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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in this hotel for one day. The view from my rooms was extraordinary. The food spread was also very large. The hotel had heaters in each room which was good since the temperature there is cold. Overall the hotel is a good place to be.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This this is your worst nightmare, should be shut down. Needs fumigating and a deep clean. Old dated bathrooms with weak water pressure and no hot water. I woke up from a late afternoon nap to a bed full of bugs. Food wasn't great, location isn't either in a remote area not walking distance from main town and tuc-tucs aren't... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel ad stated is a little far from city. The rooms are very nice . My room overlooks the mountains. The staff very friendly. They have a small bar in the lobby and restaurant. The dinner buffet was very good . Breakfast was ok because there was a large group all at the same time I was there .... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

I am not going to say too many detrimental things about the hotel but it is not one that I would ever stay in again as it was quite shabby. Our room was on the 3rd floor and there is no lift. Reception staff slack and not friendly. Breakfast was due to start at 6.30 am but by 6.45 staff... More 

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Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

After visiting Ashok vatika and other places like Gregary lake Tea plantation/tea factory etc.,in Nuvarelia we have come over to the captioned Hotel Galway Forest Lodge. We booked our accommodation from India itself and demanded for ground floor room since my mom (82) accompanied along with me. They refused and gave first floor room and the bath room in that... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Did the reservation through an online reservation company. But had to call & email more than 05 times to get a confirmation. We checked in at the hotel last 13th August but had to wait 10 -15 min to get a room. Also front office staff nor the room attendant who accompanied us to the room did't bother to explain... More 

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Salamander Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Arrived around 3.30 in afternoon and still had to wait over an hour for us to be checked in and then 2 flights of stairs to our room. Room itself was big enough, No tea or coffee facility's, No fridge, No Free Wi Fi in room only at reception area, cupboard nearly falling apart so didn't touch it, No Local... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had hectic schedule in Sri lanka, as we were returning from Maldives. We had 1N 2D stay here. it was nice, calm and quiet. I wanted to see this place to visit Sita Eliya, Ashok vatika and we landed at this resort. Hospitality was nice. Food was ok ok. Location is also not very tremendous but hotel is very... More 

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Parwanoo, India
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

As the name suggests, the hotel is situated away from the city and in forests. There is walkers path in front of hotel. A couple will surely enjoy the walk in the forest. Rooms are small but nice. It is little far from the city. we did not tried the dinner at this hotel instead preferred to try the outside... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is close to a forest and Nuwaraeliya lake. There is very little to do in and around the hotel. The facilities need upgrading but the employees are friendly and make up for the shortcomings. There are good deals at the Gem shop in the hotel.

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Galway Forest Lodge

Address: 89 Upper Lake Road, Havelook Drive, Nuwara Eliya 22094, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $84 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Galway Forest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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“room facing the farms. Early morning sunrise is a beautiful view.”
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“My only tip is:Better avoid that hotel.”
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