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Interesting but very commercial

Attended as part of a bus tour so fairly busy with tourists. Our tour guide told us that the spices... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Take no more than you intend to spend!

Having read only the first few reviews, it is obvious what the guys at Ranweli Spice Garden are up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike S
Dartford, United Kingdom
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No. 99 Kaudupellella, Matale 21000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My kids did NOT want to do this tour but in hindsight admitted that they really enjoyed it. Yes, we tipped the guide (very knowledgeable)and massage therapists but the tour was free. Nothing is truly free in Sri Lanka. The spiced tea and hot chocolate...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attended as part of a bus tour so fairly busy with tourists. Our tour guide told us that the spices there were excellent & he bought some whilst there for use at home. Tour commenced with a short walk around the garden where the garden...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read only the first few reviews, it is obvious what the guys at Ranweli Spice Garden are up to. My partner and I were given an informative and interesting tour of the grounds, smelling and seeing some pleasant flora. The guide himself was well...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not waste your time and money at the Ranwelli Spice garden. Our tour, organised by Sovereign holidays local tour company , was 5 minutes being rushed through the Spice garden then 15 minutes sat at a table whilst 20 odd products were explained in...More

Thank clarerigby544
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, I have to say that the gardens are really interesting - if you haven’t seen fresh spices growing and had an explanation of their properties, then you will love this trip. It took us about an hour to go through the garden. Our guide...More

1  Thank janeandmo
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I totally agree with james a This exactly happened to us Again charge 2000 ruppee and it would be worth it Our guide left us high and dry and ripe for plucking Being my first stop on our 16 day trip we went very naïvely...More

Thank henryoliver
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

It's free for a tour of the garden and a chat about medicinal qualities and uses of spices. We enjoyed our tour which was informative and interesting. We got a cinnamon spice tea which was lovely. It ends at the shop and obviously they want...More

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

You get first nice explanation but at the end a hard sale, you pay 10 times more for the products than at the Kandy market. DO NOT BUY THERE, OR AT ANY SPICE GARDEN. In general when you go into a shop in Sri Lanka...More

1  Thank Rieki C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Well looked after gardens and a nice short massage, before it was ruined. Now if our driver told me that we would be stopping at a spice garden where they have a cafe and a shop to buy some locally produced goods, but you still...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The gardens are good and the spices and herbs enjoyable to smell but the herbs can evidently cure every disease known. Then there is the drawn out selling pitch of some 25 odd products and of course the "free" massage then down to the shop....More

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Melanie R
3 February 2017|
Response from Irene D | Reviewed this property |
No Sorry can't help you. But I do know they have a website. if you contact them they should be able to answer you. cheers irene
21 January 2017|
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Response from Dorota L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you are accompanied by a guide is for free, but tips are expected. Additionaly after presentation, you will be offered "free" massage after which you will be asked to tip man who did it.... at the end of the whole... More
21 January 2017|
Response from newranweli |
With guide or without , the whole tour is free. But it is customary for one to return the favor by either buying a couple of products or tipping the person who showed you around. After all these gardens need to be maintained... More