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Governor's Mansion

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great property, awesome crew, yummy food, spacious rooms, speck less cleanliness. Staff ever ready to cater your requirements. Lots of indoor activity options, cycles for a morning ride, a good tennis clay court. All good for a premium price.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed at the mansion for a few days during the end of July 2016. We had a lovely time at the mansion and it was an extremely rejuvenating experience. The location by itself is spectacular and so blended with nature that, one could just gape at the cloud kissed peaks at a distance and forget time.... More 

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Singapore
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I happened to stay in this mansion when there is no other guests beside my family. But I believe the hotel is great with or without other guests and the level of the service will still be good standard Hotel: Located away from the main road, around 15 minutes drive away. It is a very nice colonial style hotel within... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed, honest, candid review. Governor's Mansion is two hundred and sixteen years old. (216). The building is still the original building. It was not easy to renovate and bring back the past glory in such a historic building, still not taking the heart out of the place. Our proprietors have done their utmost to achieve what... More 

Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I was looking into a place where we (2 adults and 2 kids) can stay in a suite in Nuwara Eliya. I looked into Ceylon tea trails but they were sold out. I booked Governor's Mansion which was in the vicinity and reviews were good. My family and I had one of the best times in Governor's Mansion. We were... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It is so rewarding to note that our valued guests have enjoyed their experience at the Governor’s Mansion. We do not market our Mansion aggressively but depend on recommendations and excellent reviews we attract from our guests. We take pride in offering nothing but the very best in the way of our services, cuisine and a mansion that was built... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My wife and I spent three nights and celebrated her birthday in the hotel. We stayed in the Queen's Suite. The accommodation was excellent with some glorious views from our room. The cuisine was excellent as well and the service was superb. At all times we felt like house guests in a country manor rather than the fact that we... More 

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chrismanagergm, Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to give you the opportunity enjoy your special moments in the way you wished to. Our staff were delighted to be of service to you and meet with your individual requests to make your wife's special day one to remember. We look forward to you returning to the Governor's Mansion in the future. Thank you for... More 

Hong Kong, China
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with our two boys whilst enjoying our first trip to Sri Lanka. ...the hotel is amazing with very friendly staff and a perfect setting that overlooks incredible views. The hotel is a long way off the beaten track but it's an amazing place to stay - the rooms are well maintained and the food is home from... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It was a pleasure and a privilege to be of service to you. It makes it all the worthwhile when our valued guests enjoy our services and our “own brand of hospitality” We will continue to attempt to improve our services and maintain the Mansion in pristine condition for you our valued guests. Look forward to you and your family... More 

Portland, Oregon
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

After confirming directions from passerby's, we started to see the signs for gov mansion. I expected the 'where on earth are we going' from my husband but when our local driver said 'omg where are we going' I started to wonder as well. The 5 km road into the hotel is narrow and goes from partly paved to unpaved, through... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We have never been so privileged to have such a detailed review. Our valued guest does however answer her own minor queries/misperceptions herself in the review. Therefore it is not necessary for us to comment regarding the contradictions seen in the review. May I sincerely clarify that the road from Dickoya to the entrance of our estate is a public... More 

Kusnacht, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My sister and myself spent two nights in this wonderful colonial mansion. We can only say: FANTASTIC! Amidst an impressive hill, tea plantation and landscape scenery, the cultivated garden with old trees and flowers, the good and fresh air (no need of air conditioning), the large and history-charged rooms, it's just a great place to relax and a true revelation.... More 

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DelightedChris, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We will always thrive to please you. So good to note that all our efforts are well appreciated by our valued guests. We will do our utmost to offer you everything you truly deserve. The word "NO" is not in our vocabulary at Governor's Collection Hotels Sri Lanka. Look forward to you giving us the opportunity to be of service... More 

Hong Kong, China
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights and sorry it was not longer. Beautiful restored mansion in a stunning setting amongst the tea plantations. Loved the ambiance of the place and the attention to detail that the owners have obviously worked so hard to bring this beautiful property back to life. Highly recommended

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It was a pleasure and a privilege to be of service to you. It must be so satisfying and rewarding when our proprietors sincere efforts to restore and maintain the Mansion in its glory is well appreciated by our valued guests. Our proprietors genuinely go out of the way to ensure all is well at the GM and every minor... More 

Sheraton Krabi
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

A couple of days of great relaxation, feeling at home, Butler service and being tended to whatever food and drink request. A great retreat on top of a hill on a tea plantation. We had a most wonderful experience at this nice little cosy Mansion. Cannot complain about anything whatsoever. It is a place to experience if you ever are... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It is so satisfying to note that our valued guests have enjoyed the experience at the Governor's Mansion. Our whole ethos and philosophy is to offer nothing but a high quality of service so designed to meet with all your individual needs and wishes whilst at the Mansion. The beautiful surroundings, the facilities available, the beauty around the and within... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
FULLY RESTORED ENGLISH STYLE MANSION SET ABOVE 4700 FEET ABOVE SEA LEAVEL IN THE TEA VALLEY OF DICKOYA. OFFERS THE GUESTS A TRIP BACK IN TIME WHERE BRITISH PLANTERS MADE IT AN EXCLUSIVE HOME. FREQUENTED BY ROYALTY IN THE PAST. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governor's Mansion

Address: Ottery Estate, Dickoya 22050, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dickoya
Price Range: $357 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Governor's Mansion 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Governor`s Mansion Hotel Hatton
Governor's Mansion Sri Lanka/Dickoya
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