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“Homely guest house”
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Pigeons Nest
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Pigeons nest is a great place to stay in Nuwara Eliya, The guest house is a 10 minute walk to town. The staff are very helpful going out of there way to help me. The family that runs the guest house also live there, it feels very homely. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

I have mixed feelings about my short stay at Pigeons Nest. I arrived after 11 hours of travelling to find the common area had been taken over by a family who occupied several rooms. This is fine but I was hoping for a cuppa and a quiet night as I was pretty tired. I went to boil the kettle only to find that eggs were being boiled in it so I gave up and went to bed. For a considerable amount of time, the people in the room next to mine were using a hair dryer ( to dry their washing?) and I could also hear them in their bathroom. Both of these things disturbed my sleep as did the loud conversations in the common area.
I didn't have a view as my room overlooked the back garden and a man working on a small building at the end of the yard.
The room itself is very basic but the bed and pillows were comfortable. Shower was hot with really good pressure. Unfortunately, it wasn't really clean. There was dried toothpaste on the sink and I literally wrote my name in the dust on the bedside cabinet. Made me wonder how clean everything else was. I was cold during the night and as there was no extra blanket in the room, I slept in my clothes.
It's a cheap option within walking distance of the town. Be prepared for no one to know the name and have a map if possible. The owner offered to drive me into town, as he was going that way. He seemed like a nice person though. What makes or breaks it is who you are sharing the space with ultimately.

Room Tip: Rooms off the shared area can be noisy. Front bedroom gets everyone walking past to the door as well...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank travellight_8
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

My partner and I stayed for two nights. We had a very spacious, clean room with a king size bed - super comfy too! There is a common lounge room ( with tv) and kitchen for the guests (free tea & coffee) which made us feel right at home. Prince, the host, went above and beyond for us, giving us local information - where to eat, see the sunrise, short cut routes into town (literally a 7 min walk) as well as telling us prices we should pay for things etc, not allowing us to get ripped off. He even dropped us off personally to the bus station to farewell us (free of charge!!) I highly recommend this guesthouse for comfort and relaxation, super close to town and a very helpful host who can organise any extra excursions to the tea factories for you. Great value for money. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank mikhala01
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: No 5 Waterfield Bank Road Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
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Ranked #8 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: £15 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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