Definitely the best hotel in Kitulgala Sri Lanka.Nice appointed rooms l, lovely restaurant by the river and very good food and service. The plus point is a fantastic vintage car museum located on the property
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Predictable rice and curry buffet set menu, but they offered red rice and a very good fish curry. Cream caramel desert and tiny bananas were delicious. It is freshly made everyday since it is a busy place for lunchers that drop in on the way back to Colombo. Like other travelers we only had lunch.
Our guide had booked us for White Water Rafting and also booked hotel. What an amazing location this is. On rivers edge, we could take photos of hubby and son in law coming down the river. Our rooms were very Colonial with an amazing balcony overlooking the island, which had water buffalo on. The restaurant had great choice, but service was not the best. Shame really, because it was the staff that let this gem down. Having said that I would return, just for where it is. The film, Bridge over the River Kwai as partly filmed here and the old bridge that was built for the set is still in place. There is also a private collection of Vintage Rolls Royces here, pretty cool.
We stayed here for one night while rafting during our holiday in Sri Lanka. It has a prime location, looking out over the river and many rafting journeys end at the hotel. Our rooms were 3 and 4, directly beside the reception. The rooms were dark, the blinds had to be drawn all the time as the car park was just outside the windows at the same level. The bathrooms were very basic. The highlight of our stay in the hotel was a guided tour of the car collection by a car-passionate young member of staff. Amazing old cars with some history attached! We felt the hotel is in a time lapse - there is great potential but it's not happening. Staff were lovely.
A pleasant smallish hotel near the river and the rain forest. The staff were good and the rooms basic but OK.
The restaurant overlooked the river but the set menu was very Western but if asked served good Sri Lankan food.
White water rafting is near by and most rafts conveniently ended their trip at the hotel.
Good food.... near the river.... can enjoy the day at the river and come up for lunch here.... there is also a pool for those who don't want to get in the river... nice place... especially for a large group.