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High Range Club
Ranked #54 of 103 Hotels in Munnar
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed in a Double room on the first floor in the main building . You also have the option of using the cottages, but they are a little distance away. Main building also houses the lounge, dining hall and the bar and overlooks the Golf course and gardens.So you are closer to everything. Nice laid back, club life.As this property is about 3 kms from Munnar town, you are far from the ever increasing numbers of tourists and traffic.That is a big plus. Catering is on a fixed menu but well made and wholesome and there is a charm in having uniformed bearers to serve etc. Its an old club , so rooms and fittings are kind of old fashioned, but almost everything works. Rooms are large but minus fans,so the afternoons did get a bit warmer than we liked. Evenings and nights were pleasant for mid March. There are quiet roads along tea estates nearby that you could stroll along if inclined.
Looking back , we are glad we chose to stay at HRC. Its certainly the place to ponder over times gone by in club style comfort. So give it a shot.

Room Tip: Main building rooms are ideal ,unless you are a big group.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

My partner and I found this hotel amazing, but saying that it will not be for everyone. It is as if you have gone back a hundred years go. Neat dress is required which adds to the atmosphere. hunting pictures cover the walls of old english members. The staff are friendly and the manager is a true gentleman who goes out of his way to meet and speak to you.

The club has a golf course, tennis course and basketball court surrounded by lush green hills. we stayed in a cottage that is huge and has a brand new bathroom.

Now there were a few down sides for me, There is a truly amazing ''mens only" hunting bar as well as another bar. The only down side is that no alcohol can be served at the hotel. If this was changed they would have a gem of a bar that tourists and locals would come from miles to use. The food was simple but delicious however you ate in a silent room with no music.

All in all it was a great stay but there is room for improvement.

Room Tip: Book the cottage room its worth the money!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Garth117
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in January 2014. We were disappointed with our stay, and found this to be the least comfortable of all the places we stayed during a 3 week trip to India. The building had a faded, unwelcoming atmosphere despite its historical interest and beautiful setting. The food was mediocre with little choice. Service was adequate, but it was disconcerting to find there was no-one on duty to help us deal with a problem of dogs howling outside our room for most of our first night. The empty bar adds to the sad, jaded atmosphere. The rules and regulations are inappropriate (for example, our driver was not allowed to eat in the cold, sparsely furnished dining room) and suggest the Club is not committed to being a welcoming place to stay.
A place with huge potential, the High Range Club needs a major revamp and a different approach.

Room Tip: Rooms in the separate cottage block have had new bathrooms installed. Rooms in the main building ha...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Mervyn J
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

The October 2013 edition of the Rough Guide highly recommended this place. It states 2500 INR per night (double room) and including full board. During check in the manager confirmed it costs us 2900 INR including full board. Why not )paying a bit extra, probably because of the high season we thought. Today we checked out and the manager denied it was full board (didn't care about the reference in the Rough Guide as well) and we had to pay much extra. After having quite some arguments, he didn't do anything at all to settle it and we were forced to pay.

Although the location is nice and quiet, it lacks atmosphere and a bar. Services are very poor. But most importantly, the manager lied and cheated on us... Big shame for India this man! So our advice is not booking here at all.

Greetings from two disappointed travellers from Holland.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
3  Thank Hasse B
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

The rooms are very well equipped and leave nothing to be desired. The manager is extremely friendly efficient and hard working (ie 8 am to 10pm). The food has a decidedly old world English favour and is very good ( still remember the excellent bread and butter pudding)

But there is no bar licence and hence no alcohol. It is really sad to see the fabled bar looking quite shabby and neglected. The less said about the golf course the better. In fairness when I played it had not yet been cleaned and prepared

So all in all so much more could be done here

Whilst Munnar itself is quite crowded and avoidable take a drive to the surrounding areas ie Top Station etc. absolutely amazing vistas... We saw wild elephants on the roadside..easily the bet views in South India

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

The High Range Club which is located amidst the beautiful city of Munnar. Far away from the madding crowd yet the perfect place as it is serene and self sufficient on its own. The rooms were very comfortable with the style of traditional British architecture. It faces magnificent Golf Course with a stream of water cutting right across. The food was very delectable especially the Continental Dinner. A very pleasant attitude of all the employees and especially the warm welcome you receive from the management. A definite must stay if you visit Munnar.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank ankushbiswas
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

The High Range Club is a legacy of the British times, which is struggling to exist. Yes, the location is peaceful and pretty. The Manager is very enthusiastic, friendly and ready to please, however, the service isn't worth mentioning. I have stayed at another ex British club in South India so I'm able to compare. The High Range Club is void of atmosphere and character. As long as the club clings to English standards and adheres to rules of bygone days, I can't see it moving forward and improving standards, which is a pity.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
3  Thank Ros B
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Address: High Range Club, Munnar, Munnar 685612, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
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Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #54 of 103 Hotels in Munnar
Price Range: $23 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15

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