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Maillagahawatte, Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very disappointing hospitality. The owner of the place was very rude to us (she's a f***kn bi**h). As a customer i will not recommend this place as i experienced the worse type of hospitality one can come across. As a local i felt we were treated differently to how foreign guests are treated and my group of friends felt the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had spent 3 nights in Galkadawala Forest lodge. There were no other guests and we had Maulie's undivided attention and enjoyed Wiresinge's hospitality . Apart from the tours to visit the historical sites ,staying in our rooms was immensely pleasurable . We watched the clouds gathering over the lake ,forest changing colours and the play of light on the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the place to go to if u want to relax and enjoy. The owner of the place was incredibly rude which put a damper on the whole holiday. We weren't allowed to talk or laugh after dinner and was expected to go to bed quietly. When there's more than one group of guests the sugar bowl will... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is very beautiful but very disappointing hospitality. The owner of the place was very rude to us. As a customer i will not recommend this place as i experienced the worse type of hospitality one can come across. As a local i felt we were treated differently to how foreign guests are treated and my group of friends... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

we stayed at Galkadawala for three nights and annoyed every minute. The accommodations, though simple, are very well planned. The rooms are airy. We did not meet Moly but her stuff were extremely helpful, nice and welcoming. They waited for us with a late dinner and ice tea when we arrived from a long journey. Breakfast is served in Sri... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

When a hotel or guest house has such good reviews, there is always something at the back of my mind that worries me, that it will not live up to expectations. Galkadawala not only lived up to them, but it exceeded them beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The setting could not be more idyllic, and the slightly "off-road"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our stay at this rustic lodge was by far the highlight of a great trip to Sri Lanka. Maulie, the owner, has created a unique experience here. A must for nature lovers. The lodge is carefully and thoughtfully built from reclaimed materials that fit perfectly into the natural surroundings. And yet comfort is not neglected. Though facilities are simple they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Out of the way lodge but central to the cultural triangle sights. Beautiful eco freindly architecture, attention to detail, gorgeous Sri Lankan food and Maulie is an attentive freindly knowledgable host. We had a special 3 nights.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Galkadawala forest lodge is a very special place to stay in Sri Lanka. My friend and myself spent there 3 nights, and we enjoyed every second of it. The house is designed so that you feel very close to the nature, and yet it was very comfortable, clean and cosy. After leaving sri lanka both of us agreed that nevertheless... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The entire concept of this place is unique. It's the ideal place to unwind and relax. The host and staff were very hospitable and friendly. Made us feel like we were in a home away from home. An absolute must for nature lovers. Definitely going to visit again!!

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Address: Maillagahawatte, Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
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Number of rooms: 3
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