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Kalla Bongo Lake Resort

22/8 K, Field View | Baddegama Road, Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Hikkaduwa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Turnpin Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in a lagoon view room. We were the only people here. Staff are very good. Food is also very good, we had a feeling it wouldn't be but we were wrong. The location is stunning but it is a little off the beaten track. We were here in the middle of low season and everything was... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at kalle bongo in march. It remains probably our favourite place we've stayed at on our travels. The place is divine, perfect tranquility and so comfortable. Melvin and the staff couldn't be more kind and helpful. We stumbled upon this place looking for an escape from hikkaduwa centre after a few days there and it... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our stay at Kalla Bongo was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. We stayed four nights in a lakefront room. The area of Hikadua is approx 2.5 hours drive from Colombo airport down the south west coast (transfer organised by the hotel). It was much easier than our last drive to the area as there are now two motorways,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

On reachin kalla bongo seems like a lovely place very helpful and approachable staff. We were offered welcome drink which was a nice gesture while we were allowed to have a look at both rooms.. Lake view and pool view ! We chose the pool view as the pool looked tempting for a swim. The rooms have no telephones or... More

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Guwahati, India
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I & my husband travelled to Kalla Bongo Lake Resort in April, 2014 for our honeymoon. After a late night flight from India, we reached the resort very early in the morning from Colombo (Taxi was arranged by the resort itself), and were pleasantly surprised to find Mr. Chandana, the manager waiting to greet us at the main gate. Now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I travelled to Kalla Bonga Lake Resort in April 2014 with my husband and two kids, we absolutely loved it. The small hotel is over looking the stunning lake. The rooms are spacious and clean. Food was delicious and fresh. Staff friendly. Highly recommend this place. The only complaint I do have, which didn't affect us or our stay, but... More

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KallaBongoLakeResort, Eigenaar at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Nichole, thank you for your review and your remark. I am happy that you've enjoyed your stay at our hotel and I regret that there was an issue for the driver. I apologize for that. Actually, the free driver accommodation is including meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). According to the manager, your driver has had dinner on the... More

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a great stay at the Kalla Bongo Lake Resort in the south west of the island. It was my first stay here and in the area and though we were told it was out of season it was a very pleasant and quiet stay with great service and good staff. The hotel is off the beaten track but... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

it is the perfect place to switch off. I went for wake boarding so it was a perfect location to learn and improve. The staff are so friendly and always helpful. The room are clean and comfortable with a wonderful view. The price is very reasonable for what you get.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Kalla Bongo is an amazing hotel, we had the most relaxing night stay! Compliments to the staff and in particular Manager Melvin, all were so friendly and helpful - thank you for the cocktail on arrival! We were staying in a beautiful lagoon room - amazing view!! We dined in the restaurant for breakfast, dinner and lunch - delicious food... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We traveled with our 2 kids age 13 and 10. We all really enjoyed our stay at Kalla Bongo. I was hesitant about staying at the lake instead of the beach but I know we made the right decision. We had so much fun canoeing and waterskiing in the lake and hanging out in the pool. It was so nice... More

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Address: 22/8 K, Field View | Baddegama Road, Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
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#3 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa #3 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kalla Bongo Lake Resort has 15 rooms: 10 pool rooms, adjacent to the pool with a fresh appearance and 5 lagoon rooms, adjacent to the lagoon with a classic interior and bath tub.Other hotel facilities are lobby, à la carte restaurant, bar, swimming pool, canoes, games for children.The magnificent view over the lagoon, the utmost calm, peaceful and natural environment give the hotel a unique character and allow the guests to recover from their busy life.Good quality is a key element for the hotel and cleanliness, freshness, familiar and personal service are the defining themes.The hotel is located at Hikkaduwa Ganga, a large lagoon which is connected to the sea. The location is about 2,5 kilometres from the centre of Hikkaduwa, only 10 minutes by car or three-wheeler. ... more   less 
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