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“Stay away from cheaters”
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Hillview Munnar
Ranked #37 of 104 Hotels in Munnar
Reviewed October 18, 2007

I went to this hotel in August, 2007. I paid in advance for two nights.
As one of the reviewer said, it looked impressive from outside. However, it
was disappointing inside. First of all, the floors are all wooden which
keep you away from any peace. We went to our rooms and the rooms were
pretty disappointing as well. I paid almost 4500 for two nights and this
is what I found inside: 1) Room was extremely cold as outside temperature
was about 10 degrees and there were no good windows. Needless to say,
no heating inside. The bedclothes were kind of wet and very cold. I was
able to survive that night because of something that happened which I
will tell you below but my friends as they stayed inside bed clothes
got ill with very high fever. 2)As I said something happened with me so here
it is: There was a group of young people that night in the hotel. They were
making hell lot of a noise. I went down (reception) about 11:00PM so
that they know something is going on. The guy at reception told me he is
going to do something about it. The real thing was, I requested him 6-7 times
but nothing really happened and I was not able to sleep. I can tell you
I have never faced this kind of expereince in my life before. I guess, as i was
in and out whole night I did not get ill and survived. 3)In the name of hot
water, hotel had given a tap of hot water. It was not coming in shower or in
basin. In 2200Rs you don't expect this kind of things. In fact, during the
trip I had some hotels just in 1000Rs and they had at least hot water
in shower. 4) Because my friends got ill, we had to leave the hotel
next day because she said she is going to die in this hotel. When
we were checking out, the hotel manage told us that we will loose 50%
cancellation charges for our 1 remaining day. I said OK and they said
money will be back in my bank account within 5 working days. Well, this
is the worst part of the story as they never returned the money. I spent
almost 500Rs on phone call and what they told me everytime was "Please
give us your phone number and we'll get back to you". Nobody got back and I
lost 500 more. The hotel is bad, the staff is worse and the manager
or whoever he is a cheater.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 9, 2007

I went to this place with my family, we were 4 adults and 2 small kids. We book standard room (1200/- per night). the room was quite clean with wooden floor. Hot water was available from morning 6 to 10 and evening 6 to 10. We went in December so weather was quite chilled but we liked the food very much there.

They had breakfast and dinner buffet. Breakfast buffet was kind of mix south Indian snacks and normal bread,butter,juice. In evening they had cancel light dinner buffet, that was fabulous. One more good thing was, they had enough parking space on the side of hotel to park your vehicle overnight. Room service was really good, but they charge extra if you order lunch/dinner/b'fast in room. but service was good as I ordered some 8-10 times milk for my infant, it was instant. We stayed there for two days and they even suggested us the places to sees and gave map to driver.

Some of the room has Hillview not all. also difference between delux room and standard room is only windows size. They have big windows in deluxe room. But overall Munnar is very small town and its best property there in reasonable rate.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with family
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1  Thank indiatrotter
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Reviewed August 30, 2006

Rude staff, shabby rooms and unhygenic food classify Hill view. No hot water. The best room is probably as good as a Lodge type toom elsewhere. Definitely not a place to waste your precious time and money.

The only cheerful creature is the security guard who has the commonsense to quickly arrange umbrellas to escort guests till reception when it is raining heavily.

Quite sure that the 'good' review must be posted by one of the staffers himself.

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4  Thank bundela
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Reviewed November 27, 2005

I think the previous reviewer is talking of some place in Varkala (which is several hours from Munnar)and not in Munnar.

Hotel Hillview has a lot of interesting wood work, but the rooms have a lot of room for improvement. The room that I got was a deluxe room. The bed was fine, and thankfully, the bathroom was very clean. But the bath mat looked dirty. The bath towels were threadbare and the curtains in the room had mildew on them.

For roughly the same price (actually it was cheaper) you can stay at Issac's Residency which was much cleaner and nicer.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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4  Thank StarvingActor
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Reviewed July 29, 2005

Paradise on earth might just be a tad over the top, but Varkala has alot going for it. The ribbon development that is Varkala stretches along the cliff tops for maybe one mile. There are lots of cheap to medium grade hotels plus there is the Taj group up market place. On our last visit we stayed at the Hill View hotel, this is just small, clean place with maybe 10 rooms all with marble floors and attached bathroom with hot and cold, all for £13 per night for two. Excellent value. Like nearly rooms in India they come with ants. DO NOT leave food around as we did. The little varmints got the food inside a rucksack.
The beach is good with only a little hawking going on although it is a very steep climb on and off the beach. If you go north from this resort for about 15 minutes walk there is a small fishing village, still working every day pulling the nets in on to the beach. This is a glimpse of real India not yet spoilt by tourism. There is a healthy population of fish eagles in this area and they are fun to watch trying to steal breakfast from the fishermen. The food around this region is rather superb in my opinion, try to eat a masala dosa for breakfst at least once in Southern India. On our last visit the temple to the resort was having a festival. This started with genuine Kathakali dancing all night and the next day a major procession with elephants and a tall tower being carried around the temple three times. See the photos.
In our extensive travels this is the only place we have ever re visited.

7  Thank ceejay01
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Reviewed February 25, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Emilie M
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Reviewed February 7, 2014
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Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
Thank Monica S
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Address: Near Blossom Hydel Park | A M Road, Munnar 685612, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 104 Hotels in Munnar
Price Range: $40 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hillview Munnar 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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