Olive Brook Resorts

Munnar, Kerala, India

About 15 years ago, a retired physics teacher, M. C. Varkey, took charge of his heritage plantation house in 8 acres of land in Munnar and was overawed by the prospects pure nature offered there. He wanted to share the quiet, fantastic location with others, overlooking the green valley, facing the towering mountainscape that formed the distant horizon.

Mr. Varkey collaborated with three professionals from the hospitality industry, Sabu George (tour coordination), Manoj Thomas (administration) and Anoop (food & beverages) to realise his dream of making OliveBrook a peaceful haven of nature.

Today, the people who run OliveBrook are a happy lot. The appreciation and commendations that pour in for their effort are enough remuneration for their enterprise.

The tropical hills in the Western Ghats of South India has been the renowned home of pepper, the black gold that prompted adventurers all over the world to pull up their socks a wee bit more. Up among the rolling hills lies OliveBrook, the cardamom-scented retreat for the select traveller, covered by green canopies of tall trees of all kinds, beyond the tree plantations on the mountainsides and lined by silver oaks glinting in the sun. Nature in its pristine beauty still lives here, cherished by select tourists who opt for everything that is original, simple and natural with a noble touch – this is OliveBrook, the republic of nature!. Make your vacation worth its while at OliveBrook, enjoying what Mother Nature has prepared for you all on her own, and yes, with a little help from us. Organically grown food, pristine environment and homely, personalised service. Come and make your stay as laid back as you can get in these parts! With plenty to do while you are at it, like bird watching, trekking, climbing, visiting spice farms, watching rare species of wildlife in nature preserves, and you will be at peace with yourself in the very lap of nature.

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Adam Cottage From 4500/night

This double room features a dining area, tile / marble floor and patio.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Eden Cottage From 5500/night

This double room features a balcony, tile/marble floor and seating area.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included


Cancellation Policy

  • If canceled or modified up to 7 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
  • If canceled or modified later or in case of no-show, 50 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged.


From 12 Noon


Untill 11.00 AM

Children & Extra Bed

  • All children under 12 years on extra bed: charge 750 INR per night
  • Other older children or adults on extra bed: charge 900 INR per night
  • The maximum number of extra bed in room is 1
  • Any extra beds or cots are on request and must be confirmed by the hotel.


Pets are not allowed.

Cards accepted at the property

  • Visa
  • Master Card

Olive Brook is located at Pothamedu, Idukki (district). CSI Church (Approx. 1km) and Pothamedu View Point (Approx. 5km) are the major hotspots around the hotel. CSI Church, a Protestant Church was erected in 1910 by the Scottish tea estate managers and workers. Stained-glass windows, brass plaques, rows of rosewood pews and an ornate chandelier adorn this ancient church. Lakkam Water Falls, Rose Garden and Echo Point are a must in the travel itinerary.

Distance from Cochin International Airport: 107 km (approx.)
Distance from Aluva Railway Station: 108 km (approx.)