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Welcome to Thotalagala, a remarkable feat of restoration. The bungalow has been revived to its former glory, with seven themed suites based on personalities that shaped the history of the province of Uva, one of the foremost tea growing regions in Sri Lanka, the finest tea growing region in the world.
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Not just a beautiful hotel but a unique experience. Truly memorable, it was a disappointment to leave. Breathtaking views, large comfortable suite, delicious food and amazing service. Claire, the manager, was so friendly and engaging. All the staff were special. We were taken to
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Response from ClaireHthp1870, Manager at Thotalagala
Responded 6 days ago
Good morning Linda, Thank you so much for your very warm thoughts on your recent stay with us; it was a delight to have had you to stay, and we were equally sorry you needed to leave. However, you were on your way to the next leg of your adventure, and that is something not to be missed either! We hope that the rest of your tour of this wonderful island was equally magical, and await your imminent return eagerly! Warmest regards, Claire
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If you want a touch of unfussy luxury come here. This hotel is very ably run by Claire whose passion for the hotel is very clear. The staff are wonderful and the food superb. The views from the hotel and the infinity pool are stupendous. It is a lovely area to explore and within
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Response from ClaireHthp1870, Manager at Thotalagala
Responded 1 week ago
Good morning 603tome, Thank you so much for your warm words of recommendation; we were sad to see you go but we know that you still have a lot of adventure to look forward to on the rest of your tour of this lovely island! Hopefully you're planning a return visit for the not-too-distant future?? Best regards, Claire
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Claire, Deepika and the whole team at Thotalagala have created something truly special. The house is luxurious, with massive bedrooms, and extremely comfortable sitting rooms. The views are stunning. We were encouraged to feel at home, which was no problem with the brilliant
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Response from ClaireHthp1870, Manager at Thotalagala
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lucy, We are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay with us; you were wonderful company!! However popular we become in the future, we will always save room for you! Warmest regards, Claire
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After reading the very good review of Thotalagala Plantation House, I wanted to spend a night in the house. It really met my expectations at different levels ! First of all, the place is quite unique in terms of atmosphere and decoration. You will find yourself into a British
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Response from ClaireHthp1870, Manager at Thotalagala
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good morning Victoria, Thank you so much for your very warm words of recommendation; it was a pleasure hosting you both, even for a short stay. We are thrilled that you were so delighted with your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest regards for the rest of your Sri Lankan holiday, Claire
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One of the loveliest places in which we stayed during a memorable two weeks. It's immediately like being a guest at somebody's house. The service is impeccable. The high tea in the residence of Sir Thomas Lipton; the drive up to Lipton's Seat; and the perfect breakfasts with
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Response from ClaireHthp1870, Manager at Thotalagala
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jo, Thank you for such warm words of recommendation! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us; we love welcoming people to our home in the hills, and so hope to see more of you in the coming years. Hopefully the rest of your holiday on this lovely island was just as fabulous! Best regards, Claire
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Good morning Imesh, Thank you for the question. The best way to get in touch with us is through our website, which lists our contact information. As others have mentioned, we are a little off the beaten track, and we would prefer to have you book with us before arriving, as it helps to make the whole process that much more smooth.
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Good morning, Our set 3 course dinner is U$35/- per person, although we also offer traditional Sri Lankan curries for 2500/- rupees per person, as well as an a la carte menu with individual prices based on your personal choices. If you would like to make a booking for dinner, please do contact us first through the information listed on our website, so that we can check availability? Thank you and best regards, Claire Manager, Thotalagala
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Hi, how far is this from the trainstation?
Good morning Monika, Thotalagala is about 5km from the train station in Haputale (I presume this is the station you are asking about), and about a 15 minute drive. If you don't have a driver of your own, there are plenty of tuk-tuks in the area who know where to find us. Alternatively, you could call us using the numbers listed on our website, and we could arrange to collect you. Happy travelling!
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"All are good"
"Rooms are all different, all with easy access to their beautiful garden"
"Take the train from Kandy to Haputale - a great experience!"
"Suites are good, book for two days or more"
"All rooms are excellent"
$479 - $777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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