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Ratnaloka Tour Inn, Kosgala, Kahangama, Ratnapura

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Ratnaloka Tour Inn, the only star class hotel situated in the city of gem in Sri Lanka is located in a tranquil village called Kosgala (around 8 kilometers away from the city of Ratnapura).


Ratnaloka Tour Inn,Ratnapura
Ratnaloka Tour Inn,Ratnapura
The hotel features 53 rooms with 11 deluxe rooms provided with air conditioning, Mini bar, attached bathroom provided with hot & cold water. Surrounded 50 acres of land with tea cultivation, trees of tropical fruits, number of herbs provides the luxury to each & every guest to breath with fresh air to soothe their body & mind from the morning they wakeup. The picturesque swimming pool shaded by an array of cardamom trees provides with an invigorating swim. Some of the other facilities are the main restaurant facing the tea estate, the air conditioned Orchid restaurant, bar etc. Some of the very unique facilities this hotel offers are the Gem Museum & the Gem Shop which has kept large collection of local & foreign gems for display. Blue sapphire, Yellow sapphire, Cats eye are some of the local gems they displays in the museum while Opals, Lapise, Amber are examples for the foreign gems that they displays in the Gem Museum. Also there are many gem studded jewelries made out of silver & 14K, 18K gold are kept for sale. Within the hotel premises there are few gem mining sites are maintained by the hotel to experience their guests in gem mining in Sri Lanka. Tea plucking competitions, Rubber tapping competition are some of very special events that the hotel organizes. Besides the main restaurant there is a small pond shaded with tea bushes & perennial fruit trees. This area provides an excellent opportunity to observe number of bird species in the morning & in the evening for the people who enjoys bird watching. Sri Lanka Yellow Fronted barbet, Brown Headed Barbet, Black Hooded Oriole, Indian Robin, Pied Thrush, Red Vented Bulbul are some of the bird species can be observed in the hotel garden.

Favourite spots:
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Some of the very special features the Ratnaloka Tour Inn offers are • Try Your Luck (Gem Mining Competition) • Tea Plucking Competition • Rubber Tapping Competition • Bird Trails to Sinharaja Rain forest • Safari trips to Uda Walawe park • Cultural trips to Maha Saman Devalaya, Pothgul Rajamaha Viharaya, Nedun Rajamaha Viharaya, Iddamalgoda Rajamaha Viharaya etc.

What's really great:
The main restaurant
The main restaurant
The bird watching at the hotel was great. also the gem mining sites is something interesting in this hotel.

Accommodations:
Gem museums,Gem shops,Gem mining sites etc.

Restaurants:
The hotel has two restaurants.

Published on Thursday March 15th, 2007


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Mon, Mar 26 2007 - 02:15 AM rating by magsalex

An advertisement?

Sun, Mar 18 2007 - 02:47 PM rating by sajjanka

nice

Fri, Mar 16 2007 - 02:37 PM rating by marianne

Is this an advertisement? Looks a great hotel

Thu, Mar 15 2007 - 06:28 PM rating by rangutan

.. more like advertising than a travel report :- ( Rather use the feature "travel tips - hotels"?)

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