We had 2 wonderful days staying with Vishnu and his family at Munroe Nest. The home stay is a peaceful area of Munroe Island next to a small canal. Quiet, relaxing and with lots of wild birds flying around. Vishnu is a fantastic host, kind, mild mannered and speaks excellent English. He offers great canal tours at sunrise and sunset where he punts you around the beautiful backwaters and tells you about th Island. He also has bikes you can use to explore the island. His mothers cooking is fantastic and the rooms are very nice too. I would highly recommend a stay here to slow the pace down and relax in a beautiful setting.
The Munroe Island nest is a clean and very beautiful placed house with e very friendly owner that also is a good boat captain on his local backwater boat. He also is a guide with lots of good information. The house is very clean and the family makes delicious vegetarian meals. No traffic and peaceful atmosphere and clean air, and no musquitos, make it a teriffic place to stay. We would have liked to stay longer. Thank you Vishnu!
Firstly, I need to say I'm not sure if this is the place we stayed at. The lovely lady there told us to leave a review at Munroe Nest, but the photos look like the place next door, yet I'm not sure whether the two are connected somehow.
At any rate, we very much enjoyed our stay and the owner's wife was there to provide great customer service and prepare nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals.
The place is amazing and tranquil. Vishnu is realy nice and helpful. Highly recomended!! Dont miss the canoning
We really enjoyed our stay at this little homestay on Munroe Island. It's an ideal place to kick back and take it easy for a couple of days right in heart of the beautiful backwaters. Vishnu is an excellent host and makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive. He is a really affable guy who speaks excellent English and we really enjoyed spending time with him & his family. Although his mother doesn't speak much English, she is a very good cook so you can count on having plenty of delicious home-cooked food during your stay. We particularly enjoyed the fresh crabs she prepared on our final night.
The guestrooms are modern and comfortable. There are mosquito nets, though we didn't feel the need to use them as there aren't too many troublesome bugs around. Each room also has a veranda with wicker chairs so you can sit outside watching the birds and enjoying the tranquility. There is no hot water on tap but don't let that put you off as Vishnu's mother is happy to provide a steaming hot bucketful on request so you can take an Indian-style bath.
Vishnu also runs very reasonably priced sunrise and sunset canoe trips for his guests. I'd highly recommend going on both trips as they are very different experiences. He's also happy to provide walking tours. Although we didn't take one, other guests who did told us they were very good.
We stayed 3 days there and everything was perfect: the room, location in the backwaters and warm welcome from Vishnu and his whole family. Food was also top quality and tasty. They arranged a lovely canoe tour and we discovered the island as locals with Vishnu. Many thanks, highly recommended.
I am in my fourth week at Munroe nest. A family run shaven of peace. Sitting on my veranda opposite a small tidal canal I watch birds squirrels and domestic animals and the passing tourist board.
My accommodation is a large bedroom with queen bed a wet room with shower hand basin and western toilet. Nicely tiled.food is excellent and beer is available
Village shops including a chemist are 500 yrs away. A local Taylor works his ancient treadle machine producing made to measure shirts for around £4.
Local cottage industry welcomes visitors to look round
Take more than a couple of days. It's fabulous