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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Hilltop villa for 3 nights as part of a yoga retreat. From the start, the service was exceptional, the staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Our villa was away from the main reception area, but tuk tuks were readily available and the walk not too far. The meals each night...

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Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this on the basis of previous reviews and it surpassed expectations.We stayed for 2 nights and next time would make it 3. We stayed in Mango Villas which are the rooms above the restaurant. Huge bedroom area and bathroom, with a verandah one side and terrace the other. Very comfortable beds and good internet. Meals in the evening...

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Thank Rosie B
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think that this would have to get the first prize for our tour of Sri Lanka. We were extremely lucky to have Kevin (the owner, and son of Jim) and his wife Janet in residence as they were fabulous hosts. From the minute we arrived we were treated like part of the family - having a coffee with Kevin...

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2Thank Carole N
london UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights. Tricky to find and in a lovely jungly area - but different to the low trees - here there were lots of tall Palm trees. Stayed in spice garden at the bottom and would choose this one again. Mango is where the breakfasts and dinners are and hilltop where the pool is - we liked being...

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Thank pendulwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. Even though it rained when we were there, we still had an amazing time. it is a working farm but with lovely rooms and restaurant, however what makes it special is the uniqueness of it all, the location and the quality of everything. However it is also an experience. Be prepared to meet people at mealtimes....

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sussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights end January as part of a tour of SW Sri Lanka. Enhanced by the excellent contribution of the owner Kevin, who stays here for a month at a time, the history and running of the organic farm was intriguing. The kitchen makes everything from scratch and also feeds all the staff. Evening meals are...

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Thank SussexKipper
England
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Spice Garden Villa which had a beautiful room. Viewing the other villas, Hilltop was probably the best with a lovely swimming pool. The food was delicious and Kevin was an amazing host.

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Melbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Jim's Farm Villas after an overnight layover in CMB. It was the first stop for us during our 3 weeks holiday with our two kids (6 and 3). Interestingly enough, we only stumbled across this place during research as the result of a direct recommendation through TA forums, and boy was it a good suggestion. As a...

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1Thank koizi
Kidderminster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Sri Lanka a stay at Jim's is a must. Even better if Jim's son Kevin is visiting. Set on an extremely interesting organic farm you can see many of the day to day herbs and products we regularly use. Many of these products,including eggs, are served in the restaurant. We stayed in Mango villa. The rooms...

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Thank Richard W
Thornham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place for a relaxing stay in the Hill Country. Beautiful swimming pool. Large, well appointed rooms. Loads of peace and quiet. Working farm with plenty to see and do. Bird watchers will find plenty to keep them going. The staff are attentive and helpful. Our only disappointment was the food, which did not meet expectations. There...

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Kevin A, Owner at Jim's Farm Villas, responded to this review

Many thanks for your many compliments. I only wished that you had mentioned to us your reservations about communal dining, as we are very happy to offer private dining also. We understand that many of our guests prefer this private option, and we regularly provide such service. With our Mango Villa being used for supper, we can offer private dining...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Jim's Farm Villas

Address: Ahelapola, Matale 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Matale
Price Range: $269 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“The communal dinners are great but if you want some privacy during mealtimes this can also be arranged.”
 of 5 bubbles 53AmandaM, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We like Mango Villas as it has great views and is near the restaurant. Hilltop is near the pool but a walk or ride from the eating”
 of 5 bubbles B3027MUdavidh, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Hilltop rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles Taswell43, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Mango villas are very convenient and have great views”
 of 5 bubbles 853RichardW, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the villas have their own charm....Hilltop for closeness to the pool, Mango Villas for stunning sunset view.”
 of 5 bubbles jorowetheboat, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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