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“Comfortable rooms with everything that you need”
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Single Tree Hotel
Ranked #133 of 243 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Comfortable rooms with everything that you need”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We looked at a few other guesthouses before deciding to stay in Single Tree Hotel. We took a room with a double bed and a single bed, and it was great value for money (of course you have to bargain just like everywhere else in Sri Lanka)! Our room was clean and has WIFI and cable tv (with clear english channels).

After we checked in, I decide to check out the tripadvisor reviews and was shocked that there were so many negative reviews about this place. I checked out the sheets as another reviewer had complained that there were blood stains, and ours were clean. The blankets were thick and comfortable which you really need as Nuwara Eliyah is pretty cold in general. The shower was nice and warm.

Staff were friendly and helpful as well. However, they are not always behind the counter and sometimes you will have to wait around the reception if you need something.

Would have stayed longer at this place if it was not fully booked the next day.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

its a nice cosy place for a good night rest before moving on to other cities. its also a good place to explore the small city (either by foot of tuk tuk). Staff was wonderful and the food was actually very good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Hotel is nice, the trips are good. However the owner is a very shrewd person and has turned the hotel into a money machine. The charges of his trips are very high, he wanted 5000.- Rupees for the Norton Plains tour because we were 5 people! The guide did not speak English.

The taxi we hired to travel to Kandy could not pick us up at the hotel, because then he would have to pay to Single Tree 1000.- Rupees just for the permission to pick us up at the hotel...

And for breakfast we did not get any fruits, a new experience during our 5 weeks trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2012

The place was depressing and cold. I stayed in a dark cold room and the only way to keep warm was getting into bed. Unfortunately the bed sheets were dirty with blood stains on them. We had 2 double beds and a single bed in our room and had to take the sheets off of all the beds to try and find the cleanest out of the unwashed sheets. Mattress had a large blood stain on it too. Really horrible I did not want to stay in this place again. The photos of the rooms on here look nothing like the room i stayed in. It had a dark coloured dirty carpet on the floor. Stay here at your own risk. In fact avoid this town if possible it really is disappointing and miserable.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The weather might have influenced our mood, but we never felt quite at home here. The rainwater from the balcony actually came into the room and the doorhandle for the room had literally broken off on both sides of the door, made it hard to open. The decor was a bit 1980's and not that well cared for. The food mediocre at best. The tours we booked here were properly done, the only (big) disappointment here was that the guide they provided asked us for (more) money after dropping us off, the 15% tip we gave him on our own seemed to offend him, even while we made sure that the price for the tour would include everything, including the usual tip money. Would not recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I have read quite a lot of negative comments about this hotel before me and my friend decided to check them out whether they were true or not. Fortunately, it was nothing like what they had mentioned. I cannot fully remembered what those negative comments were but, anyway, the main reasons were, the staff are rude and unhelpful. It was not true, they were very friendly, helpful and give you any information you want as much as they could. However, the interior designs are not that great just simple, it had a clean double bed, two comfortable arm chars and a spacious bathroom. If you are just looking for a reasonable price (1500 Rs) and do not really care about a fancy room, i suggest you to check out this, "Single Tree Hotel"
You can also arrange different tours with them, such as birdwatching, water-rafting, trekking and so on. Hope this info is helpful... :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Vientiane, Vientiane, Laos
1 review
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Room was quite nice and had a tv which was a nice touch for a budget place. However at 7am when guys started drilling in to the side of our room I was less than impressed. Also when I got up there was no hot water again. Think thew hotel manager could have told me that there was going to be building work, anyway he has my money and I wouldn't stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Single Tree Hotel
Address: 1/8 Haddon Hill Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
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Ranked #133 of 243 B&Bs / Inns in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Single Tree Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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