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Ging Oya Lodge

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Davindu Mawatha | Kammala North, Waikkal 611110, Sri Lanka
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Ging Oya Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coming back for the 5th or 6th time, we spent 5 nights here in August. Leo and Myrjam are wonderful hosts who will help with anything you request. The rooms are very spacious, the outdoor shower is amazing, the pool is large and clean and the (home cooked) food is excellent. The location of the lodge, in the middle of... More

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Deinze, Belgium
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Landing in Colombo this lodge was our first contact with Sri Lanka. We were a bit tired when we arrived , but after one day the atmosphere of the lodge, the quality of the food and the way we were taken care of, revitalised us. We couldn't dream a better start to visit the country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A wonderful week spent enjoying this wonderful riverside jungle lodge. Leo and Myrjam are friendly and very interesting hosts, and the site is fascinating and teeming with wildlife. We took advantage of the canoe and bikes to explore locally and enjoyed the experience immensely. Thank you Leo and Myrjam for your wonderful venue.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When a place is this good most of the positive remarks are already written. Our lodge style room and the service were superb. We enjoyed three nights of utter peace and time to reflect in a location that is poised for the airport. If you enjoy a family atmosphere you will enjoy the hosts/owners and their magnificent effort to meet... More

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Salisbury, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My partner visited the Lodge last year and has been talking about it ever since so i'm really pleased we managed to stay for a few days after visiting the bottom of Sri Lanka for a week. It is very convenient for Colombo airport. The grounds were much more spacious than I realised, the lodge was huge, Its hard to... More

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Nottingham, England
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed in the Ging Oya Lodge on two occasions in January and February 2014 on arrival in Sri Lanka and on departure. I had stayed in a wide range of accommodation in Sri Lanka and this was undoubtedly the best value I came across for the standard of room and facilities. The bungalows are very roomy with a large... More

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7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This place is a joy. Set alongside a creek, the quality of grounds, cabana style bedrooms, facilities (fantastic pool) and accommodation and its tranquil but convenient location (40 mins to airport, 5 mins to beach, quick tuk tuk to Negombo) with free use of canoes, bikes etc, delicious breakfasts, snacks, set dinner.if required, all add up to remarkable value for... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed only for one night (02/02/2014), but it was so perfect! You can ask anything to them, they are so friendly! I am a very difficult eater but their food was just perfect. This is a place where you can have a great time, you can relax by the nice swimming pool and take a walk inside the area... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Perfict stay for last days before leaving sri lanka. 40 min drive to colombo airport and to negombo ca 20 min. Very quiet place near gin oya river, which offers spectacular jungle views with bird singing . Rooms Hv nice furnishing which decorated by owners Myrjam and Leo. Dinner bit expensive (1800 rup )by sri lanka standards, but still prepared... More

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Oslo, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A 20 min drive from the airport, this peaceful spot proved to be the perfect place to start off our two weeks in Sri Lanka and a good reason not to go to Negombo. Hosts Myrjam and Leo are warm and helpful, their food is tasty and the bungalows nice. Good value for money.

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Address: Davindu Mawatha | Kammala North, Waikkal 611110, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
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Set on the banks of the Ging River, surrounded by luscious vegetation and resounding with birdsong, Ging Oya Lodge is unique in every way.The Lodge is a family-run guest house where your stay will be a relaxed, peaceful experience in an intimate environment. The rooms are spacious and luxurious bungalows tucked into the lush greenery, each equipped with all modern conveniences. Each hosts its own verandah where you can repose and take in the stunning surroundings.The beach is a short walk or kayak-trip away and is rarely visited by other tourists, allowing you to enjoy the sun and sea in a natural setting. Should the quiet become too much, a trip in a local tuk-tuk will soon have you in the bustling heart of nearby Negombo where you can experience the colourful local markets or simply absorb the atmosphere of the popular tourist beaches. ... more   less 
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