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Pulimoottil Estate
Ranked #87 of 190 Munnar B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed at pulimoottil estate for 3 nights last week. There is another entry on trip advisor for deep woods resort which is the same property. It is called deep woods resort inside pulimoottil estate. It is a collection of rooms and individual cottages in the midst of a forest of sorts. We were travelling with two little children and were upgraded to a 4 bedroom bungalow. 

Positives:

1. The privacy. Bungalows aren't placed next to each other. 
2. Our caretakers- A very warm couple who took care of all our needs, some slightly out of the way. Traveling with kids and my dad with slightly specific dietary requirements, the caretakers were very helpful. 
3. Surroundings- located in the midst of the forest, the ambience was good. The property has been maintained well. The entire premises was very clean. A very good standard of housekeeping was maintained everyday. 
4. The small swing outside the bungalow. All of us took turns to sit on it early in the morning and late at night. 

Negatives: 

1. Without a personal vehicle, the resort in itself is thoroughly inaccessible. The terrain is uneven and the roads involve steep slopes throughout the premises. If you have walking difficulties or are wheelchair bound, please ensure you come with your vehicle. 
I heard that they offer a pick up and drop to the bungalow for breakfast at the restaurant but we didn't avail it. 

2. The only mobile network that has some coverage is BSNL. We did use the landline but it wasn't very clear. 

3. The geysers weren't fully functional. It would work only in the master bedroom. Though they tried to help, we found this a little inconvenient.

4. After settling the bill and staying around the reception area for a while longer, once we left the premises two people chased us in a minivan as they hadn't charged us for the cake we had ordered. This behavior was rather unprofessional. We were stopped on the road and asked to pay INR 216!

The location can be either a positive or negative depending on what you are looking for. It is 13kms from the town of Munnar on Mankulam road. So if you are looking for a getaway from any kind of hustle bustle, this is a good option. Instead if u'd like to visit a lot of tourist spots in a couple of days, you should look to say in the town. Please note that while they try to meet all basic requirements at the bungalow, it is impossible to find any other way to buy something unless u travel to the town.
The driver is given accommodation and food at the drivers' dorm but our driver said it wasn't satisfactory and chose to sleep in the car instead. They are specifically barred from staying in the bungalow.

We were in all satisfied with our stay there. I would suggest this place to large groups who want to enjoy a good break without much contact with the outside world. 

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

After reading few tripadvisor reviews I choose this place to stay.First for my car driver it was very difficult to locate the place as there were no road signs for almost 12 kms from Munnar. I didnt see any major resorts/hotels on the way either. So it is away from city which makes it perfect place for holiday stay. No internet and no mobile connection, i liked this as no disturbance. Spacious living room with equally big kitchen. There were all cooking facilities which we didnt use. There was a caretaker for the bungalow who makes morning tea/coffee for you. Another good thing about the place was balcony where you can spend your evening or morning looking at forest. The bungalow was surrounded by rose plants and other flowers.
The best thing which I liked was from bedroom you can see stars through glass opening on the roof. Choose bungalow B2 which oversees the forest (valley side) and also close to restaurant. Need to careful if you are choosing place to stay for old people because the estate is scattered on hills and some bungalows are really far from restaurant.
Night time it was quite cold and it was peaceful sleep.
For Food you have to totally depend upon on the restaurant. On our arrival day there was buffet dinner and no choice of Ala cart menu. Complained to hotel manager but no use.
Overall excellent stay but need to sacrifice on mobile/internet connectivity and proximity to markets /eateries.

Room Tip: If possible choose bungalow B2 or any other property near to restaurant Check about food arrangeme...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Sameer_Salunkhe
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

The perfect place to land for a relaxing time. Tucked away from Munnar town (10 ams away) the drive to the place is as green as it gets and when you land in Pulimoottil its another world that comes calling for you.

Just idle around in the estate and head out to the waterfall (not sure on which months the water is there). We were a group of friends and were at Bungalow 1, the estate gave us our own cook for the bungalow, a great barbecue, rain played spoil to the campfire and most importantly you have your own space.

if you expect to be treated like a resort well you will need to look at a different option. This place is for stretching out your legs and relaxing for a weekend.

Looking forward to the next trip.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Rajashekaran_S
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Far from town, good location for nature & adventure lovers. accomodation was nice, food was good & served hot. We had a thrilling experience staying there.....
Strictly recommended for people who come for peacefull & pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rosmon
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We were a group of 12 ppl stayed from 25th to 27th of Jan 2013 in the 4-Bed room bungalow. The rooms were very spacious, neat and well maintained.. The Management is flexible with room rent and services offered.

The two worrying things are you'll not have a network coverage. So U have to depend only on reception for making calls. The Other thing is the rooms are bit quite far away from the restaurant.

Room Tip: Ask for the 4-bed room bungalow.. We stayed in B4 which was excellent.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Naveenraaj
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Terrible because:
-Not at all customer friendly- You will be left to cottage domestic help as reception is too far from any of the cottages. Room service phones cannot connect to reception.

-Need to use car (own) to commute between cottage, reception, food court which is on another side of the resort.

- Food gets over within 1 Hr of being served be it break fast or lunch or dinner. Cannot complaint to the helpless kitchen staff. Please this is in the middle of the jungle and you wont have another place to get food or any thing else you require.

- None of the networks work . So no mobiles till you there. (some people might like this)

- Helpless staff

Some Positives-
Located in the middle of the jungle
There are few very good cottages . You will have to be lucky to get those.



We reached there in evening after a long drive from Tekkadi. We were a family of 6 and needed to check-in to our delux 2 bed room cottage (& another 1 Bed delux) which i had booked through Yatra. The guy on reception tells us that the rooms we had booked have been occupied by the owner for a personal party and i am giving you another 4 bed room cottage. After reaching to the cottage which was 1/2 km from the reception we found it locked which the staff was struggling to open. We also found that the rooms were smelling badly of mosquito repellants. Rooms were pathetically small. (refer to the photos attached).

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank hitchHiker_13
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Rooms are very basic. food is very ordinary. there are no amenities. biggest drawback is it is very far from main road (around 20-25mins drive).it means that we need to be back in estate by 7pm or else it becomes very dark and there are no street lights. not very safe to drive in dark due to hair pin curves. hence evenings are very boring as there is nothing to do within the estate also. but if someone likes a peaceful place and doesn’t want to visit munnar town and other places, then this is good option. surrounded by forest and very peaceful place. staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Mili821
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Additional Information about Pulimoottil Estate

Address: Near Letchmi Tea Estate | Lechtmi Estate, Munnar 685612, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 190 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range: £23 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The first bungalow resort in Munnar with 45 rooms consisting of gracefully landscaped 10 bungalows, 02 cottages and 16 deluxe rooms aptly spread across 30 acres of Cardamom plantation and deep woods, revitalizing your mind, body & soul in forest environment. The resort is just 10km away from Munnar city bus station, just 15 minutes drive through immaculately manicured tea gardens and by the stream is mind refreshing. ... more   less 
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Pulimoottil Estate Munnar, Kerala

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