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White Monkey - Dias Rest

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3 km Post, Dambetanne Road | Hillside Thotulagalla, Haputale, Sri Lanka
White Monkey - Dias Rest

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was great food, special sri lankan one and great big family. It was nice to spend there two nights, we wish we could be there more days...They took us on lipton seat to sunrise, that was amasing and appreciate it. Nice location, a place where you want to come back

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with the Dias family for three nights and felt like part of the family when we left. The location is great, as it is a little out of town and close enough to venture out, with buses and mini vans passing by to and from town every 15-30 mins for 20-30rupees. The surrounding scenery is breath taking. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in superb location. Not too far from haputale town. very oftenly get caravan van to go to Lipton seat. During summer time even can walk to Lipton seat. Mr Dias hospitality is awesome. You can taste authentic Sri Lanakan foods. Cottage type rooms are available. Price is very fair and even foreigners used to stay here.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the lower cottage for three nights. As others have mentioned we found the cottage to be extremely basic although the bed was very comfortable but the shower only produced warmish water. However it is important to realise that you are only paying backpacker rates and for that we thought it was very good value. The view was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful location among tea plantations and with spectacular views from the edge of the escarpment from room. Lovely family. Lovely food. Simple but clean room. Great value. Kid friendly. Town of Haputale nothing special but this quiet location 3km from town is great place to relax and meaner through the tea plantations. Highly recommended.

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Palolem, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Four of us stayed in this lovely guesthouse about 3km out of Haputale. Ordinarily I would prefer to stay closer to town but by the time we left we felt like part of the family. They let us join in with the cooking, which was great by the way. We enjoyed eating home made family cooking whilst in Sri Lanka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We talked to one of the sons on the phone before we got to the train station, he picked us up to the guest house, and before that he helped us booking the ticket to Kandy in the train station which was really helpful. The room we stayed was huge,its clean and basic,theres hot shower as well,it was little bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

White monkey is located cca 3km from the town. This is only inconvenience but there is always tuktuk waiting to give you a ride. Guesthouse is located at lovely place on the middle of tea plantation. Rooms are basic but spacious and clean. The best part is family running this place. Farina is a wonderful cook, kids are adorable and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stunning views, clean and big rooms, hot water, lovely family, good food! The guesthouse is located in a rural area along a mountain ridge in the middle of tea fields. Good base for a trip to Liptons seat

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have been four people travelling together and stayed in Dias Rest for two nights. This is a perfect stay for budget travellers: family welcome, possibility of chat with the hosts (this was where we finally understood the rules of cricket game!), delicious food, and touch with nature. This is one of those unforgettable places you remember for years!

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