At a Glance
- service is warm and personalized
- great views
- basic amenities, with no bar and no safe in rooms
Windermere Estate Review
Plantation life can be pretty darn good, especially when you're not working in the fields and are instead made to feel like the guest of a planter, either in one of the five bedrooms of the main guesthouse, which has a communal balcony, or in an individual cottage. The hillside views on this working cardamom, coffee, and vanilla plantation, 5 km (2 miles) from Munnar, are stunning, and the grounds are blessed with several streams and waterfalls, making for enchanting morning walks. The wooden, chalet-style dining area has a small library upstairs where guests can cozy up and read while looking out to breathtaking views.