King Fern Cottage
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKing Fern Cottage Nuwara Eliya
Great atmosphere at this tranquil hotel, a ten minute walk from the center of Nuwara Eliya. The rooms are spacious with thick blankets, which are a necessity for the chilly nights.
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It's easily forgotten when you're travelling that everyone else is working as usual, so we ended up squeezing onto a local, public bus with all our rucksacks in rush hour to travel back to Kandy, to spend one night before journeying to Nuwara Eliya. We were standing up, glued to strangers, whilst …
Firstly it all started off with a journey from Sri Lanka to the Maldives which took 1.5 hours. We arrived at male international airport and got a speed boat ride - 45 mins away - we went 58 knots per hour which was pretty fast! We arrived at the jetty and took a buggy to the reception and waited to getter rooms sorted. When our rooms were organised we settled in and went for our first swim in the lagoon and the water was divine. We saw lots of fish in our first ...
Even though, after resting a bit at the hotel, we left the hotel again by ourselves and visited the botanic gardens and walked around the town again.
Hotel was very luxurious, seemed like a Swiss mountain hotel. Even had a small swimming pool inside (outside it's cold), close to the room. Dinner was fine, but not as expected in such a luxurious hotel.
Well we are staying in a guesthouse called Zion View in Ella which is more familiar and comparable to other guesthouses we have stayed in Asia.Well run by Sena & his wife and very comfortable with great food. Yoga the waiter is a little nervous but very eager to please and pre-empts your every wish! We have walked to little Adams peak today, as not interested in the 2am start to climb the real Adams peak! Met some tourists on the little peak who had climbed ...
... our way back to ohiya where we literally hopped into a mail train. The train was so full that we had to sit in the luggage compartment. It was interesting as there are no lights and one section of track goes through 14 tunnels. The doors are not so much doors as holes in the cart so we had access to amazing views. The poor people in the only other 2 carts were literally holding on to the outside of the train and even on the roof !