Club Mahindra Munnar, Munnar
Chinnakanal via Suryanelli Road, Chinnakanal, Munnar, Idukki, Kerala 685618
Ranked 2 amongst 417 hotels in Munnar
Club Mahindra Munnar Reviews
The hotel was located in the city. I had visited this hotel with my family for personal trip. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The check in and checkout was on time. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The food was good in the hotel. The parking place was not available in the hotel. I wo....Read More
Posted by the Hotel Management
20th September 2016
Dear Virendra A Shah,
Thank you for taking time to review us. It gives us immense pleasure to learn that you have enjoyed the resort and its amenities. Nothing inspires us more than knowing that our guests had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and their expectations were met. Thank you for the wonderful compliments. We have shared your feedback with the team, whose efforts have made this possible.
We look forward to welcoming you back at the resort very soon.
The staff behaviour was very friendly and polite in the hotel. The money spent at the hotel was not worth. The destination of the hotel was very good. The location of the hotel was nice. The ambiance of the hotel was very good. The provided room was very nice. The food quality was not good in the hotel.
Posted by the Hotel Management
9th September 2016
We are glad to read that you had a pleasant stay with us during your recent visit to our resort. We endeavor to create memorable experiences to take home and Iâ€™m glad that we could be of service to you. At the same time, we have made a note of the feedback youâ€™ve shared and will definitely look into it.
It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Excellent Service & Serene Location - Club Mahindra Lakeview Resort Munnar Rocks I made a last minute reservation to Club Mahindra Munnar & what I got as confirmation was 5 nights stay in 2 Hotel Units for 3(Myself, Wife & Son) of us who were going for the holiday. On check-in & requesting Ms. Sunitha at the reception, I was upgraded from Hotel....Read More
Posted by the Hotel Management
31st August 2016
Absolutely wonderful to have read your review and thanks so much for writing in! We are glad to have received your feedback regarding your stay at our resort as it helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. Our resort staff will be absolutely thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the overall stay but also the dining experience and the hospitality our resort offered. Please continue to provide us feedback regarding your visits to our resorts as it enables us to serve our members better. Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
The hotel was located outside the city. The appearance of the hotel was excellent. Garden and lawn was not available at the hotel. There was no problem in check in and checkout. All facility was provided in the rook. I didn't take food from the hotel.
Posted by the Hotel Management
24th August 2016
Wonderful to have received your review and glad to know that you enjoyed the Club Mahindra experience. It was certainly our pleasure to have you at our resort and wonderful to know you had a great stay! Please continue to provide us feedback regarding your visits to our resorts as it enable us to serve our guests better. Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
The overall, service was awesome in the hotel. The hotel was located in the city. The appearance of the hotel was good. I had visited this hotel with my family for relaxation trip. The behaviour of the staff was friendly in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
Posted by the Hotel Management
18th August 2016
Thanks for writing in and we are delighted to have received your feedback. We are glad that you had a rejuvenating stay at our resort and loved the hospitality provided by our staff. Do keep writing in as your review encourages us to up the level of amazement that we offer and continue our endeavor to delight our members.
Please continue sending your valuable feedback as it helps us to serve our members better and we are looking forward to your future visits.
The hotel is located 25 kms away from Main city, very expensive food in the hotel, activities are not free they are chargeable, location is beautiful but isolated can't do anything around the place. Food Manager is a thug who will try to convince you to take a meal package which is super expensive. Business centre charges you for using Internet Onl....Read More
Posted by the Hotel Management
17th August 2016
Absolutely delighted to have received your feedback and we have also noted the points that you have highlighted. Your review help us to gain insights into member requirements and encourages us to serve better.
We look forward to welcoming you at our other resorts and do keep in touch!
