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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

"The Shade" is one of the best places we have stayed in India. The owner Santosh and his whole family are extremely nice and helpful. The location and views are out of this world! From the little terrace in front of our room (where we also had our breakfast) we had an extraordinarily stunning view of Santosh's own spice garden... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best homestays ever. The rooms are modern, clean and spacious with a dressing room / extra bedroom attached. They all have stunning views across deep misty valleys to the distant mountains while the top floor reception area at street level is simply but most elegantly furnished. Tea-making facilities in all bedrooms. Breakfast is taken outside while... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The property is beautiful and away from the hustle bustle of the commercial town area. The rooms are spotlessly clean and overlook the beautiful greenery. The hosts are very humble and ensure to give you your privacy by not being intrusive, at the same time very friendly and ready to chat when you are. The food is homely and delicious,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I wanted a really quiet getaway in Munnar. And The Shade was just that. I was there during the monsoon, and the greenery that I stayed within for two days was beautiful to say the least. As for the rooms, they are very basic and not for travellers with frills or those who want luxury. It's not next to any... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with 3 friends, with 2 in each of the 2 big rooms. These rooms were on their own level, and had a joining balcony with a beautiful view of the forest below. The rooms were large and each had a nice bathroom with hot showers. The owners were lovely and provided breakfast every morning (a combination of... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

My wife and I stayed at The Shade for one night. The location is calm and quite. The room we got was very clean especially the bathroom. The food here is simple and homely. The host Mr Santosh made us feel at home with his warmth and simplicity. This is all one expects in a home stay.

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Reviewed 23 May 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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Chennai
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Reviewed 11 May 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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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 9 May 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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New Delhi, India
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 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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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
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar > Chithirapuram
Price Range: ₹ 2,189 - ₹ 3,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shade 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“If you want to closer to the greenery, choose the rooms at the lower level. For the view, choose the ones in the upper level.”
  • Breakfast with a view
 of 5 bubbles debjeetkundu, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Basement Rooms offer beautiful views and also direct access to the plantations.Also one can have food right amidst the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles nikhil862015, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“basement rooms”
 of 5 bubbles peace_visitor, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms offer a great view as they all face the valley”
 of 5 bubbles Rahul_Prakash2208, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room in upper floor having a good view”
 of 5 bubbles shivashankarc2016, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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