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“The Highlight of my Trip to Sri Lanka..Go if you...”
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Distant view of Athlone House, the Octagon and Queen's Comb Mountain
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Distant view of Athlone House, the Octagon and Queen's Comb Mountain
The Octagon for yoga, meditation, reading and writing, and painting Villagers planting rice while chanting Buddhist prayers
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Distant view of Athlone House, the Octagon and Queen's Comb Mountain
The Octagon for yoga, meditation, reading and writing, and painting
Villagers planting rice while chanting Buddhist prayers
Balcony of the master bedroom from inside the room.
Smaller double room with garden and distant viiew
Communal Lounge area, overlooking the Jungle
View from the terrace of The Paddyfield Hideaway
The manager Desmond, with wife Naomi  and baby Amanda
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gampola, Kandy District, Central Province

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Darrell_V...
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Highlight of my Trip to Sri Lanka..Go if you can, for a very unique experience!”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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I stayed here for four nights and had the most brilliant time. Desmond and Naomi are so welcoming, and the famous Irish poet who lives on the property was so interesting and entertaining. The room was beautiful and had a lovely balcony overlooking a paddyfield and temple. I cycled around on one of the complimentary bikes, and visited an ancient temple...what an amazing insight into rural Sri Lankan life.I also visited a meditation centre. Walking around the peaceful jungle villages was so different from the normal noisy craziness of the cities in Sri Lanka. This is a perfect place to chill out in nature. I loved to Octagon too...such a beautiful building perched on top of a hill surrounded by a tea plantation. Perfect for relaxing in. Go if you can, its a very different experience! Not to mention to fireflies and frogs!

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The company of Desmond and Naomi, who gave me such a good insight into the local area
Liked least: Not an issue
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emilyknys...
Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“This was just what we were looking for!”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A quiet restful few days away from the hussle and bussle. Idyllic site overlooking ancient paddyfields surrounded in the evening by the chorus of frogs and cicadas and fireflies. Food was traditional and plentiful and our hosts were simply delightful. Our bedroom was large and comfortable with magnificent views from the balcony.
Our host arranged a lovely cycling trip to three ancient temples, through the most interesting jungle villages. This was like a step back in time.
My wife enjoyed yoga in the Octagon around which they have planted their own tea. My wife also loved visiting the Meditation Centre accross the valley.
Thank you Desmond and Naomi for a unique experience.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The peace and quiet, the comfort and unique setting
Liked least: no complaints
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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