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Ging Oya Lodge

Davindu Mawatha | Kammala North, Waikkal 611110, Sri Lanka
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Ging Oya Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Waikkal B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Salisbury, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Malaga, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A warm welcome in the most stunning environment. Great value in lovely coloniAl style bungalows by the lake. You can take the kayaks and paddle down to the lake and come back for a beer by the pool. We ate here every night and it was good value. Def recommend for first or last few nights in SL- thank you... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Incredibly peaceful hotel to wind down at the start of our holiday. Myrjam and Leo and their daughter have created a little oasis by the river. Accommodation is spotless - everyone has their own little 'villa' - food was great and the pool was lovely too. Short drive from the airport and a short kayak to the beach. Thanks for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Ging Oya. The surroundings are very peaceful with the river running through the grounds of the lodge, and we enjoyed a fun canoe trip where we spotted giant water monitors, mongoose, herons and kingfisher. Our room was actually a detached chalet-style 'bungalow' - very large and comfortable, and the grounds, particularly the large pool, are... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Right from the start I was made to feel so welcome by Myrjam and Leo. My accommodation was a beautiful bungalow set in the middle of a tropical jungle right on the banks of the river. The swimming pool is a good size with really comfortable sun beds which I spent a lot of time relaxing on! There are five... More

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Address: Davindu Mawatha | Kammala North, Waikkal 611110, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Waikkal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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