Visited here during December 2013. Rooms were not very comfortable, basic but basic can be comfortable and this was not what I'd classify as that. The quilts were thoughtful however and proved to be handy during the cool nights. Not as isolated a resort as I expected it to be. Food was average, could have been better. It was too "community oriented" for my personal liking. The atmosphere as I read it was that you get introduced to other people visiting there and therefore there is a need to 'socialize', chit chat with other guests while the servers and chef hangs about your table and chat to you while you are trying to have a conversation with your own party instead over your meal! This was just a lack of privacy I felt and beyond saying hello to other guests, I didn't feel comfortable having to converse with strangers but it would have been odd without this aspect because of the way things were over here. And people standing in a row near the table to chat with you over the meal was not something that's certainly my cup of tea when I am on vacation. Felt there was no personal space unless you are to be away from this crowd which either left you with your room or the outside which had leeches. Owners were nice and so were the staff, friendly, helpful and the hot water system they had here (wood fired) was one invention that was pretty cool :-) Lots of birds visited the site and that was a highlight. There were however leeches and I had to watch out constantly when outside. I would not visit again. Did not really enjoy my experience here.
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- Polwaththa offers a tropical island holiday experience in the relaxed, natural setting of a Kandyan jungle while giving you the personal attention you deserve, served in a traditional style. ... more less
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