This hotel really is aptly named, being right at the top of a windy road. The mist came down the valley in the morning giving a stunning view from the balcony. Our bathroom had a huge window out of the valley so you could sit in the bath and admire the view.
When we arrived, we were given fresh tea and biscuits. The rooms were a little quirky, one being secured with a padlock rather than a regular key! This meant that there was no cleaning of the room during our 3 night stay. But spacious and clean enough with comfortable beds. However, one of the toilets had no water in when we arrived and the day it rained, water poured in through the wall! Both issues were resolved fairly quickly, but still inconvenient during our stay.
They are building a very large extension presently, so there was a bit of noise but it didn't keep us up at night or anything. When it's finished, it looks like there will be a good few extra rooms.
The owner was very helpful in organising a tour to Horton Plains with a packed lunch and pickup from the hotel (although paid slightly above the odds). We also had dinner one night which was reasonably priced and very tasty food.
A good way to get a tuk tuk from here was to walk down the hill (about 15 minutes) and hire a local guy from there - we found a really friendly, honest driver who charged very cheap rates and even drove all the way back up the hill after my boyfriend left his phone in the tuk tuk!! (I don't know many London cabbies who would do the same...) His name was Nimal and we wrote his number in the comments book at the hotel if you need a driver while there.
Overall, a good base for our exploring of Nuwara Eliya with stunning views and tasty tea/dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the foot of the highest mountain of Sri Lanka Piduurutalagala. Sitting at the peak of this mountain lays a beautifully crafted property with stunning views. This marvelous retreat features very welcoming, comfortable and rooms with open log fires & modern facilities throughout. Luxury suite on top of the property has a spacious bedroom and bathroom with a spa bath and private balcony. ... more less