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Boulder Garden Hotel

Sinharaja Rd | Koswatta, Kalawana, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014
Strobie3 Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Wow!! What incredible scenery and architecture! This place was right up our street - very echo friendly, fantastic food, very helpful and friendly staff what a stunning 'rainforest retreat'!!! Lots of rain - but expected as in the rainforest! Felt like 'one with nature'!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow, what a treat this one! It is not often you have expectations and then they are exceeded. Roms are very nicely decorated but the most important of it all is how everything is done in coherence with nature...stunning! The pool is next to the restaurant which i built under a huge overhanging rock. In any case you feel a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

arrived at road to boulder garden hotel Bendara advised Duk Duk would take me to hotel as car could not travel road to hotel.Great experience to travel in Duk Duk Walked up stairs to reception where given arrival fruit juice.Walking to room i thought very unusual.Rooms are built under boulders which keep rooms at constant temp.well set up ,very clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful surroundings, extraordinary setting, good food and wonderful people. Rooms are spacious, clean and nicely furnished. The restaurant is quite unique! While your at it - get yourself a wonderful massage for a good price. Despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Boulder Garden!

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Ringkobing, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very unique hotel. We stayed three days In July 2014. The food is good and it truly is an experience eating out under the giant over hang. One evening we did have about six monkeys playing in the trees around us. We stayed in the family room, as a family of four. It was roomy and comfortable.... More 

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to this wonderful place I felt very relaxed and comfortable after days of backpacking in bad places. The service was very good with friendly smiley staff. The beds where very comfortable and the fans where cooling. I loved it at this hotel and would recommend it after days of hiking

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I visited this place with my family and stayed for one night and the experience was quite different from all other places I've been to, but in a good way. I found it to be a very unique and surprisingly challenging hotel concept. Much of the natural habitat of the location is kept unchanged and preserving the natural jungle surrounding.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After a long journey from Mirissa, and finally finding this hotel, we were very impressed. We had three nights here and as we were the only ones booked in for two of the nights we were upgraded to the honeymoon suite. Fantastic unique hotel, service and food exceptional. There are lots of steps to contend with so that is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Due to extensive and ongoing roadwork improvements, our journey was a very long and sticky drive. However, this did not dampen our spirits for long as the hotel was extremely welcoming and very unique. The complex has been beautifully carved and built in and around the rocks, producing many passages with lots of windy and uneven steps. Please note, this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Boulder garden hotel is a uniquely designed hotel carved out of the rock face and set among a collection of huge boulders and lush jungle. The architectural design is credited to a student of the famous Geoffrey Bawa and incorporates as many of the natural stone features as possible, including, yes, lots of steps! The rooms are quite basic and... More 

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Address: Sinharaja Rd | Koswatta, Kalawana, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kalawana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
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