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Bar Reef Resort

Palmyrah Avenue, Kalpitiya 00300, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 16 Kalpitiya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are thinking of a place to relax beside the beach....... with nice food........& a friendly lot of people around you to help........ this would be a fantastic place. Special thanks to Laxman & kitchen staff who made the trip memorable.

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

Dear Madam, It is our pleasure that you were able to experience a totally relaxed atmosphere enhanced by the great service staff and the the excellent food which you enjoyed. It is certainly a good measure of the experience levels for the local market as well Thanking you, an hoping to see you back soon Dennis. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a beautiful place to stay and relax just before leaving SL, and the Bar Reef was the perfect spot ! We found this place in the middle of nowhere, at the end of a long dusty road by the sea, and we were amazed by the beauty and quietness of the place. The staff is very... More

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

Hi Julian and Chris, It was indeed lovely to have met up with you at Bar Reef and and it is really a hidden paradise on the Kalpitiya beach.We do maintain the highest standards of service and the smiling helpful staff are always there to ensure that every guest leaves the resort with an awesome experience wanting to return again... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a small homely resort to keep your feet firmly on the ground and blend with the surroundings this is it. You can literally be barefoot from the time you step into the resort for golden sand covers the grounds. Bar Reef offers a splendid opportunity to experience what Sri Lanka can be in terms of offering down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was just perfect, in the middle of nothing you find a fantastic resort. High quality service, carefull staff and a professional Manager. The bungalow is calm and discret and very original goog taste. It is a perfect balance between local and luxury needs. The food was the best we had in the region. We really appreciate the beautifull... More

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

Dear Michael and Fiance, It was really our pleasure meeting up at Bar Reef and it is very much appreciated that you had a magnificent experience of the magical charm f the resort and also the entire service team who pay attention to absolute detail. We hope to see you back on the 8 th warmest regards Dennis and the... More

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

D.ear Rick , Inge and Casey, Thanks for all of the sentiments in your review. . We are truely an eco friendly resort and that s what makes Bar Reef so special .also happy that you were able to experience other services and options that all of the resorts have to offer, but I am sure that Bar Reef stands... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Dear Mark and Fiona We at Bar Reef are very much delighted to have been able to offer this exeptional service to you and Fiona on your special day . Infact this is the feeling we want all of our guests to experience whilst at Bar Reef . We want Bar Reef to be hidden somewhere in your heart when... More

Hong Kong, China
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

Dear Michael and Dee, Just a few words of appreciation that you were able to sample true Sri Lankan hospitality while spending a couple of days at Bar Reef . Your review speaks volumes and really all of the nice comments are very much appreciated by me and my staff who are dedicated to serve. We hope that you would... More

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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 helpful votes 9 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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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

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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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