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Ranweli Holiday Village

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ranweli Hotel Road, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Waikkal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked into this hotel for two nights after 30 hours travelling from Canada. We were looking for an alternative to Negombo but still not too far from the airport. This hotel filled the role perfectly. The location is beautiful and the hotel in good state of repair. We booked a standard room but were given a free upgrade to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night in this hotel arriving quite late, but what an arrival and a great introduction to the country. To have to take a raft over to reception was amazing and even leaving in a monsoon was very atmospheric. The room itself was fairly basic and the bathroom quite small, not the cleanest rooms we have stayed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to fly down to Sri Lanka for a weekend break. Let's start with the good points: we arrived late at night and fell in love with the place. The setting is wonderful, the rooms are large and well equipped. The staff are friendly but not very helpful. Then we discovered we were not going to get a good... More

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Littlestone-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two weeks in July and wanted a resort not too far from the Airport (30 minutes) and not in Negombo. Ranweli suited us well. My husband has to keep out of the sun, and the covered walkways were a brilliant idea (would also be good in the rain!). We just wanted to chill out. Nice pool, never... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All staff incredibly helpful and friendly - a perfect retreat for couples but I really wish it had a beach with swimmable sea in august. It is close to some of the key sites such as Kandy and easy to get to airport and good night life close by ! Good value for money I believe and I think in... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a two week stay. The Hotel is undergoing a lot of maintenance, but nothing that interferes with your stay. The Hotel is situated on a sand bar separated from the mainland by a River. Access to the Hotel is by punted Barge which is available 24/7 and goes back and forth. The Hotel staff were extremely friendly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed for three nights prior to leaving Sri Lanka and were underwhelmed by Ranweli. While the room was nice and location lovely, a number of frequently occurring issues and the overall 'vibe' of the place let it down. The food was average at best, with the buffet using cheaper ingredients and desserts that I would call 'chocolate coloured tasteless... More

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Returned here for two weeks r&r. Again, the bungalow was spacious and very comfortable. The ensuite bathroom was large and user friendly. The new management team were very helpful, attentive and went out of their way to please. the restaurant manager greeted us personally at every meal. The fairly high standard of food is maintained in the buffet style restaurant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

returned here after about 5 years prior to leaving SL. Well received by team. Yes, the hotel is a bit worn around the edges but they are upgrading. We were lucky to stay in a beachside deluxe room which was a stunning example of their refurb work. The overall design of the place remains appealing and it welcomes you to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the first time we had visited Sri Lanka. We really enjoyed our time at Ranweli. We stayed in one of the standard beach facing bungalows. The accommodation was very good, lovely large beds, air conditioning and great bathrooms. We were all inclusive which I would recommend as there are no loop holes in this and everything really is... More

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Additional Information about Ranweli Holiday Village

Address: Ranweli Hotel Road, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ranweli Holiday Village 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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