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Isle Of wight
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely LOVED Sunnymead, every single thing, it was the 'feel' of being loved, cared for and being incredibly precious. I described it as like staying in a mish mash of both my grandparents homes as a child, honestly I have never 'felt' so moved by a place ever. And the food was simply amazing

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed October 11, 2016

One has been to Simla so many times but decided to stay here just because of the wonderful things we'd heard. I was a little fazed by the location- below the cart road (highway), and a not close to the heart of town which means you need good legs or a set of wheels to get about. The house is...

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Dubai
Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is a homestay experience that has to be on the bucket list of everyone who appreciates the finer things in life. Sunnymead ticks all the right boxes - a historic home located away from the madding crowds, elegant decor full of priceless family heirlooms, gourmet four course meals prepared with ingredients sourced from the beautiful estate and served on...

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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I have never stayed at a homestay before, I'm so glad sunnymead was my first. Roughly about a kilometer from the railway station, is this quaint little colonial house run by Madhavi and her team. Madhavi is an exceptional host, she is involved right from the point of enquiry and ensures about everything till the check out. The place is...

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Reviewed August 21, 2016

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...

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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...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed August 8, 2016

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...

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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

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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.

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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...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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...

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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...

New Delhi, India
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...

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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...

Brighton, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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Address: Shimla Hwy | Below the Cart Rd, Near the Old MLA Headquarters, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
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“Twin room has duel aspect of the lovely garden but middle room a four poster”
 of 5 bubbles windsurfer_10, 1 week ago | Read review
“The room in the middle with the four poster is great for a family of three”
  • Bird watching from the balcony
  • Fireplace in our room
  • Plotting my walks with an early morning cuppa
  • Corridor outside the rooms on the first floor
  • View from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles dxbpinto, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor offer a good view”
 of 5 bubbles anupamc2014, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“Try to central room with balcony, only one with an antique four poster king”
 of 5 bubbles lee75bangalore, Jan 14, 2016 | Read review
“Each room has a great view, are extremely comfortable and spacious. Add to that beautifully done up.”
 of 5 bubbles Foodbu, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
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