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King Fern Cottage

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this place after struggling to get accommodation anywhere else as they were either full or wanted ridiculous amount of money. We went during the local holidays and Nuwara Elliya was the place to be during that time. We arrived at the front gate not thinking too much about it, but once inside, we were pleasantly surprised by...

Thank ky288
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had read good things on TripAdvisor so booked one night here whilst in Nuwara Eliya. Staff initially welcoming with a cuppa in a bright communal spot with good views. Good security with exterior locked gate to road. Unfortunately downhill from there. Mosquito net in bedroom full of big holes. Exterior door and windows in room left wide open on arrival...

Thank adapicton
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stood 3 nights here. Really nice garden and stylish rooms. Created atmosphere in here is sure benefit. Some hints for the new guests. It is quite cold in Nuwara Eliya and most of the guesthouses do not have any heating system, included in King Fern. For the compensation they have hot shower and good tea. Guests whose are hanging...

Thank Meelis M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and quiet place to stay. The room was big enough and it had a perfect big bed. The bathroom was a little bit outdated and small but had a very nice hot water shower. The overall vibe in the lounge/restaurant is very relaxing and it even has a fireplace. The view of the restaurant is also very nice. Overall...

Thank William_diel
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The good things first: Sanjay the manager allowed us to check out early with no penalty. He was informative and friendly and arranged a day trip to Horton's Plains the morning after we arrived. The bad: no matter what they tell you, a WiFi connection is not going to happen. So, no WiFi. then our room - it looked as...

Thank Leoleoleoleo
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The food is delicious, the room was one of the best place that we have been in Sri Lanka. The staff is amazing. We just stay one night, but was wonderfull. Please make a walking trip like we did in the morning we the friend of the owner. Excellent 5 stars

1Thank Gildo S
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great place, brimming with ambience, style and character... Comfortable vibe with plenty of spaces to chill out and read a book or be social! Very friendly staff, bright sunlit restaurant and a large pool table area, very clean, wood fire and great food... totally recommend :-)

2Thank Subculture70
South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This cottage is beautifully designed and built to take advantage of the little stream that runs trough it as well as having it's beautiful wooden balconies built around giant King Ferns. The owner is serious about his commitment to the environment and sends staff out every morning to clean the rubbish which is sadly swept down the stream every night....

1Thank Liveandlearn2017
Shenzhen, China
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We spent one night here and were happy with it, but the bathroom didn't fit with the rest of the room as it is a bit run down. Great wooden carved furniture and funky set up. Our room backed on to the main area so we had to ask for the music to be turned down due to our 4:30am...

Thank NatCampsmore
UK, London
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Brilliant spacious accomodation, very well posiiton just outside the small town of nuwara aliya very clean, great food and extremely helpful staff who go out of their way to help travellers on their way

1Thank missslbell

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our nine room guesthouse is nestled within nature for you to experience maximum relaxation for you to chill out. We strive to provide you with high level service and comfort. We have a range of rooms, to meet your needs as a solo, couple, group or family traveler. With your visit to Nuwara Eliya in mind, we are delighted to assist you with all travel information to make your trip easier. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about King Fern Cottage

Address: 203 1a St. Andrews Dr | Under Bank, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $37 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Families/groups sd ask 4 the family room. Honey mooning couples sd ask 4 the room built over the stream with private balcony”
Liveandlearn2017, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Place gets cold so make sure you have warm clothes.”
carlfg93, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms below the dining room...damp and noisy at 5am when people leave on tours”
337brucep, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the cheapest room, they all about the same”
307meganh, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask to see a few rooms if possible...”
garywilson68, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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