The Kelburne Mountain View Cottages are wonderful. It was by far our favorite place that we stayed in Sri Lanka - we travelled for 2 weeks around the country and wish we had been here a lot longer than the 1 night on our schedule.
The kids were welcomed by the staff and had plenty of room to play on the grounds and explore. Being American expats based in tropical Singapore - we loved the cool weather, views and being able to have a fireplace - it felt like a true holiday retreat.
Wonderful, friendly staff, quaint and cozy cottage, comfy beds, excellent made to order meals served in your own private dining room and the kids even hung out in the big staff kitchen watching them make the Sri Lankan speciality Egg Hoppers for our breakfast.
Stay at least 2 nights to rest, restore and enjoy the views. The cottages are an easy 15 minute ride from the train station and make for the perfect place to stay after enjoying the scenic train trip through tea country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One mile from Haputale town, in the Uva Province, are the Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, nestled in the midst of a tea estate. Perched at the edge of a cliff, 5,000 feet above sea-level, the cottages overlook five provinces: the Eastern, the Southern, the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and the Uva. Kelburne Mountain View features three cottages: Aerie, Wildflower, and Rose. Sitting on the terrace of our colonial-style cottages, you will marvel at the vista that spreads before you. The rolling hills and valleys below will make you feel as if you are soaring through the sky like a Kite gliding on the wind currents. Come to where time stands still. Stay at Kelburne Mountain View. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kelburne Mountain View Cottages Hotel Haputale