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Kithulgala Rest House

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent location. Best rooms are located near the lawn, facing the river. What a soothing view! Restaurant is average. You could go for a river bath but be careful. Hotel is conveniently located for activities such as trekking, white water rafting, wild life watching, etc.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW. Cool experience at a room over looking the river. No disturbances, well cooked food. Friendly staff. Always worried about child safety :) thanks for that Mr. Lasantha. Lot more to see in walking distance. Specially Kelani River. Thank for everything.

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1 Thank Kithsiri D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's location is epic, but its dilapidated and run down. Staff are consistently unwelcoming. We stop there often on route to Nuwara Eliya and have never had a good experience. Suck a pity because the place could be really speak landis to location and scenery.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The place was very clean and the food was tasty and the service was very good just not worth 1100lkr per person but hey I left with a full stomach so no big complaints but come very hungry to eat your money's worth...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Our regular stop for a meal or snack. Honest waiter, as I had left my mobile en route to the hills. He found it, and had kept it aside. I still can't believe I found it after one day!! Nice manager, Mr, L. Perera who always is so nice and greets us warmly. We have never stayed here. A beautiful... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

The view is spectacular but nobody has bothered maintaining the place. We stopped here for lunch. I suspect it's a favorite of cab drivers. The table linen was smelly. The food was inedible to say the least. The service was tardy. The toilets were filthy. I don't think anybody cares.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The location is beautiful, situated right on a river. Unfortunately that's about all the place has going for it. We were unfortunate enough to stay for half a night (we left at midnight to climb Adam's Peak), and that was far too long. The rooms are disgustingly dirty. The pillows were so brown and lumpy that I refused to put... More 

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Cotonou, Benin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my one-night stay in this very special hotel in beautiful surroundings. I arrived in pouring rain and the view from the dining room on the rever was really spectacular. Photographs in that same dining room remember that the famous film Bridge over the River Kwai was turned nearby. I suppose the dining room has not changed one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This hotel was the first stop on a bike ride across Sri Lanka. It was a great place to stay for one night. The public areas of the hotel are nice and the view across the river is stunning. The hotel also boasts a rich history with the cast and crew of the Bridge over the River Kwai having stayed... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

although i woke up a bit late and couldn't catch the birds, my neighbor a south Korean couple were quite excited with the birds they had seen and photographed. breakfast and dinner were ok. THE VIEW...absolutely lovely....one can just go there for the view of the river, i am sure you will be tempted to stay there just because of... More 

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Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: $55 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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