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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great staff, super helpful and friendly. Excellent food (all meals and afternoon tea) with good variety and quality. Local market trip was fun and bull and cart ride around the estate was very interesting. Such a beautiful setting you can’t help but unwind. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank TheSarahsHK
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Natasha M, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing a review.

Horathapola Estate is a perfect place to relax and unwind and of course a perfect introduction to Sri Lanka. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Best Wishes!
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We were delayed on runway in Paris for 5 hours so got to this wonderful hotel quite late however staff was waiting and dinner was served. It was outstanding. I talked with Raj, one of the young men who staffs hotel, about birding and he promised me that it was great. Said he would meet me bright and early for guided trekk around estate. he was good to his word and he certainly knew his birds. It was a wonderful way to start our trip in Sri Lanka. The room was wonderful ad the over all experience even better. We only had one day but would go back if I could.

Stayed: March 2018
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Natasha M, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Jane,

Thank you for taking the time to share a review.

We have an extremely passionate team at Horathapola Estate and i'm so glad you enjoyed our accommodation and services. The walk around the estate indeed offers some fabulous bird life - we do hope you will be back with us for a longer stay.

It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcome you back.

Best Wishes!
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Excellent food , great staff and very atmospheric, Enjoyed a tour to a local village and a buffalo cart ride around the estate including watching a climb to the top of a Coconut Tree. Ambience of the whole site is very good and a well maintained swimming pool to enjoy. A great start to the holiday including a 40th Wedding Anniversary cake and Teaa on the Balcony. Most appreciated . Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Upper floor offers a good balcony to relax on over looking the estate just like colonial times
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Natasha M, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Dear Alan & Elaine,

Thank you for sharing a review, truly appreciate it.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Horathapola Estate and we do look forward to welcome you back.

Wish you a very Happy Wedding Anniversary!!

Best Wishes!
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We spent the first night of our recent three week holiday in Sri Lanka at Horathapola Estate and wish we had spent longer there. We stayed in nine hotels and this was our favourite.
The location is fantastic, the staff are wonderful and the food is an excellent advert for Sri Lankan cuisine. We had room in the main house, which was large, comfortable and evocative of the life of a plantation manager. The bullock cart trip around the working plantation added to the (doubtless simplistic) sense of an idyllic life as plantation managerl. And there is a lovely swimming pool!
The response of staff when my wife had a minor accident was overwhelming in efficiency, but also in friendliness and genuine concern. They really cared.
Our only regret is that we did not stay longer. Two nights should be the minimum, particularly if you have just got off a plane or are about to fly out, and three nights would be ideal.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the main house
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Natasha M, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Horathapola Estate and that it was one your most favorite experiences.

We do have a very friendly and caring team and i'm glad we were able to attend to your wife efficiently. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we hope you will be back with us for a longer stay.

Thank you once again for choosing Horathapola Estate as apart of your holiday and for all the kind words of encouragement.

Best Wishes!
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We spent 2 nights here and what a gem of a place. The staff are amazing with special mention to Raj who took us on a very informative tour of the local village. The food is very special, created with fruit, herbs and veg from the estate. The pool is lovely and great to crack out a few laps in. The house is stunning and our room overlooking the pool was large, super clean with a very comfortable large bed. A great start to our holiday, thankyou guys.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Natasha M, Manager at Horathapola Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Thelia,

Thank you for sharing a review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us and that Raj and his team were very informative.

Horathapola Estate is indeed a great start to your holiday and is a perfect introduction to Sri Lanka. Thank you for making it your first stop. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcome you back.

Best Wishes!
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