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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights at the Ashburnham Estate in September 2016 and it was fantastic! After the heat and craziness of Kandy and Colombo, this was a peaceful mountain top spot, with beautiful views, clean elegant rooms and a pool to watch the sun go down over the neighbouring valley... The estate is about 45 minute car drive (or...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Built in the 1930's in a Colonial theme, it sits on the top of a hill overlooking the Tea Plantation. Surrounded by a fabulous garden and lots of wildlife it exudes old world charm and top, friendly service. The food was wonderful, the managers Oli and Laura were really helpful and friendly and the staff...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ashburnham is a lovely bungalow in the colonial style located in the midst of the knuckles ranges. The reception is warm and extremely pleasant. The room is crispy clean with white floor and colonial furniture. The bed is very firm and comfortable.The toilets are spacious and with sufficient toiletries. Cleaning and house keeping done perfectly. The rooms are airy and...

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had such a great 5 nights at Ashburnham. There's plenty to do but it's also great for some chill time too. It's about an hour north of Kandy in the hills overlooking beautiful valleys of tea plants and jungle. You feel like you're staying in someone's home at Ashburnham. All of the staff are really friendly and helpful, from...

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here and had a great time. The views are incredible. Lazy days by the pool as well as local hikes and activities. Very friendly staff with incredible food and service. I recommend the tea tour and definitely use this place as a base to visit Sigaria. You must stay here.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Priced at five star level but delivering sub standard service with poorly trained but polite and energetic staff. Daily menu is aimed at a European palette with minuscule portions and exorbitant wine prices. Locals may need to carry their own food & drinks to feel content. Location and view is super but I wouldn't stay there again.

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AshburnhamEstate, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you didn’t have a great time with us. We are pleased though that the friends who you were travelling with did actually decide to extend their stay by an extra night. We very much tried to go out of our way to make you as comfortable and welcome as possible,...

Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had the most amazing 4 night stay at Ashburnham estate. Ollie and Laura are great hosts and did everything to make sure my stay was relaxed and extremely enjoyable. The food was outstanding and Reggies cookery class was great fun and extremely informative. I would recommend staying here to anyone that visits Sri Lanka.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights at Ashburnham estate, arriving after a 45min tuk tuk from Matale to be greeted with a very beautiful estate, a fresh King coconut drink and lovely people who worked there. During our stay we went to the waterfalls (absolutely beautiful!), had a tour of the tea estate (unfortunately we didn't go to...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lovely estate, very welcoming hosts, off the beaten track, with breathtaking views. This was our best hotel during our trip to sri lanka. Also the kitchen was excellent, with enough choice . Also liked the personal trip to the tea estate

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We are a family of 4 from London with two boys aged 12 and 14. We arrived just before lunchtime to a cool drink and were shown adjacent airy rooms looking out over the estate and into a valley with the Knuckle Mountains in the distance. Our driver took care of the bags and joined the other drivers in their...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the foothills of the Knuckles Mountain Range, between the Cultural Triangle and Kandy, our 98 acre tea estate, offers guests a perfect location for exploring Sri Lanka's famous sites.Alternatively Ashburnham Estate, offers you the perfect spot to unwind. Relax on the veranda and enjoy the stunning views and magical sunsets. Or cool off in our swimming pool, 60 foot waterfall or Cascade Pool.With such lush natural surroundings there is ample opportunity to walk through our working tea estate, and help the ladies picking, or onto the hills to enjoy spectacular views.Our original 1930’s Principal Planter’s bungalow, offers 4 double rooms, a family room and our luxurious Ashburnham Suite; all beautifully decorated to offer unique character.So, what are you waiting for, come and enjoy the beauty of Ashburnham Estate. ... more   less 

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Address: B416 - Elkaduwa Road | Kandy District, Elkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Elkaduwa
Price Range: RM652 - RM830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“all rooms are good !”
 of 5 bubbles lakshansilva, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“View towards the Knuckle Mountains is beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles NeillVL, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful. comfortable, very clean and have a view”
 of 5 bubbles JenniA645, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ashburnham Suite at the front was ideal for us, with an extra bed for our son”
 of 5 bubbles Jamie_Smi, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front facing for spectacular views over the Elkaduwa Valley.”
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