A popular hill station in Kerala, Munnar is tucked in the Idukki district of the Western Ghats. With the help of HolidayIQ, you can get information on the best time to visit Munnar so that you can book five star hotels in Munnar in advance.
Munnar is the perfect place for a leisure trip and tourists can look for good 5 star hotels in Munnar on HolidayIQ.
Some of the popular tourist attractions in Munnar are Kannan Devan Tea Museum, Top Station and Tata Tea Museum.
The Kannan Devan tea Museum, a very short drive from Munnar is India’s first ever tea museum. The Top Station provides a scenic view of Munnar’s hills and other hill stations and the Tata tea Museum is located at about 12 km from Munnar and is a must-visit place.
To make your stay more comfortable, you can opt for Munnar 5 star luxury hotels that are in the vicinity of major tourist attractions.
You must make an advanced booking to grab the best 5 star hotel deals in Munnar.
Some of the best 5 star hotels in Munnar are Club Mahindra Munnar, Munnar Retreat, Woods N Valley and Gruenberg.
Get a list of Munnar 5 star hotels that offer a captivating view of the sunset and the surrounding landscape.
Get a list of affordable five star hotels in Munnar through HolidayIQ and experience a luxurious stay amidst the beauty of the city.
In Five-star hotels, below are some necessary conditions that should be applied:-
All rooms (100%) should have Air-Conditioners
Suites - Minimum 2% of room block with a minimum of 1
Minimum size of bathrooms should be 45 square feet
Some rooms should have bathtubs
Hair Dryers should be available in rooms
Safe keeping should be available in rooms
Minibar / Fridge is mandatory in rooms
Heating and cooling to be provided in public areas and temperature should be between 20 to 28 degree celsius
Grade A cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-24 hr coffee shop / all day diner, one specialty restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Grade B cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-coffee shop open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., one speciality restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Note: The Ministry of Tourism may review and revise the cities falling under the Grade 'A' & Grade 'B' from time to time.
Grade A: Delhi*, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad.
*Delhi would include the hotels falling in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Greater NOIDA.
Grade B: Cities in the rest of the country excluding Grade 'A' cities.
There should be a bar present at the hotel premises.
In the kitchen, wet garbage area to be air-conditioned.
Percentage of supervisory staff should be minimum 80% and hotels of Five-star category should have formally qualified Heads of Departments.
Percentage of skilled staff should be minimum 60%. The supervisory or the skilled staff may have training or skill certification as follows:
i. Degree / diploma from Central or state IHM's / FCI's or from NCHMCT affiliated IHM's or from other reputed Hospitality schools.
ii. Skill training certificate issued under the guidelines and scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
Staff restrooms (Separate for male and female employees with bunk beds, well-lighted and ventilated), Staff locker rooms and dining area are mandatory.
Inhouse Dry- cleaning / Laundry services are mandatory.
Iron and Iron Board should be available in the room.
Paid Transportation on call - Guest should be able to travel from hotel.
Shoe cleaning service facility to be provided for in house guests.
Newspapers should be available in the rooms.
Shop / kiosk - Five-star hotels to have one utility and one souvenir shop. 4 Star to have
minimum one utility shop.
There should be bookshop available.
For Five-star category, it would be 'Necessary' to have an X-Ray Machine at the guest entrance for screening of baggage. Manual checks may be conducted for staff and suppliers at designated entry points
There should be Under belly scanners to screen vehicles.
Each bedroom door fitted with lock and key, viewport / peephole & internal securing device. A safety chain / wishbone latch is acceptable in place of viewport / peephole.
A telephone for incoming & outgoing calls in the room is Mandatory. Five-star hotels should have direct dialing and STD/ ISD facilities.
In room internet connection / dataport is mandatory in Five-star hotels and there should be Wi- Fi wherever possible.
There should be a business center for business meetings. This should be a dedicated area.
(This provision may be relaxed for resort destinations, tourist and pilgrimage centres).
Swimming pool is mandatory for Five-star hotels. This can be relaxed for hill destinations. Mandatory that trained Lifeguard to be available. Board containing do’s & dont's, no diving sign, pool depth etc. should be displayed at a strategic location in the pool area.
Conference Facilities are mandatory for Five-star hotels
Marvelous is the word. My experience at Club Mahindra, Lake View Resort was truly memorable. Their thoughtfulness can be seen in small things. The staircase one uses to descend to the reception area is cleaned every day, lest it gets slippery and dangerous with monsoon moss. There is an umbrella in every room, if you shy from the lovely drizzles of the tea-clad mountains. The balcony opens out to the mountains, giving you a breath taking view of the valley. And the people, the housekeeping people, the waiters, the shuttle driver, the receptionist . All of them were so friendly and nice. They pamper you and make you feel as if, there is no greater pleasure in their life than getting you, what you want. We came back all rejuvenated and charged up to get back to our busy life.
Best Experience: Food was always a delight. The menu was well selected to cater to all taste buds. There was a treat for everyone. But their salads stole the show. Deliciously flavored, fresh cut vegetables felt heavenly in the mouth. After 3 meals at the resort, we decided to have our next breakfast at saravana bhavan, just for the sake of trying it out. Right on the table their, we decided, that no more experimenting, we are going back Club Mahindra tea room for all our other meals. And ofcourse what can be said for satiating our appetites while our eyes soaked the view of Devikulam lake through the french window!!! Another thing that really wowed me was the cleanliness. The spick and span steam & sauna was very inviting. Inspite of the continuous downpours, they miraculously managed to keep the dirt away from even the pathway.
Worst Experience: However hard as I may think, I cannot remember a single experience, where I felt, that they gave us grief. Only thing that was bothersome was the booking process. Club Mahindra has a toll free number, which can be reached only through a BSNL line. Email communications are time consuming, so not an attractive option. A paid number would be anyday better than a toll free number, which is difficult to use.
We stayed there for two days in the month of March. I had gone with my girlfriend for a vacation there. My girlfriend wanted to specifically visit the 'Garam Masala' Plantations there. The destination was very good. There were lots of places to go sightseeing and the views were really good. The hotel location itself was really awesome. It was located at a height of 4500 feet and the view from up there was beautiful. The weather was nice and cold there, unlike my hometown, where it's very hot. The trees and the greenery were beautiful. We rented a bike and went uphill to the hotel. The look and feel of the hotel were really nice. Everything was good, including the atmosphere and the rooms. The reception area was really friendly and helpful in all aspects. We had done the booking online but we paid during check-in because we wanted to check out the hotel first. The rooms were really good. We even had a balcony and that gave us a beautiful outside view. The service was good, it was quick and efficient. The food was tasty too. There was everything that we needed at the hotel. It was very convenient. The rooms very luxurious and the atmosphere were cool, the location was really good, and the people were helpful. We actually thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
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.
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.
Club mahindra Munnar is a gold crown resort and lives to its reputation. I believe it to be the best resort at Munnar with great location and awesome view. Food quality is exceptional and also the best at Munnar. The resort offers lots of activities on a daily basis. I would say it to be worth a visit.
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