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Galkadawala

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Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana 10150, Sri Lanka
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built nicely without disturbing to nature. Bathroom modern and well built. Situated just in front of a tank thats full of birds. Meals tasty. Nice place to have a barbecue at night. Stairs little difficult to climb for older people. But they can stay in ground floor

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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One needs a good bed and good food in a good hotel and you find them both at Galkadawala...even the food without beef and fish they serve are a treat. The ambiance created is unique and very different from the standard boutique and even if one does not indulge in anything at all but just enjoy one's stay here from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Coming here was the best move of our holiday so far! Maulie has created paradise in the jungle, and it's with good reason that one of the guests has been staying there for 5 weeks already. If you're coming just to relax and enjoy nature, this is for you. But if you're looking for a perfectly situated place from which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Galkadawala is an unique place. The owner (Mauli) has build two small lodges in a most beautiful place using recycled building materials. When she bought the land it was slashed and burned, now it's a place in nature. Birdlovers will like this place a lot, especially because you can see all different kind of birds lying in your bed, how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed 3 nights as part of our Sri Lanka tour and had a lovely time. The room we had was part of the newer 2 bedroom tree house built over part of the small river and we really felt part of our surroundings. The room was spacious with a large comfy bed on a sort of platform one end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We only had one night at this amazing Eco retreat, wish we had had more time there. Thanks to Maulie's, (our host) vision and commitment, we were able to enjoy this natural and completely unspoiled environment. Our room was spacious and beautifully designed to enable us to appreciate our surroundings fully. Very comfortable bed, and all the staff were very... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I visited the resort in early December during school holidays with my family and a friend of mine. We stayed there for 02 nights. There were 2 accommodation units at the resort, one with 3 bedrooms and the other one with 2 bedrooms. We stayed in the one with 2 bedrooms. Rooms have been built without harming the nature and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place was truly amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates a more relaxing atmosphere close to nature. Everything was flawless, from the reception by the owner, Maulie, to the cozy rooms, monkeys just outside the porch, friendly staff cooking amazing food...it was almost difficult to motivate yourself to leave the premises to go away to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My second trip to Sri Lanka this time was on the "road less travelled". Our first stop from Colombo was at a charming forest lodge in Galkadawala, Habarana. The monsoon rains were fierce, but our host Mauli and her team were super efficient in organizing a jeep to take us to the lodge (our van would have been stuck in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I had been eagerly awaiting a trip to Galkadawala for a long time but unfortunately we had some rotten luck with the weather. However Maulie and her team went over and above what I have experienced anywhere else and to be honest we didn't even notice the rain in the end. The bungalow that we stayed in was perfect, especially... More 

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