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Situated within 172Kms, about 4 hours drive from Colombo towards North Central of Sri Lanka, 'The Other Corner' is a place of rare beauty and tranquility. The picturesque Eco Resort is located within easy reach of National Parks, Historic Sites, Cultural Triangle and best beached in Sri Lanka. The Other Corner is an ideal layaway for tourists and naturalists, photographers alike.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Room service
Free parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Minibar
Refrigerator in room
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We always love staying at The Other Corner (TOC).. The rooms are very tastefully done, very clean with comfortable beds & clean linen. The pool was great too. . Beautiful natural setting with the added bonus of birdwatching with the resident naturalist at no extra cost. I always
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We stayed 6 nights in a tree house room which was very spacious clean and all the amenities worked well. Staff were very friendly and eager to please. The manager however seemed for the first few days to be unwell or something else as she made no contact with us. Later on she
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We very much enjoyed our 3-night stay at The Other Corner. It was a very peaceful, relaxing place to come back to after hot and sweaty safaris. The Happy Hour from 3-5 by the pool was much appreciated with gorgeous fruit juices - two for the price of one. All the food was
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Located within a salubrious environment, the Hotel offers it's clients a totally relaxing experience - mentally and physically - created by the surrounding lush greenery and the bird-sounds throughout the day and well into the night. The total absence of TV and Newspapers
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My wife and I stayed at The Other Corner on 31st December 2018 for two nights. It is certainly different to most other hotels with the need to cross on a rope-bridge into hotel. Everyone was friendly and the hotel had arranged a new-years eve BBQ which made a nice change. The
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Hello Elawes. Two days is enough for a stay here, since you've already covered Sigiriya earlier. A safari to Minneriya or Kaudulla could be done (I did Kaudulla since Minneriya was flooded during my visit). The property has an in-house naturalist who can take you for bird watching and other nature activities. If you can squeeze in time, Polonaruva coulf be covered in the two days too. Half board plan is recommended. I stayed for 2 nights (2 days) in November 2016.
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Hi, Greetings from The Other Corner, To answer your concerns , Dinner will cost from US$ 6 to about US$ 15 per head. It is 1.6km walk to Habarana town from the hotel. You can hire a scooter for US$ 13-15 per day, need advance confirmation to reserve. Hope above answers and if any further pls contact again. Warm regards , rahula
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Price - Should be around USD120-150 per night via Hotel website or travel sites including Breakfast. Day attractions & Safari - can be arranged through the hotel for a price. You can check with them on arrival or call and arrange in advance. Nature walks are free for residents. Please arrange with Mr. Dhilip De Alwis who is the resident Naturalist. He is on FB and you can find him easily. A very knowledgeable guy with loads of experience. It is customary to give a reasonable tip. All hotels in Sri Lanka will accommodate the drivers free of charge. But their meals may be charged to your room sometimes. You can also check this on arrival.
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Greetings!! Thanks for your email. Sorry for the late reply as for some unknown reason I have missed your email. The far end rooms from the main road towards the lake are 'Twin Chalets' and 'Main Lodge'. These would be the best. But it is not possible to get disturbed from road noises for any of our chalets. We have just obtained license for Wines and Beer and will be serving from early Nov. If not our staff will help you to bring your choice of Alcohol from the local wine stores, so you can enjoy same with your meals. Hope this answer your email. Please drop an email. Regarding your reservation or to book TOC on availability. Look forward to hear from you soon. Warm regards, rahula
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"very good, confortable and clean"
"All rooms appear to be much the same."
"Make sure you do the bird walk despite the early start!"
"All the rooms are in individual bungalows, ask for one close to the restaurant if you want"
"The monkeys interfered with our solar heating switch, resulting in cold showers!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvinceHabarana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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