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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited to have lunch. Greeted by nice front lady with a smile. The view is incredible. No buffet available. So ordered from a la carte menu. All was fine till grumpy waiter's appearance. He shouted telling nothing out from menu. Then served food with same attitude. No smile at all. Washrooms are old, badly need refurbishment. Food was ok and...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were greeted warmly by a front office lady..and then served menus.limited number of food choises.kindof over priced for what they have..rice and curry was 950 odd.we requested a chicken chopsuey and the waitor was very arrogant and rude.he was shouting at us telling you can only order food from menu.such a waste of money.place is not maintained well.very dusty.no...

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in the perfect position alongside the Kelani River and this is its saving grace. The hotel itself is now rather dated and desperately needs a makeover. Our room, although large and with air conditioning (some rooms don't) was very shabby, a chair with no bottom in it, an unusable "wardrobe" (see photo) and although a nice lounge...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place on the way to Waskaduwa from Kandy! Nice 👍 place for having lunch ! Decent, wide spread lunch buffet with friendly service ! The adjacent river rafting will give you enough natural attraction while having lunch!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fantastic location for birdwatching, ferry just across the river and you are in the forest. The hotel could be excellent, given its location and period-features plus connection to River Kwai filming. But our room was shabby, broken seats on the chairs, open louvres on the windows without screening (we blocked them with a blanket), the room was not cleaned while...

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Derbyshire, England
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stopped with Exodus tour for lunch (apparently they used to stay overnight but no longer do so due to poor reviews). We were told that there was only the buffet (not expensive at 1100 Rupees) but it looked as though it had been standing there for a long while. It wasn't very appetising and we hoped we would not...

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Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The surrounding grounds and nearby forest are lovely. As previously mentioned, there are many birds to be enjoyed. Sadly, the hotel is quite shabby. Mold everywhere, including inside the cabinets. There is no bath mat or shower curtain, so the bathroom floor floods with each shower. Only one single sad towel was provided. Hotel states there is wifi, but there...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Kithulgala Rest House is located on the banks of the Kelani river. The location is ideal for birders as one can take a raft across the river to the village and the forest behind it. The river and the forest provide a beautiful background to the rest house. The rest house has a dated and laid-back feel to it. However...

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Alexandra, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This Rest House is in a truly beautiful location. The views from the dining room and terrace are fabulous. The food was fantastic for both breakfast and dinner and the service from staff could not have been better. We have special praise for young Sampath who went out of his way to be helpful. The rooms, however, are a different...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Spent 1 night here as part of Exodus tour. Rooms dismal and dirty. Food appalling and cold. Poor service. There isnt much choice for food in the town just a snack bar selling koththi which was fresh and hot. The location is lovely but that is the only positve thing about this place.

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Additional Information about Kithulgala Rest House

Address: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: $53 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Good place”
 of 5 bubbles ThiruJeeva, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Air-conditioned rooms are supposed to be a bit better than non air-con.”
 of 5 bubbles carolh533, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid at all costs”
 of 5 bubbles SwanseaLewis, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper tier rooms may be the best”
 of 5 bubbles chirathd, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“find rooms with river view”
 of 5 bubbles nadinisenanayaka90, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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