Wonderful to stay Hygenic and food top class Wonderful sight seeing from room Kindly treated by santhosh ( owner) Wondeful gardening Will suggest my friends to stay here Home food Spices garden backside was amazing
We, two families stayed at "The Shade" resort at munnar during Jan' 22. The stay was very satisfactory refering the cleanliness, homely food, their hospitality and friendly nature. We would go for the highest rating, and we also recommend others also to choose "The Shade" to have a satisfactory stay
Calm, serene, with an amazing view! The room was clean and hygeinic. Breakfast was good and tasty but the location was far from the main road and its hard to travel. Especially when we visited there we didnt have a vehicle . Aside from that all was well. Definitely feels like home not the typical hotel i may say.
I found The Shade a very good place to stay. Calm, beautiful place with equally good owners. My family liked the place; and its surrounding is very good. Breakfast was tasty. Requested dinner superb, Should stay there at least for two days. Memorable experience. Owners take full care of tourists. The place is picturesque. Good place to see beautiful sunrise. Cleanliness awesome. God has blessed The Shade in 'God's own place', i.e. Kerala. You can't ask for more from The Shade, because it offers more than required for tourists. I wish abundance to the owners. I recommend to everyone.
Location was very good but facility is not like any hotel where customer get basic services like daily room cleaning ,arranging bed, changing towels and lot many other small things. It’s homely stay . Food is nice and homely but with limited choices.
Captive audience. Away from everything you are like a prisoner in a golden cage. Golden cage. The location of the SHADE-villa is indeed very beautiful, views are impressive, you have the silence and the singing of the birds. But then you are at 400.- roupies rickshaw from the center of town, which makes 800 (more than E 10.-) to go and come back. And you are rather far away from the tea estates... Of course the SHADE provides your dinner... There you are trapped. Stingy breakfast - stingy dinner Dinner menu for 4 (four) people: For 4 people we got - 2 tiny bowls of potato-curry, one spicy, the other not spicy; - 1 tiny bowl of salad, that was refilled; - parathas I asked for rice. Answer : NO rice. - No rice in Kerala! A guest had brought a watermelon - so we fed on watermelon... For breakfast next morning, we got the same tiny bowl of potato-curry we had not finished the night before - toasts, butter, a little chunk of jam, and tiny bananas. A glass of fruit juice and one cup of tea.…
Stayed here for 3 nights in June. Welcomed by the friendly host and his family and checked into our room which was very clean with incredible views across the hills and valleys. Breakfast was included but we had dinner each night at an extra cost. All home cooked and plenty of food! We had breakfast on the balcony overlooking the hills, perfect! The owner organised a trek for us with a local guide and and gave us water for our day our. Also helped us with troubles we were having with a taxi driver. Very helpful and would definitely return! Slight issues were the room seemed damp but this might be due to visiting in monsoon season. Also there was a slight smell of sewage coming from the sink.
The Shade is perched on the corner of an endlessly winding mountain road, poised like one of the many greater racket-tailed drongos that clasp the leaves of palm trees around it. It makes the most of its excellent location. Huge windows surround its rooms, giving them a tropical outpost vibe. There is something magical about living among the canopy like that. Santosh and his family were unfailingly helpful and we enjoyed the food we ate there (particularly the plentiful papadums that we greedily devoured, crumbs and all).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Shade. Wonderful mountain views, hiked in the tea plantations, swam in the river, had some delicious home-cooked dinners, there's a nice 5 km circle walking route we did every day as well. Our host was very helpful, answered all our questions and arranged a driver to take us to Varkala.
We stayed here as we wanted somewhere more remote and touristy than Munnar. The journey getting there by bus was not something I want to repeat - Indian bus drivers do not seem to fear death in the way other mere mortals do! However, the views at this homestay were amazing and I am really glad I made the trip. We were there on our own the first day and had a brilliant breakfast served on the terrace. We didn't venture far that day, so we had dinner there too and that was equally delicious. There isn't a great deal to do in the area other than admire the scenery, and that is just what we wanted - however it might be a bit too remote for some people, and Munnar is a good 20-30 minute away. The following day we were joined by some other guests and we all ate together in the house - again, the food was lovely. The host is very friendly and helpful, and gave us a view of his land and explained what he was growing. He also gave us some helpful travel tips. I wish we could have stayed longer as I would happily have sat on the terrace reading my book and enjoying the wonderful sights and sounds. The accommodation was also clean, modern, and well equipped - with a lovely hot shower and fabulous views over the valley. Would highly recommend.…