We arrived with our three children and one grandchild from Dambulla to have a few days in the hill country. It was a delight, the views, the food, the house... read more the walks and of course Kandy. Sally and Jerry and Martin, Rani and Noni their staff, were so helpful and supportive, feeding us, advising on itineraries, recommending places and booking transport. A brilliant stay.
Stayed for 4 days in Jungle Tide at the end of a month trip around Sri Lanka. It was a great quiet place to unwind, Super staff and food, lovely... read more house and garden. It's quite a trip up from Kandy which has it's advantages and disadvantages.
We have never felt more at home in someone else’s house. Everyone made us feel so welcome, Sally, Jerry, Rani and Martin and especially the resident dogs Suki and Toffee.... read more The house is set in a beautiful location, with sweeping views, a short tuc-tuc ride from Kandy. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We shared delicious family meals (some of the best food we had in Sri Lanka) with Sally and Jerry who are incredibly knowledgable about Sri Lanka and helped organise train tickets for the next leg of our journey. Rani is such a great cook and was kind enough to demonstrate some traditional Sri Lankan cooking to us. We had three generations of my family playing in the pool and on the lawn with beautiful hills in the background. We are already missing it! More
We arrived at Jungle Tide directly from the airport at Colombo.
We had a week to get over the jet lag and to acclimatise .
Sally and Jerry our hosts... read more are charming and couldn’t have done more to make us welcome. Indeed they organised our ongoing tours of Sri Lanka. With their knowledge and experience we had a wonderful tour of the island.
The rooms in this colonial style house are large and well furnished.
Meals are taken together in the large dining room and can consist of either western style or local cuisine cooked by Rani who will also share her cooking skills with you.
The pool is well maintained and the gardens offer opportunities to see large numbers of birds and animals.
Having visited the north of the island we returned for a second week to charge our batteries before our final leg of this visit.
The house is a 30 minute trip up into the hills from Kandy but it is certainly worth the drive. The views are stunning and it is a joy to escape the hustle and bustle of the town.
Transport is made easy by Sally and Jerry who can order either a tuk tuk or a car and driver for sightseeing tours of local places of interest such as the botanical gardens , the Temple of the Tooth, and the Tea Museum.
A wonderful place to relax and experience this amazing country. More
“Our only regret is that we did not stay longer.” – Dubai
“We travel quite a bit and this place stands out in our minds. Thank you!” – Saudi Arabia
“Jungle Tide has more than surpassed our expectations.” – Bangalore, India
“It’s a shame we had so little time to spend here, but that just gives us a good reason to come back.” – Lancashire, England
“The scenery, hospitality and general feeling of both the area and Jungle Tide is something that cannot be easily matched.” – Ireland/Slovakia
“Thank you. It was a very lovely experience to stay here.” – Denmark
“Hope to come here again sometime for a longer stay.” – Chandrigar, India
“Will definitely recommend it to others.” – Abu Dhabi
“We’ve stayed in many countries and many hotels but we’ve never received such friendliness and harmony like here.” – Germany
“Couldn’t have asked for more. Truly a home away from home.” – Sharjapur, India
“We wish we had just stayed here and not even ventured into Kandy!” – Israel
“If you’re after peace, comfort and splendid views look no further” – Kirkcaldy, Scotland
“We stayed at three inns during our travels in Sri Lanka and this was by far the best” – New York City
“As I stepped into Jungle Tide I felt it was made for me” – Bahrain
“A magical location among the tea estates” – Exeter, England
“This was the best place possible for us to disconnect, unwind and recharge.” – Dubai
“A restful break in beautiful and comfortable accommodation.” – New Zealand
“Jungle Tide is a paradise in the country hills of Sri Lanka.” – Italy
“Jungle Tide is the ideal place for escape from noisy bustling city life to embrace nature” – Hong Kong
“It’s been a joy to escape up here to the peace and solitude after the madness of Colombo and Kandy.” – Nottingham, England
“We needed to relax and have time together and it has been a really good place to do that.” – Derbyshire, England
“After two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai, Jungle Tide was perfect. I intend to be back soon.” – Australia
“You have a true retreat here in the mountains.” – Jordan
“After two years in Delhi we needed exactly what this place has in spades – clear, fresh air, unobstructed views, and quiet.” – New Delhi, India
“Right in the heart of traditional Sri Lanka, away from the crowded and noisy streets of the town” – London
Scenery, gardens and wildlife
“Wonderful – especially the views and birdsong.” – UK
“The large verandah – great for birdwatching or just chilling” – Surrey, England
“We really enjoyed sitting outside and watching the monkeys in the trees and listening to birdsong and the chirruping of cicadas” – London
“The best time is just before sunset, sitting with drinks on the terrace, watching the fabulous birdlife and gambolling monkeys.” – Scotland
“Thanks for the beautiful garden!” – France
“Martin took us on a lovely walk around the local area, visiting hill shops, temples and a bakery – all within a short walk of the house” – Yorkshire, England
“The local walks are lovely and we really enjoyed Martin’s company as we walked around the village” – London
“Every time we ate out we benchmarked it against the food you served us here.” – Bangalore, India
“The food was brilliant and there was plenty of it.” – UK
“It’s probably a good job we only stayed three days as the food was so fantastic we would be right blobbers if we had stayed any longer!” – Yorkshire, England
“Sorry to leave after four nights of restful sleep and all those wonderful curries. Thank you Rani and Martin. The cooking lessons will come in useful, too.” – UK
“Rani’s cooking is truly spectacular and I’m considering starting a movement to have her UNESCO protected” – London
“No matter how much you may have disliked the journey up to JT, when you arrive it is absolutely, completely, definitely, unquestionably worth it” – London
“I was a little taken aback by reviews regarding the road, but I thought it was a great ride each time, with so much nature and village life along it” – Rome
“I don’t care about (200m) of bad road. I would go to a place like this with even 10km of bad road” – Bahrain
“Travelling with a two year old it has been perfect as he could run around without bothering anyone.” – Denmark
“Really feels like a home away from home, which was perfect for our young children” – Australia
“The quality of the fixtures and fittings was outstanding.” – Singapore
“Everything is new, clean and decorated with taste.” – New Delhi, India/France
“Lovely house and design. We admired the high ceilings and curtains. Instead of four nights we stayed a week!” – Belgium
“We had a very relaxing time here – playing Scrabble, wandering around the plantation and eating delicious food.” – California, USA
“Very good food and lots of recreation with carom and the CD player. We loved our stay.” – India
“Great to have games and books available” – Singapore
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