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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Worcestershire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My family visited these cottages second time, for me it was first. We all felt in love with the place. Three cottages are located on top of the hill with each villa being secluded and with own private beautiful panoramic view of the tea valley below. The cottages remind you of old times with a fire place, old furniture, and... More 

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London
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3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Staying at Kelburne was the highlight of my trip in Sri Lanka. We stayed in Wildflower cottage, home from home, with spectacular, breathtaking views at all times of the day, and a feeling that you're truly getting away from the hustle and bustle and being amidst nature, whilst being supported with excellent service. All the staff at Kelburne uphold the... More 

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Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed here in August with our two children aged 8 and 14. This is just the most amazing place. We were in Aerie Cottage and the views were amazing. The staff were excellent and the cottage was just wonderful. This had to be the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka.

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West Sussex, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our family of five stayed in Aerie. The views were simply breathtaking - we had breakfast on the veranda, with the tea plantations right beside us. The service and food were excellent, and the presentation immaculate with fresh flowers in the intricately folded napkins at mealtimes. From here it was easy to take a tuktuk along to the nearby tea... More 

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Harlington, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

What a marvellous place! A 1930s former planters bungalow, interior designed extraordinarily accurately and 5200 feet up – one has a vertiginous view of the bottom of the plains below and, in the distance, the Indian Ocean. Food is great (served by one's personal chef and bellboy) and temperatures are pleasantly cool, given the altitude. The bungalow is surrounded by... More 

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