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Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Borderlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I wished we could have stayed longer here. Food was very good. Guides made us feel very welcome. If I go back to Sri Lanka I will stay here again and stay longer. Had wi-fi in the common area but not in your tent that was clean, comfortable.

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

Dear Dean P, Thank you for your review, we’re glad to know you felt welcomed and enjoyed the food and accommodation. We hope to welcome you back soon for a longer stay in the near future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My 12-year-old son and I went to Borderlands in Kitugala, Sri Lanka, for a weekend trip with a large group of friends from school and work. This is not a vacation as usual experience in a hotel on the beach with a pool, but is a not to be missed adventure. I am not terribly adventurous nor do I really... More

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

Dear PepRMint918, Wow! Thank you so much for your amazingly kind and detailed review! We feel so incredibly flattered with the complements you have given us. We’re thrilled to hear you pushed your comfort zone in the canyon, and also enjoyed the comfort and support of camp and the food. We hope to see you in the future for another... More

Moscow, Russia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We booked rafting/canyoning and whale wathing with Borderlands and had a wonderful expereince with them even despite low river water level during our trip. Guides are easy-going and professional, equipment in good condition, food delicios. I am glad to recommend Borderlands and look forward to new adventures with them both in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Good luck to you guys!

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

Dear 1_Puteshestvennik, Thank you very much for your review, we’re happy to hear you had a good time despite the low water levels. We hope to see you again in the future with better water levels, in both Sri Lanka and Nepal! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More

Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed or two nights in February 2014 with another couple. The other couple were there for the activities whilst we were there to relax, walk and swim. We all had a good time. The setting is great and by all reports the activities were a lot of fun. The tented sleeping accommodation is rustic, clean and comfortable. Excellent common... More

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

Dear RLFP_WSP, Thank you for your review, we’re happy to balance out interests in relaxing and high adventure activities, so it’s good to hear both were enjoyed and everyone had a good time! We’re glad to know that the you liked the accommodation and common area, and thank you for the suggestion, we will work on the issue of smoking.... More

Colombo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had delayed this experience far too long , so glad we finally made it. My two daughters 8 and 10 thought it THE best weekend to date. Fun and thrill packed with wonderful staff , great location and activities on offer. Have to recommend the superb safety standards, excellent and expert guides, wonderful staff and the very professional adventure... More

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

Dear Lucy A, Thank you so much for your review, we’re so happy your daughters thought it was “THE best weekend to date.” Thank you for the recommendation on everything, you summed up exactly what we work for! We look forward to seeing you and your family in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was our first experience of Sri Lanka, It was great to stay right on the banks of the river, and do some canyoning. The staff were all very helpful, and the food each night was amazing, with lots of variety.

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

Dear Rhinoaus Thank you for the stunning review, we’re thrilled you had such a good time while experiencing Sri Lanka for the first time! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the activities and food, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our family of 5 stayed here in December 2013 along with our friends who also had three kids. It was a truly unique experience. The accommodation, (we stayed in the huts) is a bit basic and I was not thrilled that the bathroom was far away.(not very accessible in the dark at night time!) but after I got used to... More

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

Dear readjohn316, Thank you for your review, we’re glad to know the kids had such a great time and the safety, food, and relaxing was all enjoyed. You’ll be happy to know we’re installing better lighting systems so it’s easier to reach the bathrooms in the dark. We hope to see you and your family again in the future. Best... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My self and my children have spent more than one wonderful adventure holiday at Borderlands and have always had a wonderful time. We first experienced Borderlands 6 years ago and did our first family with other lovely friends. The children experienced activities, which they would not normally have had the opportunity to do. They loved the canyoning, canoeing, rafting and... More

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

Dear Aluwihare, Thank you for the flattering review of us! We love the suggestion to :”stretch yourself both physically and mentally, jump off that high rock into a beautiful cool pool, and experience the thrill of it!” That’s what we’re about! We’re happy to hear the whole family enjoyed their time with us, and the children loved all the activities.... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I've been lucky enough to spend two weeks ends over the past 18 months at Borderlands. Both were fantastic, the staff great fun and very safe and all the equipment and tents were of very high standard. We enjoyed a fun fill girls weekend just recently in which the staff were fab in getting involved and going with the girls... More

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

Dear SarahJaneKing K, Thank you for recommending us for outdoors seekers and to see Sri Lankan countryside. We’re happy to hear you survived and enjoyed falling out of the boat, as well as the food and fun of the girls’ weekend! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Safety is always a top priority with this company. I've enjoyed 3 trips with borderlands and experienced all the activities they had to offer. At all times I felt safe and comfortable, being guided by their well trained and friendly staff. A relaxed club house and simple accommodation, this is the ideal get away from the busy city life.

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

Dear Thaabit A, Thank you for your review, and we’re happy to hear that our safety is always able to make you feel secure and comfortable! We’re glad to offer an “ideal get away from the busy city life.” We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team More

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Address: Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Borderlands offers comfortable riverfront luxury camping, in 12 stand-alone tents which are fully kitted with twin beds (which can be made into doubles) and have electricity throughout so guests can charge their laptops, phones and cameras. Each tent is located on a wooden platform with a private deck, with views overlooking the Kelani River and the surrounding mountains. All meals are served in The Long House, a great place to chill out at the end of the day. A full music system means guests can listen to their i-pods. Evening Movie Nights are offered, which is a great hit with kids. As well as offering accommodation Borderlands also runs our river rafting, canyoning and white water and flat water kayaking activities from our base camp, and offers the largest number of sit in and sit of top kayaks in Sri Lanka. Other activities include abseiling, hiking, swimming and tubing. ... more   less 
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