Comfort and affordable homestay near city centre
on May 24, 2017
Our room is the front one, next to the main house of the host family. We love the room as it is extremely clean and spacious. In front of our room, there is a nice sitting area which allows us to sit, read and enjoy the nice breeze of Munnar.
The host family is very friendly and helpful. The family also runs a fashion shop / tea shop which sells all kinds of cotton outfits with very cheap price and premium quality. All the prices are fixed, no hassle of bargaining or haggling !!!! They also gave us advice on tea leaf, the tea is also good quality with very good price.
Apart from the homestay, I also highly recommend Nirmala fashion shop and store, fixed price with premium quality !!!! Moreover, the owners were very down to earth, they didn't try to sell anything at all, they just mentioned about the fashion shop/tea shop during the conversation and we invited ourselves to the shop. No hassle at all!!!!
Only 2 things I would like to remind everyone: one, our bathroom is quite small and a little bit dark but it is very clean. Nirmala also has other rooms with bigger bathrooms, just we love the front room so much so we don't mind a smaller bath room
Another thing is that, the homestay locates on top of a very steep road, it only takes 3 minutes to get down and walk to the city centre, but it is quite tiring climbing up. Our fitness level is very high but we need to take 2 breaks before climbing up and reaching the homestay. Of course you can take Auto rickshaws up, but due to the language barrier, we've chosen to walk up most of the time
Anyway, I strongly recommend Nirmala Homestay and fashion/tea shop to everyone!!!!
Nice family homestay
on Mar 3, 2017
It's located uphill so prepare yourself for a medium climb but once down you are at the city center. The rooms are spotless and private as they are outside the main house. Although small you'll have a bathroom and nice people around.
Clean and cosy
on Feb 4, 2017
Very clean and cosy room and spotless bathroom with heater facility. Centrally located, walking distance to town. WiFi available. Nice view from the terrace. Felt that it was slightly overpriced, but most of the services in Munnar are more expensive than in the lower lands.
on Dec 29, 2016
We arrived in Munnar and the hotel that we had booked with did not have a room for us. A friendly local took us to this homestay. We took it as we had nowhere else to stay. I'm a bit surprised that we got charged 1800 when other reviews now say considerably less, but we had no way of checking this on arrival. The room was dark and you could hear everything in the rooms next door. The views were nice and the WiFi good though.
Definitely not a homestay
on Dec 15, 2016
At the Munnar busstation I told the rickshaw guy to drive us to the JJ Cottage which unfortunately was full. Then without being asked he took us to the Nirmala homestay.
The owners have no idea what a homestay is meant to be. This place doesn't feel like home. You are not treated like a guest. They don't want any kind of communication with guests, they are only interested in the money.
He is rude and quite agressive, she's is clumsy and barely speaks. Their son (13 yrs) is the only friendly one. Hopefully he'll be in charge witthin a couple of years.
This 'homestay' has 3 rooms: 2 at the back, small and dark and 1 at the front next to the entrance. This room is big, very clean and very good (INR 1500). Wifi is fast.
The location is good, quiet and at walking distance from noisy downtown Munnar.
No breakfast of course!!
It was late and we were tired so we took the room. I don't regret it but this place is definitely NOT a homestay.