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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location for birdwatching, ferry just across the river and you are in the forest. The hotel could be excellent, given its location and period-features plus connection to River Kwai filming. But our room was shabby, broken seats on the chairs, open louvres on the windows without screening (we blocked them with a blanket), the room was not cleaned while...

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Derbyshire, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped with Exodus tour for lunch (apparently they used to stay overnight but no longer do so due to poor reviews). We were told that there was only the buffet (not expensive at 1100 Rupees) but it looked as though it had been standing there for a long while. It wasn't very appetising and we hoped we would not...

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Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The surrounding grounds and nearby forest are lovely. As previously mentioned, there are many birds to be enjoyed. Sadly, the hotel is quite shabby. Mold everywhere, including inside the cabinets. There is no bath mat or shower curtain, so the bathroom floor floods with each shower. Only one single sad towel was provided. Hotel states there is wifi, but there...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kithulgala Rest House is located on the banks of the Kelani river. The location is ideal for birders as one can take a raft across the river to the village and the forest behind it. The river and the forest provide a beautiful background to the rest house. The rest house has a dated and laid-back feel to it. However...

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Alexandra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Rest House is in a truly beautiful location. The views from the dining room and terrace are fabulous. The food was fantastic for both breakfast and dinner and the service from staff could not have been better. We have special praise for young Sampath who went out of his way to be helpful. The rooms, however, are a different...

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SWANSEA
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Spent 1 night here as part of Exodus tour. Rooms dismal and dirty. Food appalling and cold. Poor service. There isnt much choice for food in the town just a snack bar selling koththi which was fresh and hot. The location is lovely but that is the only positve thing about this place.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a place that I used to visit & stay in the since 1970. I write on my visit in May 2016. The location is beautiful & one rises in the morning in to a set from an Indiana Jones movie. The food is good but there is very little spent by the owning company for renovations & upgrade....

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Galle
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very nice location beside the Kelany River. Room is very close to the river and very nice view. Room Facilities are average but friendly staff Food is tasty and good place to relax and rest . For a family OK

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing place....In close vicinity to White water rafting as well...Food is superb....Great for an adventurous vacation....Good for both a family vacation as well for a dun trip with friends.... Affordable.... Great in quality....

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We didn't book any room since they didn't reply to any emails (None of the emails or bookings got any replies, so had to find alternatives). Anyway we took the buffet after a white water rafting session and it's really good. You can see the River on the down and it's very salubrious climate there. I would recommend the buffet....

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Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: $52 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Air-conditioned rooms are supposed to be a bit better than non air-con.”
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“Upper tier rooms may be the best”
 of 5 bubbles chirathd, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles nadinisenanayaka90, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles buddhikaw_12, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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