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“Beautiful view from room 212. That's the only good bit.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Anai Mudi Hotel

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Anai Mudi Hotel
Ranked #74 of 95 Hotels in Munnar
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“Beautiful view from room 212. That's the only good bit.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

Depressing hotel with uninterested staff. Actually a very wierd experience because it could be so much better. The view from room 212 is amazing. 180 degrees of a beautiful valley, nestled in between mountains from all sides. Rooms are clean but uninspiring, and are pretty expensive. 1100 rupees per night.

Some things to watch out for:

There is no restaurant. You have to walk/rickshaw into town.
No pool. I didn't really expect one to be honest, but I should mention it.
Staff don't talk to you.
No atmosphere whatsoever.
Hot water needs boiling first, and its just enough for 1 person. The next person must wait 30 minutes for more for a hot shower.

All in all, don't stay here unless you must. I was speaking to a lady on the street nearby and she said that she'll be opening up a homestay in Maryoor soon. She was absolutel;y lovely, spoke great English and would make a brilliant host. If you can find her somehow, her name is Sweety.

Room Tip: Room 212 is best. 206 is ok. I think there is a room above 212 which would have excellent views, but...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2008

This is an unusual hotel. It advertises a "health spar", which was a separate building with six or seven exercise machine, which appeared to have been unused for a while. Unfortunately the boiler for the steam bath was in pieces in the garden, but was being worked on. There was a small swimming pool in an attractive garden, with turgid green water that was not over-tempting.

The overall impression inside was of a dark building, with dark wood panelling and brown fittings and furniture. The dining area consisted of several cubicles separated by dark wood panelling, with no windows, except for the breakfast area in a small conservatory. Because of its remoteness amongst the mountains it probable caters for Indian rather than European tourists.

We were welcomed by the ever-cheerful manager, and promptly given the top floor suite at no extra charge as the hotel was virtually empty. The suite consisted of a large, clean and comfortable bedroom with a balcony which overlooked fields and towards the mountains. The was an extensive sitting area outside the bedroom, and a huge bathroom extending into the distance, at the end of which was a separate lavatory, all in good order.

The food was substantially Indian, and very good - large dishes of "chilly" chicken, of fresh-water fish curry with big portions of vegetable rice. For breakfast we had porridge one day and then a specially prepared Keralan breakfast eaten in the fingers next day.

The patron arranged a guide and driver to take us to the Chittar National Park and beyond into Tamil Nadu through some really exceptional scenery. He provided enormous packed lunches of rice, curried chicken, onions, peppers, chappatis and plenty of water, the meal being wrapped in banana leaves. We were treated in royal fashion.

The hotel is situated about 40ks east of Munnar, where the tourists seemed to stop and come no further. The route is winding and slow but passes through wonderful mountain and forest scenery, with waterfalls reaching to the river below. The outlook and surrounding area of the hotel is very beautiful, and it is well worth the additional journey.

The hotel is several hundred yards down a road off the "main" road through Marayoor, and is thus quiet and peaceful.

Unfortunately it is not cheap (perhaps why it was nearly empty) - two nights with meals etc came to R6,500. But for those who can afford it I would recommend it for the superb scenery and the cheerful friendliness with which we were received.

Stayed January 2008
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Additional Information about Anai Mudi Hotel

Property: Anai Mudi Hotel
Address: Idukki Dist Kanthalloor Road Marayoor | Marayoor, Idukki Dist, Munnar 685612, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 95 Hotels in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Anai Mudi Hotel Munnar, Kerala

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