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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights with a birding tour group. Staff on the grounds are very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are spartan but relatively clean, given that this is a lodge in the jungle. The meals are served buffet-style with limited choices, but well-prepared. The take home message is, don't expect 5-star Parisian luxury...you're in the jungle!

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is situated very close to the entrance of the rainforest - and that is very practical. But apart from that I would suggest a change in how the place is managed. The whole place is quite messy with used linen and towels, bottles and things from the rooms lying around the whole day. In the restaurant clean and...

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without a doubt the Bluemagpie was the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka we loved the area of Sinharaja the staff birding and the food was very good. We were able to do walks and the locals were so lovely, all care and attention shown to us on our 3 day trip. Our only problem it rain a lot...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed at the Blue Magpie for one night after making a reservation the evening before for a luxury room. We arrived at 5 AM hoping to get a very early start on the birding and hiking activities. Although they were a bit surprised, Arun, the Manager, sprung into action and set us up with a temporary room, so we...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Currently undergoing extensions, which may or may not provide some new accommodation. The rooms are rather spartan, tatty, and dark, but clean and comfortable. We were allocated room #3 which overlooks a bird feeder, which offset the discomfort. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food was simple but delicious. Bird watching is available around the property and easy walks nearby. Internet...

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Thank Iian D
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Bluemagpie lodge may not be the most luxurious place to stay when visiting the Sinharaja rainforest it certainly is a great place to stay. The hotel is basic, but clean, and situated at the edge of the Sinharaja rainforest, making it a great place to stay while visiting the rainforest.. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. What it...

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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our family spent 4 days and 3 nights at Blue Magpie Lodge. The lodge is located 1 km from the reserve entrance, this is walking distance, but we were a little bit lazy and drove to the entrance by car. I will recommend everyone to stay more than one day in Sinharaja. We did three different walks on three different...

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1Thank darwinsdream
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Visited the amazing Sinharaja rainforest and stayed at this place. The rooms were clean and the staff were friendly enough. However we thought it was very expensive for what it was and did not have a residence rate. you can do a lovely walk to the nearby waterfall.

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1Thank Rangit d
Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place, basic amenities, clean rooms and bathroom. Lot of birds very close to the lodge...birdwatchers haven. The staff were attentive,delicious food customised to our needs. Sinharaja is a short 5min drive from this place. We really enjoyed our stay here.

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London
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Loved the delicious Sri Lankan food served by the lodge. Staff were very helpful. Really enjoyed bathing in the beautiful stream that flows opposite the lodge. Unpretentious hotel with nature at your doorstep.

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Address: Sinharaja Forest, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province
Price Range: $97 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“I guess the new rooms will be better but all are adequate”
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