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Plantation Hotel

2.0 of 5
250, Kalukohutenna, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kitulgala
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Basic hotel but there is a Porsche tractor on display! The hotel is right by the river so make sure you have insect repellent on at all times. What the hotel lacks in facilities it more than makes up for it with its character and relics. The bathrooms could do with updating but the bed was comfortable and the room... More 

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bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what stays with you is the place itself, plantation style, nicely presented rooms, verandah overlooking the Kelani river, a delicate collection of antique cars, free wifi..... what doesn't is the inconsistent staff, terrible, terrible, absolutely terrible food, difficulty to get decent information from this place, inability to get regular running water, phones not working.... just that such a fab location... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely room with huge shared balcony overlooking the river. Ideal location for bird watching in the surrounding forest. We do not recommend hotel guests having lunch in the hotel as it is dedicated to tour parties and our attempts to get service were ignored. We stayed half board but felt like second class citizens when we were... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 hotel reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This hotel is ideally placed for access to the Kitali NP and its attendant birdlife, which was our main reason for staying here. It is also a popular lunch stop for those who have been rafting or simply passing through on a coach trip, and this is one of its major weaknesses. It was plain after a couple of days... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

we busted this place for lunch on our way back from nuwara eliya. The restaurant was located next to kelani river with a nice view. There were lots of foreigners and looks like the place is quite popular among them. The food prices are expenses ( from a locals perspective) however is clean. There is a auto measeum but the... More 

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our guide took us to this hotel for the water rafting .. the boys of the water rafting took us for a memorable adventure, then we had lunch in the restaurant the view form the restaurant is un matchable. although the service was slow ..this hotel is own by a very famous family they had all their antic furniture's, ornaments,... More 

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Barcelona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I spent a couple of hours at the restaurant near the river just few days ago... I had to wait 15 minutes to have milk for my tea and it arrived in a normal cup (impossible to pour it without making a mess on the table)... but this is not so bad! Bad was to hear all the time from... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The last thing you expect to find in calm hotel near the river in Kitulgala is a great private collectin of beautiful retro vehicles. The hotel and the restaurant are nice but this museum created with so much love is what makes it worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our group of 15 occupied 5 rooms in this hotel during our recent holiday. We were given 3 rooms in a separate wing, sharing a huge balcony overlooking the river and 2 rooms near the reception. The rooms were large, well appointed, the bathrooms were a bit dated but clean with hot water and good water pressure. The service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As a stopover from Colombo to Central region on a bird watching tour this was a good location for birding in the kitulgala rainforest (a short walk over the bridge from hotel), clean but basic rooms with good supply of hot water, no pool as it was under repairs when we stayed. Food average fare for reasonable prices. We booked... More 

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