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Kelburne Mountain View Cottages

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preston,uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had actually emailed this place a couple of times after a friends recommendation but never received any kind of reply. This isn't the kind of place that you're normally driving by, but as luck would have it, we were. So we bobbed in and lo and behold Aerie was available for just one night. The cottage itself is like... More 

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KelburneMountainView, Public Relations Manager at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear ChinaGed, We are truly happy that you enjoyed every bit of your stay at Kelburne Mountain View. Yes, we have tried to keep it as authentic as a planter’s bungalow was in days gone by. From your review, we believe the weather must have been perfect and that you could truly see the southern shore of Sri Lanka. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Charming turn of century bungalows each with private house boy. Remarkable views stretching for ever and the name of ours 'aerie' says it all. This places captures the old colonial way of life. And is a great place to unwind in the cool for a few days.

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KelburneMountainView, Public Relations Manager at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Knightcommander, Thank you for your complimentary assessment of Kelburne Mountain View. We strive hard to provide superior service on the basis that we are a ‘home away from home.’ We do hope you will visit us again soon. Sincerely, The Kelburne Mountain View Team More 

Colombo
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Having stayed in all the three cottages (a new one is being added) at Kelburne Mountain View, several times over the past 25 years, I took my house manager and his family to stay in Wild Flower cottage for the weekend. It is even better than ever. Bathrooms are superb with hot water from a rain shower. Beds have lots... More 

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KelburneMountainView, Public Relations Manager at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Roys2nE, It was good to have you back visiting us at Kelburne Mountain View. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we will look into some of the suggestions you have made. We look forward to seeing you sooner rather than later, given your busy travel schedule. Sincerely, The Kelburne Mountain View Team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Based on the sheer strength of the reviews here, I booked The Kelburne Mountain View Cottages for 3 nights, confident of a flawless experience. But it was not to be so. This property has the following going for it: 1. Spectacular View, perched on a hilltop 2. Personalised service of a chef and a housekeeper 3. Attentive and very helpful... More 

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KelburneMountainView, Public Relations Manager at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Naz R, Thank you for your constructive comments and alternate point of view consequent to your visit to Kelburne Mountain View. We make every attempt to make our visitors welcome and provide hospitality of the ‘old world charm.’ As you have quite correctly said, it is travelers “looking for an early 20th century feel” who will most enjoy Kelburne... More 

Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

You must stay here. That is all you need to know! Stay for as long as you can! The food is incredible, the service is perfect and the location will take your breath away. Haputale town is a short walk away with a nice bar and several places to eat. You can walk from the cottages to local villages and... More 

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KelburneMountainView, Public Relations Manager at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Little_Welshie1984, Thank you for your review on your stay at Kelburne Mountain View Cottages. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and hospitality at Kelburne. We agree that the cottages are centrally located and give easy access to scenic and archaeological sites in the vicinity. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Kelburne... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

What an experience we had in the wild flower cottage, something not to forget. What a fantastic service we had, we felt like VIPs, the service and staff was impeccable and very friendly. The chef was coming every night to ask us what we wanted to eat and made sure we were happy and satisfied When we arrived there was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Impossible to fault these hideaway in the mountains with the most glorious view in the world. After catching the Blue Train from Kandy we alighted six hours later in the shabby, but charming tiny town of Haputale. A short five minute drive to the Sherwood estate and there were the three planters' bungalows frozen in time overlooking the vast tea... More 

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Portchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Lovely cottages with amazing views,peace and quiet,cottages are beautiful overlooking the hills and the service is great, each cottage has its own man that looks after every need, he comes in sets the table for dinner with flowers and candles and then serves it to you, also breakfast can be set on your own balcony or on the terrace, chef... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Well maintained planter's bungalows with entire bungalow for you. Butler looks after you well with your own choice of meals, western or Sri Lankan, both cooked very well. View incredible sometimes as far as the Southern Coast and on rare occasions to the Eastern Coast. Lots to do nearby, recommend that you stay 3 nights at least

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

i fell in love with kelburne on my first trip there a few years back . On the strength of that i returned over new year in 2016 . Family members who experienced kelburne for the the first time on this trip came willing to be charmed but were overwhelmed by how much better than expectations it was !!! yes... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Kelburne Mountain View Cottages

Address: Kelburne Estate, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Haputale
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Kelburne Mountain View Cottages Hotel Haputale
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