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Horathapola Estate

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No. 6, Wadumunnegedara, Marawila, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This hotel was recommended by a business partner of mine who is established in sri lanks itself and i was glad that i took his advice. Everything about this hotelwas perculary good the moment you step it you will realise it.

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Purnima, Many thanks for taking the time to share a review, we truly appreciate it. It was a pleasure to host you at Horathapola Estate. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Best Wishes! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Storrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful place was the perfect start to our Sri Lankan holiday. We were made to feel so welcome, and given tea and cake on our wonderful veranda, surrounded by bird song. We spent the afternoon just watching all the bird life! Later we had dinner, which was superb, delicious and all sourced from around the estate. One night is... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for patronizing both Kulu Safaris and Horathapola Estate during your holiday in Sri Lanka. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our accommodation and services. we hope that you will be able to visit us again in the future for a longer stay. We would love to welcome you once again at Horathapola Estate. As... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Small comfortable boutique Hotel with pretty coconut grove and gardens, wonderful birds great food and staff, nice pool. Ideal stop on way to or from the Airport if heading North, 2 or 3 nights a perfect stay

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Best Wishes! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the family home of Javana which he has been sympathetically restored and turned into a glorious colonial guest house on his working coconut farm. It’s just an hour from the airport. The kids loved the bullock cart rides around the farm and local villages. Magical in the evening lying in the swimming pool as the fruit bats return... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Catrina, Many thanks for the lovely review. We are so glad that you were able to experience both Horathapola Estate and Kulu Safaris during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Its great to know that the children enjoyed the bullock cart ride and the other activities we offer at the estate. We really hope you will visit us again in... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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67 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We started our three week holiday at the Horathapola Estate. A perfect place to wind down from work, the long flight and to adjust to the tropical climate. It is absolutely peaceful and the staff make you feel like home. The food is delicious - all home made. We actually got the chance to visit the kitchen and watch whilst... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Many thanks for the detailed review, We are most grateful indeed. We are pleased to know that you started your tour at Horathapola Estate and that you were able to acclimatize very well after a long flight. I hope you will visit Sri Lanka once again and we look forward to welcoming you at Horathapola Estate. Best Wishes!... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is our second visit to Horathapola Estate and it still holds that colonial charm of our first visit. We had a downstairs room which was surprisingly quiet given it was by the dining area and below another room. This time we took the bullock and cart to tour around the estate - this was really informative. Typical Sri Lankan... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing Horathapola Estate for the second time, we are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed our accommodation and services, it was really a pleasure host you. We hope that you will continue to stay with us at Horathapola and we will be more than happy to welcome you. Wish you all the very best!... More 

London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stayed one night, our first night in Sri Lanka. Calm, lush, stylish and comfortable, with attentive staff, very good dinner and breakfast, very comfortable bedroom and altogether most pleasing start to a holiday! Recommended for peace and quiet, for a restful stay.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate, we hope that you will visit us again in the future for a longer stay. Best Wishes! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Amazing property, with a beautiful colonial style home and amazing antique furniture. Plenty of space to go cycling/walking. Everything about the place from the bird life in the garden to the staff to the food....perfect! If peace and quiet is what you want then this is the place to be. Definite re-visit!

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sarika, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. We would love to welcome you once again. Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A great place to begin a visit . Very relaxed and friendly with good food and a pleasant colonial feel. We managed to take the complimentary village walk and the bullock cart ride; both were an enjoyable introduction to Sri Lankan life in the countryside. Mostly we relaxed by the pool and started to adjust to the heat and humidity... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for writing a review for Horathapola Estate. The village walk and the bullock cart ride is something all our clients really enjoy and i'm happy that you were able to experience it. I hope you had a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka, we hope that you will visit us again. Wish you all the very best!... More 

Brisbane
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139 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed at Horathapola for two nights and really enjoyed our time there. Our room overlooking the pool was large with lovely antique bedlinen and mosquito nets. The bathroom was huge. The pool was beautiful and my favourite area, while my husband loved the birds in the trees around it, and our village walk with Raj. The staff were charming,... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I will certainly look in to the possibilities of offering a pre drink before dinner. We hope that you will visit Sri Lanka once again, We look forward to welcoming you in the future.... More 

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