Fodor's Expert Review Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa

Bison Valley Rd., Pothamedu Viewpoint, Munnar, Kerala, 685612, India

A seriously steep walk downhill through seriously green environs brings you to a clutter of whitewashed, terra-cotta-roofed cottages, clinging to the slope and with a bird's-eye view of tea plantations for miles around, including workers' settlements and a small blue-roofed church. These snug, modest cottage rooms, with parquet floors and interiors done in soothing creams and white, as well as verandas, are great spots to catch the valley action and an abundance of peace. The low-key resort is in Pothamedu, 4 km (2½ miles) out of Munnar town. They plan a variety of treks and organize barbecues, campfires, and visits to the kitchen.

PROS

  • not too far from the town (but not too close either)
  • reasonably well-priced
  • Internet in room
  • spa
  • library

CONS

  • no room service or minibar in the room, though there is a hot water kettle
  • a new resort is being built nearby and may spoil the isolation
  • very steep climbs to the restaurant and reception

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sceney
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 4865-232–978 | 4865-232–979

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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