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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hasselt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After our visit to Sinharaja Rain Forest we stayed one night in this hotel. You have the impression that you are still in the middle of the rain forest. The hotel is constructed in a impressive site of large boulders. Large rooms with all comfort. Swimming pool. Unfortunately no bar facilities. The food is ok. Nice hotel to stay in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night, the staff were so friendly and helpful and the pool and setting quite unique. We went on a 'Rainforest Safari' at 6.30 am and had a fantastic breakfast cooked for us before we left. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent 7 course dinner along side fireflies and crickets - monkeys were asleep!

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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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