The Shade, Munnar

Chennayinkal House Chithirapuram P.O, Power House Munnar, Idukki Dist.

Ranked 127 of 609 hotels in Munnar

The Shade,Munnar
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3 Reviews | 421 Readers

Perfect location and service

Posted 17 Dec, 2016

Fantastic location, the home stay is surrounded by lush-green tea and cardamom plantations. Great views from the rooms, which were spotless clean and comfortable. Santosh is very warm and discreet, always smiling and helpful. Maya's food is absolutely delicious. Great breakfast with both Indian and continental options. Santosh can arrange half-day and full-day treks departing from the house which are great value for money. Staying at the Shade was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

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Lovely Ambience

Posted 23 Jul, 2016

I was keen on a cultural experience which owner Santosh and Maya provided. They gave authentic Kerala cuisine and were extremely courteous, the children Devika and Arjun were friendly and disciplined.My three year old grandchild was comfortable and felt free to run around. I wish we could have explored their garden a bit more. To enrich their services they could perhaps have conducted tours for plant recognition or to a nearby village. That would be their usp for cultural experience Asha Singh

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11 Reviews | 572 Readers

looks like temple with very clean surrounding

Posted 13 Oct, 2015

i went The Shade, Munnar for 2 was awesome trip.the hotel looks like temple i.e it is very clean.hotel looks gorgeous.interior design of hotel is very nice.i really appreciate the management staff's effort to make their hotel best.they served us in time and they are very friendly.rooms are very clean and large.there is good parking facility.there is no swimming pool.there is vast area in front of this hotel.there is strong security system is available.bedsheets are very clear and colorful.there is good water supply in this hotel.foods are very healthy and tasty. i request to all of you please visit The Shade, Munnar and enjoy lot.

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9 Reviews | 4210 Readers

Good Home stay but located far away from Munnar

Posted 7 Oct, 2015

This was my first home stay and its very nice the location far away from munnar town but who need calm location this is best. Food available from the host need to inform early so they can prepare for you. Host very friendly and helped to explore munnar. Need car to go around munnar from here.

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21 Reviews | 1525 Readers

One of the best budget hotel, staff are helpful

Posted 7 Sep, 2015

This is one of the best budget hotel.Cozy hotel. Staff was cheerful and always smiling. Opted for this one coz it was closer to my Office in Khar. Room was very small but it was clean and maintained properly. They have recently closed their restaurant. So you have to eat your Lunch and Dinner outside or order. They provide breakfast but variety is less. Overall an Average stay. Overall good experience I had.

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13 Reviews | 8977 Readers

Best hotel with reasonable rate

Posted 8 Apr, 2015

The hotel was good to stay with family. Munnar is cold place and hill area. Hotel hotel was at best location . Near to tourist place. The food are average. Service are quick and good. All over the hotel was average & with reasonable rate. this is the best hotel with such services.

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14 Reviews | 3235 Readers

Wonderful experience with awesome facilities

Posted 12 Mar, 2015

With my school friends we had planed a trip to munnar. For the stay we chooses hotel the shade for 2days stay . we had a wonderful experience in that trip and the stay in the hotel . Room facilities are awesome and service also so good .they arranged guides to help us and made our trip a more pleasant one

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1 Review | 1575 Readers

The food & ambiance was awesome

Posted 3 Dec, 2013

Shade was purely a home stay. We felt at home during our stay here. The food & ambiance was awesome. There was complete privacy as well. The family was too good in treating their guests. Munnar was a wonderful place to relax in the midst of a hectic schedule.

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5 Reviews | 9634 Readers

I had 1N/1D stay & found it very comfortable

Posted 27 Nov, 2013

Its a great place to stay at Munnar, me and my 2 friends were here, I had 1N/1D stay & found it very comfortable. The double bed room is nice and the view behind the hotel is excellent. Enjoy the nature at its very best by sitting out at balcony. Nearest daily needs shop is 3 km away.

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1 Review | 1375 Readers


Posted 22 Apr, 2013

I had visited Munnar in FEB 12 ending and stayed @ The Shade, which was awesome for me with low budget. The location was Awesome from the room. The Sahde is a stay Home but i never felt that i m from home. Owner of The Shade (Santosh) is a very cool and calm guy. Helped in choosing the location and arranged the Vehicle...

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1 Review | 1634 Readers

Room was clean, premises was very nice

Posted 30 Sep, 2013

Nice place to stay only negative thing was ,there was no fan also for drinking water we have to pay. Other than that, the shade is awesome place to stay. The facility was good. room was clean . The premises was very nice and views are beautiful. The owner is very cooperative. Best homestay I must say.

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1 Review | 1475 Readers

Peaceful place with homely enviornment

Posted 6 Dec, 2013

If you are in stressed/disturbed of whatever reason that movement what you thing and may share with your friends like "I wanted to go the alone/group place where i will get relaxed and get refresh myself" exactly this is the place you should go and stay. The same i/we had felt and enjoyed the places, clean, fresh and green atmosphere around you. Food was nicely prepared 100% home food in the shade, very humble and good treatment. You have to order the quantity to prepare much advance. We don't feel like going out and stayed at room only and enjoyed the places around you. We again planning to go to next Mar-Apr :-)

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10 Reviews | 8505 Readers

We felt homely and enjoyed nature

Posted 1 Apr, 2013

It was wonderful experience with The Shade. We felt homely and enjoyed nature at The Shade, private water fall within the property, cardamom plantation and other spices. We had authentic Kerala food at The Shade which is inexpensive also.

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1 Review | 1615 Readers

Room had most of the channels subscribed.

Posted 18 Nov, 2013

We went for our honeymoon. Rooms were comfortable. TV in the room had most of the channels subscribed. Had a very very pleasant view in front of the room. Almost like a dream land. We were very much impressed by the view in front of our room. Though being a home-stay, we felt very safe and comfortable. The room service was good. Only disadvantage is the hotel is 13 km far from Munnar which added to the cost of transportation on everyday visit. Apart from that, very peaceful location.

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The Shade is ranked #127 among the 609 hotels in Munnar with an average rating of 5.8 out of 7. It is one of the 26, 1-star Homestays in Munnar. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 8 photos and 20 text reviews and is rated top for its Service, Front Office and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 3,600 to Rs 4,000 per night. The hotel offer 12 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Group (38%) and Family (38%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 54% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as relaxing.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

Chithirapuram (1 Km) and Attukal Waterfalls (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service and Breakfast Services. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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