We stayed in this hotel for one day on our birding trip of Sri Lanka inJanuary. Frankly, I am surprised at some of the negative reviews in this site. I, for one was really impressed by the place. Apart from some really exquisite vintage cars including Porsche design tractor, the design, furniture and the general atmosphere impressed one with a colonial tea plantation air. Rooms have a quirky art-deco type feel, which I suspect put off some reviewers who expected urban Spock and span.
The staff is extremely well behaved and friendly. Food was also quite palatable. What really takes the cake is the ambience of the dining area. The lower dining room overlooks the Kelani river and you watch rafters and fishermen in the river. Even our rooms had balcony with the a view of the river.
I will recommend the place to anyone who enjoys old colonial luxury.