All the facility was provided in the hotel. The destination of the hotel was excellent. The hotel was located in hill station. The appearance of the hotel was wonderful. The activity was conducted at the hotel. Wi-Fi connection was provided in the room. All amenities were available in working condition in the room. I don't have any suggestion for t....Read More
Top Reviews of Club Mahindra Munnar
Club Mahindra Munnar is an excellent destination for short holiday (5 days) especially, for people living in cities in South India. This was my second visit to the resort in the last 10 years. Every km of travel is pure joy. As one passes through valleys of manicured tea gardens interspersed with waterfalls, lakes and reservoirs. Boating in one of the reservoirs was a pleasurable experience. Amenities: The resort has an excellent infrastructure. The main restaurant has excellent spread in buffets. But the taste could have been better. We also found that variety was missing in cuisine. Dishes seemed repetitive over the course of 4 days. Also, the cutlery was not arranged on the table. It was simply put in a holder in the center of each table. It was not even replenished in time in some cases. Activities: There is a lot to do in terms of activities. One can play snooker, there is a wide variety of board games. One can enjoy adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling etc. During the day time. In the evening generally group activities like bonfire, tombola, DJ etc are conducted. This is good fun for family and friends to enjoy and spend time together. A small trek to nearby lake was one of the amazing experience of the visit. It was enjoyed by children and adults alike. Room service: It is prompt especially given the terrain. I did not like that it was served in some kind of cardboard boxes lined with plastic. I guess it is food grade. But, I would prefer to have hot curries served in plates and dishes made of China. In resort, movement was facilitated by diesel vehicles. I would prefer having battery operated and silent vehicles for same. The diesel vehicles make lot of sound especially while climbing slopes. It can be heard sitting in one's room. After all, one travels to a place like Munnar to enjoy few moments of peace and quiet. Room: As with other Club Mahindra resorts our studio apartment was well- equipped with dishes and microwave. The furniture was just perfect. The staff were helpful in meeting our demands for extra bed and bedding.
Being a Keralite myself, we tend to miss or rather ignore the beauty around us. I visited my hometown Kerala once or twice every year but always pre-occupied with visits to relatives and other chores to complete. But this time planned to visit Munnar in the month of September and made it happen. Club Mahindra Munnar is the Best of their properties in India. The best location much beyond Munnar market almost 25+ kms. We stayed in a 1BHK unit which had a Kitchenette with basic amenities such as Tea/Coffee maker, Microwave and utensils. Hall was large with a LCD Television and an awesome sit-out. Bedroom was spacious enough with a king size double bed. The bathroom was very small and found a little difficulty there. Service is good but you need their buggy to pick and drop you every time you need to get out/in. An experience in itself. The walk up to the reception/ restaurant is fine but tiring at times. Activity room was good enough with Foosball, Table Tennis and Pool tables. Also must mention the Karaoke that was going on though didn't participate (was busy with football :-) The buffet layout it good. Breakfast is awesome nothing to complain about as they have Live counters for Dosas/ Eggs and local kerala delicacies which saves the morning hunger. But buffet for Lunch and Dinner is below average and nothing to take back from it. People are good and there is a taxi stand just within the resort premises and you get them at a very affordable rate for local sightseeing. Enjoy.
