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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The restaurant we went to was on the banks of the river which flows 400kms across SriLanka, and is a favourite water rafting venue.

We stopped here for lunch, and what a spot this was. The entrance of the hotel which also has lodging, was filled with vases with bunches of anthuriums of so many colours! And then when we climbed down the steps....there were more bunches of Anthuriums(!)....there were also several levels of seating places with table and chairs,.....we saw old hat stands and chaise lounges, tables with carved legs...and generally most of the furniture was colonial and old and so well kept and beautiful!

When we finally reached our lunch venue ( we were stopping here for lunch on our way to Newark Eliya) there was the river flowing happily beneath us and going round the bed, and boat loads of people were going by.

Lunch was hot and spicy! I love spice ....but one has to be a little careful of how much to eat! The Spring hoppers doused some of the heat.....had fish fritters the size of coins for the first time...like Calamari rings.....very nice!

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Shanth148
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Suren D
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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.

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Kciff
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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.

Room tip: Ask for a river view room with balcony
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

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.

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Anna-Marie D
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