We have just returned from a six night stay at the Tulip of Ceylon which was organised by a friend and travelling companion. Before leaving for Sri Lanka I searched for reviews of the Tulip on the web which without exception proved to be full of praise - being a sceptic, that worried me! The truth is that they were all accurate as we had a genuinely memorable time, as much from the natural welcome and hospitality from Jan and his staff as to the surroundings.
This was my first visit to Sri Lanka and Jan's local knowledge and contacts ensured we made the most of our time. There are a number of standard excursions available, such as to the Elephant Orphanage (a bit commercial but still a wonderful experience), trip to the local village etc. We opted to go on a few of our own trips and Jan was able to offer invaluable advice and make arrangements.
The Tulip is unique in my mind and you forgive some of the rougher edges (a sharp few concrete edges and occasional flaking paintwork for example) for the experience and surroundings.
The food is a high point with many unusual recipes and ingredients (banana flower curry anyone?)
The security situation was obviously on our mind but our assessment was that we are not targets and the airport is removed from Colombo city where many incidents happen. There is a security presence and some risk but no more than other countries I have visited recently
We will soon be returning to Sri Lanka and certainly to the Tulip of Ceylon
Andy Bullen, Dubai
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is the ideal location for those people who like nature, rest and culture. The mixture of Sri Lankan hospitality and European perfection makes the hotel unique in the country.Tulip Of Ceylon hotel is situated in middle of the country (Sri Lanka). It gives you the ability to travel to any destination in Sri Lanka within few hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tulip Of Ceylon Kandy
- Tulip Of Ceylon Sri Lanka/Mawanella