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Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel
Hampshire, UK
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Good accommodation in beautiful grounds”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The accommodation at Le Grand Meaulnes was set back off the main road, very peaceful and in beautiful surroundings. The rooms were spacious and clean and we particularly loved being able to sit out on the veranda. The staff are genuinely friendly and helpful, and the food provided is organic and fresh.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at this beautiful guesthouse. It's location is perfect to explore the sights but far enough away to have peace and quiet. The staff are amazing and take great pride in the guesthouse and your stay. The meals are cooked using as many items out of their garden as possible and staff explain each dish. The best thing about this guesthouse are the lovely staff who only want to make your stay memorable. Only negative is the lack of air conditioning but fan was sufficient. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

The room at le Grand Meaulnes was quite clean and spacious.
The service very nice but not efficient (e.g. poor information on transport).
The location slightly outside of the town makes it unpractical to reach if you travel by public transportation. Additionally, the rooms are very noisy because of the nearby main road and train line.
Given all this, the price is quite high.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Good stay. Good spot for visiting cultural triangle. Can do it over 2 days with car and driver. Freshly cooked meal every night is really good. Lots of biting insects. Had Cockroaches in loo and bedroom. Nothing much in habarana. Great for a base en route to kandy. Staff fab.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Nelson, Canada
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Le Grand Meaulnes is located just outside of the town of Habarana (15 minute walk or 5 minute tuktuk ride). The rooms are very basic and would benefit from some upgrades to linens, towels and pillows (they were somewhat threadbare and aged). The staff is very friendly and accommodating and overall it is good value for your money. Take a tuk tuk through the jungle to visit stunning Sigraya (30 minute ride). Avoid the nearby Hurulu Eco Park and instead insist on going to the National Parks a bit further out (Hurulu is a tourist trap with sketchy environmental practices). For dinner, try the Cinnamon Lodge- excellent buffet for around $15USD.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Varese, Italy
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Le Grand Meaulnes family holiday Bungalow is the right place to be if you want to visit Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla and in the same time you want to feel as if you are at home. The bungalows are inside a beautiful garden, the rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff is very kind and friendly. You can also ask for a typical dinner and I strongly recommend it, You will taste some delicious Singhalese dishes.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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dishant, Manager at Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear guest, It is indeed pleasure of receiving comments of our service, thank you and please come again...!
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The hotel is set in a quiet tropical garden. Room was comfortable and equipped with mosquito nets. The staff was extremely friendly as well as the owner. Food was excellent and good arrangements were made for excursions. Our only regret: the bathrooms needed a bit of a scrub and some plumbing work (toilet was leaking).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel

Property: Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel
Address: Green Path | Trincomalee Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Habarana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make your dreams a reality while holidaying with your family and friends at Habarana in Sri Lanka. Le Grand Meaulnes Holiday Bungalow is situated in a 2 acre land with coconut and fruit cultivation. Besides, full of trees and brushes you may feel the cool and windy climate though it belongs to the dry climatic area. Habarana is probably the best destination for safari, wildlife, bird watching, nature lovers and situated in the centre of Sri Lankan cultural triangle. ... more   less 
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