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Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel

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"Green Path" | Trincomalee Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 days and really enjoyed our stay. Having breakfast early in the morning wasn't an issue and was always ready on time. Simple breakfast but of fruit, toasts and eggs but was enough to get the day started. Also had dinner at the hotel and it was always good and plentiful. The rooms are large and the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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38 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Grand Meaulnes is perfectly positioned for exploring any of national or eco parks in close proximity as well as Sigiriya, Dambulla, Pollonaruwa etc. Rooms are basic but very spacious and staff was much more than helpful and friendly. Food and local cocktails prepared by them were tasty and we really enjoyed our stay there. As all of the above... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is spot on for the cultural triangle...just off the road with large rooms. The staff is OK but we had a weird experience with the Owner. Even after confirming THRICE - yes thrice for the dinner prior to our arrival when we reached at around 8.30 - There was no dinner and staff was absolutely clueless about our... More 

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Zuerich
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The place is located about 1km outside Habarana, off the Trinco road, so it's a nice 15min walk into town. It's very quiet and well kept, so we do not share other commentators complaints about flies, leaking toilets and no hot water. Our room was huge and well equipped. Staff took care of us very nicely, dinner and breakfasts were... More 

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Evian-les-Bains, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Globally very poor. Breakfast was very simple and minimalist. Similar for dinner, expensive, indeed. No room cleaning during our 4 days stay. Very small soap to share for two, have to ask for additional toilet paper... etc. and full of flies… Better you look for another location and "better location" may also finally means to look stright for another country.... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I would not recommend this place to older people or people who look for some luxery. The rooms are spacey but a bit damp. The (bath) room was not very clean and the matrass was really thin. The prices are good and if you're looking for basic it will answer your needs. Manager was very friendly to us.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have stayed in this nice family hotel on a way from Kalpitya to Kandy. Its very conveniently located close to Hurula Nature Park where we went elephant watching. Rooms are simple but very clean and comfortable. There are ACs in each room, beds are convenient. For a price you pay, its a very nice place, with good food. Sunil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We felt very welcome at this place. Sunil welcomed us upon arrival with a welcome drink and asked what we wanted for dinner even though we arrived after 8 pm. Sunil helped us in any way possible. Elephant riding, meals and transport to the next place. Thank you Sunil for the excellent service! And also thanks for the great food... More 

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dishant, Owner at Le Grand Meaulnes - Family Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most kind review on Tripadvisor and particularly for praising efforts of our colleague Sunil. Thank you for complementing our buffet food, hotel facilities but most of all our dedicated staff. Thank you for being our guest and thank you for sharing your positive experience of Le Grand Meaulnes with other Tripadvisor readers. Yours sincerely... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed for two nights right after arriving in Sri Lanka. Very quiet and peaceful place to recuperate after a long flight. Central to many trips and excursions. We went on a safari early the first morning, not many animals to see, but great way to start the day. Very friendly and attentive staff, Sunil is just the friendliest you... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff, fantastic dinners cooked with care, excellent breakfast, close to bus stop, close to Sigiriya and national parks where elephants and other wildlife can be seen. The hosts will arrange trips and taxis for you. You should stay here for sure !

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