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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish (once we found it up the steep road) the experience was fantastic. The Ark is unbelievably chilled out and a great place to find peace and relax. Having the whole place to ourselves really made it special and I have never experienced a location quite like it. Lunch , dinner and breakfast were all tasty and...

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking the time to review The Ark and we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us. As always we are committed to maintaining our reputation and will continue to offer the very best to our guests. We hope to welcome you back and thank you once again.

Amsterdam
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Ark is absolutely a one of a kind experience, almost unreal, sitting up in a tree with such an amazing views an being surrounded by nothing but nature. We loved the location, the interior design, the swimming pool and the food. A few suggestions: would have loved to hear more from the staff about the surroundings, the (building of...

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SteffandeR, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your review of The Ark and we are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable. Furthermore we have noted your suggestions as we strive to extend the very best of service to our guests. We hope to see you back at The Ark!

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Everything about this place is the view!. Build up in the sky in middle of a tea plantation Ark offers a breathtaking view, a lovely pool & a lots & lot of privacy in middle of a peaceful environment. Best place to relax & you can stay there forever. Very kind & sweet caretakers like family, good food (specially breakfast!)...

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your review of The Ark and your valued feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your suggestions are well noted. Furthermore we appreciate that you have recognized The Ark as a luxurious property and we will continue to upkeep our standing as one of the most unique and luxurious properties...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Ark is a unique close to nature place. From the entrance to the estate one cannot imagine the Ark is among all trees at the peak. The private property terrain is better on 4WD. Comfortable beds and attractive bathrooms. Mini bar, tea, coffee, soft drinks comes with the room reservation. Delicious food and humble staff. We woke up to...

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review Dear Sir/madam, Thank you for your review of The Ark. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the exceptional natural surroundings of The Ark as well as our in house facilities and it was our absolute pleasure to have you and serve you. We look forward to having you...

Pitea, Sweden
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Me and my stayed one night at The Ark and was completely blown away. The staff welcomed us in a fantastic way with fresh juice and cool towels, (it was a hot day). The house is different and gives a feeling of being indoors and outdoors at the same time. The bedroom and the bed was very good and gave...

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Andersson, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We at The Ark strive to extend an exceptional experience to our guests in line with the unique feel of the property and we are glad that you experienced firsthand, the lush green seclusion The Ark is renowned for. We look forward to welcome you back! Thank you.

Akkerhaugen, Norway
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Confirmed our reservation, but cancelled it one hour before check in. We were on our way and had made a LKR 80 500 deposit in advance. This caused big expenses connected to transport and a full day of planning. Guess they doublebooked it.. If you book here, have a backup plan.

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Mr Henning, Greetings from The Ark! Thank you for your review of The Ark and regret that we could not finalize your booking. As you know the Ark is a privately owned small property and therefore it is extremely important for us to ensure we provide our guests with an experience beyond their expectations. In this view the policy...

Karandeniya, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very Peace full environment ,Less talking Friendly Staff,Delicious food as they are on pictures.Nice place to stay Calm & cool.Everything is perfectly maintained,We spend in Swimming pool whole evening.Well done Ark team...!

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Kasun, Thank you for taking the time to review The Ark. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we are glad to have made your stay with us a memorable one. We look forward to welcome you to The Ark sometime in the future once again and we wish you best of luck!

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Went there for a few days, for honeymoon early in november, its lovely having the place all to ourselves, the staff dont even hang around after meal times and we have the place all to ourselves, food is really good and the chef can usually provide you something you want and they have a nice menu. but this place is...

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, We appreciate your kind feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Ark as well the privacy and seclusion that we are renowned for. We look forward to welcome you back! Thank you.

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It is my pleasure to rate this hotel because the friendly staff, calm surroundings and delicious food made my stay perfect........Service was excellent. Keep it up. Do not change the staff. Good luck. We will help you all to promote this as it is a great place to make the leisure time worth.

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Fernando, Thank you for taking the time to review The Ark and we are absolutely delighted that you found our service/staff/food and location impeccable as we constantly strive to meet the highest standards in hospitality whilst offering the much sort after luxury of privacy and seclusion. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcome you back!

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a calm and quiet place with no disturbances at all. I went there with my wife for our honeymoon and stayed for one night. We chose the top floor and I recommend everyone of you to pick that floor. View was amazing. Food was great. Friendly staff. Nothing to complain at all. Since it's in the middle of a...

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TheArk_SriLanka1, Manager at The Ark, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Niranga, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Ark and that we were able to meet all of your expectations. We look forward to having you back and assure you of our best attention always. Thank you.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ark is a unique 3 bedroom villa, built on the concepts of a watch hut. Located high upon a rubber estate , overlooking a deep valley it provides absolute privacy and quiet.An ideal location for a quick , relaxing get-away from the city, it is easily accessible within 45 minutes, traveling on the Southern Expressway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ark

Address: Uthumgama | Dodampitiya, Matugama, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Matugama
Price Range: €229 - €275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“top floor room is the best as it's directly attached to the living and dining area.”
Daadi, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Always go for the top floor”
nirangad2016, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“choose the upper floor room. only it has the great view”
lakindup2016, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All three rooms has the same sceneric view”
Stansu, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Only the master bedroom at the living level has best views.”
chamaynef, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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