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203 / 1A St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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King Fern Cottage
Ranked #9 of 112 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lord Howe Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were delighted by our cosy treehouse amongst lush green surroundings. We loved Chulan's charismatic personality. He and his staff go above and beyond to ensure you have a pleasant stay. Great value for money, sensational hosts and relaxing tranquil environment. What more could you want in nuwaraeliya :-)

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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights in a very comfortable room. It was clean, fresh linen and lots of needed blankets. Our room had a private little porch with a stream running underneath and a view of trees and shrubbery. The staff were pleasant and helpful. It is located awhile away from the main town but it is an easy walk. Really... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We are traveling for a month in Sri Lanka with 3 kids (9,7,3) many of the places we planed on staying have been pre arraigned however the place in Nuwara Eliya was a bust we called around and found this place. It was clean the staff was fantastic and great with the kids. The rooms were very interesting not your... More

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New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was one of best places we stayed in Sri Lanka. Only a quick 5 minute walk from town past the golf course, leads you to this this almost tree house like accommodation, but fancy. With a roaring open fire, hand crafted furniture, this place has an cosy feel about it. The room we had was good, almost in the... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Of all the guest houses I stayed in in Sri Lanka, King Fern Cottage was by far the best one. Helpful and friendly staff, spotless clean rooms, and above all the wooden structure that adds a unique atmosphere. It's a little bit off the center of town, but it doesn't really matter.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is a great place to stay! We stayed 2 nights in a cheap attic room which was big and comfy. The food and breakfast is good and location is fine an quiet. THAT was especially good since there was a very noisy festival going on in town when we were there so it was good to be away from... More

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Aalst, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The common living area is splendid: wooden furniture and very cosy patio. Common TV available. Friendly staff. Easy to get to know other travellers and talk with them. Wifi available (3 kinds: even possible to skype with people at home - fast line). Very dark room, mold in the shower, electricity light in shower. We unfornunately didn't have any water... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The place is perfectly located, just a short walk from the city centre and is designed brilliantly with clean rooms, massive beds and a cool garden to relax in. The rooms have gone up in price unfortunately over the past year or so but it is still an interesting place to stay. If I was travelling I wouldn't budget to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We tried to book to King Fern and had several strange telephone exchanges. In the first, my wife called, and was replied that there are no rooms available. She had a strange feeling about the call, so, due to the lack of other suitable hostels in town I tried to call again 5 min later. Then, miraculously, there was a... More

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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I strongly recommend this place! The owner Mr. Nishantha will warmly accept you and make you feel home, just like you've been known each other for years. He'll also gladly help you with anything you need including information, tour booking etc. The place is fancy, beautiful, clean and safe and in a short walking distance to everywhere you need -... More

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Address: 203 / 1A St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
King Fern Cottage Hotel Nuwara Eliya

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Our nine room guesthouse is nestled within nature for you to experience maximum relaxation for you to chill out. We strive to provide you with high level service and comfort. We have a range of rooms, to meet your needs as a solo, couple, group or family traveler. With your visit to Nuwara Eliya in mind, we are delighted to assist you with all travel information to make your trip easier. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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