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“Wildlife paradise”
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The Other Corner
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Other Corner is beautifully located near a lake. Loved all the wildlife, especially the birds. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast and dinner were good. It would be better to go out for lunch - what's available is limited. There was a bit of a mix-up with my booking, but it was sorted with no problem. I ended up staying in two different rooms, a bungalow and a tree house and liked both of them equally. As a solo female traveler I felt very safe and comfortable. I went bird watching with the naturalist, which was brilliant. Highly recommend! I also spent some time just chilling out on my veranda and saw lot's of wildlife just passing by: monkeys, birds of all descriptions and very cute squirrels. Highlight was watching a horn bill landing on the banister next to me. If you are traveling by public transport, you need a tuktuk or other transport to get to most places. Alternatively it's about a 30 mins walk to the village.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful stay among the tree tops! The staff were very good as to was the service and accommodation. A very pleasant restaurant serving good quality food for the price. A relaxing tranquil place to stay.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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TheOtherC0rner, Owner at The Other Corner, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you very much for posting your review about The Other Corner . We look forward to welcome you agian in the future !!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at TOC for a couple of days and it was our basis to visit the cultural triangle
All the people were super nice and friendly especially with our 5 yo son
They took a picture of us on arrival and soon printed it as a present for our stay !
The first night we had a nice candlelight dinner in the garden
Our bungalow had all comforts we needed
Pool is small but nice and the garden al around the bungalows is amazing
Lots of birds and monkeys that wake you in the morning
Through TOC we also booked a driver for two days to take us to sigirya and polonnaruwa and to transfer us to our following destination
Thank you TOC ! We will be back

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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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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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 58 Speciality Lodging in Habarana
Price Range: $114 - $223 (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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