Our trip to Munnar and Thekkady If it sounds arrogant when the Malayalees proclaim their state of Kerala as \'God\'s Own Country\', well, they are entitled to ... they are blessed with a state which is but a sliver of the whole country\'s land mass, but endowed with hill stations, beaches and a rich culture and heritage and the foresight and wherewithal to develop these into revenue earners which are diligently milked for all they are worth...kudos to them - ther deserve every bit of it. Ranga and I got stir crazy and decided to take a few days off from the mad humdrum of day to day life in Bangalore, despite the weather being beautiful, it was getting monotonous, so I called Club Mahindra and after a lil adjustment of dates booked their Lake View and Tusker Trails resorts respectively at Munnar and Thekkady. Did some internet trawling and got our road directions in place and armed with some light woollens, we took off in our 1 month old Santro at 5am sharp, as planned on Wednesday, Nov 11th 2009. Day 1 - 11/11/09 Crossing Hosur, we took a tangential right road to Denkanikotai as through this is some of the most scenic drives to Munnar, about 50 kms of this stretch which is mostly District Roads is bad, otherwise the roads across Tamil Nadu which is the bulk of the jouney are fairly good. The route is so beautifully scenic, the cool misty morning drive from Hosur itself (now I know why Hosur is called Little England), the mountains wearing a crown of clouds, the lake close to the Hogennakkal Falls (yes, we got to see these up close and personal on this route!) are all enough to melt the hardest heart and mine of course was just putty. We stopped near Hogenakkal for some homemade chapattis and subzi with hot coffee for breakfast and continued after just 15min in which Ranga took some breathtaking shots with our camera. A light sweater kept us warm as we drove on through the backstreets of Tamil Nadu encountering villagers and cattle who behave remarkably alike, thereby forcing us to drive more slowly that we would\'ve liked and reached Tiruppur around 1pm. We should have been able to take a bypass to Udumalaipettai but due to the flooding of a low level causeway, were forced to drive through a horrendously chaotic town before resuming our journey. A good 1 1/2 hours of lost time. A brief 20min halt for a mini meal lunch at A2B and some more coffee, and we took off to enter the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary which is where the ghat section to Munnar begins. A 59km journey which is so wonderful, its like a whole different world...a world cut off from the rot of civilisation, nestled in the lap of nature, bordered by pruned tea estates, the entire climb takes over 3 hours, as it is full of hairpin bends and narrow roads, where the only aberration are the jeep drivers who apparently have a death wish, but since we had no such inclinations, we were left angrily muttering as these speed demons rocket through these ghats endangering all in their path and disturbing the beautiful and serene landscape. Anyways thanks to the loss of time and the slow progress we made on the roads during the day we reached Munnar only by 6pm. By then, it was dusk and nightfall is very rapid, the Club Mahindra Lake View Resort is 22 kms away from Munnar town on the way to Kochi, so we plodded on for another 45min., in ever increasing fog, with defogger on, lights on and a prayer that no jeeps would come hurtling down as the roads at some places are ridiculously narrow with blind turns. After reaching the resort, both of us let out our collectively held breath with a whoosh. Check in was swift and room overlooked the wonderful tea gardens as promised. We had a quiet dinner, breathed in lungful of clean, crisp, cool mountain air and settled down for the night listening to crickets. Day 2 - 12/11/09 Woke up around 7am, and went for a walk, breathing in the oxygen so in short supply in cities, had a lavish breakfast at the Tea Room, their multicuisine restaurant, and relived the drive through the mountains and the lovely gurgling streams and waterfalls which dot the entire drive up at regular intervals, like silver streaks in a lush green carpet. Went through the tea gardens, enjoyed the sunset, had a leisurely dinner watching the clouds kiss our resort and only then we realised how many times during the day, we had sighed in sheer pleasure. After watching a movie on the portable DVD player which is part of our standard gear, which hubby dear connected to the room\'s TV, we snuggled into our beds for a cosy sleep. Resort is luxurious clean and comfortable, service is excellent and worth every penny. Day 3 - 13/11/09 Woke up to a beautiful sunrise and went and cleaned the car thoroughly (no car wash facility available, which was a blessing in disguise) so we worked up a good appetite, had a simple breakfast and checked out at 9am for our drive to Thekkady which is about 95kms and 3 hours of driving through lush green forests and dotted with waterfalls and streams at a leisurely pace brought us to Kumily. On the way, we stopped at the Tata Tea Museum and bought ourselves some packets of tea(what else?!) and continued after