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“Mixed Feelings”
Review of Hill Breeze Villa

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Hill Breeze Villa
Cardiff
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153 reviews
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“Mixed Feelings”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Guesthouse is few miles from centre of town set in the expansive hill-tops of tea plantations. Expect to pay ~250LKR for the journey by Tuk-Tuk In a new build area so extremely quiet which was a nice change from some of the places I'd stayed.

Hosts were very accommodating and catered well to our needs for an evening meal and then breakfast the next morning.
Room was clean and well presented, additional blankets provided along with tea/coffee made the evening cosy in what could be described as a 'soul-less' building.

Big let down for me was the arranged transport the next day. A price was agreed upon with the guesthouse and then the driver (who spoke little to no English) and then at the end of the trip a different price was expected and difficult to argue with. Not sure of it's the driver or the guesthouse but tarnished a otherwise enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We stayed here for one night in mid April, not the easiest place to find & a couple of kilometers from the town but with great views of the hills & tea plantations. We sat on the front lawn drinking tea while the owners sorted out a booking issue (I'd booked the wrong month - doh) & a problem with the wi-fi was resolved after a few phone calls. It is a house on a newish development still being extended but was obviously fairly new & all amenities worked. Breakfast was freshly cooked & nice & they booked a taxi for our onwards travel.

All in all a comfortable, if unremarkable place to stay for a day or two.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet, we had the bottom, front room. I believe there is only one room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

I heard from other reviewers that I should book a room with balcony to have a good view. So When I booked this hotel by email, I stated clearly that I book a room with balcony and they confirmed that. When I arrived at the hotel, they told me my booked room had been given to others, because they would stay for more nights!!! This hotel only has one room with balcony, the other rooms are small and even face to a wall (no view at all). They cannot do business like this and they did not think they were wrong. They also did not want to do other things to help me. So don't book this hotel, don't encourage their trend.

Room Tip: Only one room has balcony with a good view. However, you cannot book it in advance.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bielefeld, Germany
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

We stayed here for two nights but could easily have stayed more. The villa had a very homely feel, it was in fact the place we liked most, with the friendliest staff and owner we met in our entire trip through Sri Lanka. The rooms (we booked deluxe) are spacious, new, cosy furnished and clean, with balcony and WiFi. The shower is hot while the weather outside can get quite chilly. The owner lived in America for some time, so speaks fluent English. The food is very good (though the breakfast box for horton plains was rather poor). It is a very good value for money and we can recommend it to anyone visiting Nuwara Eliya.
Located not directly in the town center, but in a nice an quiet area overlooking the tea plantations, yet still only 5 minutes in a tuk tuk into town.
Highly recommended is also the trip to Worlds End at Horton Plains NP, the owner of Hill Breeze Villa knows drivers to get you there.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

The Hill Breeze Villa is a clean, comfortable and homely villa with a very helpful and friendly management. The meals provided at breakfast and in the evening are very good. The only down side is that the villa is located quite a distance from the town centre and contrary to some reviews that say the distance is walkable in reality a tuk tuk is necessary.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

After a few weeks of travelling, Hill Breeze was the pefect place to recharge and enjoy the beautiful views of the tea plantations. Just a few minutes stroll and you are in the heart of tea country or catch a local bus and within a few minutes you are in the buzzing town center. The owner and the chef made our visit incredibly enjoyable: they helped answer all our questions, arranged travel as needed and cooked an amazing meal with organic local food - never without a smile! (The fish curry breakfast and the made-on-request roti was lip-smacking!) The friendliest staff and owner we met in our entire trip! Hugely recommended, and we hope to return one day.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights but could easily have stayed more. The villa had a very homely feel and it's set out of the madness of the city centre on the hill overlooking the tea plantations yet still only 5 minutes in a tuk tuk into town. The two hosts were so kind and friendly and made us feel right at home! Would reccomend this to anybody going to Nuwara Eliya :) this was my favourite place we stayed in Sri Lanka. It's also not too expensive so great for people on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Hill Breeze Villa
Address: No. 10 Toppass, Kandy Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 196 Speciality Lodging in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hill Breeze Villa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hill Breeze Villa is Located on top of cool breezy hills, facing Pidurutalagala mountain range, surrounding scenic views of Tea and Vegetable plantations. Their clean, neat bedding bathrooms will make comfortable stay and can enjoy delicious food in it's menu which can guarantee your satisfaction. It is about one and half km away from Nuwara Eliya city center, close to Victoria park and Gregory lake. ... more   less 
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