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Kithulgala Rest House

Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 6 Kitulgala B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Genoa, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our expectations were low and they remained low, by our three rooms we stayed in for one night. The rooms really need refurbishing; stained furniture, dirty walls, disgusting moldy grout in the bathrooms, shower curtains that need to be changed and shower heads that didn't work. Bottle water was free at all hotels we stayed at, but not here. Of... More 

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Cairns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A beautiful location with a garden full of birds. The hotel itself is a tired Dame who needs some tender loving care and overpriced compared to other parts of Sri Lanka. The staff were very friendly and the food good. A suggestion would be to have garden furniture in the grounds so guests can enjoy the vista instead of having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Booked 2 rooms for our 4family members, first day lunch , they prepared sri lankan food + Chinese menus.Had an Awesome Sunday lunch buffet.Nice mountain and river view. Rooms were fully air conditioned and clean. Highly recommend this place....

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A stunning location overlooking the river. Easy access to the rainforest and its special birdlife on the opposite bank of the river. Staff very welcoming and food excellent. The hotel grounds are well maintained and attract a variety of interesting birds. Rooms are spacious with views of the river from the patio doors. Decor in rooms though could do with... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A part of The world famous 1950's movie was filmed here. The then superstars happened to stay in this remarkable place. Photo's can still be seen. River bathing, White water rafting can be done along the river

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife & I stayed at Kitulgala Rest House for 2 nights in Feb15 as part of our 3 week Cultural,Birding & Wildlife tour through A Baur Travel. We were apprehensive about the accommodation due to previous reviews but wanted to stay in Kitulgala for the birding and scenery. A Baur advised us the KRH was the best located though... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The location by the river is great but the hotel is well over priced for the quality of the rooms. The food is fine but again overpriced for the quality. We paid just over LKR10,000 for a room with no AC, dinner and breakfast and were told that the room rate would have been double what we paid if we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was the worst hotel I stayed in in all of Sri Lanka and possibly ever!! Rooms were so dirty; ants everywhere, the bed sheets had hairs and makeup on them. That night a scorpion was on our balcony and when we informed staff they told us it was fine a snake would probably come and eat it!! The whole... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The absolute highlight of this rest house is its location - It's right on the river with beautiful views, and near by to some very picturesque villages and walks. The accommodation itself is quite basic - We had a non-ac room which was on the lower level and got very hot, and the water supply was very poor. The shower... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is around $ 80 per night and then you might expect quality and good rooms. We were the only guest for one night and this had effect. The waiters were not interested and the food was overpriced. The rooms are bad, most of the bathroom was not working well and the bed was old and terrible. The doors... More 

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