Puttalam, Sri Lanka
The Times, September 2012
"The remote countryside location of The Mudhouse makes it an ideal place for those really looking to get away from it all. A series of quirky accommodation options, from wattle-and-daub mud houses with thatched roofs to traditional village houses and even a treehouse, each comes with comfy furniture, an outdoor shower and an indoor bathroom. There’s no mains electricity, other than a limited solar supply for recharging batteries, and lighting is provided by candles which add to the rustic experience. Finding it can be a problem: in keeping with the hotel’s eco-philosophy, there are no signs — but once there, you may not want to leave."
Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.
“For anyone wanting a genuine close to nature experience in Sri Lanka, the Mudhouse is the place to go. Lovely, simple mud huts with good beds, great outside bathrooms and showers, breakfast and dinners by the lake. Superb cuisine and an exceptionally friendly team everywhere in this jungle paradise. We particularly enjoyed our early morning birdwatching walks our guide Molli, the cycle rides, swimming in the lake and incomparable home cooked curry dinners with the frogs croaking around us everywhere in the lake. A five star experience in a very special setting with great but understated service throughout. We're going back there. Thanks so much.
The Mudhouse has no licence, so you are invited to bring your own beer, wine or spirits as you wish.”
juliet, United Kingdom (26.02.13)
“We stayed as a family in the camping hut, which was enormous so very comfortable. We were looked after by the wonderful Molli, who took us for bird watching, swimming in local fresh water tanks and was incredibly sweet and patient with our kids! Mudhouse is a wonderful and serene place and setting, our kids favourite in Sri Lanka. Mudhouse even provide mosquito protection - but bring plenty!”
Margery, United Kingdom (12.04.12)