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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful welcome from Claire and her staff. Laundry whisked away and done for us while we settled into a delightful Sri lankan dinner. Marvellous view of hill country from the breakfast lawn and a splendid visit to a neighbouring bungalow in its original conditon, and still in use, where we enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea on the lawn, narrowly preserved...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear PhilippaRD, Thank you for much for your very kind words; we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, in spite of the monkeys trying to share your tea. We eagerly await your return.

Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely nothing too much trouble, chef Paul consulted us on what we'd like for dinner! All inclusive drinks was great! Served by Ruan in the smoking room. Great dining room for everyone to get to know each other but private dining also available at no extra cost! Room, food, drink and staff absolutely fabulous! Would definitely return here again! Brand...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear Julie H, Thank you so very much for your warm words and thoughts on your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves enough to want to return. We look forward to welcoming you back!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This romantic and nostalgic place is a delight. Immaculate and well managed with smiling and obliging staff, it is the perfect place to unwind. We felt like guests in a private home rather than clients. The food was absolutely world class. We were amazed to hear that the manager only started three weeks earlier, she and her staff are doing...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear BecRome, Thank you very much for the very positive feedback. We try very hard to make our guests feel at home, and so are delighted that you did. There is a wonderful team here at Thotalagala, who strive hard to give the guests all they need and ask for, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and our first proper stop after an overnight in Colombo. Arriving at low visibility on a misty, rainy afternoon after a charming train ride from Hatton to Haputale, we were naturally apprehensive and not sure of what to expect. We were immediately blown away by the warm hospitality of Ms Deepika, the...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear GIngerTeh, Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic response to Thotalagala. The team are thrilled that you so enjoyed yourselves, but also extend our apologies for not letting you know about the Bungalow. We would be more than thrilled to take you their on your next visit, so please do not hesitate to let us know when you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night in the 'Major Rogers' room. The views really are very special, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the service was excellent overall. There is a lovely walking route to take in the views. I haven't rated 5* because the food wasn't as good quality as we'd experienced in other similar hotels in Sri Lanka, our...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you for your kind words, and also your observations. Please accept our apologies that not everything was up to the standard we normally expect of ourselves. Rest assured that this is unlikely to happen again, and we warmly welcome you back to see this for yourself. For a future stay, perhaps an anniversary, why not take...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say? The setting of this accommodation is excellent amidst the tea plantations and just 4km from Haputale which is a tourist friendly town. All staff are highly attentive and accommodating. Our food was excellent and we could have had anything we'd wanted. Nothing is too much trouble and we were spoiled with afternoon tea at Sir Thomas...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words; we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Unfortunately, not all of our rooms have a bathtub, but the good news is that we are putting in an infinity pool later this year, so when you come back to visit, you can jump in there instead. We look...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go to be thoroughly spoilt all day long by wonderful staff in a beautiful location high in the hills amongst the tea plantations above Haputale. The garden is beautiful and the bungalow immaculate. The latter has been refurbished to the highest standard. The public rooms are intimate and comfortable. The food was wonderful and be...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are so pleased that you enjoyed spending time with us at Thotalagala. We are looking into other options for clothing storage, and hopefully on your return, any changes made will meet with your satisfaction.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in here for a pot of tea. We stayed for a delicious lunch. The manager & staff made us so welcome & showed us the rooms. Beautiful! After a stroll in the immaculate gardens & a neighborhood walk we were invited into the lounge for a cocktail. Then joined other guests for a memorable & delicious dinner. Even...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

We were so pleased that you stopped by, and liked it enough to stay for dinner. Even more importantly, we look forward to having you stay with us for a few nights on your next visit to Sri Lanka.

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking views as you enjoy your breakfast in this fantastic hotel. Delicious food prepared by the lovely chef who was nice enough to come and chat with us everyday. Amazing staff as well! Can't praise the hotel and the staff enough! Be sure to also visit some tea factories while there.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our party of five stayed at this boutique hotel, formerly a plantation owner's bungalow, for two nights in late December 2016. All the handful of bedrooms are luxurious, the service impeccable, cocktails in the study or on the lawn a delight, the cuisine the best we had in Sri Lanka, and the views (on a clear day) absolutely fabulous. We...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Thotalagala, a remarkable feat of restoration. The bungalow has been revived to its former glory, with seven themed suites based on personalities that shaped the history of the province of Uva, one of the foremost tea growing regions in Sri Lanka, the finest tea growing region in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thotalagala

Address: Dambatenna Road, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Haputale
Price Range: $381 - $597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Only 8 rooms and each is great, if you want a bath though (showers were huge) you need to ask for the suite!”
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 of 5 bubbles JULIEh638, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room will be excellent”
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