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The Notary's House

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- Boutique Villa
- 6 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
- Cycle Trails

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The Notary’s House is a wonderful boutique property which bordering a small lake in the quiet village of Pannala, about 40 minutes from Sri Lanka's international airport. This is a a spacious boutique hotel that is ideal if you are looking for a quiet spot to recover from a long flight.

The architecture carefully blends contemporary external styling with traditional Sri Lankan interiors featuring antique furniture and collectables. Accommodation consists of six comfortable rooms. Each room is uniquely furnished and has either balcony or terrace. Rooms are air-conditioned with high ceilings and fans. Each ensuite bathroom is fairly large and is equipped with h/w shower and granite sink top. There is excellent Wi-Fi throughout the property.

There are 3 Standard rooms, two of which are doubles and the remaining one, a twin-bedded space. All three rooms have a private balcony overlooking the garden. The 3 Deluxe rooms are spacious and can hold an extra single bed as well as a baby cot. One Deluxe room interconnects with a Standard twin room which works well for a family.

In addition to relaxing by the pool, the Notary’s House is a great base for plenty of walking and exploring. There is a 7.5 km cycling route which allows you to enjoy the nature and also do a spot of bird watching. Alternatively you can also take a tuk ride along the same trail. Kids are encouraged to join in as they even have bicycles for 4-year-olds and up. Children are also welcome to play cricket, rugby or tennis on the expansive lawn. The Notary’s House can also arrange cooking experiences on request.

Sri Lankan curry is the evening dish of choice but the chef is able to cater to Western cuisine preferences or local, based on client requests.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • Yes everything went incredibly smoothly , excellent guide and set up u have . I might need a new pair of calves though !!! Thanks for sorting ALL the changes out. Regards Charlie

    Missingcharles b reviewing 6 Day Toubkal Circuit on 03 May 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa
    Well, we are back and still buzzing. We have had a marvellous time. The weather helped. We left Manchester in the snow and arrived in Marrakesh at 30 degrees. We were well looked after in the Riad. I'm glad we booked a meal for the first evening - ate it on the roof terrace. We can recommend that. It was delicious. We ate at the Foundouk, as per your recommendation and on the following night we ate at Le Jardin - got lost on the way to it!. We can really recommend Le Jardin.
    The following day we went to Majorelle gardens. Fortunately we had looked it up before we travelled because you have to book in advance online only from Jan 2023. We found our own way to the Medera Ben Yousef and Latifa took us to Bahia Palace - both were stunning.
    The following morning our lovely taxi driver Mohammond collected us to go to the EcoLodge. Yet another Mohammond made us very welcome. Again we ate well! You were right, the pool was freezing, but I can't sit next to water and not get in. Once you're in you forget how cold it is! I wasn't the only person to try the pool.
    Rashid, our guide for our walk collected us. He was brilliant. It was hard work, but worth it. I was determined I would make it. Kevin is fitter than me! The Berber family were lovely. We stopped when we were nearly there to see how rag rugs were made. When we got back Rashid and Mohammond confessed that Mohammond had said to Rashid that he should get us to a road if we got too tired and they would send a taxi (or a mule!) to collect us - or me, but Rashid was sure that I'd be OK. He was right. I think they wondered about these 2 70+ year olds. We can't praise Rashid enough. He had walked over from Imlil in the morning and was going to walk back after he left us.
    Thank you so much for putting our holiday together. We never thought it would be 3 years before we went. We are so glad we persevered. We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for as 2 oldies!
    Fiona and Kevin

    MissingFiona B reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 21 April 2023

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