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Kelburne Mountain View Cottages

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Kelburne Estate, Haputale, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit slow in getting this review on i'm sorry, we stayed in Feb 2015. Firstly let me just say. Do not leave Sri Lanka until you have strayed here , My husband and three children loved this place the most for 2 nights out of all our places on a 3 week trip around the country. The clouds roll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed with my husband at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages in July 2015. The location is truly amazing and we found it easily with Google Maps. We stayed in the Aerie cottage, which is suitable for 4 adults with 2 separate bedrooms, a dining room and 2 sitting rooms, one on the garden side and one with a fireplace and the... More 

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Would have given 5/5 but couldn't get any hot water to bathe in -but for our 1 night stay I could cope with that and the setting is so stunning it makes for a truly memorable stay. We booked as half board so I don't know what the food cost was but the experience of dinner with our own waiter... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in the Wildfire bungalow. As others have noted the views are superb, the service (through dedicated "butler" Ravi) was exemplary and we really enjoyed the ambience. We weren't shown the menu card, so was quite a surprise to see as we checked out that we had been charged 175,000 rupees for dinner for 2 nights... More 

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KelburneMountainView, General Manager at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Stuart M, We were happy to have you visit Kelburne. As you have said, we have the best views, service and ambiance. Thank you. We try to help make every stay memorable. We were surprised to read your comments on TripAdvisor about the dinner bill, which you said cost you Rs. 175,000 (approx. US$1,300) for dinner! We verified the... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My three week trip in Sri Lanka will be one I will never forget, the highlight being time spent at Wildflower Cottage, high up on the Kelburne Estate. The views over the tea plantations from the terrace where breakfast was served was simply stunning, the air so clear and clean, the solitude encouraging relaxation and calm immediately. The cottage was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I had two lovely days here and very much enjoyed being looked after by the superb staff.This is one of several locations in the high tea country of Sri Lanka where the houses built for the manager and senior staff members of a tea plantation have been converted to small inns or holiday rentals. The two of... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night here, and it was fabulous. The views are amazing and panoramic setting required on cameras to do it justice. But it wasn't just the view, it was the whole package, the staff team were perfect, the food was delicious and the cottage (Aerie) was so comfortable. It was a step back in time, with a game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We only stayed here for a night, en route from Kandy to Yala, but what a gorgeous place! As we pulled up to the bungalows, it was absolutely bucketing it down with rain. Within a minute, Ashok and Ravi were at the car with an umbrella to shelter our passage to reception. When the rain finally eased, we were shown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed in The Wildflower Cottage for 2 nights and we were sorry to leave. We arrived late during terrible rain and winding roads and I have to say we were dubious. But on waking early the following morning and looking out over the mountains and tea plantations we realised how lucky we were to stay there. Ravi gave us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our party of four stayed in Wildflower cottage just for one night on 24th February 2015 and had a breath-taking stay with the sun shining on our arrival and departure the next day which is very fortunate!.Ravi, the house butler was incredibly professional, friendly and helpful in making our short stay so wonderful. The bungalow had a profusion of wild... More 

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