The gates to Le Grand are on the left, about a km down the Trincomalee road from the Habarana junction. It is a very convenient base from which to explore the cultural triangle. The owner is French educated but unlike like the hero in Alain-Fournier’s novel there is nothing impulsive or reckless about this project.
Set off the main road in a large plantation of fruit and coconut trees this motel style accommodation has being operating for two years and consists of six large air conditioned rooms each with its own large modern bathroom with excellent hot water and a front verandah on which to lounge.
The room rate of around £35 per night for a triple included breakfast. The motel kitchen provides lunch and dinner at cost if required. The menu was limited but what was available came in large servings and the quality excellent. Driver accommodation and wifi, only available in the dining area, are included in the tariff.
Elegant in its simplicity the Le Grand Meaulnes is clean and comfortable and value for money. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make your dreams a reality while holidaying with your family and friends at Habarana in Sri Lanka. Le Grand Meaulnes Holiday Bungalow is situated in a 2 acre land with coconut and fruit cultivation. Besides, full of trees and brushes you may feel the cool and windy climate though it belongs to the dry climatic area. Habarana is probably the best destination for safari, wildlife, bird watching, nature lovers and situated in the centre of Sri Lankan cultural triangle. ... more less
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