:Sunnymead to Railway Station- 1.2 kmSunnymead to Victory Tunnel- 1.8 kmSunnymead to Local Bus Stand on Cart Road- 2.2 kmSunnymead to Lift (for the Mall) - 3.1 kmSunnymead to Boileauganj (local market)- 1.2 km ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunnymead Rentals

Address: Shimla Hwy | Below the Cart Rd, Near the Old MLA Headquarters, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing