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Borderlands

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Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Borderlands
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Borderlands for one night at the end of March and loved it! The staff were all really friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic, the setting was stunning and the whole camp had a really relaxed/surfer-lodge style atmosphere. The rafting was incredible. I would fully recommend staying here to anyone looking for something a little different -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of 3 children and 2 parents loved everything about our stay at Borderlands. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We were very comfortable in our riverside cabin overlooking the river. We enjoyed the sound of the river and watching water buffalo graze on the other side of the river. The common area was a very comfortable place for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Borderlands for a half-day after being let down by another major river rapids company. Margaret initially said she couldn't fit us in, but managed to make space for us with less than 48 hours notice, which was so nice of her. :) On our trip to Sri Lanka we went on safari at Yala, climbed Sigiriya, visited Galle... More 

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Koblenz, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night at this amazing place and enjoyed the surrounding nature and the sound of the river. This is so peaceful - simply breathtaking! We had a wonderful evening with the friendly staff and met interesting people. We recommend everyone to visit this unique place! Nadine and nico

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Nico T, Thank you for your lovely review of Borderlands, we’re glad you found the time so peaceful. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again in the future for more wonderful times. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

London
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34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite being relatively difficult to get to, Borderlands is well worth the wait! A series of cabins and communal areas are effortlessly and sympathetically woven into the jungle above a river. The tranquility, views from each of the rooms and the 'back to basics' nature of the accommodation allows guests a real break from civilization. Yes, occasionally the accommodation is... More 

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Weeked_Break87, Thank you for your review of Borderlands, we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the food, activities and great sleep you had! We love your description of an “adventurous escape from the trial and tribulations of modern society…with their excellent cuisine and variety of activities.” We are located in the middle of the rainforest so some animals can be... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for wonderful stay in your camp. Staff were friendly, atmosphere was awesome, activities were unforgettable. All activities are very safety there, don´t be scared from rafting or canyoning, it is really a fun. Staff are well trained and take care of you. Only 1 night isn´t enough. Book more nights there! Keep going! Lucie

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear LucieCambalova, Thank you for your review. We’re glad you appreciated both the safety and the fun of rafting and canyoning! We hope to see you for more time in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Myself & boyfriend arrived at borderlands at 11am and were greeted by a few members of staff, they took our heavy luggage for us and sat us in the long house for a welcome drink. It was absolutely stunning location, right by the river in the middle of the jungle. We were then shown to our amazing hut on stilts... More 

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Li J, Wow, thank you for such an incredible review! The details and compliments you give us make us so happy! We love how you describe the activities as “absolutely fantastic” and accommodation as “even more breathtaking”, and the guides Richard and Kandy. You go into each particular aspect such as the river baths and we’re thrilled you enjoyed... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We arrived in the pouring rain and were shown to our hut, which was very basic and completely open to the river. The only furniture was a mosquito netted bed and a bedside lamp table. Washing and toilet facilities were in a block 10 metres away. However our initial concerns were swept aside by the enthusiastic welcome and excellent lunch... More 

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear wimble52, Thank you for your honest and detailed review, and we’re happy to hear you “came to love” Borderlands. We do encourage everyone to try activities they are interested in, and we’re glad you had a blast with the rafting, canyoning and mountain biking (and riding in the Jeep!). Thank you for your description of us, and we look... More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent four days at Borderlands over Christmas, 2014. From our first contact, service was exemplary. Margaret created an exciting itinerary for our family of four (two kids, ages 9 & 11). We participated in rafting, canyoning, hiking, zip-lining and something called crate stacking which turned out to be a hoot. Safety was up to North American standards and completely internalized... More 

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear winter4ever, Thank you for such a lovely review, we’re thrilled you enjoyed Borderlands as a “highpoint, and a refuge.” Our safety standards are the most important thing we continually strive to improve, and we’re glad you appreciated them. We look forward to seeing your family again in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is hidden gem. When you go to the restaurant/relaxing area it looks like it is beautifully slotted in the jungle. There is a hammock, bean bags and tables made out of lovely wood. the staff are very kind, friendly and helpful. they will give you DELICIOUS food. There is a short drive to the river rafting and a... More 

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Sebastian S, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of us! We’re happy you had a lovely experience with us and enjoyed the food, activities and the small things such as the humor. We hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

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