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Richard Cabanas

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38 Galmadawwa Road | Ponchiakurudoga, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The accommodation at Richard Cabanas was great. The 'cabins' were very spacious and immaculately clean. The accommodation was located off the main road and was therefore very quiet and had lots of wildlife on the doorstep as it were. There is a stream on site and there were lots of kingfishers/herons and other colourful birds (plus a resident turtle under... More 

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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful location with lakes and ponds on hand to show off the lovely bird life. The affable host, Mr Ajith, is married to the best cook ever, please do yourself a favour and try the vege curry. You WILL put on weight here! He will also arrange trips to Yala and Bundala in a great Jeep with knowledgeable driver,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something special over Xmas and we got it. Booked three nights but had to stay a fourth due to a monsoon deluge causing travel disruption. Luckily they could juggle rooms for us since it was sheer pleasure being here. We had privacy but Ajit the manager/maitre d/travel agent was always on hand to attend to every need. His... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arguably one of the best places we stayed at in Sri Lanka: clean, comfortable, cozy cabana with a fantastic outdoor sitting area that's a birdwatcher's paradise. A brook runs beside the property where you'll see heron, kingfishers, and other species too numerous (and unknown?) to mention, but Richard the owner definitely knows his way around the local wildlife. He is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We stayed only one night at Richard's Cabanas, however I wish we had time to stay longer. Upon arrival we were greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and taken to our bungalow (#1) next to the creek. The room was spacious and very clean. Everything you needed was there: AC, mosquito net over the bed, wifi (maybe the best of... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The best place we visited in our entire stay in sri Lanka, the owner really made the experience something to write home about! Everything from the amazingly presented and even better tasting food to the views, this place has all the creature comforts of a 5 star hotel by British standard for a quarter of the price. Not only was... More 

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Le Havre, France
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20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We loved the cabana - large and clean and well-equipped. Our host took exceptional care with us - delicious meals on our private table and he was always concerned with our comfort. Truly an address to remember and to pass on to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here two nights and would recommend this place. Firstly the accommodation is lovely with a huge cabana, big comfy bed, hot shower, all with what seemed quite new and extremely clean furnishings and fittings. But all that said it's the location and owners that make this special. There's a garden out back and sitting on our veranda we... More 

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night after our Yala safari. It was my 50th birthday and when we arrived the cabana was decorated with balloons and a lovely plaque. Such a lovely touch and it made me feel special when I was so far from home on my birthday - thank you again for this. The cabana was lovely, very... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had booked a night here this month. These guys are not very good at communicating. Despite text messages and emails asking them to confirm that they had accommodation for my driver I received no response. When I arrived on-site I was told that accommodation for drivers is not available because they're "renovating" it... Funny that because there is no... More 

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