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Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara

Warnakulasuriya Mawatha, Galagagoda | Kahandamodara, Ranna, Kahandamodara 001, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My friends and I picked the Kahandamodara 4BR villa for our slightly delayed Christmas vacation, and I must say it was just out of this world! :) It really was excellent on all fronts: 1. Staff was very eager to make us all feel at home 2. Food was fabulous no matter what we ordered 3. The lagoon made a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place was even better than the lovely photos! Clean and comfortable, this eco resort really shines! We stayed in 2 villas, each beautiful, well-appointed and very interesting! We had clean sheets, mosquito nets and plentiful clean and fluffy towels. This was the 8th lace we stayed in on our trip to Sri Lanka and it was far-and-away the best... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

stayed here for new year's eve. Great atmosphere and stylish cottages with open-air bathroom! The dinner was the highlight! huge jambo prawns perfectly cooked. Ranna beach is 5-10 minutes of walk away and the feeling of walking on an almost private beach is just awesome.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent place to relax and the closeness of the rooms to nature is awesome. The nature inspired bathroom is a unique feature. Make sure you walk to the beach and do some kayaking in the river. There is no light pollution to obstruct your stargazing in the night, I've seen a very clear night's sky there. The staff is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time at back of beyond Kahandamodara. We loved the environmentally friendly architecture and construction of the buildings, the large open spaces and lawns, many trees including so many local varieties of fruits on the property. Many vegetables and fruits are grown organically on the property. The food was the best we have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was there on last January 2014 with my family.we stayed at 2 bedroom cottage. Place was very clarm, spacious and clean. Awesome mouthwatering Sri Lankan style food.specially Nelson(caretaker) very friendly person and he was patronizing to show us all the places ,challets in the ecoretriet. Enough spaces for children to play. Close to nature. This place ideal for nature... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Kahandamodara was the first of the BOB place we visited. We climbed Sigiriya / Pidurangala and Ritigala. The place was warm and homely and my friends and I had a great time. We even did a trip with the village boatman in the sanctuary and saw many unsual bird species. The food and the services was excellent. I recommend this... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was the second Back of Beyond place during our trip to Sri Lanka & although different to Pidurangala it had its own special charm. Great location for bird watching with plenty of ponds within a short walking distance. Also, very close & an easy walk down country lanes to the coast & lagoon. An active fishing community provided some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Having been to other Back of Beyond locations at Pidurangala and Dehigaha-ela, Kahandamodara was next on our list. We were warmly welcomed to this lovely hideaway by the friendly staff - Nimal and team. We had a truly wonderful time at this place, the food was really great with chef Nimal whipping up all kinds of scrumptious village style food....the... More 

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nice Place Near Ranna. 10 mIn travel distance to Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. Exellent for Bird Lovers. < 500 m distance to beach. Lagoon Boat Rides Also available. Excellent Meals. eco friendly cottages. in our cottage can accommodate 2 -3 families. for more details visit http://www.backofbeyond.lk

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