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Kithulgala Rest House

05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took some friends to the Kithulgala Rest House overlooking the river where The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed. The rest house, itself, is a little run down but the views over the Kelani River are magnificent. Pictures of the actors and the filming of The Bridge on the River Kwai adorn the walls of the rest house.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Generally I don't like giving negative reviews, but it's hard to think of anything positive to say about this hotel. Rooms are dim and dank, with lots of things damaged. I think there are rooms with air-conditioned, but ours only had a fan. We ate dinner there (no other options open to us). Service was pretty average and we were...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a historic site where The Bridge in the River Kwai was filmed which won many awards. The sight from the garden is very beautiful and specially this is one of the best and broadest views at Kithulgala. Unfortunately the property is not that well maintained. We stopped for breakfast which is a buffet, Sri Lankan menu, the service...

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good site on the river bank but the place is run-down overall, the rooms shabby and a bit grubby, power sockets dodgy and aircon erratic. Restaurant was disappointing, with poor food and slow service, and again very poor packed breakfasts, my advice is to self-cater for these and not get the hotel to do them! Wifi was non-existent, all in...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to have lunch. Greeted by nice front lady with a smile. The view is incredible. No buffet available. So ordered from a la carte menu. All was fine till grumpy waiter's appearance. He shouted telling nothing out from menu. Then served food with same attitude. No smile at all. Washrooms are old, badly need refurbishment. Food was ok and...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly by a front office lady..and then served menus.limited number of food choises.kindof over priced for what they have..rice and curry was 950 odd.we requested a chicken chopsuey and the waitor was very arrogant and rude.he was shouting at us telling you can only order food from menu.such a waste of money.place is not maintained well.very dusty.no...

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The hotel is in the perfect position alongside the Kelani River and this is its saving grace. The hotel itself is now rather dated and desperately needs a makeover. Our room, although large and with air conditioning (some rooms don't) was very shabby, a chair with no bottom in it, an unusable "wardrobe" (see photo) and although a nice lounge...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We visited this place on the way to Waskaduwa from Kandy! Nice 👍 place for having lunch ! Decent, wide spread lunch buffet with friendly service ! The adjacent river rafting will give you enough natural attraction while having lunch!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Fantastic location for birdwatching, ferry just across the river and you are in the forest. The hotel could be excellent, given its location and period-features plus connection to River Kwai filming. But our room was shabby, broken seats on the chairs, open louvres on the windows without screening (we blocked them with a blanket), the room was not cleaned while...

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Derbyshire, England
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We stopped with Exodus tour for lunch (apparently they used to stay overnight but no longer do so due to poor reviews). We were told that there was only the buffet (not expensive at 1100 Rupees) but it looked as though it had been standing there for a long while. It wasn't very appetising and we hoped we would not...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Kithulgala Rest House

Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: $39 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Good place”
ThiruJeeva, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“Air-conditioned rooms are supposed to be a bit better than non air-con.”
carolh533, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“Avoid at all costs”
SwanseaLewis, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
“Upper tier rooms may be the best”
chirathd, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“find rooms with river view”
nadinisenanayaka90, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
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