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Reviewed 16 December 2016 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...

Thank Julia G
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...

Thank mglrowan
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...

Thank Neil B
Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

A real trip back in time to a tea plantation. Set high in the hills in India's 'Scotland', surrounded by tea and cardamom plantations. Great hospitality and lovely large rooms. Some good walks around and interesting visits to the Tea Museum (actually a historic tea processing plant) and a TATA disabled foundation where they make paper products and beautiful hand-dyed...

1Thank Carmonaman
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The Windermere really was the perfect retreat for my girlfriend and I and a stark contrast to the rest of our travels around India. Waking up each day in the mountains and opening the curtains to look out over the lush green plantations was truly breathtaking. The plantation is absolutely and completely nestled up in the mountains above Munnar and...

1Thank Luke P
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This has seen better times too isolated to do anything very difficult to walk around the tea plantation. Very poor facilities (half of which failed to work) toilet shower light failed and was not repaired adequately. However the bedding was very damp stayed for two long nights. However on a positive note food was very good. Also no wine or...

Thank marilyn rachael b
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you want to find a place that gives you a taste of India with possible some of the best views in the world surrounded with tea plantations this is it but don't tell anyone because it is my secret. This place does not have thick pilled carpets and long corridors but has a number of chalets connected to paths...

Thank lorkins
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is the place where all the more upscale tours stay and we wondered how come. The place is lovely on the outside- an old plantation, with nice grounds, and a lovely cardamom plantation that you get a tour through every day at 3pm-- the best part--- but the rooms are Spartan (and we were upgraded ) and more importantly...

1Thank georgia t
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had such high expectations for this hotel looking at the photographs and the images of the colonial tea plantations. Unfortunately this place was very disappointing, with no heating/ air conditioning and poor ventilation, particular being at a higher altitude. Wifi only available in communal areas, which at best was poor, no TV anywhere and no access to the local...

1Thank Sun-Seeker-Sun-Lover
Escondido, California
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place in all respects. The service was outstanding and the food the best during our past 3 weeks through India from North to South. What a creativity in the choice, flavors and colors of the Kerala dishes! The building with restaurant (called "The Barn") and library (for quiet reading and free wifi...) have a warm, peaceful atmosphere...

Thank Werner B

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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 

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Address: Munnar-Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, Munnar 685612, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar > Pothamedu
Price Range: $161 - $448 (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 Family Hotel in Pothamedu
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“Ask for a view”
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“All rooms are equally good, with great views and solitude, as there aren't too many!!”
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“I stayed in one of the cottages which was very spacious and comfortable”
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“Ask for a room with a view”
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