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The Notary's House

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A six-bedroom boutique hotel located a mere 45 minutes drive from Colombo's main international airport, The Notary's House combines elegant design, heritage furnishings, an outdoor pool and large gardens to offer guests tranquil base to rest, relax and recuperate.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Mawathahena Watta, Makandura 60170 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Bandaranayake Intl Airport13 mi
Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base30 mi
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We spent a few days at the charming property situated in a sublime setting. The rooms are large and very well appointed. The food is excellent and the staff could not do enough to make our stay perfect..... from tours around the local area to a wander around the hotel garden. An
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Expected a drive of 30 minutes from the airport but it took about an hour as traffic wasn't good. But our welcoming was lovely here. Cold towels and tea, and we had to light candles in the reception area, all very traditional. Room was very pleasant, cool and spacious and
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Just 45 mins from the airport this is the perfect stopover after a long flight en route to the cultural triangle . Top quality boutique feel with a tranquil setting by the lake and a pool around which to snooze . Comfortable rooms and good food to ease you into the curry
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Stayed here for two nights after flying from the UK. Tranquil new hotel, large rooms large common areas, good grounds, swimming pool etc. Ideal place to come to on your first or last night in S-L. One of the few places we stayed at where there was something of interest that you
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What a wonderful way to end our 36-day trip. It encapsulated much of what we had enjoyed in SL. Thanks to Anuradha for her insights of this wonderful country, to Prasanna (and gardeners) for his generous tour of the fruit orchards, to Amila and his colleagues for the warm
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Overlooking the alfresco dining area towards the lake
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Deluxe Room
There is certainly free wifi - not sure about hairdryers
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We arrived at about 9 pm and they served our family with a traditional Sri Lankan meal - it was delicious and very welcoming. I think as long as they know you are coming they will look after you.
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I don’t think so but it’s well worth going to the Notary’s House
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Sorry didn’t explore too much locally as it was our first stop in Sri Lanka. The staff were very helpful and would I am sure help. The markets we saw during our trip were mostly food and other produce - rather than crafts.
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"All rooms are wonderful!"
"All rooms are lovely"
"All of the six rooms overlook the gardens"
"They all offer lakeside views"
"Ask for a room looking out toward the lake."
$154 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceMakandura
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