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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for four nights and it was a highlight of our trip! Such a lovely family, homely environment, incredible food, and beautiful views. Everyone is happy to help you with whatever you need, and the accommodation is great value for money. We absolutely loved our stay here we extended a night. Lots to do around the area! You're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with kids (3 and 7 years old). We really feel home. Place is 10 minute by bus from town but landscape is magic. Family is so nice, they prepare very nice food, give you advise and take the time to discuss with you.. Thank again to Virage, he even help us to carry the bag to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place out of the 9 places we stayed in Sri Lanka. The family were super welcoming and helpful, free tuktuk ride to take us to buy fruit and great explanation of directions to tea plantation. Mum also cooked a great curry too. Yes, the rooms are basic and a little dated but so worth it for that view! A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed there one night but were truly amazed how wonderful the location and the family owning the place were. We got there late at night and were welcomed with authentic dinner and a friendly chat. In the morning when we woke up and opened the window curtains we couldn't believe how beautiful the location is. Breathtaking views worth... More 

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Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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 June 18, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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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