I called the Trevene from the train station hoping to get a room. The receptionist explained they were full but could take me to the sister hotel (next door to the Trevene) for R 3,000- WiFi included. I was disappointed that I couldn't stay at the Lonely Planet's Top Choice thinking it was also the same price, however I did appreciate and respect the managers offer of the sister hotel. It seems, luck was on my side, and although "Park View" doesn't have the same warm cottage atmosphere as the Trevene, the Trevene's rooms and bathrooms are not worth the newly elevated price of $100 U.S. a night (so said the woman I met at breakfast). Yes, the hotel manager is attentive to his guest, as is the owner who introduced himself at my breakfast table, but so are most Sri Lankan hoteliers. What seems to be missing from the Trevene is a lack of substance for the higher prices they are charging. I know this from my breakfast experience. I agreed to pay twice the price of any breakfast I have paid thus far ( just yesterday was met with a glorious breakfast for R250), hoping I would be met with a Top Sri Lankan experience. What I found was disappointing: an Omelette, a smoothie and 4 pieces of toast. Even tea at the lovely English cottage was limited (Black tea only- sorry no Green tea). At R550 I would think there might be more than just the basics.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an 150 years old British Colonial banglow, situated in front of the famous Victoria park at 150m walking distance to the central town. We have 10 rooms all with attach bathrooms which are with bathtubs or showers. Some of our rooms also has fire places or we provide heaters if needed. You can enjoy the evenings by one of the oldest fire places of Sri Lanka, that we light in our lobby. This is the most beautiful, coolest place of our country which you must see on your trip to Sri Lanka. If you are looking for a Budget property, you can also book our Park view guest house (5 minutes away) or if you are looking for romantique, new and comfortable rooms, you can also check our new property , just next to The Trevene Hotel at Panorama Green View Hotel Nuwara Eliya Please make sure to give us a CALL prior to your arrival to reserve any room with any of our properties. Don't forget to have a look at our Ella Guest house Ella Grand Peak Hotel . ... more less
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