Thank you Madhavi and Rita (Mummy) for your wonderful hospitality, delicious gourmet food, interesting stories and dinner conversation, and welcoming us so warmly into your beautiful, relaxing and cozy home and garden. We felt so at home and comfortable. Even though it is about a 15 minute walk away from Shimla town centre, it is worth the peace and tranquility, friendship and TLC so generously offered at Sunnymead. All the rooms are lovely, quiet and cozy with comfortable beds and linens, seating areas, plenty of hot water and great views. Meals were fresh, with home grown, healthy ingredients and always an incredible gourmet experience presented with beautiful table settings. Madhavi is also wonderful about helping with travel arrangements and advice on local attractions. It truly was the perfect end to our India adventure, we feel we arrived as guests and left as friends. There is nothing further to say other than don't hesitate, just go, the rewards are numerous!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunnymead, Shimla is an exquisitely restored home with a spectacular garden. Located on the edge of the Reserve Forest. It is conveniently situated both to explore Shimla and its surrounds, as well as just relax and do nothing...Located just off the Cart Road, Sunnymead is the first private house as you drive up from the plains. Parking is available at the level of the road, either in our private parking bay or else in one of our garages. A short walk down a mountain path leads to the house. The road is not motorable till the front door. We are not a hotel, but offer short term rentals for like-minded people who would like to live in an old family home. Short stays may be customised on request. The food offered is both Indian and European, served in exquisite collectible china with old, beautifully maintained silverware. Distances from Sunnymead: Sunnymead to Railway Station - 1.2 km, Sunnymead to Victory Tunnel - 1.8 km, Sunnymead to local bus stand on Cart Road - 2.2 km, Sunnymead to lift (for the Mall) - 3.1 km,Sunnymead to Boileauganj (local market) - 1.2 km. ... more less