Staying at the King Fern was one of the highlights of our month-long trip around Sri Lanka. King Fern owner Wasantha and his entire staff are extremely cordial and go out of their way to make you feel at home. There is a nice sitting room, perfect for an afternoon tea. The view from our balcony over the town was gorgeous. We spent two nights in Xanadu, a very spacious two-room suite with one and a half bathrooms. The food was excellent. One night our curry rice dinner included chicken, squash, potato, pineapple, green beans, lentils, eggplant, and papadam.Another night we had whole kingfish plus an assortment of curries. The breakfast coconut roti is also very tasty.
One warning: The King Fern has one unnamed room they use when fully booked. It is very noisy because it is squeezed in between the kitchen and a staff room. It also has some serious plumbing problems which they are working on.
Lal De Silva is an excellent naturalist and birding guide and an excellent guide for Horton Plains and elsewhere. He can be booked through King Fern. Also of note is R. M. Chandrasena, an excellent driver and tour guide who also can be booked through King Fern.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family owned guesthouse based in Nuwara Eliya with panoramic views over the town from the side of the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. The guest house has four spacious, comfortable and clean rooms all with their own balconies, bathrooms with hot water, and free wifi for all rooms and garden area. The traditional, home cooked Sri Lankan meals are raved about by our guests and available on request. With five en-suite well appointed rooms, guests can enjoy a comfortable stay in a cozy atmosphere. Delicious meals are offered for guests that will surely keep you satisfied while the common room is always inviting with a fire place. Internet access is also available in the entire property while room service facilities are also made available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- King Fern Bungalow Hotel Nuwara Eliya