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Bar Reef Resort

Palmyrah Avenue, Kalpitiya 00300, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 16 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
inky212 Haarlem, The Netherlands
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 6 nights at Bar Reef Resort, and it was a delightful, unique experience, And a wonderful way to start our Sri Lankan holiday. We stayed in a villa bamboo cabana with large patio, and a long comfortable lounge bench. We loved the fact that we could take refreshing showers in our private garden. It truly felt that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dennis and his team were lovely. Our cabana room was really private and cleaned thoroughly everyday. The staff even put on a complimentary birthday dinner and a bottle of red wine + our fav yummy Sri Lankan desert. Sebastian who served our table was an especially delightful man who helped explain the fabulous variety of included breakfasts that were on... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently had several nights here and what makes this, and Kalpitya itself exceptional, is the the staff. Dennis and his team are just wonderful. A poor part of Sri Lanka, that has been neglected and mismanaged, this area and its truly lovely people deserves the boost that sensitive tourism can bring. The caring and very genuine welcome you receive... More

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Surrey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed in a lovely two bed-roomed villa; great veranda & palm leaf fenced garden. Afraid I was a little disconcerted by 'al fresco' bathroom; 'saloon doors to bathroom which had only three walls, loo open to garden & the shower in garden was under a palm tree free of any screening! Rather scary when garden backed onto Car Park &... More

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Dennis W, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

A very good day to you Carabell, It's been very nice to read your comment on our trip advisor review, certainly, we need your comments, and this is what helps us t keep guests happy,comfortable and satisfied during their stay with us, What I would like to mention is that our concept at Bar Reef Resort is something that you... More

Colombo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went for dinner to Bar Reef, Lovely management and friendly service n great atmosphere,:-) The seafood dinner we got was the best around Kalpitiya! The long pool is also a lovely place to lounge around in privacy and soak up the rays or admire the famous kalpitiya Sun set,

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Dallas M, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Our valued guest, I wish to express to you my appreciation for the wonderful, upbuilding,outstanding, comment that you posted on Trip Advisor with regards to the seafood dinner which you enjoyed very much. Bar Reef Resort certainly does serve very good food in ample portion and with high quality for you to enjoy, Your comment has been an excellent credit... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed at the Bar Reef Resort just for one day last week. Had a pleasant time staying at the clove cabana. the simple earthy cabana and covered garden surrounding it provided much needed relaxation and privacy. Dinner buffet and breakfast had a nice range mostly of sri lankan dishes. Long salt water pool was great to spend time during the... More

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Dallas M, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Certainly we at Bar Reef Resort do appreciate your comment after your stay with us. It was something that we too remember , comments like yours on trip advisor does give us a good boost. It has been much of a delight to read your post, and to come to understand that we do have wonderful guests like... More

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I came here with my husband in April 2014 to chill out after a very hectic time at work. We based ourselves there for quite a few days for a combination of chill out days and a base for excursions. This place is amazingly beautiful and the staff are really friendly and helpful too and looked after us. The showers... More

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Dallas M, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. At the very first look of your comment regarding your stay at Bar Reef Resort on our trip advisor it is amazing,I don't have words to express my appreciation for your valuable,helpful,contribution. We really wish that we will always have you come back to Bar Reef Resort to enjoy yet another fabulous unforgettable holiday with us. Trust... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Just spent 3 days here with the family and other friends. Really enjoyed it. The cabanas are lovely, we had one of their 2 larger villas. Really loved the showers which were outdoor under the trees but obviously private! The service was a bit iffy at times but I don't particularly mind that when I'm in a relaxing hotel. There... More

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Dennis W, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, We at Bar Reef Resort wish to express our sincere appreciation for the lovely cmment on Trip Advisor and are thrilled to know that you and the family experienced a truly memorable Sri Lankan holiday at a eco friendly resort such as ours .We hope to have you return for yet another fantastic experience.\ More

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a good three days in February in this very relaxing resort with open cabanas where you have private space to yourself, an infinity pool to the ocean, and Sri Lankan food. We were well looked after by the staff including Leonard as manager, Josh, Sebastian (maker of cocktails) and Rumes . Kalpitiya is a good alternative to the... More

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Dennis W, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for the review on Tripadvisor and it was an absolute pleasure having been able to give you that quality service which you experienced and the tranquility of the resort .We hope you would want to return in the future to have yet another magical holiday. More

Aarhus
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had wonderful days at Bar Reef - in many ways it was back to basics yet all you need is available. Helpful and engaged staff, beautiful breathtaking scenary. Plenty of playful dolphins, tasty mongolian barbecue, the lounge area leaves little alternative but to lean back and enjoy.

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Dennis W, Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jysper, We at Bar Reef are glad that you a pleasant experience of serenity of this exotic eco friendly resort . Also that you enjoyed the Mongolian food and the tranquil of the ocean and the Dolphins. We hope you will be back for a greater experience. More

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Address: Palmyrah Avenue, Kalpitiya 00300, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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