The Shade

The Shade

Powerhouse-Kunjithanny Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar 685565 India
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4.5
#2 of 6 guest houses in Chithirapuram
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
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Currency exchange
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
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24-hour front desk
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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sudha178 wrote a review Jan 2023
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are simple and they have an awesome view of the valley - no other building in sight. We asked for an extra bed and got an extra room!! The beds are comfy, the rooms are spotlessly clean. But the best is the homely cooking by the owner's wife Maya - delicious food and she took great care to accommodate our requests due to food allergies. Thank you for making our stay very pleasant!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Travel814809 wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Santhosh and his wife are brilliant hosts, the food is amazing, the views are to die for and the rooms are exceptionally clean and spacious. I stayed here for a wonderfully quiet, peaceful week and could have stayed longer. The food is phenomenal! Make sure you get Santhosh to take you on a tour of the spice plantation (his back yard) - it’s interesting and fun and he has a lot of passion for his farming.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for the corner room with balcony so you have a full view of the valley!
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Apoorva D wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India6 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jet36857812698 wrote a review Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Surrounded by nature, this house is a gem just a few kilometres from the beautiful hills of Munnar. With a magical spice garden, and unique hospitality from the family, this is the place to relax and enjoy nature. The food served during the stay is unbelievable.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ellery R wrote a review Jan 2022
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sivarama k wrote a review Oct 2012
Mumbai1 contribution11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Due to unavoidable circumstances I am not able to use this roooms for stay I request you to kindly return my amount after making your formalities
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Date of stay: October 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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jane b wrote a review Feb 2015
42 contributions23 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Shade for 4 nights. I was anxious when I booked whether it was going to be too far out of Munnar and kept prevaricating about whether to stay. The best decision we made was to stay there. The location is glorious, we were on the top floor (from the front it looks like a bungalow and we were on that level). We had a double room and a spare double room attached - useful for somewhere to put your clothes. You look out of the window and all you can see are far reaching views over the hills, trees and tea plantations. We were surrounded by niceness, away from the chaos of Munnar itself and scrappiness of nearby villages.

We used Santosh's driver, Navase, who was lovely for 3 days and using Santhosh's expertise he arranged the best things for us to visit. It only took 25 minutes to get into Munnar, which is nothing to shout about - the great things about this area is the landscape. Navase stopped whenever we wanted, so that I could take photos. He showed us the best places to have a gentle stroll, so that we could get away from people at the Lakes that we visited. We loved it and 4 days was just perfect.

We cycled one day through the very tranquil Letchmi tea estate on great bikes that Santhosh owns. The sorted out the tuk tuk to transport the bikes and ourselves and showed us where to cycle. A wonderful 4 hours and we saw less than a dozen vehicles.

Our room was just as we expected - very clean, straightforward without any frills. A good shower room, OK the water temperature fluctuated, but it was generally a good temperature.

We enjoyed all the food. The breakfasts were Keralan, but not spicy and eggs, bread and jam were offered as well, so something to suit everyone. We had a good range of dishes and every meal was different.

Santhosh couldn't do enough to help you. Our laundry was done within 24 hours - remember it depends on the weather how long it takes to dry and came back beautifully folded.

Wifi was good and we were shown were to switch it on, if it has been turned off.

Outstanding value for money - we would stay again and recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We enjoyed our top floor room (same level as you walk in from the front) - fab views and there...
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Kingoftheslums wrote a review Feb 2015
Sopot, Poland177 contributions179 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The views from the terrace are stunning - sit and sip a cold beer (buy it elsewhere beforehand, though) and enjoy the mountain jungle views. Santosh, the owner, will happily ask his trusted trekking guide to take you on a major (but worthwhile) hike through the surrounding area (take plenty of water). The rooms are spic and span. We also enjoyed the home cooking of Santosh's wife - breakfast included and the evening meal cost around 150 rupees per head. Pretty good value all round. One thing to watch for: if you need to get back to Munnar to catch an onwards bus, don't go with his driver unless you want to be hit for a 500 rupee charge.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ty G wrote a review Feb 2015
Wellington, United Kingdom104 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The setting and views are special, the spice walk down the garden really interesting and a walk up and down the valley quite invigorating. Without a vehicle it is difficult to get into Munnar as it is some 13kms away. The Shade was also a little difficult to find. The WiFi was fine in the reception area but the food was poor, possibly because Santhosh's mother had broken her arm. The view from the balcony was worth the price.
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Date of stay: January 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Parthiban2014 wrote a review Aug 2014
Pondicherry, India3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really we had a pleasant stay for three days and two nights with excellent home food as per our request. Beyond so repsonsible, kind hearted way of reply with smiling face. Especailly the food prepared by them was so nice and served in adequate in nominal rate. We felt like a home stay with peace.And also they arranged good cab for roaming and good company also for guiding us. In simple, we can say "the best one" really to stay. We sure for the next time stay also if we plan for Munnar trip.
- Parthiban.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Frank W
Colchester, United Kingdom23 contributions24 helpful votes
Pretty sure queen sized - plenty of room for two anyway
Travel814809 wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the corner room with balcony so you have a full view of the valley! "
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Wendy L wrote a tip Dec 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom39 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My husband and I had the end room on the ground floor - brilliant views from the picture window."
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mandafell wrote a tip Nov 2017
st fraimbault france20 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the upstairs room with private balcony"
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jaymanoj wrote a tip Nov 2017
Mumbai, India14 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best view and very calm and quiet place"
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bebibm wrote a tip Apr 2017
Sarvar, Hungary428 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are perfect"
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,585 - ₹2,751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictMunnarChithirapuram
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shade
Which popular attractions are close to The Shade?
Nearby attractions include Munnar Trekking Adventure (7.0 km), Kalari Kshethra (0.5 km), and Tea Gardens (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Shade?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shade?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shade?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saravana Bhavan, Rapsy Restaurant, and Tea Tales Cafe.
Does The Shade have airport transportation?
Yes, The Shade offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Shade located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Chithirapuram.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Shade?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Shade?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does The Shade have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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