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The Log

1st Lane, Gamunupura, Magasthota, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
Thilanbuwaneka Matara, Sri Lanka
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

You will be delighted to stay at this lovely cottage in Nuwara Eliya the little England of Sri Lanka. The cottage is located just in front of the Gregory lake and not difficult to find at all. You will be surprised to see the cottage which mainly done by wood and having magnificent view of the Gregory lake, tea plantations... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was quite difficult to find a vacancy on line at short notice at Nuwara Eliya and we opted to book at the Log House after coming by train from Ella. The first thing we realised was that it was about 3/4 hours walk into town around Lake Gregory, although there were tuk tuks. But what reallly made it bad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went there with my family and found their concept is ideal but bad maintaining and some unfinished washrooms makes the place unpleasant to live. Floor and some glasses not properly cleaned and wiped, few of the geyser's have not enough power to heat the water. and one thing I hate is the total view of the Gregory Lake covered with... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed only one night at this place. But, it was a memorable stay. The food was very good. We were lucky to get the upper floor room. The view from the room was simply stunning (no words), a side of the room was facing the tea plantation and a vegetable plantation. The morning view of Gregory's lake and Pidurutalagala... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed in The Log for only two days. It was a great experience where the view from the Log was really nice. The place give the real experience of a Wooden cottage that we admire in our childhood. The staff was very helpful and provided us with a quality service. Me and my friends enjoyed the stay well. WiFi... More 

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed one night there. It's totally different from the other places. We could see the Gregory lake and could see a very nice view in the night with lights from the balcony.Walking distance to Gregory lake. Everything was done by timber and it looks very nice. We had a grate time there as travelers with an awesome experience. The... More 

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Thanuja I, Public Relations Manager at The Log, responded to this review

Dear Thara, Thank you very much for your lovely comments about the The Log, Nuwara Eliya. It's glad to hear that you enjoyed from our place and hospitality. We hope to serve you better in next time and see you soon. More 

Colombo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Spent two nights at this place. This place is very different from the other guests or the villas in this area. Completely constructed using wood. you can see the Gregory Lake quite well (Not a great view but...) from this place. The staff is very good and helpful. As I can remember, there are 4 rooms and there was a... More 

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Thanuja I, Guest Relations Manager at The Log, responded to this review

Dear Kasun, I would like to thank you for commenting about The Log, Nuwara Eliya. It's great to see good comments about our hotel and the hospitality about our staff. We are happy to informed to you that the room you were talking about in the roof top (Attic) is now finished the construction and available for guests. We have... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

we were there for four days and it was a terrible experience i ever had in this caliber of hotel ,,,,,when i walked in the hotel 1st time ,, it was well arranged ,, place & room ,,,, but later there were several things we faced witch was not even meets the basic requirements of a traveler The bath room... More 

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saliya127, Public Relations Manager at The Log, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thanks for your comments about the Hotel. We have noticed that service slandered was not fulfilled as necessary way. please accept our sincere apology for this. We wish to inform you that as of January 2014 owning Company took over the operation and now stream line all the sections and immediate remedial action would be taken. We... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was taken in by some reviews and pictures of this rickety shack that seems to pass off as a log cabin overlooking a lake in Nuwara Eliya. The truth is far from it. My friend who is a six footer and I had great difficulty climbing up a stack of bamboo stairs that winds into a shack made of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Positives True to its name, the room was made of 'logs' and so the place had a forest cottage feel to it. The place is very close to the entrance to Lake Gregory park. There was heated mattress (the temparature of which can be adjusted electronically) which added to the coziness, especially on a rainy and cold night. The $40... More 

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Thanuja I, Public Relations Manager at The Log, responded to this review

Dear Jkoshi, Thank you for commenting about the The Log, Nuwara Eliya. It's good to see good positive comment of yours and I would like to inform you that the new management has taken the operation in January 2014. The most of your issues will be sorted out now and we have all amenities in the rooms now. We allocated... More 

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