Spent 1 night (couple + 2 teenagers) in a “luxury garden chalet” during a 3-weeks tour of Sri Lanka
Of course, there is not much to complain about this place. The location in the middle of the jungle is indeed exceptional; the view from swimming pool breathtaking, the service very thoughtful, the dining room is great with the view on palm tree tops, the breakfast was unforgettable.
We appreciated the waiter making us notice we were forgetting the keys of our chalet at the swimming pool – before we would go down 100 meters and have to come back all the way up. One of the owners (Pubudu I believe?), kindly took me through a tour of the estate on a golf cart at 8 in the morning, and offered to have a snooker game with my son.
Due to the remoteness of the location, Internet was only available in the lobby/dining room (and was not performing too well).
I’m not very familiar with this kind of luxury accommodation, but I would guess that the price is very fair for the level of service you get.
The decoration of the chalets was a bit too much for us (we would have preferred something more sober).
Another disappointing bit was the accommodation for our driver. He reported to have slept in a place with lots of mosquitoes (and no net) and smell from the kitchen, and without decent bathroom. He said this was much worse than what he had experienced in other (much cheaper) places places we stayed at during the tour. When hotel owners go such a long way to offer the best their guests, one would expect that it would not take them much to provide better accommodation for drivers. Additionally, this was a completely different story from what we heard for one of the owners (Karen?), who explained to us that she valued quite a lot the service given to drivers (explicitly stating that it’s after all in the interest of the hotel since drivers sometimes give advice on accommodation to their customers) and even mentioned a conversation between two drivers she had overheard in Colombo, who both reportedly claimed that Brook’s accommodation for drivers was probably their favourite in Sri Lanka.
So we were with two widely diverging stories (and no occasion to check which one was true).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- World Luxury Hotel Award winner 2012 best Luxury Country Hotel in Indian continent, Melsiripura-hub to many Cultural Heritage sites; on 80 acre fruit-growing estate.(Close to Dambulla) 5 Superior rooms, 3 Luxury Garden Chalets,2 Bedroom Luxury Villa, Flat screen satellite TV-DVD-Internet. In room T/Coffee- 300 thread-count bed-linen/Pillow Menu, AC/fans, safes, minibar, hairdryer, iron, robes. Designer bathrooms-state of art body-showers. Chalets with secluded gardens-Jacuzzi or plunge pool,Magnificent hilltop swimming pool. Brook running through estate with natural pool, A la carte and Fine Dining. lounge with variety of board-games. Designer Jewelry shop-Book/DVD Libraries. Child policy 7+ Ideal for bird-watching and relaxing. Day tours recommended from the hotel are:Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Na Uyana, Arankelle, Rideegama, Matale.140 Kms to Colombo ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Brook Boutique Hotel Melsiripura