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Governor's Mansion

Ottery Estate, Dickoya, Sri Lanka
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and sorry it was not longer. Beautiful restored mansion in a stunning setting amongst the tea plantations. Loved the ambiance of the place and the attention to detail that the owners have obviously worked so hard to bring this beautiful property back to life. Highly recommended

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It was a pleasure and a privilege to be of service to you. It must be so satisfying and rewarding when our proprietors sincere efforts to restore and maintain the Mansion in its glory is well appreciated by our valued guests. Our proprietors genuinely go out of the way to ensure all is well at the GM and every minor... More 

Sheraton Krabi
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of days of great relaxation, feeling at home, Butler service and being tended to whatever food and drink request. A great retreat on top of a hill on a tea plantation. We had a most wonderful experience at this nice little cosy Mansion. Cannot complain about anything whatsoever. It is a place to experience if you ever are... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It is so satisfying to note that our valued guests have enjoyed the experience at the Governor's Mansion. Our whole ethos and philosophy is to offer nothing but a high quality of service so designed to meet with all your individual needs and wishes whilst at the Mansion. The beautiful surroundings, the facilities available, the beauty around the and within... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tea planters bungalow that has been converted into a spacious and beautifully maintained boutique hotel. Impeccably maintained gardens, a view to Adam's Peak and the surrounding tea plantations added to the wonderful atmosphere. We travelled as as a family group of 11, stayed 2 nights, and occupied approximately 50% of the hotel. GM has capacity for approximately 25 guests,... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We are so pleased to note that years of precision care and attention to make the Colonial Mansion to a boutique hotel is well appreciated by our valued guests. Our services are organised to offer our guests nothing but the best you truly deserve. We pay attention to ensure the mansion is kept in an excellent condition, the gardens are... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amila, Daya and Sameera and the rest of the staff, thank you for making our stay so comfortable, relax and peaceful. Their service and attentiveness made the entire stay so memorable. We felt like we were in our own mansion and yet when we need any service, they are just there, without being intruding..This is how we expect a good... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Our operational team are delighted to note your candid comments regarding the services offered to you our valued guests. We believe and work on the principle that nothing is impossible when it comes to service delivery to our guests. It is a pleasure to be of service to you. It is most satisfying when all our efforts have gone someway... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled to Governors Mansion with my family and stayed for two nights. The experience we had was out of this world. Situated in the middle of a tea estate surrounded by mountains brings GM the cool and comfortable environment a person would dream of having to relieve stress. The garden full of exotic flowers add glamour to the whole Mansion... More 

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chrismanagergm, Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Our thanks for your kind remarks and endorsement of our sincere intentions to offer our valued guests a truly memorable experience at the Governor's Mansion. We at Governor's Hotels Sri Lanka are at your service to meet with all your individual wishes and desires. We are mindful that it is through being positive and willing that we can deliver our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This hotel is one of the best places I have ever stayed and I've clocked up a couple of thousand hotel nights in my time. The colonial house with only 11 bedrooms made us feel like the royalty and celebrities that have graced this residence in the years gone by. Having undergone a flawless renovation the house transports you back... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We are humbled by the above gleaming review we have received from one of our valued guests who experienced “our brand of hospitality” at the Governor’s Mansion. We sincerely take pride in giving nothing but the very best to our guests. It is always a privilege and a pleasure to offer our services to guests of such high caliber, who... More 

Hong Kong, China
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124 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We really enjoyed staying here as service was very personalised. For the first 24 hours we had the whole house all to ourselves. The location is quite a distance from Kandy but well worth it for the views and the beautiful house and gardens. The staff are very warm and friendly. Recommended as a unique hangout amidst the tea!

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It is very rare one has the benefit of being on their own at the GM. We thank you for experiencing the Governor's Mansion for everything we thrive to achieve. Our staff take a lot of pleasure and pride in offering our "OWN BRAND OF HOSPITALITY" which is hard to match. The journey from Kandy to the GM was fortunately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Governor's mansion for 3 nights. On clear days you can see Adams Peak. Set on a tea estate about 1200mtrs above sea level...this is a beautiful place with exceptional service. Tea picking experience to site visit to a tea factory and tea tasting all of it perfectly arranged by very kind staff. Chef makes scrumptious homely meals.... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We endorse all your genuine comments. One gets the best views of Adam's Peak on clear days and nights. Our elevation is well appreciated by all who wish to keep fit. Governor's Mansion attracts a lot of professional sports personalities who specifically stay to benefit from high altitude training. Our chefs take great pride in offering you our valued guests... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I stayed in lot of different hotels in different places in the world, I got to know about this please through one of my good friend and saw some nice pictures posted on face book and I have decided to go there with my family.. The place is magical – I Can say this is the most relaxing, peaceful atmosphere... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We take our hats off to you and your family Sir. You have described the Governor’s Mansion in such fine, factual details. Our proprietors, CEO, GM and all the operational staff have exactly what you have detailed in our minds. The ethos, philosophy, purpose, intention and all our efforts are to achieve what you our valued guest and family have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with my wife. Pros - Stunning property with style and elegance. Amazing back garden with beautiful flowers that was immaculately maintained. - Wonderful views around the property of the surrounding plantations. - Spacious room with modern amenities. - Bathroom was modernised and clean. - Friendly and attentive staff that made us feel at home and... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Pleasure to read a candid, honest review we are accustomed to receiving from our valued guests. We thank you for your kind remarks about the property, our beautiful gardens and the quality of staff. We do have an award winning Executive Chef and his team who do turn out spectacular dishes. Unfortunately due to your itinerary visiting so many places... More 

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