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White Monkey - Dias Rest

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3 km Post, Dambetanne Road | Hillside Thotulagalla, Haputale, Sri Lanka
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful surrounds set on a hillside. Rooms fine especially for the cheap price. However a little work would make rhem much better. Organisation could have been better. The room we requested was given to someone. Ti ings a bit hit & miss. Waited 45 for breakfast even though we had agreed a time.

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Deinze, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with our 2 children and enjoyed this place very much. Very basic but authentic stay with a nice family. Perfect location for small and long walks in the beautiful mountains. Great food and a warm family!

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 stars for experience as a backpacker. Highly recommended. Embrace the homely, friendly, hospitable, family stay vibe at this charming and clean accommodation set amongst the gorgeous mountainous views of the tea country. Staying here will give you an authentic memory of Sri Lanka and what the high country has to offer. Dias and his family are wonderful and helpful... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2015

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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 July 4, 2015 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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