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Rafters Retreat

Hilland Group, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
martynbrighton Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved it. Cabin round a tree with crazy view of river. Any reviews you read that are negative re insects etc are written by people with zero experience of nature who have probably only ever slept in air con hotels on their hols. Of course if it is a bungalow built round a tree with open view of river then... More

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Chongqing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've done a good bit of eco-tent camping and cabin camping throughout Asia and thus thought we had a good feel for what to expect. While we definitely enjoyed our stay, it was a good bit rougher than we expected. I think a big disconnect for us was that most of our eco-lodge experiences had been beach-side and this was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Do not miss out on this place!! Gorgeous place on the side of a mountain with a rushing river below where we went white-water rafting! The place is very eco-friendly, but well done and extremely relaxing. The owners suggested we go for a swim just below in the river and the natural jacuzzi was absolutely wonderful! Breakfast and dinner was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went and did four really fun activities and ate lunch there both days. We were a group of 5. All the activities were great fun (as a cycling enthusiast I loved the biking but it is a biggish hill). The staff were so friendly and accomodating and just wanted us to have a great time. The food was the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Address: Hilland Group, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
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