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Laksirigama Anuradhapura Road, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka
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Situated within 172Kms, about 4 hours drive from Colombo towards North Central of Sri Lanka, 'The Other Corner' is a place of rare beauty and tranquility. The picturesque Eco Resort is located within easy reach of National Parks, Historic Sites, Cultural Triangle and best beached in Sri Lanka. The Other Corner is an ideal layaway for tourists and naturalists, photographers alike.
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awLKA wrote a review Oct 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka180 contributions77 helpful votes
Visited with friends for two days during the week. We were the only ones at the hotel due to the Covid 19 pandemic and they took all precautions, wearing face-masks and face-shields when serving us food, sanitised our luggage, etc. You enter via a 'rope suspended bridge' which is not that perilous but those with weak knees, weak dispositions or vertigo may find it a bit iffy. Fret not, there is another (circuitous) route to the hotel via the Habarana lake bund, but you need a 4wd vehicle for that (which the hotel has, so I'm sure they can arrange something). Rooms are spacious enough, beds are comfortable with enough pillows and the ACs work well. Toilets are decent too, with separate bathtubs and showers with open ceilings allowing you to watch the trees while showering. Lighting could be improved though, in the rooms and toilets. You might find some creepy-crawlies inside from time-to-time but that's to be expected given the hotel is in the middle of the jungle so its not an issue. There's also no TV in the rooms which once again is something I like - one does not go to a jungle or beach resort to watch TV! Food is really good. They excel at their Sri Lankan lunches and breakfasts in particular! We were always left full and satisfied after every meal. We took our own booze as well as we weren't sure of the booze situation given the Covid situation and its impact on tourism in the country, and there was no issue. Minila and his team offer very good service and will wait on you hand-and-foot - we never had to ask for anything twice and they were always warm and friendly. A nature walk along the lake bund is a to-do with Minila who is also the naturalist of the resort. You will see many birds when you go early morning, and if you take a boat ride on the lake in the evening, you may glimpse some elephants as well! The hotel has a swimming pool as well as a 'fish spa' where you can put your feet inside and get them cleaned by the fish! The hotel has their own safari vehicle so if you desire a safari they will take you. They also have a friendly dog and cat who came and greeted us in the mornings. Overall, a very nice experience and we will certainly return.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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LakithW wrote a review Sep 2020
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We were offered their newest tree cottages which were really nice. The food was excellent (we tried both local and western). The staff was super friendly and the service was really great. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Get the tree cottages. The rooms feel cosy and it has a bit more privacy in the outdoor sitting...
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Asanka R wrote a review Aug 2020
North Western Province, Sri Lanka6 contributions7 helpful votes
Amazing Destination for relax..! Wow Its great place to stay for holiday. Resort Staff is so friendly and always willing to fulfill our needs. They will provide very customized service for each and every guest. Boat ride and the nature walk is a wow experience..... Thank you Mr Minila and the staff for making our stay so memorable....
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Andyandy03 wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore, Singapore66 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at “The Other Corner” On our last night, while returning from another trip, first time to the place and we booked on Trip advisor reviews and utterly disappointed, Concept seems nice and not sure whether this is after COVID Pandemic and in to bad cost cutting, our only dinner option was string hoppers, and two curries, So called continental western breakfast was poor, Reviews were really good and we booked purely to try out the place and even if the price was higher we would have still booked for the experience, this actually made me think we got to be careful reading the reviews and have to check what other place these people ( reviewers) have stayed, Rooms were badly decorated, Most staff looks pretentious, there were two dogs, they were rather friendly,
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
ColomboScott wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently stayed at The Other Corner for the twelfth time in six years. Whilst personnel have changed in that time, the existing staff maintain very high standards in all areas. Their warmth and friendliness is a redeeming feature of TOC. The ambience is one of calmness and serenity surrounded by a wealth of birds, mammals, insects, trees and flowers. The food is exceptional and generous. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well equipped. The nearby lake and walking paths offer further relaxation and wonderful birding opportunities. I never fail to leave TOC feeling rejuvenated and revitalised. The overall experience remains one that is incredibly hard to beat at the price.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Other Corner
Which popular attractions are close to The Other Corner?
Nearby attractions include Dhilip De Alwis (0.3 miles), Hurulu Eco Park (2.2 miles), and Habarana Lake (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Other Corner?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Other Corner?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Other Corner?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Other Corner?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Other Corner?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ran rasa Seafood Restaurant, Magic Food Restaurant Habarana, and Curry & Rice Habarana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Other Corner?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Other Corner have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Other Corner offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Other Corner located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Habarana.
Are there any historical sites close to The Other Corner?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ritigala Forest Monastery (7.7 miles).
Is The Other Corner accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.