A hidden gem (with the emphasis on ‘hidden’). We chose Brook as it was the nearest high Quality hotel to our excursion on 24 Feb, and were well aware that it was in a very remote location (we had decided to have a self-drive tour of Sri Lanka). If you’re being driven then there shouldn’t be any problems – if you’re doing self-drive, really plan your route.
We had booked a bungalow; this was exactly as advertised and very pleasant indeed. What we didn’t expect was that the accommodation was 400/500m from the main building and twice that to the swimming pool – not in itself a problem but not quite as expected from the photos.
We didn’t arrive until late afternoon and had to leave quite early the next morning, so didn’t have a great deal of time at the hotel; but this actually wasn’t too bad. I think we were the only guests at the time so it seemed eerily quiet – but if you like quiet….
Without doubt the pool is the gem; it is exactly as shown in the photos (incredible views over the jungle and across to nearly mountains) – a night at the Brook is justified by the pool experience alone.
Personally, we wouldn’t return; it’s too quiet and remote (and basically ‘dry’ in terms of alcoholic beverages) but this would be heaven to people who like peace and tranquillity.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking