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Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first stop in our week long honeymoon in Sri Lanka. We wanted something with some adventure, after sitting on a beach the week before, and Borderlands delivered! The rooms are overlooking a gushing river, and a wonderful sound to wake up to. However, as the rooms are not fully closed in, it is exposed to the elements... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came to Sri Lanaka for two weeks of adventure and this was our first stop, and what a beautiful introduction to Sri Lanka. Pros: - The grounds here at amazing, the tents are right on a river and the tents are situated on a balcony where you wake up and see the view, quite lovely. -... More 

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

Dear ari a, Thank you for your review discussing the pros and cons of Borderlands, and recommending us. We’re happy you were blown away by the beauty of Kithulgala, the river and our site; we’re also very flattered to hear lunch was one of the best meals you had in Sri Lanka. We do inform clients that the river runs... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and cozy place. Operating team is very helpful and friendly. Whitewhater rafting and canyoning experience is just awesome. There are other companies operating this program but borderlands is safest and more proffesional, as you will see upon arrival :-)

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

Dear Giorgi G, Thank you for you sweet review! We’re glad you found white water rafting and canyoning “just awesome” and appreciate the professional and international safety standards we adhere to. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two night in this luxurious camping experience. Beautiful site, cool lounge, amazing staff, excellent food, bbq night and fire pit. Clean tents, comfortable beds, large shared bathroom no hot water and good wifi. Quite expensive compared to other spot around but was definitively worth our money. We did rafting and canyoning, the staff was really experienced and professional. Rafting... More 

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

Dear Julie15_17, Thank you for your review, we’re glad you found us to meet your money’s value! We are currently in the process of getting hot water, and we’re happy you found the site, lounge, food, accommodation, and staff amazing. Canyoning is always a hit with everyone! We hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Borderlands in November 2014. We were lucky to meet the charming owner Wade and his team, most notably Chamila the camp manager, who looked after us so incredibly well. The food is delicious and fills you up- you certainly won't go hungry! We stayed in cabin 11 which we'd recommend requesting if you want... More 

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

Dear Nathalie Y, Thank you for your lovely review, we’re happy you enjoyed your stay with us, including the food and activities. Thank you for recommending cabin 11, and we’re in the process of getting hot water now! We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I visited Borderlands in November 2014 and got the overnight accommodation package with rafting and canyoning. The first thing we noticed was how lovely and cute the whole set up was. Incredibly relaxing, with little huts, and the long house complete with bean bags and outdoor seating to chill out and relax. The staff were friendly and... More 

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

Dear Sarah M, Wow, thank you so much for your incredible and lovely review. We love the detail you have included on everything from the food, the equipment, the guides, safety, and accommodation. We really appreciate how you approach every aspect from different angles as well. Thank you for deciding that we are worth what you pay for, as we... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing chilled place, right on the bank of the Kelani river. Accommodation is basic, and open to the jungle, though you have a mosquito net to sleep under, so you wake up to the sounds of the forest all around. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food in the chilled out 'longhouse' is delicious (and the kids... More 

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

Dear soph_tastic, Thank you for your review, we’re glad you and your family enjoyed Borderlands so much and found it balancing to the rest of your trip. Thank you for addressing food, accommodation and activities, and we hope to see you and your family again in the future. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the huts overlooking the river, the views were breathtaking and the sunrise from bed was such a treat. The whitewater rafting and canyoning was so much fun and we felt safe and in good hands throughout. Even my mother, who prefers to relax by the pool came along for the ride... More 

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

Dear Sophy G, Thank you for your review and recommendation! We’re glad even your mother enjoyed the rafting and canyoning, and especially the sunrise from the bed. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you’re in Sri Lanka. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Borderlands is one of the main attractions in the area. if i put it right, it is one of the main attractions in the island for adventure seekers from around the world. -A professional staff with internationally recognised training is a rare and invaluable plus point that assures your safety. -accommodation they provide is up to the 'eco friendly' standards.... More 

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

Dear EPabalu, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the highlights you have included for us. You managed to cover a lot of aspects of Borderlands and we’re thrilled you had such an amazing and crazy time with us! We hope to see you in the future when your thirst for adventure kicks in again! Best wishes, The Borderlands... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time at borderlands. The staff were entertaining and helpful. We stayed in the tents over looking the river, what a beautiful view in the morning. The currie was up there as one of the best we had in Sri Lanka and the rest of the food was incredible. Canyoning and rafting was so much fun, it... More 

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

Dear shaun n, We’re glad we got to make the three days you spent with us incredible, and thank you for the review! We’re very proud of our curries, and we’re happy you enjoyed the food, accommodation and activities. We look forward to seeing 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): $
Number of rooms: 13

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