Dear travelers, keep away from this place. I have been traveling for a whole month in Sri Lanka and it has been the only bad experience. You can check all of my other reviews.
We ended in this place because a three-wheeler driver strongly recommended it to us. He seemed to be associated in one way to the owner of the place,... At least they where close friends.
The driver was the worse person I've met in Sri Lanka, at the beginning he was friendly, he offered us a tour to spot wild elephants in his vehicle, we told him that we would pay him 1500 rupees if we spotted over ten wild elephants and 1000 if we spotted bellow! During the whole 1 hour trip he kept wanting to drink and drive, after we forbid him to do so,... his mood change and he started being aggressive. Finaly we just saw one elephant! He refused to be paid 1000 rupees,... and got even more aggressive
After he drank the beers in the hotel and after his second beer he started harassing my friend, and that point other friend got serious with him and he backed up.
The place announced free wifi,... however the wifi wasn’t working.
When we stayed there, there was no possibility of ordering food for dinner, it had to be delivered from other place.
At one point when were not all together and the owner tried to kiss the girl that was travelling with us, while she was trying to cook. After being rejected he backed up.
We did the laundry at this place, and some clothes of my friend where missing. After reporting this to the owner, her clothes mysteriously reappeared.
After the bad experience we left without having breakfast, and we went to the Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana to have the best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka.
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- Nestled in the city of Habarana and within vicinity of all the famous places, the ideal location for your rest stay. The White House Residence offers rooms packaged for the backpacker as well as the discerning traveller. ... more less
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