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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi all, We visited Calamander Lake Gregory 2 days back. The place is beautiful and the interior design of the room is amazing . But service is very very poor, it's not worth of the money we spent over there. We booked for half board, while having lunch when we asked for water they offered and it was charged, they... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and the service was less than commendable. The server rushed us during our visit. The food was not great. The Caesar salad was made with only iceberg Lettuce, no salad dressing. When I asked for salad dressing it took 20 minutes to get it and I was only offered maybe two ounces.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The location and the room view are very nice however, the place need to be updated... -Wooden floor was in poor condition as it make noise when you walk on it -Hot water is not enough for 2 persons to shower in same time and the bathroom it -no wifi in the room and even in the restaurant/reception area -Restaurant... More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I pride myself on finding unusual unique experiences so I so wanted this to be better than it was. Genuinely lovely helpful people, but thats about it. Be aware you have a nice view BUT it is by no means peaceful as you have a path directly in front of your balcony with lot's of very noisy people constantly walking... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went there after a rainy and cold afternoon to warm up with coffee, tea and maybe some sweets , cake. Numerous staff was available and the place empty but another table . The order was taken quickly , but after that nothing happened for 15 minutes .. Even after checking where the drinks (1 coffee and 1 tea plus... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The food was a disaster it took 40 minutes to come to the table and it was possibly the worst food we had had in 6 months living in Sri Lanka. The supposedly recommended by the waiter biriyani rice was just plain fired rice with a piece of rubbery inedible chicken. Note that is incredible overpriced as well. If that... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This place has an excellent location and looks over Lake Gregory. However, as this is listed on Tripadviser I did have higher expectations (they proudly promoted this fact at the entrance). As I write this, please note I refer to the restaurant and not the hotel. I expected the staff to have a decent command of English but they were... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My Family and I stayed at this awful place for one night in July. We heard bad reviews before but still thought we would give it a try because of the stunning view. We never should have taken that chance, we spent $350 for a chalet that did not have proper heating facilities and during the night the power kept... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

evrything made me happy except the floor noise when walk bcs loose wooden floor. i got up at midnight and went outside omg. best feeling!! i would watch all day. it was my dream. really worth the price. could have stayed 2 days but no pool or othr activities. must try once!

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OriginalPaloma, Executive Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts, (Pvt) Ltd. at Calamander Lake Gregory, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you taking the time to comment on your stay at Calamander Lake Gregory. We are aware of the problems that you mention here. Once the season is over we will tackling the issue of poor sound proofing as well as many other issues. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The location is great and I think the restaurant has potential (I didnt stay at the hotel, only ate there), but the food was very average and only later did I realize that I didnt even get the promised bread with my meal. It felt very rushed, except for the part of getting the bill, which took longer than the... More 

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OriginalPaloma, Executive Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (Pvt)Ltd at Calamander Lake Gregory, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Lake Gregory. We are very sorry that the experience of our restaurant was so rushed. It is an extremely busy restaurant. We are aware of the shortcomings and will use the issues you raise to create awareness in the staff of their lack of customer service.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Governor's Chalets (Calamander Lake Gregory), is truly unique. Occupying a prime lake side position in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, this boutique hotel of 8 wooden chalets and a well loved restaurant, 'The Boat House', provides guests with a respite from the seasonal heat, a chance to indulge in equestrian and water sports and the perfect location to discover the stunning tea country of Sri Lanka. The family chalets, seven in total, are equipped with a king size bed on the ground floor and a queen size bed on the loft. Ideal for a family with children. One of the chalets is suitable for singles or a couple and is equipped with a queen size bed on the loft and a sitting area on the ground floor. Facilities in all chalets include a heater, LCD TV, minibar, Free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary tea/coffee and complimentary bottles of water. All bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and rain shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calamander Lake Gregory

Address: Badulla Road | Boat House, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: £111 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Calamander Lake Gregory 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“They will all be very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles merryweather29, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Didnt stay at the hotel, just visited the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles geek2290, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All chalets have lake view.”
  • Each chalet has a small terrace to the garden and the lake.
  • Lower bed room
  • Inside the chalet
 of 5 bubbles sanikoli, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles PriyaV498, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms to the left of the reception are probably the best to experience sun rise.”
 of 5 bubbles misc129, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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