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Rafters Retreat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed here for one night with G adventures. The accommodation was comfortable and each cabin has its own shower and toilet. Basic but clean. It was lovely sleeping just above the fast flowing river. Such a beautiful place. We had a brilliant eco walk returning looking forward to a cool beer before supper but unfortunately they had failed to... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rafted down the Kelgani river [great fun] arriving at Rafter's Retreat. We loved it! The accommodation is very basic - individual cabins, open on one side, located along a tree-lined path - and not somewhere I would choose to stay for long, but it was a fantastic overnight stop. Falling asleep to the sound of the fast-flowing river was... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed here one night, which for me was enough. Its a beautiful place and it was lovely sleeping in the open but one night was enough as there isn't much to around. There is rafting, some nature trails, abseiling etc, if you want to spend a few days in the nature its a good place to stay. The... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We have been here for one night and enjoyed it very much. It is not a luxus hotel at all, but you get the best experience by trying to sleep close to the nature. The bungalows are simpel, but clean and ok beds. The view is stunning! Also the foodprocessor are very good and a lot of choises to breakfast.... More 

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

There are several wooden huts in the jungle with a large hall at the centre for food and drinks. They all are open to the river and give great views of jungle and the river. Would recommend as it is a great experience, but don't forget some insect repellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

A very unique experience: sleeping in the open air in the jungle, close to nature. The team is nice and very helpful, and the food is very good. 24 hours of non-stop relaxing sound of streaming water, sometimes with the extra of the monsoon rain music- what a concert. Highly recommended.

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Channa_pe, Owner at Rafters Retreat, responded to this review

Your comments have been noted with thanks. we are very happy that your stay at Rafter's Retreat had been a very pleasant and memorable one. We would appreciate it very much if you could please share you experience with your friends. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had an out bound programme oragnized by our company for 30 managers under the guidance of Mr. Mahesh Jayasinghe of M Power Soft Skiils (Pvt). Ltd. We spent two days at this serene place enjoying white water rafting & a lot of very useful outdoor games which made a huge trasnition wihtin ourselves. The hotel was miraculously inspiring our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night to go on a raftingtrip. It is a amazing experience to sleep next to the river. Even from the toilet we had an amazing view. For the money we have paid for 1 night, they could invest better beds. Don't forget to bring earpluggs for the noise of the river! a flashlight is Also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited rafters retreat for 3 nights in August. The accommodation is basic but has beautiful views. Our only way to describe the room is like a tree house, however the view of the river was majestic! If you enjoy being close to nature this is an ideal choice. The rooms are basic but the bed was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The location is perfect for outdoors activities. Beautiful, set on a great stretch of the river, in the midst of the forest. The accommodation is breathtaking (tree houses overlooking the river) but comfortable they are not. Various insects moving about will pass over you while you are trying to sleep - and you will probably fail. Dinner and lunch are... More 

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