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Borderlands

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Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Mahaweli River Expedition
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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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Galle
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great family trip canyoning with Borderlands up in Kitulgala. The camp combines a spirit of adventure with a relaxed vibe. The cabin was simple, rustic and comfortable with a lovely view of the full moon in the evening and in the morning we were lucky enough to see flying termites get munched by hundreds of birds over... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As brilliant as the views are from the cabins, the whole experience was a bit of a let down. Mainly due to value for money. We had the most "luxurious" cabin which had it's own bathroom, which only had cold water from the shower. This was the only room available when we booked and hence was pricey, so it's not... More 

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BorderlandsL, Manager at Borderlands, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Canyoning and very sorry for the hot water issue happened during your stay. We looked into the issue and it is all sorted now. Your agent booked two nights with us to do four activities. I am sorry if they have not discussed with you about... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Boderlands camp. Cabin are overlooking the river and pretty comfortable (toilets and shower located outside). The key point of the place is the staff and atmosphere. It is very chill and relaxing, the staff is most helpful and nice. Activities are very secured. Food is also quite tasty. We had a very good time and... More 

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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are outdoorsy folk and made the most of our stay at Borderlands going kayaking (upper and lower section), canyoning (smaller canyon with slides and jumps and larger canyon with 3 waterfalls abseil), walking and early morning mountain biking through rubber and tea plantations. We would highly advise to all outdoor lovers! Kayakers are very welcome and there are a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night in the tends of Borderlands. Superlative location in the rain forest near a river (a little bit noisy), where we had rafting in the afternoon. Few comforts, but Wayne (a Canadian adventurer from Toronto), his family and friends were very helpful guests. Early to bed and early wake up. Bathrooms are in common, but clean. Simple... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights during a 2 week trip round Sri Lanka. It is an excellent place if you are into outdoor adventures. We did half day bird watching walk and half day white water rafting/ canyoning. The staff were extremely professional and well trained. The food was also excellent. The only part that let it down was the... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We spent two nights here in late July of 2015 and had a very good time. The staff are friendly and polite but sometimes too laid back and there was a little miscommunication at times. The island style pace of life is very different to western norms and we found we did a lot of waiting around. Luckily the hammocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I simply cant rate this place highly enough. As a family with three young children we were a bit concerned that our kids wouldn't be able to do enough of the activities and get the most out of this experience (and therefore justify the expense). When we arrived, Anuk was extremely patient with us and did his absolute utmost to... More 

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Arad, Romania
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very professional services, very nice staff. We totally enjoyed the half-day rafting/canyoning experience and we highly recommend it! Guides well trained, very good spoken english, nice atmosphere, definetely a place where one can encounter adventure, make new friends and hang out in the evening at the nice jungle bar.

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London
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here with my husband and 15-year-old son for one night. We all wished it could have been for longer. First up, the activities. We've never done rafting or canyoning before and both were excellent fun. The safety briefing was really thorough and we felt very confident in the level of care and expertise that our two instructors demonstrated. We... More 

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