A gem in Munnar
on Nov 18, 2019
We spent 2 wonderful nights at Windermere. The accommodation, food and service were all outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the “tea shack” where afternoon tea and a local snack were served...The staff were attentive and friendly. We wish we could have stayed longer!
Country house in Kerala
on Nov 18, 2019
Great place to stay and John the host and the rest of the staff couldn't have been nicer. The location and grounds are beautiful. The food is very good though no choice for evening meal but this didn't bother us as all very good and Joby the chef checks any dietary requirements in advance.
Plenty of activities in the evening. We had a cookery demonstration and tasting which was superb and an excellent BBQ in an amazing setting.
The guided tour of the grounds was really enjoyable and Daniel our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
All in all a lovely place to stay.
An Peaceful Haven in the mountains.
on Nov 17, 2019
We had a garden view room which required many rocky steps to reach it but the views and the peace more than made up for it. Sitting out on the terrace in the mild sunshine just lovely after our time in crowded cities. The food was excellent all round - we chose Indian breakfasts and loved every one especially the Appam with Egg Roast. The staff ever helpful and friendly. Chef very good and we enjoyed a cooking demonstration with him.
What a special place this is
on Nov 2, 2019
Incredible room... colonial, clean and big.
Food was outstanding and so much!
The staff are like a family and they immerse you into their world. They are warm and gentle but knowledgeable and are always there to enhance your stay.
This part of the world can not be missed and this special hotel is the perfect place to see it from
Everything was just right
on Oct 12, 2019
We really enjoyed our stay here. It’s a little more premium than other options we saw in Munnar but on reflection this proved to be great value for money.
We got a free upgrade upon arrival (garden room to estate room), with a beautiful view over the tea plantation at the front of the property. This is a real ‘wow’ moment as you step out of your room onto the balcony in the morning. Wifi signal is also good.
The staff were lovely. Special mention to Daniel, the naturalist, for a wonderful plantation walk upon arrival. It did rain but this wasn’t an issue for they provide branded umbrellas!
Food and refreshments were unsurprisingly excellent. First the tea hut open late afternoon was a pleasant change of scenery with interesting tea flavours and accompanied by cake! Then the main meal was delivered expertly a few hours later. Some of the best food we had in Kerala.
And the pièce de résistance: the Windermere viewpoint, which was magnificent and an unexpected bonus. It’s literally just outside the rooms, a 1 minute walk away.
Overall we’d recommend Windermere strongly. There’s a good chance it will rain during your time in Munnar, and the journey to get there isn’t straightforward. So to arrive somewhere so relaxing, done so properly, is a real treat.