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The Shade

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Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar 685565, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this beautiful home stay. The location is gorgeous and so relaxing. Santosh and Maya were so sweet and welcoming and went out of our way for us. Maya's food is the best we have had in India. We hired a scooter that he has on his property and cruised the tea plantations. He also organized... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We had booked for 3 nights at the Shade via booking.com. There was some hitch apparently with Shade being sold out for one of the nights. Santosh called me and offered to put me up at another homestay nearby for the first night. That was also an amazing property and i liked the way the whole issue was dealt with.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I was really impressed by the hospitality of Santhosh and his family. The place where this property stands is super silent, over all experience was very good. They provided their kitchen to prepare food for my 8 months old son, We enjoyed the stay there and understood that it is not staying in the heart of tourist location that matters,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I stayed here for 2 days with family. Location of the home stay is amazing with beautiful spice plantation. Mr. Santosh was always ready to help us and provided us with good cab. Once I lost my room key in the plantation. Mr. Santosh personally helped us to find that. Breakfast and dinner was very delicious. Best Kerelian food I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Firstly, if you're not sure whether to make the tip to Munnar, lock it in now, and if you need somewhere to stay, look no further than The Shade. We felt so comfortable with Santosh and his family's hospitality during our time in Munnar. The room we stayed in was upstairs and impeccably clean, the view was amazing and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our stay at The Shade and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway away from the main hub bub of Munnar. We were well looked after, ate delicious Keralan food everyday during our stay and enjoyed waking up to beautiful views of the surrounding hills. The highlight of the trip was our half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

One place you can taste authentic Kerala food home made food and at a affordable cost. I stayed here during first week of April for 3 nights and the stay was excellent. Clean rooms and toilets. Excellent mountain view from the home stay rooms. The owner takes care of ones need very well. It was a right decision for me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This was the most perfect place to stay. The setting was beautiful, the house and room immaculate and high quality, but the nicest thing were the hosts. Both Mr Santhosh and his wife couldn't have been more welcoming. They let us watch them cook and we had a lovely tour of their garden while he explained the spices that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Amazing views ! Amazing family,Amazing food, andAmazing staff ! Let's just say it's Amazing. I was in India for four months and stayed here 3 times for a total of 1month. I could stay for ever, so lovely The spice garden is superb. Santhosh the owner,a great man. Will take great pleasure taking you around it and no wonder. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

So glad to have spent 3 nights here. Santoosh and his family were very welcoming and at ease with guests. He arranged a guide for a long morning walk and a cheerful auto (tuk-tuk) driver to take another guest and I right up to Top Station, with stops on the the way at the Tea Museum and the reservoirs.The homestay... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shade 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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