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Ruwala Resort

Kalpitiya Road | Thihaliya, Kalpitiya 1234, Sri Lanka
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
Veronica M Vienna, Virginia
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I found Ruwala a welcome respite from other resorts in Sri Lanka. The location was excellent for unwinding and reconnecting with nature. Sunrise over the lagoon was awe-inspiring and like no other. Friendly and efficient staff made my stay comfortable, while the delicious food made my tummy very happy (lagoon crabs are a must). The dive center is well equipped... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Perfect idylic location, oustanding food and the staff completes a five star holiday with a homely touch. The lagoon is at the touching distance of the room and the view is amazing! every request is willingly carried out with a smile by their superb staff. Best lagoon crab curry ive had. A memorable holiday thanks very much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a very well run resort, which will go from strength to strength. Management with vision, but also recognising why the area is so special, and determined to keep it that way. Go early in the morning to see the local fishing village pull in the anchovie nets

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Inverness, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stayed at this resort on November 27 and 28, 2013. My primary reason for visit was to see Sperm Whales off of Kalpitiya sea coast, Sri Lanka. At the outset I must express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr. Maithri Liyanage, managing director(Mobile 94 0727345531) who went out of his way to engage carefully chosen small boats for... More

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Wonderful resort located in a quiet spot underneath palm trees. From my spacious room I had a stunning view over the lagoon where you can watch fisherman or simply enjoy the sundawn right from bed in the morning. The staff took wonderful care of us and catered to all our wishes. The food was amazing! Fresh prawns, fish and excellent... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed at the Ruwala resort in Jul'13 and the location is simply breathtaking. The staff are friendly and extremely accomodating. The highlight of the place is its beautiful and serene setting. Although Kalpitiya can tend to be a very hor place, the way Ruwala is built and the foliage provides a cooling atmosphere.... A must do if your there... More

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Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed at Ruwala Resorts in July 2013 and I had a really good experience. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and spacious. I stayed in one of the chalets near the lagoon, which is basically a few meters in front of your bedroom. Something really nice for me was that there is a separate lounging area outside the chalet... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Beautifull location for a relaxation with family. We were impressed with the courtessy and the extra mile shown to every guest by the team members. Specially to mention Wasantha and Suranjit are great assets for the hotel. The food was excellent..large portions. Breakfast was great..

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

When my wife and I stayed here we were the only guests so we had the whole staff and enormous swimming pool to ourselves. The staff were incredibly friendly, trying to please us and give us options in case we might get bored. They showed us around the area. Everything is very clean, and the aircon is working fine, giving... More

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Had a great, relaxing holiday with family. The staff was very good, and willing to do extra to make our stay comfortable considering my son was only six months at the time of the visit. Other positives; 1. Great location, convinient to get to compared to Kalpitiya town (road work underway) 2. Service is good, acceptable with concept of the... More

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Address: Kalpitiya Road | Thihaliya, Kalpitiya 1234, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
a rustic eco-retreat and adventure-park on the banks of the scenic Puttlam lagoon, located in the unexplored north-west coast of Sri Lanka, making it an unforgettable holiday getaway - especially for the adventurous and nature-loving visitor. Nestled in the remote fishing village of Thihaliya, Ruwala Resort spans 9 acres of coconut garden and is geared to provide a relaxing as well as an adventurous holiday experience for adults and children alike. ... more   less 
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