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“Spendid terrace and common rooms, bedroom rather dark and ready for renovating” 3 of 5 bubbles
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King Fern Cottage
Ranked #2 of 217 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
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Aalst, Belgium
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spendid terrace and common rooms, bedroom rather dark and ready for renovating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

The common living area is splendid: wooden furniture and very cosy patio. Common TV available.
Friendly staff. Easy to get to know other travellers and talk with them.
Wifi available (3 kinds: even possible to skype with people at home - fast line).
Very dark room, mold in the shower, electricity light in shower.
We unfornunately didn't have any water the 2nd morning.
Sleeping confort good, as beds are huge. Mosquito net had some holes in it, but because the bed was so huge, it wasn't possible to use our own net.
Towels available.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nele b
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The place is perfectly located, just a short walk from the city centre and is designed brilliantly with clean rooms, massive beds and a cool garden to relax in. The rooms have gone up in price unfortunately over the past year or so but it is still an interesting place to stay. If I was travelling I wouldn't budget to stay here but as a place to stay on holiday it is great. I wouldn't bother eating here as the food isn't anything great and there is much better stuff around from other places in NE - even breakfast. But it is a lovely place to stay, relax with a pot of tea and the perfect base to venture out from Nuwara Eliya.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank FFC579
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We tried to book to King Fern and had several strange telephone exchanges. In the first, my wife called, and was replied that there are no rooms available. She had a strange feeling about the call, so, due to the lack of other suitable hostels in town I tried to call again 5 min later. Then, miraculously, there was a choice between 2 rooms. Several more phone calls were strangely hung up, and generally we got a bad impression of the place before setting foot on its doorstep.
We came to KF and saw that the fact that the place is made of wood (and very aesthetic!) is also one of its downfalls. In the first room we saw on the bottom floor every step of a person walking on top could be heard. The second room on the top floor wad exposed to city noises (very loud music all night) and the snoring of the person sleeping in the room below/next to us that woke us up in the night.
The room itself was fine, the shower was great, food was OK.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

I strongly recommend this place!
The owner Mr. Nishantha will warmly accept you and make you feel home, just like you've been known each other for years. He'll also gladly help you with anything you need including information, tour booking etc. The place is fancy, beautiful, clean and safe and in a short walking distance to everywhere you need - and prices are reasonable.
So don't think twice - this is the place for a perfect stay.
Just be smart and book in advance, as it may get fully booked quiet quickly.
Thank's for everything, Mr. Nishantha :-)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Orilevy80
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Bremen, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed at kingfern for one night only. The place is a stylish and cosy place with a warm atmosphere! The food we ordered was delicious. The owner of this place is a fun and warm-hearted guy who took very good care of us when one of my friends was unwell and needed to go to the doctor. He drove us there immediately and made sure we were alright. We would love to come back here again! Thank you, Nishan and Hitchy!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Birgit173
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

We had a great room with a view over the stream and garden.
Surprising number of birds visited in fact more than we saw in Horton Plains!
The hotel has internet access and a variety of seating areas to eat or just chill. All pleasantly heated by a log fire in the evening
The food was good and served in the pine clad dining room.All the staff were very helpful.
Watch out for the manager with a great sense of humour!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ray V
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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Very nicely decorated common area with a lot a wood and a fire place. Great atmosphere. Nice garden with water running through. Double rooms for 3000 or 4000 Rs including breakfast, or 5000 for a family room. Booking in advance is highly recommended. We enjoyed staying here. Our room was to reach through a trap in the ceiling (first time in my life), was clean, had a nice big bed with a warm blanket but no furniture to put the luggage or cloths and view to the roof of the guest house (instead of to the beautiful garden). Food was good, well served and extremely nicely decorated with flowers. Congrats.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: King Fern Cottage
Address: 203 1a St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our nine room guesthouse is nestled within nature for you to experience maximum relaxation for you to chill out. We strive to provide you with high level service and comfort. We have a range of rooms, to meet your needs as a solo, couple, group or family traveler. With your visit to Nuwara Eliya in mind, we are delighted to assist you with all travel information to make your trip easier. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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