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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Windermere was a bit of an enigma. The views from the room was pretty special and while the room had everything you needed it was a bit old fashioned. The service was friendly and the host was very friendly and attentive. The dining area was rather oddly like a Swiss chalet and the food was a set menu which even...

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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to stay. My goodness the service and ambience could not be faulted. Rooms excellent spacious and clean and absolute luxury. The owner has a policy to meet and farewell all guests. Even leaving at 4.30am she got up and farewelled us goodbye. Helpful with tours and any little question. Food was really good and plentiful. Could...

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Thank rogerlingley
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This home stay is in a great location on a hillside with extensive views over the valley containing tea and cardamom plantations. It is also only 7 km from the centre of Munnar, a bustling town which we visited to see the market, buy tea ( cheaper here than in Cochin apparently) and eat. We stayed in a large tastefully...

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Thank Eileen L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: The view. We stayed in the planters villa and to see the sunrise from our bed and to have breakfast on our terrace in full warm sunshine was magical. The organised walk through the cardamon plantation was interesting. Cons: No wifi except in a room above reception. The food is pedestrian. The decor: you could be anywhere in the...

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Thank Olivier p
Alameda, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic retreat from the bustle of India. Super friendly staff, and plenty of onsite amenities for a restful relaxing vacation in the mountains. Great food at the restaurant and amazing views of the tea and cardamom plantation grounds.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a no frills place to stay. The staff is extremely friendly and wanting to accommodate you. They have a tea hut where you can grab tea before dinner which is a nice place to socialise and try the tea and coffee from the plantation. We were lucky enough to be there during one of their BBQ/Bon fires so...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights during our trip through Kerala. The cottages are beautiful and comfortable. We were upgraded to a room w a view instead of the garden room which was very nice. There's a great viewpoint above a giant rock which overlooks out towards the valley. They offer teatime with snacks daily which we enjoyed. Wifi is only available...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay at Windermere after a hectic month traveling throughout incredible India! If you want somewhere to eat, read and take a relaxing walk then this is your place. The staff are so friendly, very accommodating and we were so well looked after. On meeting the owner, who came to say hello he said that he has kept...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed here for two nights. We knew they had no alcohol licence but didn't mind that and we didn't bring any with us though they don't mind if you do. Arrived mid afternoon and shown to a room with direct view over the valley and balcony but a bit too chilly to sit out. Large room and bathroom. The...

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Bradford-on-Avon, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Upmarket resort on the outskirts of Munnar. Surrounded by tea and cardamon plantations and with good walks nearby. Has a lovely and just opened infinity pool. Accommodation is OK,a bit dated and short on style. Lovely breakfast and the snacks and afternoon tea were a treat. Evening meal we had was a bit disappointing. Expensive set meal, made very bland...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Windermere Estate is an 18 room plantation retreat surrounded by the cardamom, coffee and tea hills of Munnar. Established as an estate in the 1940s, Windermere recreates the essence of an estate home devoid of a hotel atmosphere with a unique blend of simplicity and luxury wrapped in old world charm. Consciously remaining small and exclusive we invite you to experience heartfelt plantation hospitality, delivered seamlessly and unobtrusively. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Windermere Estate

Address: Munnar-Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, Munnar 685612, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar > Pothamedu
Price Range: €141 - €317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Windermere Estate Munnar
Windermere Estate Hotel Munnar
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Pothamedu
#1 Family Hotel in Pothamedu
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“Ask for a room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles mglrowan, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Rooms on the far end of the resort opens to the vastness of Munnar greenery”
  • A breathtaking view from the Viewpoint in the property
  • A view from the Viewpoint in the estate
 of 5 bubbles jacobjohnm, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Garden facing and room with balcony are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles NirmalaL, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Plantation Villa had the most incredible views”
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  • Bulbuls in the treetops, visible from our balcony and even the bed!
 of 5 bubbles KattyD123, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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