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White Monkey - Dias Rest

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying here so much that I ended up staying 9 nights in total. The views are great, the food delicious, there is lots to do nearby and if you are looking for an authentic experience of Sri Lanka's hill country, then staying here will serve you well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, with comfortable rooms and good curry for dinner. No wifi, hardly a connection for the cellphone either. A change for once. Good starting point to visit Lipton Seat, Dambatenne tea factory and even for the Horton Plains, which is a bit further away. The son of the house has several nice walks prepared.

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Thank Michael K
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

White Monkey can be described as similar to a homestay; the family who runs the guesthouse are so warm and inviting and cooked us three delicious meals during our stay. The guesthouse is around 4km out of Haputale town, towards the tea factories and Lipton's seat. It is set on a mountainside and the rooms have large windows, providing amazing...

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Thank Calmsloth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the bunaglows. White Monkey offers simple accommodation with beautiful views, embedded in nature, outside of Haputale, but still easy to reach. The communal diner is not only delicious but also very affordable. Ask Viraj (son of the family) about the very individual walking tours he offers, or spend a pleasent afternoon on Eagels rock just...

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Thank faramir44
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying with this family who are so hospitable, greeting us with a refreshing custard apple drink, delicious food and giving lots of recommendations. It was comfortable accommodation with a good communal area for chilling, and with stunning views, located right next to tea plantations and nearby walks. The highlight was Viraj taking us on a...

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Thank BeckyL93
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Location of Dias Rest is by far the selling point of this listing -- a secluded spot overlooking lush countryside. We had an excellent stay and really enjoyed the company and advice of the Dias family as well as the other travelers. Meals are eaten family-style (food is by far some of the best we had in Sri Lanka) and...

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Thank emmajaneruth
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great place! Amazing hospitality and delicious food! :) definitely 5 stars! Viraj is a nice fellow who really likes to host people and does it very well! The tour at waterfalls was amazing! Thank you for everything :)

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Thank Krzysztof K
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Viraj, who gave us opportunity to spend 2 nights at this place, even we didn't make a reservation. He is friendly and comunicative, speaking English perfectly. He has a great knowledge of local area, so we strongly recommend to discuse your plans with him, or with his father. His mother cooks delicious srilankan meals, you will enjoy this...

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Thank Vojta F
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Haputale is definitely my favorite place in the mountains, and white monkey will always be the place I'd stay in. It's a perfect example of a home stay, Dias, his amazing wife and children will do their best to make their visitors feel comfortable and most importantly they'd make you feel part of their family which I think is the...

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Thank Aslam A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We booked for 4 days with a hope of a chill out and relax. We found the room to be dark and damp, we had to wash all our clothes after we left because it was all damp. There was building works ongoing so we asked to change our booking from 4 nights to 3. This reasonable request was refused....

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Address: 3 Km Post, Dambetanne Road | Hillside Thotulagalla, Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Haputale
Price Range: €10 - €18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms appear to be all very similar - all have awesome views”
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“We had a room at the last floor - there is free roof for you :) and you will have a view directly to the misty walley.”
Kajkanela, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Newest Cottage, before the Dias House has much better view”
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