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“Place to relax with awesome staff”
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The Other Corner
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stayed three wonderful days at TOC. The rooms, or huts (yes, you have your own house with patio), were well maintained and quiet. And also the whole hotel area was beautiful itself with different fruits and plants growing around. Pool was also nice and clean.

The whole hotel staff were very attentive and friendly, especially the waiters in the restaurant. The restaurant offered both local and "foreign" dishes, which all were great. We would definitely come again, thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I have just spent a few fabulous days at "TOC" and can highly recommend it. The grounds are a peaceful respite from the hustle bustle noise and activity that is Sri Lankan life. The pristine cabins (only 9), nestled within beautiful surrounds and shady trees, are perfectly designed for their environment, with decks onto the surrounding grounds and if you desire, a couple of tree top decks to have evening drinks and listen to the birds. A minor item which could be considered is that some small hole have appeared in the mosquito nets, (but this doesn't change my rating).

The staff could not be friendlier and more helpful; the 2 guys serving in the kitchen were fabulous. The food is great - but for my personal taste, could have had been more spicy -closer to the heat I was expecting from Sri Lankan curries.

As a wildlife lover, it was brilliant to meet the entertaining Dhilip de Alwis, the resident naturalist, photographer and birdwatcher. Make sure you organise an evening walk with him alongside the reservoir. He helped make this a star rating for me.

In addition, Habarana is a convenient location to the cultural triangle and to the National Parks.

David & Leigh, Sydney.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Stayed 3 nights in the big house on stilts just past the restaurant (rooms 1 & 2). Worked out really well with the 3 children in one room and my wife and I in the other. Meant some privacy from each other but with adjoining doors plus a single exterior out to the fantastic covered outdoor sitting/eating area - perfect family accommodation!!

Had a lovely time there with a nice mix of local tours (Sigirya Rock, Dambulla Caves and Elephant safari) and onsite strolling (do the nature walk with the interesting/entertaining Dhilip, plus visit the vegetable/fruit garden and stop for fresh ginger tea!!).

I'd recommend just to eat onsite - lovely food (with fruit and veg from their own garden), and seemed very reasonably priced (family of 5 all well fed for 4000-6000 lkr [20-30 GBP] ).

Biggest mention though must go towards the staff who were all so welcoming and kind.

Definitely stay here if you want to just chill, surrounded by beautiful wildlife.

Ps. If you have your own driver, as we did (brilliant concept!), they also provide lodgings for them which is a nice bonus.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The staff are very attentive, extremely friendly and accommodating! They made our time here great from the start to the finish! They helped us to organise our weekend!!! The food was lovely! The room was very clear and cosy! We would defiantly recommend this place!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful visit! Everyone is extremely friendly, beautiful place to Stay, great food and enormously clean rooms! Worth every minute! You won't find a crew that is as great as the people who work here!

Stayed: July 2017
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TheOtherC0rner, Owner at The Other Corner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for wonderful review. Appreciate . Look forward to seeing you, your family and friends soon at TOC. Warm regards ,

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Address: Anuradhapura Road | Laksirigama, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Habarana
Price Range: $119 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Other Corner 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within 172Kms, about 4 hours drive from Colombo towards North Central of Sri Lanka, 'The Other Corner' is a place of rare beauty and tranquility. The picturesque Eco Resort is located within easy reach of National Parks, Historic Sites, Cultural Triangle and best beached in Sri Lanka. The Other Corner is an ideal layaway for tourists and naturalists, photographers alike. ... more   less 
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