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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were taken there by our driver and were most disappointed by the place. Despite being Top Choice in the Lonely Planet, July 2012 Edition, we were not impressed by the first room as we couldn't close the windows thus leaving gaps for all sorts of bugs and the door wouldn't close properly. We changed room which was marginally better but it just didn't feel clean, the walls were discoloured, or dirty? The food from the restaurant was good.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Moir
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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Cute, individual, spacious huts in an amazing setting. Eating the best home cooked vegetarian curries with a symphony of bugs, birds and streams to listen to was a chilled out highlight of the trip. 
A quick tuk tuk or bus ride from Lion Rock; we would definitely come back here again. Even if just for the food and tea.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank TimqthB
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

I booked the place based on Lonely Planet book comments and when we got there I had a bad feeling: no other customers than us. The owner (?) showed us 2 different "cabanas" but place was digusting and we tried to negotiate 3000rps for 1 night and breakfast and he did not want so we left.

DO NOT GO THERE: it's dirty and outside it stinks poo cow. In 12 days i've stayed in Sri Lanka, it's the worst place I have seen!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Feel_the_air
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here in October of 2012 and were highly disappointed with the service and rooms. After reading the rave review in the Lonely Planet we were excited to stay here. We had been shown another guest house in the area which we had turned down because we wanted to see the Ancient Villa Hotel. But upon arriving, we realized that for the exact same price ($45 per night), the other guest house (wish I could remember the name) had a pool, breakfast and on par rooms, plus a functioning restaurant. We still decided to stay at the Ancient Villa though as we were only in the area for a night and were ready to settle in. Many of the lights in our room did not work, the "family BBQ" which we'd read about was not happening, and in fact the lunch that we ordered was quite an ordeal for the staff and unfortunately the worst meal we had in Sri Lanka (which was too bad because we otherwise never had a bad meal in Sri Lanka). I'll say that all in all the place wasn't so bad or anything, it was fairly standard, but given that it was a Best Pick in Lonely Planet, it was definitely a disappointment.. And given that we saw another guest house for the same price that offered more, it was also a disappointment.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ElaineHughesman
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our cabana had basic furniture and our TV didnt work however we had everything we needed. Bed was comfortable and we had no problems with water, electricity etc.. It was very quiet and peaceful at night. The aircon didnt work so if you feel you need this maybe it isn't the place for you. However we were fine with the ceiling fan. The food here is excellent, really good value and the staff very friendly and helpful. We arranged a day trip to Polonnaruwa with them which was great! Good value for money and he pointed out major sites to us as we went along.
We loved it here!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Oliver C
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