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Richard Cabanas

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38 Galmadawwa Road | Ponchiakurudoga, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our other hotel was overbooked end we enden up hear! What a luck! The room is big, nice and clean. And Richard is a very helpfull owner. He made us have a pleasent stay. We booked a safari trip with him and we daa everything we wanted to see (leopard, eliphants (a lot), crocodiles, dears. Our driver was realy good!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved our stay at Richards cabanas. The rooms are big, clean, beautifully furnished, relaxing and comfortable. There was also a nice area to sit outside and look at birds. This was the nicest place (by far) we stayed in all of our 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. Unlike other places we stayed that seemed to have a focus on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Richard Cabanas for two nights so we could tour Bundala (amazing place if you like birds). The cabanas are very nice and well appointed. The setting, with trees and a small stream is peaceful and attracts many birds... you can birdwatch from the chair on your veranda. Ajith, the owner, makes the place even more perfect. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place, we stayed in June for one night and loved it. The rooms were spacious, clean and bathrooms mordern and large. The cabanas were nice and private and set in a beautiful garden. Ajith was friendly and pointed out some birds to us over our morning breakfast. Great place to stay and highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First of all, I want to thank Ajith for his overwhelming hospitality offered to us. He actually doesn't treat us like a guest, but he considered us, as his friends or relatives. After a long travel from Colombo to Kataragama temple, we came here by around 9pm. next day morning we were to go for Yala Safari by sharp 5:30am..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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