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Galkadawala

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Maillagahawatte, Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Beaune, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Visited with a group of friends a week ago and was pleasantly surprised at how much we liked it. The bungalows were lovely and secluded so that we had complete privacy and all this in the middle of a jungle where the only sounds that you can hear every morning are the bird calls. Not a bad orchestra to wake... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this beautiful lodge for 2 nights, and it was a beautiful, relaxing break in the middle of a busy study season for me in Sri Lanka. We usually stay at budget/backpacker hostels and decided to treat ourselves for a couple of nights and it was worth every single cent (and is certainly reasonably priced... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Simply a amazing weekend if you want to forget the busy life in colombo this is the ideal place to be. i was completely relaxed as soon as i stepped into the place. i am personally not a vegetarian but for the first time i actually enjoyed vegan food and its simply delicious, the staff were extremely attentive and took... More 

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19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a difficult review to write as I didn't particularly enjoy my time at Galkadawala but I can appreciate why some people would really like it. The accommodation was arranged as part of a 2 week tour so we had no idea what to expect, especially after driving down a track that seemed to be in the middle of... More 

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