I certainly agree with the excellent and thorough reviews posted from travellers about this homestay. We wanted to spend the night at Rose Gardens but due to a misunderstanding with our driver we were taken off to another homestay. I called Tomy the next morning hoping to see the place anyway following lonely planet recommendations and get some dinner there. At such short notice, he and Rajee accommodated us to a wonderful dinner alone an hour before the scheduled dinnertime. I had a mini introduction to the outstanding Kerala cooking from Rajee. There were three or four different dishes with incredible chicken, spinach, bananas, honey from their hives and wonderful cumin tea and spices – talk about organic healthy food! Wow! All this for a price hardly equivalent to 7 euros! Tommy showed us around and gave me some lemongrass from his garden as a present -I had shopped for it everywhere in Kerala and could not purchase it. He also gave us a packet of his home grown coffee. The place is beautiful, spotless and the view on the jungle is a treat to the soul. I am sorry for the negative reviews I read on the site - they seem so unreal - hardly related to this place or its owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a Homestay. Tomy and his wife Rajee are the Hosts. Homestay Rosegardens is 10km. before Munnar town. It's surrounded by 2 acres of land. In the land most of the spices and flowers. We are running a floricultural Nursery also. We make home cooked food for the guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rose Gardens Homestay Hotel Munnar