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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Travelling as a couple, backpackers, 14 days Sri Lanka, April 2012. Nice new Hotel with clean and well equipped rooms. Hot shower! Standard English style breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff.
If you come by train as we did, Nuwara Eliya doesn’t have an own train station. The next station is Nanu Oya, 6km away – but there is no problem to get to NE quickly by tuktuk, taxi or bus. The hotel is not in the city center but 2km outside in direction to Kandy: Also no problem, take a tuktuk for about 300-400 Rupies.
The hotel is a good and reasonable priced place to set of for some excursions: And there are many possibilities in NE! The landscape is nice, the climate is moderate, it can be quite cold at night (ca. 10 degrees cel.).
Ask to be driven to the Horton plains visitor center (ca. 1,5 h on windy roads with wonderful views). You should set off at about 05:30 just before sunrise to be at the visitor center at about 07:00. At the visitor center in the middle of nowhere you find a big carpark with minivans, busses etc. All sorts of groups arrive with drivers and guides. You have to pay an entrance fee. Be under the first ones and most of all walk straight to the big world´s end which you will reach at about 08:30-09:00: Then you have a chance of the spectacular far view from the plateau over a steep and about 900m high cliff. As the sun rises quickly and it becomes warm clouds will form and at about 09:30 to 10:00 (when we arrived) you will face the pure imagination of it – a dense white nothing. The 9km / 3 h walk on uneven paths that like firm shoes is beautiful and reminds a bit of a tropical version of Scotland. Fog arises from the trees, you can see deer and some nice birds – again: try to be on your own and enjoy it quietly.
NE city is really worth a visit. Try out local bakery and the market, walk and see the remains of the british influence. Visit a tea manufactory. Go hill walking. Adams Peak is not far – also an experience you shouldn´t miss.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank George H
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

This wasn't the cheap and cheerful hotel, that had a fairly central position that my husband had expected. It took ages to find, up a very steep and dangerous hill a good 20min walk from the centre of Nuwara Eliya. The room we stayed in was downstairs and the decoration was a vivid pink; that didn't bother us, but the damp on the walls, bathroom that stank of damp and had no hot water, and a door that didn't shut did. We were kept awake by noise from the living room next to us and were woken at 5am by chanting/singing. The room was described as having air con and a satellite TV, which it didn't. It didn't even have towels. The breakfast was cold fried egg, cold hard toast and was pretty poor. They said their chef was away. We wouldn't have minded so much if it had been really cheap but it wasn't even that cheap. Luckily we only had 2 nights there, arriving really late and staying out all the next day so didn't spend much time there, if we had of been, we'd have left and gone somewhere else. A nice couple running it, but with so much choice in the town they need to sort it out. Not what we'd expected; I wouldn't want any of my family/friends staying there.

Room Tip: Check location in Nuwara Eliya carefully...........get somewhere very near the centre of town or if you can get into the Hill Club.......which was excellent fun to visit for dinner.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erica B
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Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile
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  • Stayed: December 2012
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