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King Fern Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
203 / 1A St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
King Fern Cottage
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hosts met in SL, large and quiet room, excellent kitchen. The manager and staff will help you in every way ( they called a doctor for us, booked pur train tickets...) Great ambiance in the concert room where you can experience the owner's singing talent. Do not hesitate!

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I only was able to stay one night at King Fern Cottage, I wished I had been able to stay for much longer! The bed was the most comfortable I've found in three months of travel, complete with many cozy blankets, ideal for snuggling up in our perfectly chilly room right next to the stream. The other star of... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was one of the best place we stayed at in Sri lanka. Room was nice and cozy, although a little bit small (If he asks you whether you are tall or small, say tall) . You can only book by phone, if there's website it's not the right place. I wouldn't recommend eating in, cause it's good, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the hotel there were atmosphere close to nature, a bit hippie-style and nice reggae-music playing in the evening. We ate maybe the best vegetable-curry there :) In the early morning we went to hike in Horton Plains and the owner of the hotel arranged everything for us, so the staff was friendly. Comfortable big bed and clean room.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

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 February 10, 2015

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 January 31, 2015

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 January 25, 2015

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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