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Munnar hotels: Top 5

Posted on December 21, 2010 | HotelsNo Comment

Adorning the south Indian state of Kerala, the hill station of Munnar is among the most thronged Indian destinations throughout the year. Frequently explored by the visitors from all across the world, Munnar is regarded as among the most congenial places in the subcontinent. Although you can come here anytime because of its pleasant climate, it is still most preferred to come between April and June.

Besides natural scenery and amazing attractions, Munnar is also admired for its lodging facilities of which the loving welcome of the staff is much more appealing. It goes without saying that you will find many Munnar hotels online. In fact, Munnar hotels are available right from budget to luxury preferences. I recommend not to go for AC rooms as that is not required – all credit goes to the weather here. A majority of the hotels feel proud to stand flanking the tea gardens as well as mind-blowing vistas. So, if you wish a budget-cum-pleasure vacation of fun as well as relaxation, then Munnar is your cup of tea.

To cater to the needs of people of different status, Munnar hotels besides basic facilities offer many best deal packages. Talking about the cost of the hotels, a budget one will cost you in the range of 600 to 2,000 INR daily, while a deluxe one will fall in the range of 2,000 to 3,700 INR per day. If you want to stay in a resort, then be ready to spend 3,400 to 5,000 INR per day (this includes all taxes). Listed below are my top 5, but they are not in any order. I would just recommend them to anybody who wants to explore Munnar with a pleasant stay.

Hotel Royal Retreat

This is a budget hotel that is serene, cozy, and restful, perched remotely in the Munnar hills. Its best part is that it is the ideal hotel for those who want to be away from the hustles as well as bustles of city. Rooms are equipped with luxurious beds, hot water, brick fire places, channel music, cable TV, and wonderful vistas whether they are deluxe, regular, or suite. There is also a good restaurant offering Chinese, Continental, and Indian cuisines amidst its appealing décor and soaking music. The hotel also organizes for trekking to Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park. Expect the price of 1500 INR at peak time, while 1300 INR in off season.

Resort Tea County

This is a resort on the scenic hills ensuring a four star treatment to its guests via deluxe amenities and kind service amidst misty settings. This is where you will get a chance to play indoor games as well as explore the leisure activities such as rock climbing, trekking, paragliding, angling, and cycling. It also conducts trips to the stretching tea plantations. Also expect a restaurant with a floor for dancing, 24 hour room service, satellite television, health club, tepidarium, medical aid, conference hall, laundry, car on hire, board room, currency exchange, adventure sports, travel assistance, paragliding, sightseeing trips, and Ayurvedic massage parlor. Book all these with the cost starting from 4000.

Hotel Autumn Trees

Located in Devikulam and accessible in 10 minutes from Munnar, this is a budget hotel known for its calm environs, cool ambience, best service, and warm hospitality. You can choose from Suites, Deluxe rooms, and Standard rooms. In addition, there is also a dormitory facility for groups with enough facilities. Expect a multi-cuisine restaurant, which is really worth a try. Among the amenities, expect 24 hours hot water, conference hall, and sightseeing trips on request. The cost of stay here ranges from 800 to 1900 INR.

Hotel Igloo

This is a famous luxury hotel that grabs the top rank in case of hospitality here. Although it is luxurious, it is affordable. The cottages on the slopes as well as the landscaped lawns offering serene atmosphere makes Igloo the ideal resort. Yes, there are two bedroom cottages featuring opulent furnishing, all amenities, and advanced communication mediums. The restaurant is multi-ethnic in the sense that it offers Indian, Chinese, European, and local specialties. Also, Jain food is available along with the bonfire as well as barbecue facilities. Be ready to spend at least 4000 INR per day.

Sun Mount View Resorts

This economy hotel is the most fascinating and stylish resort tucked away from the busy city life. Facing the valley are the rooms for offering pleasure moments amidst the greenery, scenery, and dancing clouds. You can spot CCTV here for safety purpose. There is also a multi-cuisine restaurant offering Indian as well as Chinese and Continental dishes. Expect recreation rooms, excellent room service, conference hall, laundry service, travel desk, doctor on call, ample of car parking, guide arrangements, lawns, campfire, and pick-drop trips on request. Charges start from 1500 INR.

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