downing a hot cup of divine masala chai at a roadside shack. Club Mahindra Tusker Trails Resort is between Kumily and Thekkady. Before we checked in we had a typical Kerala meal at a restaurant called Spice Chimney. The resort is wonderful, it apparently was earlier the Taj Garden Retreat before being aquired by Mahindra last year. Cottages are built on stilts with thatch on regular RCC roofs to give a rustic feel. Wonderfully quaint with a stained glass window, the cottage is a delight. They could of course re-do the bathrooms as they have a dated 80s look to them, not to say that they are not comfortable, they are, but the makeover will make it more today rather than yesterday. The weather was mild and so after a brief nap, a hot cup of coffee, a dip in the pool was just what tired bodies needed. We returned feeling fresh, had a drink and had some hot cup-o-noodles and soup for dinner. We drifted off to sleep with mellow music from the i-pod listening to frogs and crickets joining the orchestra. Nature\'s symphony has a soothing effect and we fell fast asleep. Day 4 - 14/11/09 Woke up to rain drumming on the roof and this went on for quite some time. In a brief lull, rushed to the dining hall for some hot breakfast and then drove around town looking for a petrol bunk, where we tanked up and pleasantly observed that the petrol was cheaper by Rs.5 than Bangalore. Chellarkovil is a lovely view point which leaves you stunned and speechless at the sheer beauty and bounty of nature. Driving to the Periyar Lake was a formality only as the recent boat tragedy had prompted closure of all boating activities (though we were told that these would resume on 16th. - well, we missed it!). After spending some time at this serene place which was very quiet due to lack of tourits (which, if you ask me, was a good thing!!), we drove out to a shop selling model boats (Kettuvellams) and bought one of about 3 feet long and gingerly placed it on the rear seat, some knick knacks and a bagful of spices later, we returned to our resort for a simple lunch. The very air as we strolled was permeated with spices and the exotic smells are passe\' for the locals but invigorating for us city beings. After the nap, just when we decided to go for a stroll, the skies opened up again and we had to cower and run to the restaurant for a lovely dinner. Too much of fresh air can make you indolent and groggy!! We slept early as we wanted to leave early on our drive back home. Day 5 - 15/11/09 At 6am sharp with the skies still dark and mist enveloping the car and all the we could (barely) see, we inched out of the resort, but as we crossed Cambam, the mist disappeared like magic, and we could go faster. We were hungry and stopped at the Travancore Paragon hotel at Periyakulam for breakfast. Tucked into a lovely ghee roast and took off again, sated. After Dindigul, you enter NH 45 and right through to Bangalore you are on NH, clocking a great 100+ averaging over 60kms/hr. Route we took was Kumily - Cambam - Periyakulam, Theni, Dindigul, Karur, Salem, Nammakal, Krishnagiri, Hosur, Bangalore. A must mention is the penchant for Tamil Nadu drivers to drive on the wrong side of the road, even on NHs, brazenly, as if it is their God given right, not only being a pain in the butt but potential accidents waiting to happen. We paid a toll of about Rs.175 in all but the road was worth it and we reached home after driving 505kms in 8 1/2 hours, with a 20min halt for lunch after Krishnagiri at A2B. Bangalore traffic was busy for a Sunday and the memories of a leisurely paced life of the hills we had just left behind hit us and made us feel sad about how we city folk have managed to screw up our lives...well, thank God for getaways, we can have brief interludes of peace and quiet at least. The car had averaged 17 on the way up and on the return gave a mileage of about 20 so an average of 18+, I think is fabulous :)
As a member of Club Mahindra, I have visited several resorts of CM but this is one of the premium property of CM located in midst of lush green tea gardens. The place is perfect for all the age groups, the rooms are fantastic and all of them provides a valley view with excellent internal decor. Restaurants provide mouthwatering delicious cuisine accompanied with lavish bar. As a unique inbuilt feature of all CM resorts, this resort also has excellent fun zone which keeps your kids fully occupied throughout the day and every evening comprises of family get together with fun filled games and activities for all. The staff of Fun Zone is very caring and full of positive energy. An overall memorable experience for us in Munnar.
When we reach to the resort we have been offered the welcome Honey drink then the simple process for verification of our Club Mahindra Card .Then a luggage cab for our luggage to the room the area was big , surrounded by Ashtamudi Lake and mountain with typical Kerala scene , our room was floated room over the lake the rooms was 2BHK with balcony open was facing lake,toilet was neat and clean with Jacuzzi , hairdryer , telephone air freshener etc.We have been given a Locker at room for keeping our valuable things. The experience was speechless.