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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

So, you arrive, you're greeted by the ususal cold drink and towel, all very welcoming, and then a rather touching little candle lighting type of thing in reception, bit unusual, maybe a little talking point later but all good so far.... Your room isn't ready yet, that's ok, you're early, relax, have a drink, lovely. Wooden raised, open air restaurant...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We are traveling through Sri Lanka with an 18 month old child and called Kalu's Hideaway to let them know that we would be coming in for a late arrival. They informed me that our room is "out of order" and that they helpfully booked us a room at a "nearby sister property". I research this property and find out...

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2Thank sfgirl81
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I think Kalu's could probably be nice however our experience with the front desk staff ruined our stay completely. I booked this place particularly due to the lovely gardens and balconies/terraces with the rooms however we were given a room in the main building near the office with a balcony like a hot concrete gaol cell with bars on it...

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1Thank JulieH6061
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The hotel is well located as it is 10 minutes drive from the park entrance and the orphanage. Our room was as per the hotel description, big enough and very clean. There's an AC as well as a fan so you can decide what's the best depending on your habits and temperature. The hotel has multiple amenities such as table...

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1Thank Sven M
Edinburgh
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The staff here are what makes the place so good---apart from the wonderful location on the bank of a river! Nothing was too much trouble, particularly for the chef who went to great lengths to make special, exciting food to all tastes---no mean task with such a small hotel where choice must be limited. Being an eco-hotel also means that...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We so enjoyed our stay and the Hideaway was one of our favourite places to stay in Sri Lanka. We particularly liked the peace and relaxation of the hotel and grounds - a lovely tucked away place with an attractive, well kept swimming pool. We also preferred the smallness of the place - the staff were extremely attentive - nothing...

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Middelbeers, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The hotel is beautiful located en close to Udawalawe NP. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good and dinner is okay both are buffet. We stayed one night and after arrival we had also lunch (a la carte) and this was really delicious. The premises of the hotel is beautiful with a nice pool and at the...

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2Thank ScholtenvanRiet
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Set in some of the most picturesque grounds I have seen. There is lots to do around Kalu's and the hotel staff are extremely helpful. The grounds are well maintained and the hotel is an eco hotel. My only criticism, and no fault of Kalu's is the distance from Colombo airport (5 hours) but worth the travel.

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1Thank James B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We actually really enjoyed our 2 night stay here, we were not that looking forward to it after reading some negative reviews. However it was a really original place and we received a lovely welcome with a cold drink, foot massage and candle lighting. Our room was in the grounds on the top floor of a lodge, it had a...

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Room and bathroom was bright, clean and air conditioned. Outside area by the pool was comfortable. The gardens felt well attended and peacocks wandered around at their leisure! The whole atmosphere was relaxed. The inside and restaurant and foyer areas were dark and slightly oppressive. Buffet food was ok but drinks menu was very limited...only beer or wine for alcoholic...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 14 Fourteen Spacious rooms including 5 Superior rooms,6 Deluxe, 2 Chalets & 1 Suite, the hotel caters to the most unique clients. It provides the butler service with personalized dining menu of your choice. The Hotel is located just 5 Minutes next to Udawalawe National Park & Udawalawe Lake. From Colombo 187 km to the Hotel and around 04 hours drive from Colombo. ... more   less 

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Address: Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: $97 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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