What lovely place and people! I stayed at MPS Village for the last 2 days of my short trip to the midlands in Sri Lanka and it was so great that I decided to cancel my sightseeing afternoon in Colombo just to spend my last day relaxing in their garden, by the pool and taking a bike ride through the countryside.
I'm so glad I chose this resort over the touristy hotel in Sigiriya I was offered by the travel agency, as it really excedeed my expectations: the room (in the new building) was huge and opened up to the lake garden. The bathroom and shower cabin were spacious and the cleanest I've seen in Sri Lanka. You have all the facilities you need, from A/C and plasma TV, to iron and hair drier, and the inscence oil was a nice touch when I checked in. But you'll probably want to spend more time in their well kept garden by the lake or by the pool, which was very clean and just the right temperature to cool off without chilling. Wifi covers the whole premisses, although it does reset randomly and you have to log in often. But you're there to disconnect anyway.
The resort is perfect for families and there were kids around all the time I stayed there, as they have plenty to do: there is a cricket field, volleyball net, swings and playground. The friendly watch dog is more than happy to keep you company. But it is also a great place for a romantic getaway or solo travellers looking for a peaceful and quiet place to relax, as it's a bit far from the main town and tourist routes.
As other reviewers mentioned, the food is not that great and you can only opt for the buffet dinner, but they try to cater for all tastebuds. The kitchen was closed for lunch on my last day there, but they offered to make me a soup and sandwich as I didn't want to drive to the village just to eat. The staff are all very helpful and attentive and the service is comparable to what you'd get in top hotels.
All in all, a wonderful stay and the perfect place for an escape to the countryside without compromising on comfort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the famous Dumbara Valley surrounded by misty mountains with forest cover, fruits and vegetable plantations, the MPS Village Kalundewa is only 10 kilometers from Dambulla off the Kandy Road. This Eco Friendly complex consists of Super Deluxe and Deluxe rooms with A/C facilities,Hot & Cold running water, restaurant and entertainment area.Visitors to Kalundewa are greeted by high misty mountains with lush green forest cover and the unspoilt environment displays vibrant colour full of fresh soothing air to aid recovery. A batsmen friendly cricket pitch is also available with a large well turfed open area for soft ball cricketers. This is an adventurous type of complex with its vast spread area and the lake front, inviting visitors to relax and unwind. MPS Village is the perfect family get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is an ideal location for day outings too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mps Village Hotel Dambulla