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Calamander Lake Gregory
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Based on the website, booked for 2 nights. Chalet smelt damp and musty. There was a dirty bath mat on bathroom floor. Bathtub was dirty. Sink was dirty. Worst of all, I turned over the bed sheet and it was like someone had slept in it. Then I smelled the sheets! Oh my goodness. They were so not fresh. Couldn't stay. Desk manager was very polite. Went to Grand Hotel which was excellent.

Must add that, after mentioning it to friend in Colombo, she said you have to be careful. Some of these "hotels" are rented out by the hour! Didn't see any security there either and proximity to road could be a problem.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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6  Thank 123cailll
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is a best place ever. One of the best memories was staying at Governor's Chalet and in a Eco friendly environment..located in the edge of the Gregory lake & the location is very attractive & beautiful. Our room named "Forget Me Not" that's pretty nice. And room was very cleaned. The staff was helpful and friendly, food was very tasty. Hoping to go again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank DarshiRajapaksha
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We booked this place based on the reviews as well as the inviting pics of the facility on line. When we checked to the rather well decorated chalet, there was an overwhelming smell of damp rotting wood. The stay seemed fine until my son who is an asthmatic suffered an asthma attack the first night we were there. The fol morning when I investigated the possible causes, I noticed that the Asbestos (banned in Canada) ceiling in the bathroom had large splotches of black mold throughout the ceiling. I am certain that the damp wood floors also contained mold.
The inclusive breakfast was also substandard for the cost. I don't recommend this place to anyone due to the potential health risks.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Chuck S
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

The stay although was a short one was pleasant with friendly and attentive staff. The facilities were better than we expected when compared to other hotels I've stayed with the similar price band. I would recommend this for short stays as it could be a bit monotonous for long stays. Good hotel....

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Charith80
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

This property located in the edge of the Gregory lake & the location is very attractive & beautiful.
But, the overall service is POOR ! I visited with my wife but no welcome drink offered & the cleanliness of the rooms is not up to the expected level. I rate this as an Average only because the Location & the beautiful natural surrounding.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dhanushka W
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

My second stay at this accomodation was a very happy time for us. My fiance' and her family joined me for a wonderful holiday. One of the best memories was staying at Governor's Chalet. The children loved the boat ride and the scenery was beautiful. The staff was helpful and friendly. I plan to return some day.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Don979
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

This could be the best location in Nuwara Eliya, facing the lake and in a Eco friendly environment. Rooms are spacious with two queen size beds. A good choice for a family. However, maintenance, room service and service at restaurant is not to the standards. Meals are not bad but the service is very poor. Meal waiting time is unacceptable. Even a tea order to a room takes more than 30 minutes. Be aware, the local meals are spicy. The Sri Lanka breakfast is really good but the Pizza are horrible.
Hot water service is inadequate. If two adults take a bath, others have to wait good 30 minutes for hot water. However, our kids enjoyed the stay with beds in an attic and the beautiful garden.

Room Tip: Rooms on right side are facing a beautiful garden (room no 5,6 )
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Agampodi
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Additional Information about Calamander Lake Gregory

Address: Badulla Road | Boat House, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 211 Speciality Lodging in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: £80 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Calamander Lake Gregory 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Governor's Chalets (Calamander Lake Gregory), is truly unique. Occupying a prime lake side position in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, this boutique hotel of 8 wooden chalets and a well loved restaurant, 'The Boat House', provides guests with a respite from the seasonal heat, a chance to indulge in equestrian and water sports and the perfect location to discover the stunning tea country of Sri Lanka. The family chalets, seven in total, are equipped with a king size bed on the ground floor and a queen size bed on the loft. Ideal for a family with children. One of the chalets is suitable for singles or a couple and is equipped with a queen size bed on the loft and a sitting area on the ground floor. Facilities in all chalets include a heater, LCD TV, minibar, Free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary tea/coffee and complimentary bottles of water. All bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and rain shower. ... more   less 
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