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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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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing first stop, we were not sure if we in the right place,the surroundings are fantastic the house amazing and we were looked after by staff so well, made to feel at home straight away. I would recommend this this stay to anyone, promise you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop in Sri Lanka and it could not have been better. The two rooms were glorious - really spacious, beautiful interiors, amazing bathrooms. My sons had a whole cottage with four poster beds, bathrooms and a kitchen. Our dinner here was the best meal in Sri Lanka served on the terrace of the cottage. They lit... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Shelley, Many thanks for the lovely and detailed review. Thank you for choosing Horathapola Estate as a part of your holiday in Sri Lanka, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed our accommodation and services and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best Wishes! Management -... More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Horathapola and only wished we had stayed for longer!! It is a beautiful colonial style hotel set in the middle of a lush green coconut plantation. We arrived and had a swim in the large beautiful swimmingpool, had tea and chocolate cheesecake before taking a buffalo cart ride round the plantation. we were shown... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. We are happy to know that you were able to acclimatize well after a long flight and we glad that you were able to enjoy the bullock cart ride, plantations and other activities we offer at Horathapola. We look... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying here for 2 nights. It was our first stop and we were looked after so well. A really relaxing plantation only an hour from Colombo. The pool was great, had a lovely walk around the village with Raj where we stopped off at the coconut factory. Our boys (age 11 and 8) enjoyed helping out in the... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Horathapola Estate as a part of your holiday in Sri Lanka. It was a pleasure hosting you. Great to know that you enjoyed the village walk and the other activities we offer at the estate. We hope you will visit us again and we look forward to welcoming you. Best Wishes! Management - Horathapola... More 

London
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short drive from the airport this is a wonderful place to begin your Sri Lanka adventure. We are a family of 5 with 3 children aged 9 to 15 and loved our first night here on this coconut plantation. The rooms were beautiful and the pool stunning setting and well kept. A refreshing dip for all of us.... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, really means a lot to us. We are really pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Horathapola Estate. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Best wishes! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place to relax and unwind and feel like you're getting a taste of Sri Lanka in a very special way. Rooms are large, comfortable and elegant. Morning tea on the balcony was exquisite. Pool was clean and warm and empty. Food was delicious. Staff attentive and helpful in a very unobtrusive way.

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure hosting you at Horathapola Estate and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will visit us again for a longer stay to explore and experience more of Horathapola Estate. Thank you once again. Best Wishes! Management - Horathapola... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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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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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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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 9 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 

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