As we arrived from a 7hr bus journey beginning at 4:30 am we were touted by a rickshaw driver who was obviously going to take some of the share of the room. After showing several rooms, one which stank of a garlic, a man who worked their simply flushed the toilet as though that was going to get rid of the stench presumably in the entire plumbing system.
Exhausted and with little time in munnar we reduced the rate of a room with the balcony and reluctantly opted to stay. The entire place felt cold and damp, so much so after a day out we asked for another blanket, which in fairness they provided. When we got back after seeing munnar, we wanted to ask the owner several questions, one about the tv not working, he tried to fob us off with the local area and connection being bad. Infairness it might occassionaly be bad, but we have stayed in the himalayas that actuatly have power cuts and had better signal than they did. If you dont have it, just dont advertise it. Another question about the buses and the extra sheet. On the reception wall it said do not disturb between meditation hours, 7-7:45 or something. We went to ask at 6:20 and the owner was already meditating, we went back after 7:45 again and again until about 8:20 and he was still mediating. Not great for welcoming your guests, what if there was an urgency? We went back sometime later and finally managed to speak to him, who was generally rude, he asked how our day was, but didnt care about the answer, I paid for the room and he demanded I gave him the exact change in a smarmy manner.
The only redeeming item would be the fact its only meters from the centThe sheets were itchy, the walls, most things in the room dirty, we didnt even have a shower as the bathroom was freezing and the window could not be closed. Overall a depressing stay with an owner who cares more about meditating than his custom.
- Also Known As:
- Kaippallil Homestay Munnar, Kerala