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Kithulgala Rest House

Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 4 Kitulgala B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night while on a group tour with Exodus. This is the only hotel that was not very good. No AC, and it was hot. We were on the bottom floor, and the grassy area outside of the rooms overlooking the river was inviting but there was no way to lock the back door from the outside. If... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great hopes of staying here supposedly in a 'tranquil' riverside location, but it proved to be the opposite. Unfortunately we arrived on a Sunday and the river and shore were like a seaside resort, noisy drunken people partying all day and evening, no chance to bird-watch apart from early the next morning. The restaurant was pleasant with a... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes this is an older property but it's full of character and I loved it! We had a non-AC room with a patio overlooking the river. Scenery was awesome! The best place for lazy birding was actually from the restaurant where we had a bird's eye view over the river. We were too tired to go across the river and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a group on a bird-watching trip we come to expect a wide range of accommodation types and conditions. Kitulgala Rest House is probably in the middle of the range. This place has a super location, overlooking the river and with access to a 'ferry' crossing for access to some interesting birding areas. The ferry is actually a dugout canoe... More

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in an extremely scenic location – out of town and on the bank of a river. The room was nice and large but the one we occupied had no air conditioning and the fan was quite noisy. Also, there was no mini fridge and they charged for bottled water instead of providing it on a complimentary basis.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were a small group on a trekking holiday. On arriving this place looked great, and the location is impressive. After a night we thought the experience was average. The restaurant lets it down, the buffet dinner and breakfast was poor and we were glad we ate early, the food was there a long time.I'd probably go back because the... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We came just for one day to make a rafting, localtion, sourounding was excellent, views - amazing, food was also nice, but maintenance of this hotel is terrible. It still remember the times when the movie was made. Room - not good, bathroom - not good (after shower you can make the swimming pool, because water is not going down).... More

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Helsinki, Finland
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The location is excellent if you are interested in nature, as a rainforest reserve is located just across the river. The view from the restaurant is also wonderful. We used the river crossing service daily, which was a small adventure in itself. The hotel doesn't have a pool, but swimming in the shallow river is safe and very fun, this... More

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Pune, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Hotel is owned by CHC and has got a wonderful location overlooking the river. The rooms are not well maintained at all. When we arrived at night the shower in our room was not working. We were shown choices of other A/C and non A/C rooms to move into, each worse than the other. Hygiene is at a low and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed here for one night as part of an Exodus tour of Sri Lanka. Our room overlooked the river, which was in full spate. The hotel has an interesting history and there are pictures on display from the filming of "The Bridge over the River Kwai". The food was good.

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Also Known As:
Kithulgala Rest House Hotel
Kithulgala Rest House Hotel Kitulgala
Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
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Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kitulgala
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