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203 / 1A St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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King Fern Cottage
Ranked #7 of 122 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when I booked this over the phone I was offered the most expensive room. I was told it has a balcony and was "well worth the premium" . In fact it was dark and dingy. The mirror In the bathroom was cracked ( the mirror fell off the wall the next day), the loo seat was loose, the blind in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights here. Arrived in pouring rain, lasting 10 hours straight, to a warm welcome by manager Lal who is always attentive & smiling. The rest of the staff are friendly too. The main dining area is set in a timbered pavilion, where you can chill with a drink or savor their cuisine. Try the chicken biryani - delicious... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is fantastic, just outside town but only a 10 minute walk to town. The place is very quirky, all the rooms are different. Ours was on the second floor with a trapdoor at the top of the stairs, which we found very entertaining. Beautiful courtyard and small balconies to each room. Great place to take a break and slow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

King Fern cottages is just outside town and a beautifully designed place where you feel immediately at home. Rooms are clean and there is a variety of choices. Staff does it utmost to answer your needs. Sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee is a real treat. When we were on our way to the trainstation to leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nuwara Eliya is spell bindingly beautiful. It has real character and charm and we completely fell in love with it. King Fern was the perfect place to stay here - clean, cosy and very chilled! Food is amazing. The owner is a complete dude, we hung out with him and his friends at night singing and playing instruments. If only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I would stay here again. My advice would be to book early and ask for one of the rooms up the back with a better view. Staff are friendly and the music is sweet. Also scorchingly hot water which is what you need up in the hill country. Would advise against the rooms directly under the restaurant if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed over New Year's Eve and had such a lovely time. The staff and the owner were incredibly welcoming. It's in a great location, right beside the golf course, the 5min walk into town has a beautiful scenery with all the course and colonial buildings. The surroundings are beautiful set amongst the first with a little creek running through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here 2 nights and loved it despite there not being too much to do nuwara elliya. Definitely the best place and best value we found in Sri Lanka. Great owner and other staff, very laid back and friendly with no screwing anybody around. Cosiest room for the cold nights in this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay here. The hosts were wonderful- always friendly and cheerful and so helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and transport connections. The restaurant area was lovely with an open fire; we spent Christmas here and the hosts really made the guesthouse look festive. There was a Christmas tree and decorations in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So beautiful and Cosy. The host was an amazing guy with great stories, a peaceful outlook and a very caring and efficient staff. Our room was actually quite romantic and spacious. Hot water is always a bonus and the location is close to perfect. Not to mention the food is forever fantastic. Highly recommended.

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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): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
King Fern Cottage Hotel Nuwara Eliya

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