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Plantation Hotel

250, Kalukohutenna, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

stayed at this hotel for just one night in November 2014, a lovely room (number 9) one of three very large new rooms with a huge shared balcony overlooking the river. Some of the rooms are very close to reception and are very compact. Very busy during the day but peaceful at night, food was ok, but lots of steps... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

location awesome on the banks of the river food pathetic and extremely costly rooms neat and clean wash rooms old style a bit dirty for some reason they charge service tax and all other taxes don know why didn have to pay any such all over sri lanka staff friendly proprety not maintained well Advise :- well its just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and chill out time on the way back to Kalutara from our two day trip to Kandy and the hill country. Service was fast and the people were lovely, food delicious and very reasonably priced. The best thing about this restaurant, which is also a hotel, was the location on the river, there were kingfishers,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Quirky decor and basic rooms here. Lovely views from the restaurant and pool but there are lots of stairs to climb and sometimes slippery dimly lit paths to climb down the river bank. Lunchtime is very busy since this is a stopping off point for many groups. This is a great location for white water rafting since our raft pulled... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Plantation Hotel, Kitulgala is right on the edge of the Kitulgala Forest Reserve and perched on the banks of the Kelani riverIt is as the saying goes " the place " to break your journey when travelling on the Nuwara Eliya - Hatton Road. We were in fact travelling from Kandy to Colombo and had reservation at the Plantation Hootel.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night on 25th march. The property is located by the river and the view from the restaurant is lovely. Its a cosy place. Staff is attentive and friendly. We had the breakfast here, it was good. The room was clean and cosy. The bathroom could have been much better. It was fairly... More 

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Address: 250, Kalukohutenna, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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