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Horathapola Estate

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No. 6, Wadumunnegedara, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our three week holiday at the Horathapola Estate. A perfect place to wind down from work, the long flight and to adjust to the tropical climate. It is absolutely peaceful and the staff make you feel like home. The food is delicious - all home made. We actually got the chance to visit the kitchen and watch whilst... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Many thanks for the detailed review, We are most grateful indeed. We are pleased to know that you started your tour at Horathapola Estate and that you were able to acclimatize very well after a long flight. I hope you will visit Sri Lanka once again and we look forward to welcoming you at Horathapola Estate. Best Wishes!... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Horathapola Estate and it still holds that colonial charm of our first visit. We had a downstairs room which was surprisingly quiet given it was by the dining area and below another room. This time we took the bullock and cart to tour around the estate - this was really informative. Typical Sri Lankan... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing Horathapola Estate for the second time, we are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed our accommodation and services, it was really a pleasure host you. We hope that you will continue to stay with us at Horathapola and we will be more than happy to welcome you. Wish you all the very best!... More 

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night, our first night in Sri Lanka. Calm, lush, stylish and comfortable, with attentive staff, very good dinner and breakfast, very comfortable bedroom and altogether most pleasing start to a holiday! Recommended for peace and quiet, for a restful stay.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate, we hope that you will visit us again in the future for a longer stay. Best Wishes! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Colombo District, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing property, with a beautiful colonial style home and amazing antique furniture. Plenty of space to go cycling/walking. Everything about the place from the bird life in the garden to the staff to the food....perfect! If peace and quiet is what you want then this is the place to be. Definite re-visit!

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Dear Sarika, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. We would love to welcome you once again. Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A great place to begin a visit . Very relaxed and friendly with good food and a pleasant colonial feel. We managed to take the complimentary village walk and the bullock cart ride; both were an enjoyable introduction to Sri Lankan life in the countryside. Mostly we relaxed by the pool and started to adjust to the heat and humidity... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for writing a review for Horathapola Estate. The village walk and the bullock cart ride is something all our clients really enjoy and i'm happy that you were able to experience it. I hope you had a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka, we hope that you will visit us again. Wish you all the very best!... More 

Brisbane
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140 reviews 140 reviews
124 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed at Horathapola for two nights and really enjoyed our time there. Our room overlooking the pool was large with lovely antique bedlinen and mosquito nets. The bathroom was huge. The pool was beautiful and my favourite area, while my husband loved the birds in the trees around it, and our village walk with Raj. The staff were charming,... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I will certainly look in to the possibilities of offering a pre drink before dinner. We hope that you will visit Sri Lanka once again, We look forward to welcoming you in the future.... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a brilliant start to our holiday. We were so tired after the flight and I was struggling with the heat. However, after two days relaxing on our veranda or by the pool, we were raring to go and start our tour of Sri Lanka. We enjoyed a complimentary bullock cart ride around the estate which was great fun and... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Horathapola Estate. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to really relax and unwind before the start of your tour in Sri Lanka. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope that you will visit... More 

WestCountryTwo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our first stop on our tour of Sri Lanka and the perfect place to relax after the long flight. This a quality place. A colonial estate house in lovely gardens with a good pool. Staff and food are exceptional. Local food and very tasty. All food dishes carefully and enthusiastically explained. Wonderful. We enjoyed the guided walk around the village... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Many thanks for the review. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay as well as the activities at Horathapola Estate. we hope that you will be back in Sri Lanka, and visit Horathapola Estate for a longer stay. We will more than happy welcome you once again. Best Wishes Management - Horathapola Estate More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After an overnight flight from London, and a longer journey from the airport than it should have been (our driver took a wrong turn - we saw parts of Sri Lanka not on the itinerary!), our holiday really began when we drove through the gates of this wonderful estate and were greeted by the charming members of staff. Minutes later... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Aileen, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review . We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope that you will visit us again in the future for a longer stay and look forward to welcoming you once again.... More 

Province of Malaga, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This old planter's house is set in a plantation of pineapple and coconut is a short journey from the international airport at Colombo. We staid in a bungalow near to the main house. It was set for two groups though we had it for ourselves. Finished in timber the buildings are old but well kept. There was a verandah overlooking... More 

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Dear Sir, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us at Horathapola Estate. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We are glad to know that you were able to spend time in the kitchen with our chef, I Hope you learnt a few of our kitchen secrets. Please contact us should you or your family or friends visit Sri... More 

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