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Istanbul, Turkey
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

ı loved the mansion and its garden. we were a group of 15 so we tried to reach up by bus.I advise that you take a smaller car since the road are so narrow. also I stayed in the royal suite which was so confortable. Make sure you have a big room

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1 Thank zeyneptbilgin
chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for endorsing the beautiful gardens, quality of our services, your kind remarks about the Governor's Mansion and how spacious Royal suite is. We do have many other suites that are twice the size and a couple a bit smaller. They are all larger than any deluxe double you will find in any six star international hotel chains. This... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Where to start....so many great things to say about the place...truly breathtaking! If you want to feel like you have taken a step back from reality and entered the british colonial era this is the place for you! Nestled in the middle of Sri Lanka's vast jungle is, what I would say, a typical colonial style mansion (and I mean... More 

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1 Thank Rafi D
chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We are delighted to note that you have had a truly memorable experience at the Governor's Mansion. We at Governor's Collection Sri Lanka thrive to give you our valued guests the best that is possible. You were right to assume that you were the only guests at the hotel one day. Our other guests were using the Mansion as a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us stayed here and it was one of the best hotels during our stay in Sri Lanka. The rooms were lovely and clean. The staff were so helpful and obliging. The gardens were magnificent. Highly recommend this even for a night as it is quite expensive.

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Thank Mary K
chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We thank you for your gleaming review. We do what ever is earthly possible to offer our valued guests nothing but the best. We take pride in holding our charges over the past ten years and we will continue to do so. It is our sincere intention to offer give our guests value for money. Thank you More 

Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great property, awesome crew, yummy food, spacious rooms, speck less cleanliness. Staff ever ready to cater your requirements. Lots of indoor activity options, cycles for a morning ride, a good tennis clay court. All good for a premium price.

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Thank MapnGo
chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the genuine, gleaming review of the Governor's Mansion. We appreciate your honesty and openness. Little concerned about the title .....a fat pocket? I would sincerely wish to explain the following. a) The standard room charge in a comparable hotel (whilst it is hard to find one with such a history)or even a basic Colombo business hotel with... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My friends and I stayed at the mansion for a few days during the end of July 2016. We had a lovely time at the mansion and it was an extremely rejuvenating experience. The location by itself is spectacular and so blended with nature that, one could just gape at the cloud kissed peaks at a distance and forget time.... More 

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Thank VBhargavan
chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the valuable review. We measure our service delivery and endeavour to enhance our quality services based on honest reviews and constructive view we receive. I note the contributor has given three stars for value. I would sincerely wish to explain the following. If one were to add: a) The standard room charge in a comparable hotel (whilst... More 

Singapore
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I happened to stay in this mansion when there is no other guests beside my family. But I believe the hotel is great with or without other guests and the level of the service will still be good standard Hotel: Located away from the main road, around 15 minutes drive away. It is a very nice colonial style hotel within... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed, honest, candid review. Governor's Mansion is two hundred and sixteen years old. (216). The building is still the original building. It was not easy to renovate and bring back the past glory in such a historic building, still not taking the heart out of the place. Our proprietors have done their utmost to achieve what... More 

Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I was looking into a place where we (2 adults and 2 kids) can stay in a suite in Nuwara Eliya. I looked into Ceylon tea trails but they were sold out. I booked Governor's Mansion which was in the vicinity and reviews were good. My family and I had one of the best times in Governor's Mansion. We were... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It is so rewarding to note that our valued guests have enjoyed their experience at the Governor’s Mansion. We do not market our Mansion aggressively but depend on recommendations and excellent reviews we attract from our guests. We take pride in offering nothing but the very best in the way of our services, cuisine and a mansion that was built... More 

Bengaluru, India
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

My wife and I spent three nights and celebrated her birthday in the hotel. We stayed in the Queen's Suite. The accommodation was excellent with some glorious views from our room. The cuisine was excellent as well and the service was superb. At all times we felt like house guests in a country manor rather than the fact that we... More 

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chrismanagergm, Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to give you the opportunity enjoy your special moments in the way you wished to. Our staff were delighted to be of service to you and meet with your individual requests to make your wife's special day one to remember. We look forward to you returning to the Governor's Mansion in the future. Thank you for... More 

Hong Kong, China
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221 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with our two boys whilst enjoying our first trip to Sri Lanka. ...the hotel is amazing with very friendly staff and a perfect setting that overlooks incredible views. The hotel is a long way off the beaten track but it's an amazing place to stay - the rooms are well maintained and the food is home from... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

It was a pleasure and a privilege to be of service to you. It makes it all the worthwhile when our valued guests enjoy our services and our “own brand of hospitality” We will continue to attempt to improve our services and maintain the Mansion in pristine condition for you our valued guests. Look forward to you and your family... More 

Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

After confirming directions from passerby's, we started to see the signs for gov mansion. I expected the 'where on earth are we going' from my husband but when our local driver said 'omg where are we going' I started to wonder as well. The 5 km road into the hotel is narrow and goes from partly paved to unpaved, through... More 

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chrismanagergm, General Manager at Governor's Mansion, responded to this review

We have never been so privileged to have such a detailed review. Our valued guest does however answer her own minor queries/misperceptions herself in the review. Therefore it is not necessary for us to comment regarding the contradictions seen in the review. May I sincerely clarify that the road from Dickoya to the entrance of our estate is a public... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
FULLY RESTORED ENGLISH STYLE MANSION SET ABOVE 4700 FEET ABOVE SEA LEAVEL IN THE TEA VALLEY OF DICKOYA. OFFERS THE GUESTS A TRIP BACK IN TIME WHERE BRITISH PLANTERS MADE IT AN EXCLUSIVE HOME. FREQUENTED BY ROYALTY IN THE PAST. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governor's Mansion

Address: Ottery Estate, Dickoya 22050, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Dickoya
Price Range: $507 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Governor's Mansion 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Queen's Room”
 of 5 bubbles 619rafid, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms in the first floor gives a better view of the surroundings. Ask for Barbecue in the night.”
 of 5 bubbles MapnGo, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor have a better view of the valley and the tea plantation.”
 of 5 bubbles VBhargavan, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Free laundry, so keep your laundry during your trip till you reach governors mansion”
 of 5 bubbles CepheusC, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Queen's Suite, where we stayed, is highly recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles GautamMajumdar, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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