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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

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Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana 10150, Sri Lanka
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Zanesville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent two nights at Galkadawala Forest Lodge and found the place breathtaking upon arrival. The open-air feel of each structure and room allows you to feel at one with nature while still giving you a sense of 'luxury.' Our room was quite large with an attached bathroom that had that hottest water and most amazing water... More 

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Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our sort of place. Pure magic. Pure connection with nature - our room had no windows and the night sounds were wonderful. Really enjoyed the vegetarian food too served at communal table; don't think they serve alcohol. Had to remember to stow things away in the room so that the monkeys did not access. Very romantic - one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maulie and her team have created a very special place, an eco lodge with wonderful home cooking set in lovely countryside. It's near a lot of the cultural triangle attractions, but there's a lot close to home. Wonderful bird life, a tank on your doorstep, tranquillity and fantastic hospitality. Maulie is also a brilliant arranger of transport, suggestions and support.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

One of teh best places we stayed in Sri Lanka as an amazing location set by the Tank, but the whole place is done so well, amazing architecture blending in with the surroundings using recycled materials, while giving a sense of luxury while being open to the elements. Maulie is a most welcoming host and be sure to spend some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you're looking for an amazing experience in nature coupled with comfortable accommodation and tasty, traditional food go here! The owner Maulie and her staff were very friendly and helpful to the point of arranging to pick us up from the train station at 3am and then chasing us to the next train station when we missed our stop! The... More 

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Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Be in the wilderness. Look at some monitor lizards climbing up and down! Climb up the tree house, walk to the lake, befriend the dogs! Visit the village! So much to do!! And have interesting conversations with the lovely host!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Galkadawala Forest Lodge has got to be one of the most beautiful and interesting BnBs I have stayed in. It was built in a reforested area in Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. Despite being in the middle of a forest, we were very comfortable as the lodge provided us with spacious rooms, comfortable beds and clean private bathrooms. While the area... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Galkadawala is a beautiful place with beautiful people. The staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Maulie is a friendly and gracious host. Weerasinghe loves to teach you Sinhalese phrases as he is serving you food. The food was fresh and we ate some of the best meals in all of Sri Lanka at Galkadawala. They prepare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Although Galkadawala was well out of my comfort zone, I cannot fault my experience there. Challenging my view of "normal" by spending three nights in a jungle treehouse was something I will never forget. The room is clean and spacious, not so many bugs as one would imagine and at times we were able to see monkeys playing in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Galkadawala Forest Lodge is a beautiful place where one could relax and enjoy nature. It's a great place for people who love nature, a bird watcher's paradise. Its rustic atmosphere and the competent and pleasant staff along with its central location allowing easy access to many tourist destinations make it one of the best places I have visited in Sri... More 

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