Just happen to find the guest house when most of the "Lonely Planets" are full during X'mas peak season and it finally become the best memory ever of my Sri Lanka trip. Papa Silva just contact me via email before I arrive and he welcomes us at train station and took us back to his lovely house.
It's located almost top of the hill with stunning sunrise at 6am every morning but you can still walk to downtown in 10 minutes. It's quite cold during night at this tea garden place but they do offer heater and carpet. Mama has brought me welcoming flower when I arrive but the most impressive thing is her cooking talent! We just keep eating traditional family food from breakfast, lunch, tea time to dinner and dessert...Oh how can I not mention the two cute dogs!
Silva lives down stairs and leave the entire space with bedroom, living room and bath room to guests so you can enjoy totally private times but so grab Silva for chit chat, he will show you some secret places of Eliya ^^
I've heard Silva's reconstructing his house and can't wait for a family visit in the coming future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sincere Wilderness Simple cottage family stayThe Piduruthalagala (Mount Pedro) is the highest mountain , of Srilanka 2552 meters above sea level, classified as a “Upper Montane Cloud Forest region” of the Island, this forest range is one of the unique high biodiversity hotspot, confine with exclusive range of native endemic plant and wild life this wilderness is a paradise for birders.The cottage nestled in the lap of the said forest range, with mini lobby, sitting area, attic bedroom and modern bathroom with hot water. Wi-Fi access is available. Enjoy range of mountain fresh tea on cottage, complimentary day along, make your own cup.Variety of meals is available with authentic Srilankan cuisine. (Enjoy home made cooking while you learning with our family)Tekking expedition for our cottage guests in the cloud forest.There is range of information available for your travel needs, things to do in, Nuwara Eliya as well as rest of the Island.“Spend your valuable holiday in the mountain holiday resort, exploring with unique nature and colonial memories” Access From the central bus station of the town, please ask for St Andrews drive and to Waterfield Bank, 15 minutes walk from the city via Waterfield drive. ... more less