Munnar is rich in terms of hills, rivers, greenery, tea-coffee plantations and wildlife. It is a popular among tourists for relaxing holidays. People from all over the world come to Munnar to visit the natural paradise. Accommodation is easily available here. Tourists are provided with a wide range of hotels categorized in several classes depending on the budget & facilities. Here are a few of them:
Five Star Hotels
Away from the busy life of the urbanized area, Club Mahindra Lake View Hotel is located among the sprawling tea & coffee plantations. Being situated on a hill peak, it provides a marvelous view of three mountain streams - Muthipuzza, Nallathanni and Kundala. It is about 3 km. from Cochin Airport.
The hotel provides a wide range of 94 rooms and suits that are categorized in standard rooms, superior rooms, junior suites, deluxe suites, villa suites and extra bed rooms. It provides all the pleasures of luxurious living with all modern facilities including AC rooms, swimming pool, gym, parlor, internet, phone calls, doctors, laundry etc. You are provided with a welcome drink on arrival and complimentary tea/coffee making facility in the room. The hotel offers one Ayurvedic massage per person per package stay and one facial per person per package. You get 20% discount on all in-house alcoholic brands. Apart from this, the hotel allows the accommodation of up to two children below 12 years free with food in parents room.
Four Star Hotels
Tea County is a unit of KTDC at Munnar. It is located among the green hills and plantations whose fresh air filled with aroma of tea & coffee keeps the mind refreshed. The hotel cum resort is a 4-hour drive from Kochi and just ½ km. from the nearest bus stand.
The hotel provides 43 deluxe rooms in all which are classified as suite rooms, deluxe rooms and regular rooms. Tourists are provided with proper room service, television, restaurant cum bar, health club, conference hall, laundry, doctor on call, currency exchange, travel assistance, adventure sports, car hire and other facilities. The hotel is also equipped with Ayurvedic herbal Body Toning Massage Parlour. It also has several indoor games facility and you can avail guides or trainers for adventure sports like trekking, para-gliding, rock climbing, cycling and angling.
Situated among dense cardamom forest, Hotel Oak Fields is a good leisure hotel with perfect facilities in the four star class. As the name suggests, it is surrounded by oak trees on the hilly area. There are 25 well furnished rooms in the hotel along with other common facilities like restaurant, coffee shop, doctor, direct calls, laundry, H/C water, business desk, billiards table etc.
Tourist, under the guidance of experts, enjoy trekking, mountain climbing, boating, fishing, cycling and sight seeing of the nearby areas. The gymnasium is equipped with all the modern fitness equipments. The multi-cuisine restaurant is famous among tourists. The hotel organizes camp fires at night with music and dance. It also provides travel assistance for visiting beautiful tourists spots like Mattupettti, Lock Heart Gap, Eco Point, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Marayur, Devikulam, Kundala Dam, Top Station etc. Hotel Oak Fields also organizes wildlife tours and safaris season wise.
Hotel Tall Trees is around 20 km. from Kottayam city, 80 km. from Cochin airport and just 5 km. from Munnar bus stand. This beautiful hotel, far away from city noise and stressful life, covers an area of around 66 acres. As the name suggests, it is situated amidst more than 560 trees. You can enjoy the greenery and can explore the rich flora & fauna of nearby places here.
The hotel offers 19 spacious rooms, out of which 8 are double-bed rooms, 8 are deluxe rooms and 3 are fully furnished suites. The rooms are provided with attached washrooms, AC, H/C water, private balcony, television, telephone etc. Apart from the basic facilities, Hotel Tall Trees also offers facilities for card room, mountaineering, outdoor barbeque, trekking, picnic, jogging and cycling. Additionally, Hotel Tall Trees also offers a separate space for a good library.
The hotel, 15 km. from the bus stand, is located far away from the crowd and noise of the city. Cochin airport lies around 115 km. away. Earlier it was a three star hotel, but was promoted to four star category a few years back. The hotel has a vast category of deluxe rooms, executive mountain view rooms, executive lake view rooms, executive suites and royal suites. The hotel is designed in an eco-friendly manner.
Besides all the basic facilities, Hotel Best Western Fort has 2 conference halls for business purpose, with the capacities of 150 persons and 75 persons respectively. You can visit the Star Gaze Gallery for a superb view in the sky at night, and marvel at the celestial wonders through the telescope. The restaurant here, Dew Drops, has a great ambiance and gives a feeling of being surrounded by clouds amidst valleys, mountains and lake. It offers several intercontinental, Indian & Chinese dishes. You can walk through the cardamom, coffee and tea estates in the morning to witness the natural beauty. The hotel offers you travel assistance and guides for visiting the nearby areas.
Three Star Hotels
Situated on a high hilly area, WestWood Hotel provides an enchanting view of natural beauty and greenery of Munnar. The lush green valley and majestic mountains of the Western Ghats give a breathtaking view of the paradise of South. Cochin airport is around 100 km. from the hotel and Idukki lies at 65 km. Being near to river stream, you can also approach here via boat cruising through waterways of other cities of Kerala.
The hotel offers 40 well fashioned rooms, categorized as executive, deluxe, super deluxe and standard rooms. The hotel has two multi-cuisine restaurants- Pavillion and Astoria, a huge conference hall for corporate meetings, seminars and presentations. It is equipped with all modern and basic facilities along with several sports activities.. The hotel also has facilities for airport pickups, guided tours and local site seeing.
Royal Retreat Hotel, located near the market area of Munnar, is a 2-hour drive from Cochin airport. The hilly region, where the hotel is located, is full of lakes, tea plantations and gardens. The rooms (regular, deluxe or suite) are facilitated with a pleasant view of greenery outside. Apart from the basic facilities, Royal Retreat offers warm brick fire-places for a cozy feel.
Royal Retreat Hotel offers all basic facilities including AC rooms, H/C water, laundry, doctor, telephone, TV, internet, laundry services, safety locker, medical services, car rental, power back up and parking space. The restaurant is well known for its intercontinental, Indian and Chinese cuisine. It provides travel assistance for Anamudi and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. The hotel also has a conference room with basic facilities and equipments like overhead projector, microphone, flip board etc. Tourists can enjoy trekking, boating and mountain cycling here under the guidance of experts.
Surrounded by hills and aromatic plantations, Great Escape offers a perfect stay which is calm, peaceful, relaxing and romantic as well. The rooms are categorized as independent villas, executive villas and deluxe rooms. The hotel has a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 300 people at a time. It is unique and special in the three star category because of its facilities such as Ayurveda center, valley view tower, campfire in the evening, view rock huts, open-air theatre, body and soul fitness club, spring water, warm water pool and so on.
In-room facilities include tea/coffee maker, attached bathroom, direct phone calls, H/C water, TV etc. The restaurant offers Indian, international, Chinese and traditional Kerala cuisine. It provides all the basic & modern facilities like fax, photo-copier, internet, parking, laundry, car rental, gym, doctor, swimming pool and currency exchange. Late evenings are enjoyed with a campfire accompanied by music & dance.