This B&B has two buildings. Apparently, based on the reviews, the main building is better, and with great views. Our building was just next to the main building but if you are put there choose your room carefully. The manager showed us the rooms in the ground floor that had musty smell just when entering them. We asked for the second floor and the room looked fine at the beginning but the mouldy smell was there as well and the second day we had enough. I think they rarely wash the blankets and as there is no sheet to put in between you and the smelly blanket this can be really disgusting. If possible choose the top floor where the rooms are breezier.
Breakfast takes them forever. We had to wait more than half an hour for tea and toast. Eat elsewhere. If you want Sri Lankan breakfast you have to order the day before.
Otherwise, we really loved Haputale with its local atmosphere – if you like places where you don’t meet millions of tourists, stay here! There is a great bakery in the village – the best stuff we had eaten in Sri Lanka. Must visit – go for egg samosa! Above the bakery there is also a simple but good restaurant.
We stayed 2 nights and traveled to Bambarakanda falls (by tuk-tuk, afternoon visit), to Lipton’s Seat for the sun rise (up there by tuk-tuk, walked down to the tea factory and then by bus) and did half a day/ one day visit to Diyaluma falls and Buduruvagala (traveled by red bus but this goes only once an hour or so from Haputale so careful planning is needed).
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