1. Blanket Hotel & Spa | Luxury 5 Star Resorts in Munnar

On a leafy hill station surrounded by tea plantations, this luxurious resort is a 12-minute walk from Attukad Waterfall and 2 km from the NH85.

Relaxed, contemporary rooms in earth tones include flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add whirlpool baths, dining tables and/or furnished balconies offering hill or waterfall views. Room service is available 24/7.

Breakfast is available. There’s an international restaurant and a modern open-air bistro. Amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and a serene spa. There’s also a game room. A doctor is on call.

2. The Munnar Queen Resort

Surrounded by the Western Ghats mountains, this unpretentious hotel on a leafy hillside is 7 km from the Attukad Waterfalls and 9 km from Pothamedu Viewpoint. The NH85 road is 3 km away.

Streamlined rooms with wood furnishings feature balconies, Wi-Fi and TVs, as well as minibars, kettles and en suite wet rooms; some have safes. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, and suites offer separate living rooms.

Amenities include a casual restaurant, a game room and a gym, plus a play area and meeting space. There’s also a rooftop terrace featuring 2 pools (1 for kids), an eatery and panoramic mountain views. Breakfast and parking are available.

3. Hotel Hillview Munnar

Set off the NH49 national highway in south Munnar, this relaxed hotel sits alongside the Muthirapuzha River. It’s an 8-minute walk from Blossom Hydel Park and 3.9 km from the Kanan Devan Tea Museum.

Featuring traditional decor and hardwood floors, the modest rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and tea plantation views. Upgraded rooms overlook the river, and add sitting areas. Kids 4 and under stay free with parents.

Breakfast and parking are free. There’s an international restaurant. Trekking and night safaris are offered on request.

4. Hotel C7

Surrounded by tea hills on the Nallathanni River, this polished hotel with a modern, colonial vibe is 10 minutes’ walk from Munnar Tea Museum, 5 km from Pothamedu Viewpoint and 9 km from Attukad Waterfall.

Featuring simple wood decor and balconies, the understated rooms offer Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add flat-screens and minifridges. Suites include living rooms and in-room tubs. Some have balconies with garden views. Room service is offered.

A laid-back international restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows offering hill views. Parking and a breakfast buffet are available.

5. Issacs Residency

Set on a hill overlooking Munnar town center, this laid-back hotel is 6 km from Carmelagiri Elephant Park, and 8 km from both the Nayamakad Waterfall and the entrance to Eravikulam National Park.

Warmly decorated rooms with tile floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living rooms.

Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s an international restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour coffee shop, as well as a conference hall.

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