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Ratish Bavanam, Menmni Munroe Island, Kollam 691502 India
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#3 of 54 in Kollam
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English, Hindi
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bicycle rental
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24-hour front desk
Outdoor dining area
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Non-smoking hotel
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Lawbow11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Broadstairs, United Kingdom36 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights with Reneeth and Meenu in our own small building in their modest family home. What a lovely family they are. They were friendly and genuine in every way. We enjoyed talking with them both - excellent English - and our stay with them gave us a true insight into life in this quiet part of Kerala. We took a sunrise canoe trip with Reneeth - it was truely amazing and beautiful and we appreciated his quiet reflective demeanour. He has lived locally all his life and loves it and it’s beauty. We cycled around the island which was easy and great fun. We enjoyed two family dinners- tasty and generous and breakfast too, if you want a modest, honest experience with a local family then choose here
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Date of stay: February 2020
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CorinneZ70 wrote a review Feb 2020
18 contributions5 helpful votes
Renschit and Minu are very hearty, friendly and helpful couple. The place is peacful and calm in mittle of green plants, trees and flowers beside a small riverlet. The room has a moscito net and was comfortable. The breakfast every day was different and tasty. Also the dinner was delicious. They also offer us chai at the afternoon. The sunrise boating with renschit was great for just 500 rupies per person. The backwaters here in munroe island are beautiful and so much more calm and clean than in alappuzha. Renschit and Minu speak good englisch and they can explain a lot. There are two bicycles for free using. The only negativ thing is that the room could be a little more clean, specially the spider webs and under the bed.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
emmadahl wrote a review Nov 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark47 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a truly wonderful place and would highly recommend if you are looking for a few days to just relax, enjoy a beautiful backwater trip and slow village life. The family is kind and helpful and it's a nice experience to observe how Indian village life is. The wife serve delicious local food and you will for sure get full. She serves all meals on time. I would recommend choosing one of the two huts closest to the river, at the end of the property. Highly recommended! :-)
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
Isla D wrote a review Oct 2019
45 contributions10 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay here! The family are so lovely and we never went hungry, the dinner here is amazing! The hosts go out of their way to help and feed you and they brought us tea whenever we asked. You HAVE to eat here! They offered free bicycles to explore the island and they also do canoe tours for an extra fee. We ended up staying here an extra day because it was so chilled out and the food was so good. They also helped us figure the train times and made sure we were on the right one!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
lara wrote a review Mar 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Munroe island is a picturesque, tranquil haven. A place to relax and take in the slow paced way of village life. Meenu and Rinjeeths homestay, of 2 small cottages, is completely tucked away on the back canals. Room has a fan and mosquito net. A sure way to experience simple village life, falling asleep and waking up to the sounds of nature. The room is basic but comfortable and the family are just too lovely for words. They are so friendly, helpful and have a good balance of giving you your space or chatting and answering any questions. Meals are authentic, basic keralan food. Great street stalls nearby sell fresh fruit and a few basic necessities. Definitely recommend experiencing this beautiful village and family. Canal tours are also available.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
Carol B wrote a review Jan 2019
Yorkshire, United Kingdom90 contributions40 helpful votes
We arrived at Munroe days homestay to be greeted by the beautiful Meenu, shortly followed by her lovely son Arron! We were immediately offered cold drinks and fruit, which we enjoyed while sitting on the porch area which overlooks a very peaceful narrow canal. The rooms which had en-suite bathrooms were spotless and very comfortable for our 1 night stay. We enjoyed a lovely boat trip with Ratheesh in the late afternoon/early evening but before we went Meenu made us chai and fried bananas- delicious! Our evening meal was prepared by Meenu and her mother-in-law and consisted of freshwater fish and prawns, rice, vegetable curry, yam and chappati - once again it was delicious. Unfortunately we had to leave this perfect little homestay very early the next morning due to strike action. Thank you to Meenu and Ratheesh for making our short stay so enjoyable and relaxing despite the best efforts of our anxious taxi driver to worry us all about the strike!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
MunsieBeesley wrote a review Jan 2019
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
After the busyness of several Indian cities Munroe Days was perfect. The two cottages were clean, tidy and very comfortable. The location was ideal, tucked well away from a quiet road in a small village setting next to a small canal. Quiet, calm and beautiful. We borrowed the bikes to wander around and used the small ferries to explore a little further. All our meals were cooked by Meenu and were delicious - the island does not have touristy multi cuisine restaurants (a bonus we thought!) The highlight was a dawn ride along the canals with Renjith. The bird life is truly incredible. We watched the first sunrise of 2019 from the canoe. Perfect. Renjith and Meenu are lovely hosts, we really enjoyed speaking to them and meeting their young son. I would highly recommend Munroe Days.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled
natalief111780 wrote a review Jan 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Renjith and Meenu's homestay stole my heart. It is without doubt the most relaxing homestay I have ever stayed in and the surroundings and the island in general are beautiful. If you're visiting Kerala this place is a must, and so much better than the crowded houseboats elsewhere in the backwaters. The room is simple but spotless and very comfortable. WiFi is strong. The porch is a dream - the perfect place to sit with a book while watching village life go by via the canal outside. Renjith's canoe trip is lovely and you get a real sense of island life. He's really knowledgeable about the area and very easy to talk to. Finally, Meenu is probably one of the nicest people I have met in a long time. Nothing was too much trouble and her food was fantastic. I would recommend this place to everyone.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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SteveJeanette wrote a review Mar 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom85 contributions35 helpful votes
We had three nights with this lovely family, Renjith and Meenu, their young son and Renjiths mum. All our meals were eaten at the home stay, Meenu is an excellent cook and it was some of the best food we had on our trip. The brick chalet and bathroom were spotlessly clean and the bed was comfortable. The room has a fan and a mosquito net is provided. We spent our time going for walks around the village and sitting on our patio by the waterside watching the world go by. The bird life is amazing. Bikes are available if you wish to use them. We also had an evening canoe ride with Renjith which took us around the narrow backwaters and to Ashtamundi lake and Renjith was a mine of information. Munro island is as yet relatively undiscovered, totally unspoilt and there is very little to do other than relax, but this was the appeal for us.The area is beautiful with narrow waterways and wider more open backwaters. Everyone we met wanted to say hello and shake hands, they were so friendly and welcoming. We were lucky enough to be there for the festival of Shiva and the villagers welcomed us to their celebrations, making sure that we got a good spot for watching and taking pictures. If you like 5 star luxury then Munroe Days is probably not the place for you. However if you wish to experience real Indian life with a charming hospitable lovely family you will not find better than Munroe Days
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
clemmontana wrote a review Jan 2018
Varkala Town, India11 contributions2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Munroe Days home stay, great Keralan food in a lovely home stay. Renjith and Minu are lovely people and made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend taking a boat trip around the backwaters with Rengith - towards the end of the ride we sat on ashtamudi lake watching the sun go down, talking and laughing - it was actually the highlight of my time in India.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
$18 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaKollam DistrictKollam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Munroe Days Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Munroe Days Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Sasthamkotta Lake (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Munroe Days Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Munroe Days Homestay?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Munroe Days Homestay?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Munroe Days Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.