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“Heritage Stay in Sri Lanka”
Review of Elpitiya Walauwa

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Elpitiya Walauwa
Ranked #4 of 8 Gampola B&B and Inns
Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
2 reviews
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“Heritage Stay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We spent 2 nights at Elpitiya and this was an absolute highlight of our holiday in Sri Lanka. The Heritage home has been lovingly and faithfully restored maintaining all of its old world charm whilst providing current ammenity. The house has an open and welcoming feel relying on natural breezes rather than air conditioning. We were very comfortable and able to relax totally whilst there.

The service was superb and attentive without being intrusive. We were served Sri Lankan dishes, all perfectly prepared with lots of variety and always more than we could hope to eat ourselves.

If your looking for a chance to relax, get away from the hustle and bustle, want to experience great hospitality, great Sri Lankan food, and appreciate old world charm you have to go here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

This is an ideal starting point for visiting Kandy and the historic temples south of Kandy. Arriving at this estate is a journey back in time. All the architectural details of this estate are well preserved and you have breakfast and dinner in the same dining room (and in fact at the same dining table), where Queen Elisabeth II once had dinner during her visit to Sri Lanka in1954, The estate offers total peace and tranquility and the opportunity to look closely at various spice trees and bushes while strolling around. The service is extremely attentive and the variety of delicious Sri Lankan dishes served for breakfast and dinner is laudable. Guests can use a computer to access the internet and hang out or work in various living rooms.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Elpitiya Walauwa
Address: Elpitiya Estate, Weligalla, Kandy, Gampola 20500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Gampola
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Gampola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The original owner of this manor house was Mr.T.B. Panabokke. This stately home was built in the 19th century and is nearing 200 years and is nestled in the central highlands. The ownership has passed down to the 4th generation and is now owned by Mrs. Padmini Panabokke Molagoda. It is on a 100 acre plantation of tea, coconut and spice. ... more   less 
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