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Kithulgala Rest House

Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here as part of a birding trip. 29 species of birds in the beautifully kept grounds. Rooms have lovely views overlooking a river which you could swim in or ferry across to the forest reserve and bird. Food was lovely and buffet style If you are looking for a 5 star deluxe hotel this isn't it -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stayed here during a tour as part of a group .Accommodation looks tired but the staff are young and helpful. Rooms have fantastic views looking onto river and nice landscaping. Well located for rafting enthusiasts and nature trail walks. Free wifi in reception. Good menu for dinner and a buffet style breakfast. Relatively remote but local shops can be found... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a nice place. Food is good. Any body interested can do whit water rafting which was a memorable experience. The famous film " Bridge of the river Quai" was filmed around here. Along the Kelani river still little monuments could be found.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were here three nights at the beginning of our holiday. We booked our holiday with a Sri Lankan travel agency http://www.walkwithjith.com The location is perfect. From your room or the restaurant you look at the river and forest. The food was good and the people very friendly. The room itself could use a makeover but we heard that next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

we stayed kitulgala rest house on h/b basis on a week end with a group of 8.The rooms had a nice view of the floating kelani river.The rooms were clean and tidy.The meals were up to the expectation.There are lot of sight seeing from the hotel .you can visit the "Beli caves",of go to Laxshapana hydro power site within 30... More 

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Matara, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Kithulgala was an unexpected stop in my trip. I just saw the place and I immediately decided to stay here. I booked two rooms without AC... As the temperature was quite cool. If you want to be closer to nature, then this is one of the best places to be in. Just cross the river in the boat and walk... More 

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On our way to see the bird sanctuary in the Kitulgala Forest reserve we dine in at Kitulgala rest house for a snack , there after for lunch. Best place i found out of Colombo on our way to Adam s peak. Food was delicious, Cup of Tea had a very different taste than what we have at home. Staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This should be a wonderful hotel. The history and the setting is fantastic. Perfect for jungle walks, white water rafting and just sitting watching the birds. The lunch buffet is quite good and the staff generally pleasant BUT so much needs to be done to return this to a wonderful hotel. I don't think the management is interested in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My friends and I stayed at the guesthouse for two nights and we really liked it. Our room was clean, beds done nicely, a clean bathroom and the food was great. Not buffet style as there weren't enough guests but I liked our breakfast and dinner, eastern or western style as you ordered it. Best part of it was the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We booked this Rest House for one night and stayed on the 14th May. this is really value for money, staff friendly and helpful lunch buffet is quality and tasteful. rooms are average again worth for the rate, property needs a refurbishment but location is excellent and very quiet. Suggest to serve breakfast on the Garden with a extra pay... More 

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Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
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Number of rooms: 19
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