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York, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Only a single night visit to this historically interesting rest house during a tour. Although more basic than some other accomodation it was more than adequate with reasonable lighting. Lovely to be able to walk directly out of the room onto a wonderful patio overlooking the excellent river view. Our guide pointed out that it was possible to see the... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely view over river from bedroom. Room is basic but there was hot water. The whole place needs updating or at the very least a coat of paint. The locks on patio and main room door were not secure. No protection over slats above doors to keep out mosquitos. Food just ok. The same buffet menu for lunch and dinner.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I think people that have given this place poor reviews owing to its 'basic' nature live on a different planet. This place was about £40 per night so to expect any more than basic accommodation is not wise. The positives: friendly staff, beautiful views, we didn't see any bugs in our rooms (which being squeamish, I was particularly worried about),... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Not far from the much newer Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala, this rest house offers just as excellent views of the surrounding scenery by the river Kelani and atmosphere, however average in terms of accommodation and facilities. There are buffets and a la carte menus and suffice for a break in the journey and to refresh. Perhaps the best feature in... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We had to stay here for one night because we had a reservation problem in an other hotel - strange problem although we had a confirmation voucher... - anyway. So we got the last two non-AC rooms for 91 USD per room, way overpriced... Not even 25 USD worth. Bathrooms were 'clean' but terrible. Bed matresses were totally ruined. Even... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights as part of an organized birdwatching trip with my husband. The view from our room and the restaurant was fantastic seeing several birds without having to move from our table. Our room was basic but clean. The service was good and both the set menu and buffet food was good. Although wifi wasnt available in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Very original place in fair condition. Very nice river location with good views from (some?) rooms and restaurant Food ok / good Sri Lankan and western in pleasant restaurant.  Rooms are rather basic: no air con but quite effective ceiling fan. No wifi. Showers. All rather dingy and humid. Needs some minor repair work Other facilities also basic. Some free... More 

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Singapore
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The place has a run down feel.. Government run. Nice to look out of the window to see the river running on the side but that's about it. We stopped by here for a light meal. The food was average. Seemed very unprofessional. The buffet was laid out.. Some platters were empty while others messy.

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Kildare
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98 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This hotel is in such an idyllic setting, it's a shame the interior doesn't match the exterior. My room was a 'non A/C' room but it did have a fan, a loud rattling fan. The bathroom backs onto the corridor but has a vent which isn't meshed so bugs could come and go at their leisure. Likewise the door leading... More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

we stayed this place for one night. nice and cool climate. Staff is friendly and courteous. Food was good. I think they have to go for a total refurbishment This place is good for team building activities.

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Additional Information about Kithulgala Rest House

Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: ₹ 2,673 - ₹ 3,290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Upper tier rooms may be the best”
 of 5 bubbles chirathd, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“find rooms with river view”
 of 5 bubbles nadinisenanayaka90, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“go for rooms in the new wing”
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  • broken door lock
 of 5 bubbles buddhikaw_12, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request for ones near the lawn facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Nalaka2402, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Yes. Last room of the ground block close to river side with out door and indoor entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles kithsirid2016, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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