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Richard Cabanas

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38 Galmadawwa Road | Ponchiakurudoga, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights with Ajith at Richard Cabanas and we wished we could have stayed for longer. As soon as we turned up we were offered some free bicycles so we were able to take a bit of a tour of Tissa which was great. Once we came back Ajith helped us to arrange a full day tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned by other reviewers, Ajit treats you like family. The place was clean, airconditioned and his wife's cooking was among the best we had in Sri Lanka. Ajit's suggestions for places to visit were great, including Bundala National Park (not on the traditional tourist circuit) was a highlight. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the good recommends and I can only say that I totaly agree. We got an pick up service from the Bus Station with a Jeep what felt very safely. The Cabanas are nice, very clean and comfi. There is air-condition and moscito nets in every room. The owner is caring and friendly, he organized us a safari to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Richard cabanas for 2 nights. The cabanas are lovely, well air conditioned with the option of just using a fan for keeping you cool at night time. Beds comfy with mosquito nets which you really do need in this area! A safari was organised and booked for us when we arrived, it was no problem to book... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 July 22, 2015

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 July 14, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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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