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WORTH ONLY FOR THE VIEW
This is a resort with stunning views. Scenic view direct from the bed,balconies and the restaurant.massive eco friendly clean rooms with very spacious luxury feel bathrooms.You get the chance to see the little adam’s peak from the room.staffs are friendly.Food was tasty and presented nicely.ambience of the restaurant was good.Surrounding of this resort is full of greenary tea bushes.Nice place to relax in a chill climate.This place has a swimming pool which needs improvement.not attractive.No heated pool for this location’s climate.overall nice stay.
Only stayed one night but would have loved to stay longer. The most friendly staff we met, & this is a really friendly country. Lovely room with panoramic views. Rustic style rooms blending with the surrounding coutryside. Good choice in the restaurant for breakfast & dinner. My only minor issue was the lack of twin beds.
Great views, service, and a highly recommended place to stay
Not a luxury hotel in the "classic" luxury style, but one of our favorite places we stayed in in Sri Lanka. More on the "shabby chic" side, Sri Lankan style. Vertically built, you're always climbing up and down stairs to get to the restaurant, reception, the spa, the pool, or the property entrance. There are carts to take you up and down. But everything worked, the villa was spectacular, service was impeccable, and the restaurant was very good.
Should be amazing but it falls short
We were welcomed to the hotel by the only female staff member we saw during our stay. We did not meet the manager, but had an email from him once we had left the hotel. We were taken by buggy up a short slope to room 101, a Honeymoon Deluxe room which is the last in a row of similar buildings. This room is on the upper level of a two storey thatched building and is made up of a bedroom and bathroom. The sitting area referred to in the description comprises two rather grotty bean bags by the coffee table in the corner. The balcony is on two sides of the room overlooking tea plantation and has a great view of Little Adam’s Rock and the Ella Gap, as do all the rooms. Outside there are two wooden chairs with a seat cushion which are not comfortable and at the side there is a low table with two chairs without legs - I am not sure why you would use them. A kettle is provided for coffee and tea making, but only two small bottles of water provided - in asking, we were given two extra so that we could make tea. The bathroom has a raised area built from old railway sleepers and a huge tub that takes 30 minutes to fill. There are water spouts instead of taps so having a shower is like standing under a hose which is not a great experience. The swimming pool is good but you can’t have hot drinks there. The dining room is a large open sided thatched building set up with far reaching views. There is one menu for all day use which is peeling at the edges and rather worn looking. It would be an easy thing to reprint the menu to keep it looking fresh. Whilst the menu is extensive, some of the dishes just contain too many ingredients but the chef is obviously trying to cover all tastes. The buffet style breakfast has a fruit station (chopped or juiced) and an egg station as well as a large choice of both Sri Lankan and continental offerings. However I do not expect to be given paper tissues instead of proper cotton napkins in a four star hotel. The location is dramatic, with stunning views and the birdsong in the morning is wonderful as already noted in so many reviews and the staff are friendly. The hotel is convenient for the short walk up Little Adam’s Peak and down to Nine Arch Bridge. We also had a fascinating visit to UVA Halpewatte Tea Factory. I think one night, or two maximum, would suffice here as there are so many other beautiful sights to see in this glorious country.
98 Acres is a pearl of wonderlust. Everything from the room surrounded by tree brunches, to the walk to breakfast, to the elegance and coziness of the decor, the view and the swimming pool, is a piece of heaven I would like to come back to, over and over again. We were here for 2 nights on our honeymoon. The bed was decorated for our arrival and we got complimentary fruit plates and cakes both nights. We had dinner in the restaurant both nights as in our opinion they had the best food so far. They also surprised us with a decorated table on our first night to celebrate our honeymoon. We used the spa for a massage, which I personally was happy about. The staff were super friendly and checked on us regularly.
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