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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment we walked down the cobbled path I knew we made the right choice. after a long drive from Kandy we were welcomed with smiles by genuinely happy people. We sat for lunch Which was quite possibly the best food we had in Sri Lanka (and we had some great food) The Cabin was open to scenery I... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Borderlands campsite is really beautiful and a lot of care and attention has gone into making this a great place to stay. Our visit was for the white water rafting, but they also arrange hikes, kayaking, abseiling and other types of outdoor activities. The accommodation is excellent, the food tasty and plentiful and, most importantly, the staff are outstanding.... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was wearing my Borderlands red cap last week which reminded me......I have waited a year to write this review...as family we laugh about our stay now...Mum had a sense of humour failure and Dad got his nickname of Raging Rupert...problem was our trip coincided with a Sri Lankan student trip at the same time... ..the staff new they had... More 

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gloucester
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved borderlands, the staff are so friendly, the food fantastic and the activities, particularly the White Water rafting which was unforgettable. There are a number of other companies that offer white water rafting and although borderlands are more expensive don't hesitate in paying the extra. The staff, safety and additional time in the water make it worthwhile compared... More 

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BorderlandsL, Manager at Borderlands, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We always recommend the guests to come before dark, because they can see the surroundings and can adjust nicely with the nature then. However, We are glad to hear that you enjoy your stay with us and hope you will visit us again. Best wishes More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Borderlands has the camp vibe to it but as soon as you get there it is an awesome place to chill out and not feel like you're in Sri Lanka. Situated next to the kelani river, they offer white water river rafting and kayaking and many more. They accommodated 15 people with no problem and at a great price which... More 

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BorderlandsL, Manager at Borderlands, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Please visit us again with your friends. Best wishes More 

Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Not entirely sure this review is "allowed" but here goes: First off, we didn't stay here nor do the activities. This was due to the floods and landslides. We booked and paid for everything before we left for Sri Lanka (2 nights + canyoning). Booking was painless and email communication was prompt and thorough. When we attempted to make it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The company is reputable, but potential buyers should know that excursion prices are about three times more expensive than their competitors, which really is too much. I'm all for paying a bit more for experience and service, (maybe a 20-50% premium), but Borderlands is just overpriced.

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Thank Karif149
BorderlandsL, Manager at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Karif, Our activity rates are $43+tax. If you have stayed with us you would have know that it is worth to pay that amount for a quality experience. And we offer a special package for $125+tax which offers Full board accommodation with two activities. You cannot compare apples with oranges. We strongly believe that other operators too should increase... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

ooh, what i can say....This place is just amazing! Organization, staff, rooms/tents, location, view, rafting, atmosphere and food, everything was on the highest level. 13 of us were so happy with a service. I will recommend this place to everyone! Guys you are rock!

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BorderlandsL, Manager - Sales at Borderlands, responded to this review

Hi Julia, Thank you for the nice review. We are lucky to meet amazing people like you. Please do visit us again. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We called in for an unexpected half-day (4-hour) treat and great memories for our family of 4 (kids 12 & 10 years old). The 2 Borderlands river guides got it spot on - fun whilst professional and making sure that all were involved to a level that they were comfortable with. Neither the rafting nor the canyoning are that taxing,... More 

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BorderlandsL, Manager-Sales at Borderlands, responded to this review

Hi Miguel, So happy to hear that you enjoyed the activities. Please visit us again and make sure that you stay with us too :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here with family for one night during our tour. Although our boys 8 & 9 were too young to do the level 3 Rapids, they were able to join in for canyoning, body sliding and Level 1 Rapids. This was pitched perfectly for them as they were right on limits of their abilities and way out of their... More 

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BorderlandsL, Manager - Sales at Borderlands, responded to this review

Hi Mikeromanlucalisa, Thank you for your honest review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and believe that you will visit us again. We have checked regarding your concern about the payment and found out that our staff who prepared your bill, has mistaken yourself as a direct client, who was staying with us over that... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Borderlands Adventure Eco-Lodge offers comfortable riverfront accommodation, in 4 tents and 11 cabanas (3 of which have en suite facilities) which are fully kitted with beds (which can be arranged from singles to doubles, with up to 5 beds able to fit in a family cabin) and have electricity throughout so guests can charge their laptops, phones and cameras. Each tent and cabana is located on a wooden platform with a private deck, with views overlooking the Kelani River and the surrounding mountains. All meals are served in The Long House, a great place to chill out at the end of the day. A full music system means guests can listen to their Ipods. Evening Movie Nights are offered, which is a great hit with kids. As well as offering accommodation, Borderlands runs white water rafting, canyoning, and white water and flat water kayaking activities from our ecolodge, and offers the largest number of sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks in Sri Lanka. Other activities include abseiling, hiking, biking and swimming. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borderlands

Address: Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: $90 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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