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Kelburne Mountain View Cottages

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Kelburne Estate, Haputale, Sri Lanka
Kelburne Mountain View Cottages
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

4 out of 5! What a location and what a break! The price you pay is for the location, hospitality and experience. One of my best stays ever! Had no wifi or even TV/Radio but I have no complaints for that is why we chose this kind of place. All you need is a good book in one hand and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Difficult place to review - the views are jaw-dropping, the service very attentive (you effectively have your own butler), the cottage is vast and clean and the food was excellent - candle-lit rice and curry dinners; breakfast overlooking virtually the entire south of Sri Lanka. However, the mountain top setting means that there are strong winds at most times and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Just go, experience colonial living in a unique setting without insane prices and a homely feel The butter cake gie afternoon tea is a must as are fish rolls and the rice & curry. A good bottle of scotch is worth throwing in the bag. Only beer served here on and its in top of a hill

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I stayed 2 nights Mountain View Holidays, in Aerie cottage, which could have been transported directly from the English cottages, furniture included! Very warm welcome by houseboy and then the chef came and asked what I would like for dinner. The service was one of the best I have ever had. But the best thing about this place was the... More 

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