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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a visit to this hotel for a change as most our holidays end up in beaches. So take a chance to visit this property near Sinharaja Rain Forest. Got a deal price LKR 20k as of the staff I reserved with as the listing price cost around LKR 26k. This price is premium when compared to the services provide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to be taken here for a simple lunch only, which was probably the best way to experience this wonderful hideout without suffering the terrifying pitfalls of the hotel: dingy, dark rooms with no AC, few windows, rusty chairs, dirty pool and stairways overtaken by overgrown weeds. And like everywhere else in Sri Lanka, travellers "enjoy" an... More 

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Llandyrnog, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our 2 nights here. The architecture is really interesting & the staff, in particular Eduard, are helpful & work really hard to give you a great experience. The pool does have a slightly green tinge but the spring water felt good to swim in. The shuttered glass-free rooms reminded us of old houses we've stayed at in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Boulder Garden Hotel. The staff, lead by Ananda were very supportive and made sure we were very well taken care of. The food was simple but well done. The location was excellent and the rooms were well maintained. Our rooms were decorated with native flowers. Was a truly memorable holiday.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry I hate to do this , but I don't want anyone to go through what my husband and I did . We did not enjoy our stay at all , thank goodness it was only for 1 night . The sheets on the bed were so damp and the smell in the room was awful and there was ants... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Room no 111 is the best room , first i will talk about the good things . food is awesome , room arrangement is unique,the friendliness of the staff is fantastic.(had the best quality milk tea ever) the architecture done a marvelous job . Near the restaurant view and the quietness is more value than any thing. Bad things, room... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

To start off with the pros, this is indeed a hidden gem. Lovely location and surroundings. Superb piece of architecture. The staff were helpful, polite and attentive. Basically that's it. The rooms were maintained very badly and I doubt whether they were maintained at all. There were cobwebs all around. The food menu's for all three meals had a very... More 

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We had a lovely and wonderful two days in such a unique hideaway. The hotel is constructed in an impressive site of large boulders. Rooms are therefore quite dark, but large and comfortable. The lovely Boulder Garden designed by a student of Geoffery Bawa. It is really impressive, built right into the mountain, set in the jungle however is superb.... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Certainly the web site to the Boulder Garden Hotel, showing all the surrounding greenery and describing the "opulently appointed guestrooms," would make one excited about visiting this remote location with all its amenities. Our first warning that all was not as described was when we drove up to the entrance. There were irregularly cut stairs all the way up to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This hotel is near the Sinharaja Rain Forest. There were many stairs to climb to get to reception and the restaurant--about 100. We requested a room near the hotel and our request was honored. The room was on the small side and had a comfortable bed, a tub and a shower. There were two steps up to the bathroom, which... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Boulder Garden is a unique hotel build in a land filled with extraordinary giant boulders and bat filled caves, very close to the Sinharaja world heritage rain forest.we are very close to the nature, hence your stay will be a remarkable Eco experience in an unbelievable construction.We arrange you complementary cave tour, Village walk, tea estate and tea factory visit as per your request.Boulder Garden is the best place for experience the true feeling of nature with the smell of Sinharaja rain forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Boulder Garden Hotel

Address: Sinharaja Rd | Koswatta, Kalawana 70450, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kalawana
Price Range: $214 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Boulder Garden Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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