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Thotalagala

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this boutique hotel for 2 nights. We were immediately greeted by Claire, the hotel manager. She was very nice and made us feel right at home. The rest of the staff was also so welcoming and it was clear they wanted our stay to be special. Our room was terrific, it had a large bedroom and sitting...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Good morning Cassidy, Warm compliments of the Sinhalese New Year to you. Thank you for your warm words of recommendation; we are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us, and hope to welcome you back again in the not-too-distant future.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the great good fortune of staying at Thotalagala for two nights. Surrounded by tea estates, the rooms were gorgeous and beautifully appointed, the food was delicious, and the staff took a very personal interest in your comfort and well being. On the day that we arrived, a staff member (who was also the talented chef!) guided us on...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear Sam, Thank you so very much for your kind words and warm recommendation; we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! We loved having you, and really aim to go out of way to make you feel both at home and pampered. One day, when you return to Sri Lanka to see the bits you missed, stop...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly stunning location. The view is something to behold! The staff are all so very welcoming and happy to accommodate all your needs. They go out of their way to make you feel special. Fabulous food and a really luxurious stay. Highly recommended.

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Good morning Sarah, Thank you for your kind words; it was a delight to host you here, and we hope to see you again in the future! We trust that the rest of your stay in Sri Lanka was just as good.

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A wonderful small hotel set among the tea plantations in the Hills. Lovely friendly staff and a great chef. Nice walks in the hills through the plantations. Don't miss high tea in Sir Thomas Lipton's bungalow.

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear peterjK24UD, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your high tea, amongst other things, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. We hope the rest of your Sri Lankan holiday was just as good.

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful welcome from Claire and her staff. Laundry whisked away and done for us while we settled into a delightful Sri lankan dinner. Marvellous view of hill country from the breakfast lawn and a splendid visit to a neighbouring bungalow in its original conditon, and still in use, where we enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea on the lawn, narrowly preserved...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear PhilippaRD, Thank you for much for your very kind words; we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, in spite of the monkeys trying to share your tea. We eagerly await your return.

Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Absolutely nothing too much trouble, chef Paul consulted us on what we'd like for dinner! All inclusive drinks was great! Served by Ruan in the smoking room. Great dining room for everyone to get to know each other but private dining also available at no extra cost! Room, food, drink and staff absolutely fabulous! Would definitely return here again! Brand...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear Julie H, Thank you so very much for your warm words and thoughts on your stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves enough to want to return. We look forward to welcoming you back!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This romantic and nostalgic place is a delight. Immaculate and well managed with smiling and obliging staff, it is the perfect place to unwind. We felt like guests in a private home rather than clients. The food was absolutely world class. We were amazed to hear that the manager only started three weeks earlier, she and her staff are doing...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear BecRome, Thank you very much for the very positive feedback. We try very hard to make our guests feel at home, and so are delighted that you did. There is a wonderful team here at Thotalagala, who strive hard to give the guests all they need and ask for, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was our first trip to Sri Lanka and our first proper stop after an overnight in Colombo. Arriving at low visibility on a misty, rainy afternoon after a charming train ride from Hatton to Haputale, we were naturally apprehensive and not sure of what to expect. We were immediately blown away by the warm hospitality of Ms Deepika, the...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear GIngerTeh, Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic response to Thotalagala. The team are thrilled that you so enjoyed yourselves, but also extend our apologies for not letting you know about the Bungalow. We would be more than thrilled to take you their on your next visit, so please do not hesitate to let us know when you...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night in the 'Major Rogers' room. The views really are very special, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the service was excellent overall. There is a lovely walking route to take in the views. I haven't rated 5* because the food wasn't as good quality as we'd experienced in other similar hotels in Sri Lanka, our...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly, thank you for your kind words, and also your observations. Please accept our apologies that not everything was up to the standard we normally expect of ourselves. Rest assured that this is unlikely to happen again, and we warmly welcome you back to see this for yourself. For a future stay, perhaps an anniversary, why not take...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

What can I say? The setting of this accommodation is excellent amidst the tea plantations and just 4km from Haputale which is a tourist friendly town. All staff are highly attentive and accommodating. Our food was excellent and we could have had anything we'd wanted. Nothing is too much trouble and we were spoiled with afternoon tea at Sir Thomas...

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Claire H, Manager at Thotalagala, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words; we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Unfortunately, not all of our rooms have a bathtub, but the good news is that we are putting in an infinity pool later this year, so when you come back to visit, you can jump in there instead. We look...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Thotalagala, a remarkable feat of restoration. The bungalow has been revived to its former glory, with seven themed suites based on personalities that shaped the history of the province of Uva, one of the foremost tea growing regions in Sri Lanka, the finest tea growing region in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thotalagala

Address: Dambatenna Road, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Haputale
Price Range: $403 - $631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“It's a small, quality hotel, so all the rooms are beautiful and well appointed.”
SamHHarper, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms and each is great, if you want a bath though (showers were huge) you need to ask for the suite!”
  • very comfortable with lettle treats on our pillow every night!
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“Any room will be excellent”
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