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2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unforgettable experiance...... I went there with a guest. Since we arrived there, Their service was so nice. While rafting they gave us an excellent service fun.. Their safty is also best. I recommended for any one who are interested in.

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1 Thank Chanaka-uk
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a one day trip here with friends for a white water rafting. Amazing greenly environment with birds sounds. Friendly staffs. First we were given floating jackets & along with the boats we taken by a pickup to the high elevation area around 6 km. Six people in a rafting boat is always preferable. A guide comes with each boat... More 

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1 Thank Chensrj
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

During our 2 week stay in Sri Lanka we stayed at rafters retreat for 2 nights. Don't think I prepared myself mentally for staying in a hut with 3 walls over night but it was definitely an experience. The hut we stayed (number 3) in had a double bed and a double mosquito net provided. This was the first time... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This accommodation was situated by the river. It´s classified as eco lodge. All rooms and facilities are wooden constructions, with no luxury, but very charming and perfectly fitting the environment. Our room was a kind of wooden hut. There are no glass windows, just a blind, and by rising it, you´ll discover fantastic views to the river and jungle. Despite... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night having arrived after a long journey. We had originally booked at Ceylon adventures down the road but they didn't know we were arriving (we booked via booking.com) and weren't doing rafting trips. We were desperate and quoted $145 for a nights accommodation, two meals (breakfast & evening meal) with rafting incl. the room I... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

For a nature lover this a dream place. You are leaving adjacent to a river in a room with no walls towards the rumbling river. Knowing Sri lankan climate if it rains during the night, then it adds to the nature sound all round you. Bathroom is very very basic. Food was so bad that one son I admitted at... More 

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1 Thank Gayathri E
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Rafters Retreat: One of the best view you could ask for. The service was good. The food was good. Friendly atmosphere. Wish there were more activities other than rafting and confidence jump & slides. A good place for an outing.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We only spent one night here, but had a great time. Our room was overlooking the rapids and the jungle. It was such a beautiful place and managed to get a rafting trip in. That was a lot of fun and very safe. I would definitely come back here and try some of the other activities and hikes that are... More 

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1 Thank jayded44
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Rafters Retreat really lives up to its name. It sits on the very river you raft on. Nestled in a manicured jungle overlooking the very same river are its several rooms. If you're into Eco-friendly hotels, you can't get a better option. The rooms are merely thatched a-framed huts totally open to the elements leaving you at the mercy... More 

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1 Thank Tapu J
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best days spent in Sri Lanka. Perfect for anyone who is looking for a rafting adventure. Very scenic peaceful and quiet place. As beginners we had a professional staff member, Gyaan, accompanying us. Nothing to complain about, will definitely visit again.

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Address: Hilland Group, Kitulgala 71720, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: €89 - €309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Be sure you are a out and out nature lover.”
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“Nice place in Sri Lanka.”
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“All the rooms are facing the river and a part of the nature in every signle way starting from the entrance to the wash rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles dharshaniew, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“please do not go to this place”
 of 5 bubbles yeshkio, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“bring a torch, as you have to walk through a windy jungle path from the main decking/restaurant back to your huts.”
 of 5 bubbles jamiee37, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
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