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Boulder Garden Hotel

Sinharaja Rd | Koswatta, Kalawana, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed at Boulder Garden for one night during our journey through Sri Lanka. Booked and recommended by our tour arranger, the home page looked interesting but could not capture the feeling of actually being there. Built in the jungle, this is truly a hidden gem. Our room was spacious and decorated with flowers by the service minded staff. Best... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I stayed at Boulder Garden for one night on my way from the hill country to the South Coast. It had been recommended by a friend who stayed there on his honeymoon . It really is a boulder garden in the middle of Rainforrest .Designed by a student of Geoffery Bowa.,it really is impressive, built right into the mountain .... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we were not expecting to stay to stay here for our visit to the rainforest, but I am very glad we did 😃 it is true it's dark, it's true that there are a lot of steps but for us it was a magical experience. the dining under the boulders, the bedroom and bathroom looking out on the jungle from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A very different and unique boutique hotel - built into side of boulder strewn rock side with the most spectacular dining area you will ever see - open air dining under a huge overhanging boulder - a stunning place to eat very good food. Rooms were spacious and comfortable carefully tended by caring staff. Close to Singharaja Forest a visit... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It certainly is different being built into a rock face, but sadly lacks any views because of the surrounding trees. After a couple of days this starts to feel very claustrophobic and the dark cave-like rooms don't help... whoever thought painting all the internal walls matt black was a good idea needs therapy. Any light, and what little there is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The concept of this hotel is unique. It is built into the sides of giant granite boulders. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting underneath an enormous granite boulder. We could see mongeese and monkeys in the forest canopy as we were having lunch. The staff were good and attentive. Wen we arrived we were given the honeymoon suite, which... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Architectural master piece , the dining area like a Oyester shell with enormous boulder above as roof.Rooms spacious and artwork on beds by flowers and red coloured rare beads done by three porters on duty on rotation , who though slimmer than myself carried the two 17 kilo baggages and 8 kilo each of two camera bags on their shoulders... More 

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Chagford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This hotel is truly unique - it is built into the rock of the steep hillside. You arrive in the car park and think where is the hotel? Then you see a stairway leading through the rock face and climb the 53(!) steps up to reception. The rooms are very individual, but are spacious and comfortable. The restaurant is located... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a real experience and one I loved but not for the unsteady on your feet. Called an Eco friendly hotel, as usual with Sri Lanka the staff are just so friendly and helpful. The foods is really excellent and the atmosphere is fabulous for a couple of days. The rooms are spacious and incredibly well attended to. However... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is certainly different but still an extremely comfortable and welcoming hotel. You do need a certain level of physical fitness to climb the steps to reception, your room and the restaurant and pool areas. The rooms were fantastic, comfortable, clean and large. The staff were very attentive and made us fabulous meals. On my birthday they decorated our... More 

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