When we were traveling to this place, people already warned us that Kitulgala was quite expensive and crowded. Luckily this did not alter our feeling to come here, since we had one of the best experiences during our stay at this characteristic place along the river. We did pay quite a lot, USD$70 per night in the main building, not one of their eco cabins. The room was ok and very spacious, but not what you might expect for this price. You definitely pay for the location. Price is including food (breakfast and dinner) which were great and enough variety to choose from. I think you could even order a burger and chips if thats what you were really in the mood for and did not want to taste the great Sri Lankan buffet.
Rafting was a lot of fun, although also not that cheap for 3500 rupes a person (about 25 USD incl lunch). Great atmosphere having some Lion beers starting in the afternoon and we met some nice and entertaining other travelers here. In the end a recommendation, but hopefully the prices are a bit more reasonable during low season.
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