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Rafters Retreat

Hilland Group, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is just perfect on the side of the steep river banks with the sound of water passing over the rapids below. A rustic stay in a beautiful location. The huts are made well with timber and stone and do not intrude into the natural landscape or harm the views from the river. It is staying in nature which... More

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Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get a good experience in water rafting with this rafters experts and very good sri lankan hospitality with great sri lankan foods. If you choose a cabana faced to river, you'll get a very good view of nature.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little huts, with comfortable beds, the bed was unfortunately covered in little dead flies, but they came and changed the sheets and it was fine. One side of the hut is open so TAKE A PLUG-IN INSECT REPELLANT Evening meal was AMAZING - various platters of food made just for me, the restaurant is lovely open-barn style with large... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

At first glance as I was looking through the photos I was quite taken aback at the 'condition' of the place. Come on. Don't tell me you're not curious enough to take a peek before booking? So why did I book it anyway? Coz I decided to overlook the fact of the rooms and it was more reputable for white... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I stayed two nights at the rafters retreat and booked white water rafting with them. Firstly the rooms are stunning- you overlook the rushing river, and the beds are very comfortable. The food was great aswell. Sadly its let down by the staff who seem to want to do the absolute minimum. For example when I asked how many km... More

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Keller, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We booked with Rafter's Retreat and were quite glad we did. The cabin we had overlooked the river, and we fell asleep to the sound of the water rushing by. The staff of the retreat take care of their guests. The only reason I didn't give this resort 5 stars was because of the transportation used to get us from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in this nice eco lodge. The setting is really beautiful next to a river. You can swim here and have a natural jacuzzi. The cabins are basic, but that is the point of this lodge. The bed was really comfortable and had this super nice view, very nice to wake up in the morning. The bathroom... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had a great stay. Amazing place, closest to nature you can get, in the middle of the jungle right at the edge of a river. Very friendly staff and delicious Sri Lankan food. But if you need absolute silence to sleep then do not go there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

bargain hotel very fun accommodation no windows in the huts just roller blinds, don't leave food around animals will sneak in and steal your food! Amazing stay and great white water rafting, right on the river beautiful scenery and a great stay in the wild! Breakfast was amazing too!! Lovely staff!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was my third whitewater rafting with Channa (Owner of the hotel) and the team. They always give value for money service. Our guide was so keen on the safety and the excitement of the gusts. Lunch was Sri Lankan authentic food. You can relax at the chalet at the riverbank. They go extra mile when compare to the other... More

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Address: Hilland Group, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
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