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Richard Cabanas

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38 Galmadawwa Road | Ponchiakurudoga, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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    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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Doha, Qatar
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Brighton
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238 reviews 238 reviews
51 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Sheffield
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37 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Tokyo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Ottawa, Canada
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198 reviews 198 reviews
65 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

People rave about this place. True - The cabana was very nice with a large patio overlooking a river where we ate supper - rice & curry. It didn't come with salad & other usual veg. A fan would have helped keep the flies away. But the room itself while a good size lacks any charm. Lighting is much too... More 

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This hotel was one of the best we had in Sri Lanka. Richard is a really nice and caring for its guests. He organized us 2 wonderful safari in Yala and in Bundala. We hope to come back and go to block 2 of Yala !

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Paris, France
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20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

our stay at richard cabanas has been brilliant. The location is very nice in between a river you feel like amidst the jungle. The bungalows are of the highest comfort we have seen in sri lanka so far (ac, fan, tv, lots of plugs, mosquito net,...). The bathroom is new as well and the whole place is kept spotless. Also... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ok, getting right to it.. Pros: 1. The property itself.. Absolutely amazing rooms and baths; 2. Friendly owners. they even helped us in arranging a safari the next day. Welcomed us with fresh juice and snacks, even suggested places to eat out. 3. Located at a modest 30 Min drive from Yala. 4. AC rooms 5. Owner gave us tips... More 

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