There is so much that is great about this small, beautifully located hotel in the heart of the tea plantation area of Sri Lanka. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is excellent and the views stunning. It just needs a bit more attention to detail in order to be the luxury destination it aspires to be. We arrived at the end of July and it was 16 degrees, misty, and drizzling. The hotel can't change the weather but there was nothing to do, except sit inside and play scrabble. The staff were not very helpful in advising about possible activities and as the road to the hotel is "under construction" ie impassable in a regular car - we were virtually stranded. The hotel management must know all about the construction plans but there was no warning nor any helpful ways of getting around it ( eg running a regular shuttle to the nearby town).
There are other complaints that knock it off being a luxury hotel - tiny, thin towels; tiny bath robes sized for a 10 year old; damp rooms; horrid hair dryers attached to the wall (like you might steal it), uncomfortable furniture in the bar and lounge and the worst thing of all - a 'designer' bath which would take over an hour to fill ( we never waited) and fills the bathroom with steam, dampening everything in there. There was no shower other than a rather pathetic spray in the annoying bath.
It's potentially a lovely hotel but more an upmarket guest house than a luxury hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The winding brook dances off the crystal veil of the Devon Falls and prances through perfectly manicured Tea gardens that date back to the 18th-century caressing them from above are the azure heavens that date back to the beginning of time itself… The Langdale sits proud amidst this theatre of pure indulgence. An exclusive luxury boutique space designed to inspire the senses, tickle the imagination, rejuvenate mind, body and soul. The pursuit of happiness must surely end here! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Langdale By Amaya Hotel Nuwara Eliya