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“Mixed Feelings” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Galway Forest Lodge
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Nuwara Eliya
Bangalore
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“Mixed Feelings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2009

Hotel is good. Rooms are warm, clean and decent sized. Couple of things I didn't like - In the room they first gave me, the geyser was leaking and water was falling right over the lamp. I asked them to fix, which they tried but couldn't do. Very reluctantly, they gave me another room. In that room, the bathroom door was not getting locked. And to close the door, you had to bang the door.
And watch out for the stairs when you climb, some of them have different height than previous one, and I fell once because of that.

Rooms are ok for 1 night stay, in case you are passing through Nuwara Eliya.
It is approx 3 km from town center. Galway national park is right beside the hotel, but we couldn't enjoy it as it was very cold and continuously raining when we went.
Food was very good, not so expensive and with quite a bit of variety. Breakfast was also nice.

  • Liked — Good Room
  • Disliked — Service can be a bit better.
  • Stayed October 2009
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2009

Firstly, this was a 3 star property and not a minimum 4 star as we were promised. In reality, we don't believe it even deserved a 1 star. We were in a beautiful part of Sri Lanka with one of the worse locations of the hotel. There was nothing to do, with no activities. In addition, we had to pay extra to play billiards or darts etc. We changed rooms 3 times as they were dirty, smoky or noisy. As for my bed, it was full of yellow stains which I only noticed when I actually got into bed to sleep. We all got bitten by bed mites not even mosquito's as it was too cold for them. The rooms did not even have adequate bedding as it was freezing when we were sleeping.The decor of he rooms was appalling, broken tiles, paint peeling, cupboards falling apart, the bathrooms are in need of major refurb...broken tiles sinks in disrepair...

My friend was not well in the middle of the night and when he came down to reception for help, there was no body around to assist him. On top of that, the showers were cold. My friend tried to check if the temperature was ok and when he touched the shower he was given an electric shock.

If we had a choice, we would have left the same night. This is the worse hotel ever!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days. Service was great & room was fantastic. Food was average. Not much to do as the place was far from the city or any point of interest.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Galway Forest Lodge
Address: 89 Upper Lake Road, Havelook Drive, Nuwara Eliya 22094, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Galway Forest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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