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54 reviews
Pool with a view
Pergola, front entrance
Suriya room 4 poster bed
Suriya room ensuite
Strathisla Sunset
Local waterhole
Knuckles range
Historic Kandy town
Pinnewala elephant orphanage
Giant sleeping Buddha, Polonnaruwa
Langur mother and baby
Elephant riding in Kandelama Lake
Castlereagh Lake
Local temple
Local 'weigh in' of tea
Dambulla Rock Temple
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Central Province

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Anne H
Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Charming old world estate home in the Matale highlands”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The property is lovely, a colonial estate built in the late 1800's, historical and charming. It overlooks tea and spice plantations, owner/manager Kumar gave our family of 12 an informative tour, he showed us cinnamon and nutmeg trees, how to pick tea correctly.
It was easy to book day trips to Sigiriya and Dambulla caves, but leave early or you may encounter traffic, when the tours were finished we looked forward to the delicious Sri Lankan dinners prepared by Kumar and his staff.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: The surroundings
Liked least: That we only booked for 1 night
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: attitudes of the staff memebrs
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Paxosstu
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“Colonial heaven”
Reviewed 19 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Loved everything about this place. Great communication with peter, fantastic property in stunning location, was like staying with family (jekoo & piria & harim were amazing) we'll definitely be back

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