We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
29/10/2017 30/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Rafters Retreat

    Hilland Group, Kitulgala 71720, Sri Lanka
    011 94 77 341 4308
    Hotel website
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    29/10/2017 30/10/2017
    Traveller (177)
    Room & Suite (31)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Mountriver Hotel
    5 reviews
    #2 of 3 hotels in Kitulgala
     
    The Grand Hotel
    2,055 reviews
    #6 of 30 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
     
    Jetwing St. Andrew’s
    1,564 reviews
    #5 of 30 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
     
    Amaya Hills
    1,838 reviews
    #2 of 2 hotels in Heerassagala
     
    Overview
    • Excellent29%
    • Very good43%
    • Average14%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “channa” (8 reviews)
    “mosquito net” (9 reviews)
    “trap door” (4 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Restaurant
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Mountriver Hotel
    5 reviews
    #2 of 3 hotels in Kitulgala
     
    The Grand Hotel
    2,055 reviews
    #6 of 30 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
     
    Jetwing St. Andrew’s
    1,564 reviews
    #5 of 30 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
     
    Amaya Hills
    1,838 reviews
    #2 of 2 hotels in Heerassagala
     
    Rooms
    29 Oct30 Oct
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Kitulgala hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "30e8ddf042434a4d9c8f736667e536ec", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":607740,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":29,"month":10,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":30,"month":10,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"30e8ddf042434a4d9c8f736667e536ec","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Rafters Retreat","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjMwZThkZGYwNDI0MzRhNGQ5YzhmNzM2NjY3ZTUzNmVjIiwiQUlLIjoiZjA1YWU0YmM3NTEzNDBhNDg3ZjY0MTQxMGZkZTJlM2YifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "29/10/2017", "checkOut": "30/10/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (150)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 110 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Rafters Retreat is very basic accommodation. Rooms are ok but not very big and with very rudimentary bathroom facilities. You are certainly at one with nature, but the open wall which gives you a great view of the river makes it extremely noisy at night...More

    Thank Jane W
    Reviewed 18 August 2017

    This place is exactly what it is called: a retreat for rafters. It is quite basic, certainly not a resort. Situated just next to the river means: great views but also quite some noise from the water. The bungalows have no glass windows, so the...More

    1  Thank folker_lamote
    Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

    This is a huge bungalow built about 200 years back and is now managed by someone from the family. However, the property is very ill-kept. There is massive potential to tap here. Tall old trees are home to various creatures but the eco system balance...More

    1  Thank rcm497
    Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

    We went as part of a package - we loved the rafting which was well organised and fun. The guide was good natured and worked hard to make it enjoyable. However the accommodation was very basic. Not in itself a problem but everything was damp...More

    Thank Jansreviews
    Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

    The hotel is at the riverside. We stayed in a room at the river with an amazing view. So beautiful!! Everything is clean, good food. No pool but you can swim in the river. They organize rafting tours which are great and I strongly recommend!!!

    2  Thank PBTN
    Mountriver Hotel
    5 reviews
    #2 of 3 hotels in Kitulgala
     
    The Grand Hotel
    2,055 reviews
    #6 of 30 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
     
    Jetwing St. Andrew’s
    1,564 reviews
    #5 of 30 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
     
    Amaya Hills
    1,838 reviews
    #2 of 2 hotels in Heerassagala
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$76 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Rafters Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Sri Lanka >
    • Sabaragamuwa Province >
    • Kitulgala
    • Also Known As
    • Rafters Retreat Hotel Kitulgala ,
    • Rafters Retreat Sri Lanka/Kitulgala
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (177)
    Room & Suite (31)
    Pool & Beach (6)
    Dining (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (125)
    Bathroom (13)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
    Nearby
    Mountriver Hotel
    5 reviews
    3.00 km away
     
    The Grand Hotel
    2,055 reviews
    39.90 km away
     
    Amaya Hills
    1,838 reviews
    37.71 km away
     
    Jetwing St. Andrew’s
    1,564 reviews
    39.70 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Cafe Plus
    25 reviews
    22.43 km away
    Channa
    112 reviews
    28.68 km away
    Garland Caf'e
    7 reviews
    31.25 km away
    Pinnalanda Hotel Restaurant
    46 reviews
    34.05 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Adam's Peak
    1,197 reviews
    23.22 km away
    Warleigh Church
    27 reviews
    25.65 km away
    Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
    51 reviews
    28.20 km away
    Elephant Freedom Project
    197 reviews
    30.36 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Osamah S
    1 May 2017|
    AnswerShow all 3 answers
    Response from Nimesh W | Reviewed this property |
    Absolutely yes you can do the rafting with them. Morning time is always preferable as the water flow is bit high that time (if you want to enjoy the rafting its a must) and you wont feel much heat in d morning usually.Enjoy
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Ask to be closer to the main pavilion - when it gets dark it's hard to see."
    Read review
    "Be sure you are a out and out nature lover."
    Read review
    "Nice place in Sri Lanka."
    Read review
    "All the rooms are facing the river and a part of the nature in every signle way starting from the entrance to..."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing