What people say


“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

“A perfect stay for an unusual Christmas.” – France

“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” – Bahrai

“A magical location among the tea estates” – Exeter, England

Peace and quiet: The real Sri Lanka

“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

Local area

“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

Getting there – the road

“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 4km of bad road. I would go to a place like this with even 10km of bad road” – Bahrain

Customer service

“We got lots of tips, hints and information from Sally and Jerry before our holiday, which was so useful” – Kirkcaldy, Scotland

“Lalith – we are glad that Sally and Jerry recommended you and would love to have you drive us again.” – Bangalore, India

“Martin and Rani are always on hand when you need them, without in any way being obtrusive” – London

“Jerry and Sally gave us lots of travel advice by e-mail while we were preparing our vacation in Sri Lanka.” – Netherlands

“One of the reasons I chose J/T a second time is the help and guidance that one gets from you people. Other “tangible” things may be on offer elsewhere as well but this particular care and consideration takes extra efforts for which I am much obliged.” – Dubai

“Martin and Rani were excellent and attentive hosts, always anxious to please.” – Singapore

“The hospitality and service and the great cooking of Martin and Rani is five star!!” – Netherlands

“A big thank you to Martin and Rani for your hospitality. Nothing was too much to ask and your smiles made us all feel very welcome.” – UK

“Who cares about a bit of rain when you have got such good company.” – Denmark

“Martin showed us around in Kandy. In the evening, Rani and Martin gave us a little cooking class, showing us how to use the spices we had just purchased at the market.” – France

“Martin could not have been more helpful in organising tuk-tuk drivers to take us to Kandy. He also arranged our train ticket to Ella, which was fantastic” – Australia

“My husband needed to visit a doctor while we were there and Martin kindly accompanied us and help with translation, making a quite stressful situation manageable” – Swansea, Wales

“It was great that our driver was so well taken care of” – Bahrain

“Martin was incredibly helpful, especially when we had to find a garage in Kandy when the a/c in our car packed up” – Dubai

Facilities and activities

“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


“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

House and rooms

“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

About us/Jungle Tide

“My husband hardly raised his head from Jerry’s Journal which he found very interesting and entertaining.” – Sri Lanka

“Really enjoyed reading your memoirs. When is the book coming out?” – Dubai