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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This home stay has to be one of the nicest spots in any of the tea plantation locations. Lovely hosts - just three rooms all with balconies overlooking wonderful jungle scenery - it is like being on a tree house. Nice breakfast on one of the balconies and evening meal ( extra 200 rupees each) served in the middle level....

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Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As nearly everyone else has said. Saint o she is an excellent host. This was one of the best home stays we experienced , so clean and in a fabulous location. It was peaceful and relaxing and the view whilst eating a very good breakfast on the terrace was tremendous. We ate dinner in the house a couple of times...

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Shade for 3 very comfortable nights. The breakfasts on the balcony were amazing. Stunning views and delicious food. Santhosh and his wife are very good, helpful hosts. We enjoyed one day being driven around the tourist spots by super safe taxi man Bijou. We particularly liked going all the way up to top station where the...

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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

It is the place we stayed finally in our Munnar trip. Mr. Santhosh host of this place is very kind person. He is perfectly maintained his place well. I must say this place is completely free from hustle and bustle of Munnar town. Especially this homestay rooms are facing tranquil lush green mountains which is most relaxing place to sit...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed December 13, 2016

We visited this place on 07th dec with my family. We were totally amazed by the view and the beautiful rooms. We stayed here for 3 nights and 4 days. I had pre-booked this homestay. The owner was very down to earth guy. The food was just awesome. I would surely recommend this place. You will get beautiful views from...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

"The Shade" is one of the best places we have stayed in India. The owner Santosh and his whole family are extremely nice and helpful. The location and views are out of this world! From the little terrace in front of our room (where we also had our breakfast) we had an extraordinarily stunning view of Santosh's own spice garden...

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best homestays ever. The rooms are modern, clean and spacious with a dressing room / extra bedroom attached. They all have stunning views across deep misty valleys to the distant mountains while the top floor reception area at street level is simply but most elegantly furnished. Tea-making facilities in all bedrooms. Breakfast is taken outside while...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The property is beautiful and away from the hustle bustle of the commercial town area. The rooms are spotlessly clean and overlook the beautiful greenery. The hosts are very humble and ensure to give you your privacy by not being intrusive, at the same time very friendly and ready to chat when you are. The food is homely and delicious,...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I wanted a really quiet getaway in Munnar. And The Shade was just that. I was there during the monsoon, and the greenery that I stayed within for two days was beautiful to say the least. As for the rooms, they are very basic and not for travellers with frills or those who want luxury. It's not next to any...

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

I stayed here with 3 friends, with 2 in each of the 2 big rooms. These rooms were on their own level, and had a joining balcony with a beautiful view of the forest below. The rooms were large and each had a nice bathroom with hot showers. The owners were lovely and provided breakfast every morning (a combination of...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are situated in the valley of green shades of Chithirapuram near to the supplementary river of Periyar called the 'Muthirappuzha'. We are providing you trekking through the Forest Mountains with genitivally divers. We are 13 Kms away from Munnar, and this location is well connected by road. We are just 95 Kms away from the Kochi International Airport and 120 Kms away from Kochin city. Nearest railway station Alwaye is 100 Kms away from the location We have a very nice farm yard, where you are very close to the freshness, and the calm and peace full fragrance of the spice garden. 2.5 acre property surrounded by the home stay, The home stay, which is now 4 years old, has cozy and simple rooms and its construction is only 14 years old. It is encircled by cardamom, nutmeg, glove, coco, coffee and pepper plantations, imposingly tall trees all around and has virtually no other building in sight. Out of the home stay’s 3 guest bedrooms, two are independently located and attached by a common area. These rooms are ideal for small families due to their apartment-like character. The home also has an open-air seating area in the backyard with the view of majestic mountains all around. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shade

Address: Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar 685565, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar > Chithirapuram
Price Range: $28 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shade 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Jungle view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles krups90, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“If you want to closer to the greenery, choose the rooms at the lower level. For the view, choose the ones in the upper level.”
  • Breakfast with a view
 of 5 bubbles debjeetkundu, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Basement Rooms offer beautiful views and also direct access to the plantations.Also one can have food right amidst the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles nikhil862015, May 8, 2016 | Read review
“basement rooms”
 of 5 bubbles peace_visitor, Apr 15, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms offer a great view as they all face the valley”
 of 5 bubbles Rahul_Prakash2208, Feb 23, 2016 | Read review
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