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Governor's Mansion

Ottery Estate, Dickoya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by the owners of the residence, frank and joy, who were very friendly hosts and made us feel right at home over a cup of tea. We stayed in the queen suite which was old school with amazing views over the plantation and had a proper 4 poster bed. We were there for only one night and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We too were happy to have the owners of the Mansion present when you arrived for your experience at the Governor’s Mansion. We appreciate all reviews through which we can be responsive to our guests’ views, needs and wishes however small they may be. We try our utmost to maintain the Mansion in its past... More 

Lombok, Indonesia
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We spent only one night after climbing Adams Peak and were incredibly lucky to have the whole place to ourselves. It truly felt like were were in our own private home. Service is excellent and the staff are incredibly well trained and helpful. The free wifi is also good here. My big surprise was the cuisine : The food is... More 

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

It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to offer our own brand of services to you, during your short experience at the Governor’s Mansion. May is a quiet month for us. We tend to plan any minor improvements to the premises during such periods. We were delighted to reschedule our work to offer you exclusive services requested. It is so... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

By far one of the best getaways in sri lanka. We visited the mansion last week and had an amazing vacation with family. It was a great experience. The rocky road drive leads up to an amazing and grand entrance hidden amongst the lush green tea plantation. The 200 year old building takes you through a journey back in time... More 

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

It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to offer our exclusive services to you and your family. It is beyond our dreams when our valued guests enjoy the total experience at the Governor’s Mansion and appreciate the grandeur of the Mansion based on years of history. We are delighted to note that your perception of the GM is exactly what... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We booked GM for 3 nights in April. We were travelling with our 3 month old son - and just wanted a place to chill! Had a fantastic experience there - couldn't have asked for more! The location is amazing with absolutely beautiful views. The short hikes in the tea plantation around were fantastic. The property has a lot of... More 

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

We are delighted to note that you have experienced the Governor’s Mansion for some of the main aspects it is meant to offer. A beautiful place to chill and have a fantastic experience. We endorse your remarks. We have the benefit of our Executive Chef Madusanka(Award winning), his guru Chef Wasantha and a couple of other chefs who will discuss... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In simple terms, we really enjoyed our stay at Governor's Mansion!! :) It's an absolutely beautiful place in a stunning, scenic location. The scenery is one of best at GM and I loved the view of Adam's Peak, especially in the night when the path is lit. Besides the location and scenery, it is worth mentioning that the staff was... More 

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

It was a pleasure and a delight to offer the services at the Governor’s Mansion. It gives us so much encouragement when we note you our valued guests have experienced the GM to the fullest and have enjoyed all what we try to offer. We were delighted with your stay at the Governor's Mansion. Our operational staff were very happy... More 

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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

$365 a night. Yes you read that correctly. Hence, I would expect so so much more than this. Location is fantastic, but the rest is a good 3/4 star European hotel at best. Staff are super friendly, although taking 30+ minutes to find the key to our room was not impressive. Food decent but above average at best. Bed not... More 

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

I have spent a couple of hours looking at all the reviews the contributor claims to have written. Not a single review is complimentary and they all underline one thing and one thing only, which is "THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH". He/she states "$365 a night" This alone questions the authenticity of the person. It is never $365.00 but could... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

In February 2015, my wife and I got married at Warleigh Church and stayed at GM with our family (15 people) for two nights. The hotel, scenery and gardens were spectacular and the service was impeccable without being insincere as can be the case at some hotels. We stayed in the Governor's suite which is very romantic thanks to its... More 

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

Congratulations again to the newly wedded couple. It was the first wedding we have held at the Governor’s Mansion. It was so fitting that the wedding service was held at Warleigh church which too was built by late William Scott who owned and built Governor’s Mansion. We must thank the couple for reserving most of the Mansion for their wedding.... More 

Colombo
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Iv been to this beautiful property twice now, it has always extended our expectations! I refuse to believe in the reviews that are so negative! The staff members are very eager to please and are very polite and helpful. The food is heavenly - never had a better lam chop anywhere else in the world! The suites are fantastic -... More 

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

We are delighted to note that we have exceeded your expectations. It is a testimony when you our valued guests pay us return visits. We will continue to offer you more and more with our on going enhancement program of additional facilities around the Governor's Mansion. Our operational staff are pleased to and are at your service to give you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a most enjoyable two day stay. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The only drawback is the poor track from Hatton to the Governors Mansion but it is well worth the journey. Very clean, good well presented food, and a lovely quaint homely hotel when you arrive.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Our staff do tourism industry, Sri Lankan hospitality proud in the manner they treat our valued guests. We are delighted to note that you have enjoyed your experience at the Governor's Mansion. I do agree that the stretch of main road from Hatton to Dickoya is need need of repair. We are assured by... More 

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We spent two days at this beautiful location, and were struck by the extremely attentive, warm and pleasant staff from our first second in this hotel. The room was huge with a very comfortable bed and everything you could ever need with dining table, TV and dedicated TV chairs, storage place and wifi. The bathroom was not the newest, but... More 

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

We welcome and thank your detailed review. It is heartwarming to note that we have made your stay at the Governor’s Mansion a happy and a memorable one. Our operational staff are fully focused to offer you our valued guest that special individual touch to meet with all your individual preferences. We recognize that all our valued guests wish us... More 

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