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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Singapore, Singapore
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18 hotel reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Address: Hilland Group, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
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