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“Comfort and Value for Money”
Review of King Fern Cottage

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King Fern Cottage
Ranked #2 of 243 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manila, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Comfort and Value for Money”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Cozy, quiet and warm. The dining areas are in good shape, cozy and clean. Good food. Staff are friendly, accommodating, and helpful, even late at night. Room was very spacious, clean, fresh sheets, and with a good view of their man-made garden and forest-like trees with a stream. We even saw different types of birds on the trees. Wifi is available and strong at the reception/dining area. Lan is also available for a cheap rate. They also managed our van going to Horton's Place for a reasonable price. Quite a bit far from the markets and main areas, but you can also arrange a tuktuk to pick you up with drivers that they recommend. It is also walkable (if you can manage) for about 20 mins from the markets. Highly recommended :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights and we're really happy because it rained a lot in nureliya, and it was good to have a nice hotel to stay in. In the evening they lit a fireplace in the living room, which created a cosy atmosphere. They arranged a trip to Horton plains for us and we could leave our big luggage in their storage while we went off to Adams peak for one night.
The food is recommendable, especially the tomatoe soup. The only negative thing is that the rooms (3000-4000lks) are quite dark and poorly illuminated. But they are clean. Nice and helpful staff!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful wooden accommodation tucked away on the hillside, easy walking distance from town. Fantastic natural surroundings and built in a way one can really enjoy the Nature. Loved the big glass windows, beautiful view, can hear the stream running through it, warm fireplace. Very social place. The rooms were nice and comfortable, spotless, nice bathroom too. The beds are huge! The only suggestion I can make is that they could get some better linen as the sheets were very thin and worn and sheets and pillow covers had holes in them.
We didn't eat there so can't comment, just walked down the street for much cheaper local food.
The staff were very helpful and even facilitated us to join a couple taking van to train station to make it cheaper, ended up working out even cheaper than a tuktuk.
We loved this place so much we extended our stay from 1 night to 2.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

With a great social area, good wifi, comfy HUGE beds and an insure restaurant with fire place, what is not to love! Varying rooms at different prices, they all looked good and everyone who stayed while we were there was happy to be the lucky ones that reserved a room. Make sure you book as we saw many people turned away as the place was full. Restaurant a little expensive compared to the cheap local restaurants that can be found, so we ate lunch out and paid the little extra (meals range from 600-800 plus service) to eat dinner onside which was worth it. Highly recommend like so many others have on TA.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Reading reviews on trip adviser I'm constantly amazed at how picky people are! This is a hostel for gods sake! The manager Lal is a super guy and very obliging. The staff were great and the location is spot on! A great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Hanau, Deutschland
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We came here after we decided not to stay at the place that we originally booked. We were happy to find a room and we liked it. It is a bit cold, especially in the bathroom and we had to leave the water running for some minutes before it got warm. The room was big enough with a warm blanket. The whole place is beautifully built from wood and is surrounded by trees and fern trees. It does have a fireplace but still gets pretty chilly in the morning and evening. Food is good!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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addis ababa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Called a few hours in advance to book a room here. The price was the best we found in the city at 3000 Rs. Lal, the manager gave us a room in the front overlooking the foresty area. They even picked us up from the bus station free of charge. He was pretty hospitable and even offered us a van to see the World's End for the following day. We didnt eat there but did have drinks a couple of times, so i cant really comment on the food. Super knowledgable guy and lighthearted. Would def stay here agian.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: King Fern Cottage
Address: 203 1a St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 243 B&Bs / Inns in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our nine room guesthouse is nestled within nature for you to experience maximum relaxation for you to chill out. We strive to provide you with high level service and comfort. We have a range of rooms, to meet your needs as a solo, couple, group or family traveler. With your visit to Nuwara Eliya in mind, we are delighted to assist you with all travel information to make your trip easier. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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