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Horathapola Estate

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No. 6, Wadumunnegedara, Marawila, Sri Lanka
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect place to go after a long flight from the U.K. Within minutes of the warm welcome we were relaxing - huge bedroom, lovely pool, delicious Sri Lankan food, just the right amount of activities (accompanied by very good staff) if one wanted to do more than veg out. Worth a destination in itself rather than just a 2-night stopover.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I write this having come back from our holiday in Sri Lanka. This was the most beautiful and peaceful place we visited. The staff were completely amazing and so courteous, the food was delicious and the garden and surroundings are just wonderful - with so many different trees, pepper, jackfruit, cinnamon and coconut. We could have stayed here much longer.... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was indeed a pleasure hosting you. We are glad that you enjoyed our services and the beautiful surroundings of Horathapola Estate. We hope you will visit us once again for a longer stay. Wish you a fantastic 2016! Best Wishes Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Cambridge
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely welcoming place to relax in after a long flight! The staff were charming and friendly, the food delicious and a beautiful pool in the pretty gardens. Our room was comfortable with a 4 poster bed and a regal bathroom. We enjoyed our village walk and bullock ride around the estate and now know how coconuts taste when... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for choosing to stay at Horathapola Estate as a part of your holiday in Sri Lanka. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's great that you were able to experience the activities, as it is always a highlight for our clients. Thank you... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best Sri Lankan food we discovered on our holiday (out of eleven tested). This is colonial era grandeur. The guest house is run by the grandson of the coconut plantation's owner and he will show you his local village and take you on a bullock cart tour of the plantation. Dinner is a set menu - we... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Rick, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you experienced the best food at Horathapola Estate. Hope you had a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka, Please do visit us once again as it would be our pleasure host you. Wish you a fantastic 2016! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

niagara on the lake, Ontario
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tranquil, and relaxing. Our first stop in Sri Lanka was one of the best. Staff were friendly, informative and accommodated our dietary needs superbly (vegan, gluten-free) with a variety of Sri Lankan dishes. Our village walk was a highlight - as was our after dark dip in the pool. The rooms were spacious and extremely tidy. A really first... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Many thanks for your kind feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed all our services as well as appreciate the company of our staff. Thank you for choosing Horathapola Estate as a part of your holiday in Sri Lanka, it was a pleasure hosting you. We look forward to welcoming you and hosting you once again.... More 

London
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect end to our trip, we had two nights here - and had the place to ourselves until late the last night. This is a coconut estate with a beautifully furnished house. Raj looked after us and we were absolutely spoilt. He took us on a bullock cart ride round the estate and then later showed us... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our accommodation and services. The activities at Horathapola are always a highlight for our clients, i'm glad that you were able to experience most of it. Thank you for pointing out about the locks and room safes. Since Horathapola Estate provides a... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 days with our 4 and 1 yr old sons. It was a perfect place to start our sri lanka holiday. It is very peaceful and beautiful in a old coconut estate. The staff were very friendly and attentive and great with kids. The pool is the best pool for kids i have ever seen, it... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Kitty, Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed our accommodation and services at Horathapola Estate. It great that you started your holiday at Horathapola Estate and that you were able to acclimatize well after your flight. Please do contact us anytime you or your family/friends visit Sri Lanka, it would be our pleasure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying here a year ago (Jan 2015) and failed to write a review and we owe it to the staff to endorse their professionalism and friendliness, thanks for looking after the Sandles. It's the place you still remember one year on for its staff, food, pool, magic, place to unwind after a long journey and you wish you... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Tony, Many thanks for the lovely review, it's always - better late than never :) We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful experience at Horathapola Estate. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we only hope that you will visit us once again. Wishing you a fantastic 2016! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to wind down after long haul flight. Very atmospheric with great food and lovely staff. Pool with shallow part is idea for young children. Go for a trip around estate in a cart and join staff in dinner preparation to learn about Sri Lankan cooking. Perfect introduction to the country.

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of everyone at Horathapola Estate I like to thank you for this lovely review. Thank you for experiencing Horathapola during your holiday in Sri Lanka. It was a honor hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you once again. Wish you a very happy and prosperous 2016! Management - Horathapola Estate More 

melbourne
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stayed at Horathapola on our 1st night at the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka, unfortunately due to our flights being changed we had so little time, arriving at 1.00am leaving again at 10.00am, but it was a beautiful,place to wake up to, great breakfast, loved the Sri Lankan spicy omelette, would have loved to spent more time... More 

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KuluSafaris, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for patronizing both Kulu Safaris and Horathapola Estate during your holiday in Sri Lanka. It was truly a pleasure hosting you. We hope that you will be able to visit us once again for a longer stay. We wish you a fantastic 2016. Management - Horathapola Estate More 

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