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The Other Corner

Anuradhapura Road | Laksirigama, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
millerfamily2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this place. It is a great setting - right next to nature. The villas are like safari lodges and comfortable with everything you need. In my opinion though, they need to be cleaned a little more thoroughly and a little more on going repair would keep the bathroom for example in better condition. I loved the surrounding... More

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TheOtherC0rner, Owner at The Other Corner, responded to this review

Many thanks for your sincere review/comments with what you experienced during your recent stay at 'The Other Corner', Sri Lanka. We as management will possitively look into to all the short comings you faced with and address same to improve our standards. Once again thank you for your partonage at 'TOC' and will look forward to seeing you again in... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Other Corner never fails to impress our guests. With their sincere commitment to maintaining a cohesive relationship with the environment, aided by the laid back atmosphere, fed by the edible landscaping within the encampment and all of this held together by the tranquil location makes this de facto choice for the ornithologist, the naturalist and the nature and wildlife... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We went to The Other Corner to witness the elephant gathering at Minneriya and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. eric and all of the team were very welcoming and also very knowledgable about the area. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the tree houses are great fun but also surprisingly luxurious. The food was terrific and - although they do... More

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18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights with our 2 children. We loved it ! Nice rooms with pilotis, comfortable beds all in nature . You can hear the noises of the peacocks at night it is really strange in a nice way, you have the feeling you are in the jungle!! Food is really excellent ! Everybody is welcoming . Thank... More

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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great stay at The Other Corner. Rooms are very clean, well maintained, secure and modern. The place has a African safari feel to it with some luxury features. Surrounded by Habarana Lake and the great wildlife that goes with it. Staff are helpful and friendly.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A lovely surprise stopover in the heart of nature, a birder's paradise with on site naturalist Dhilip a huge asset, with his infectious enthusiasm for ornithology. Cosy spacious bungalows and great food. Highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We spent two nights here in one of the tree houses. The room had all the amenities short of a TV. Thats ok though as we were here for the nature. Eric, Dhilip and the rest of the staff made us feel like we were the only guests there even though all 12 rooms were booked. We felt very welcome... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Wonderfully peaceful oasis with wooden chalets that were very comfortable. Great to have in-room fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Clean swimming pool and towels provided. Great breakfast with plenty of choice and a really nice evening meal menu that was good value for money (but could have done with some wine or beer!). Staff were excellent and nothing was too... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Lovely quiet setting with just a small number of villas in ground full of vegetation and trees...felt very at one with nature, and loved the animal noises at night. Food very good...way exceeded expectations and so good we ate there every night. This is not a place that is polished and super stylish but of a very good standard with... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Mr. Eric and his team are committed and are doing their best to make you feel at home. The food left a lot to wish for. Instant coffee and teabags in stead of the real stuff must be a mistake. The huts were humid and moldy and smelled fusty. Many of the huts had holes in the roof where the... More

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TheOtherC0rner, Owner at The Other Corner, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about The Other Corner, Habarana, Sri Lanka. But I am very surprise that you have been served instant tea and coffee as we do not serve such in our restaurant. Black Tea and coffee always served in pots. But complimentary tea/coffee left in rooms are in sachets as done in any hotel. As for holes in... More

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Address: Anuradhapura Road | Laksirigama, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura District > Habarana
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty lodging in Habarana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within 172Kms, about 4 hours drive from Colombo towards North Central of Sri Lanka, 'The Other Corner' is a place of rare beauty and tranquility. The picturesque Eco Resort is located within easy reach of National Parks, Historic and Cultural Parks and best beached in Sri Lanka. The Other Corner is an ideal layaway for tourists and naturalists alike. ... more   less 
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