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Kalu's Hideaway

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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kazan, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very cozy hotel with just few rooms and very nice home atmosphere. Close to Udawalawe national place, good choice to stay for those who want to see wild elephants close. The rooms are very clean and big. Vegetable and fruit gardens supplies nice organic food for your dining. Love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights after visiting the north of the island. What a magical place. With only 14 rooms it's a very personal experience. The infinity pool looks out onto the gardens and there is a river at the bottom where we watched a local woman washing her clothes and bathing her little boy. They both smiled &... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with our stay here after the hotel being recommended by our driver when we were in transit between two areas of Sri Lanka. We stayed during low season, so the hotel was quiet-- but the service levels were as if the hotel was full. The staff here are very well trained. Our room was spacious, clean,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night before visiting Udawalawa national park. I have struggled to find fault with this place. Lots of activities/areas for kids to play (play area, table tennis etc) and probably the best amenities of anywhere we stayed in Sri Lanka. The pool was amazing (and very warm), rooms were clean and pleasant. The food in the evening was excellent,... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We only had a 1 night stay here but it was not long enough ! Check in was quick and easy and we were shown to our air conditioned room within minutes. The staff here are very friendly and relaxed. Food was great with a lovely buffet. Dining area is beautiful overlooking the pool and grounds, there is plenty of... More 

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights so we could do plenty of safaris. The room was fine, nothing special but had a nice balcony outside with a day bed overlooking the grounds. The block where the rooms are is not an attractive building in itself, but the grounds leading down to the river are lovely. We loved the fact that all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hotel is very near the national park and so it made it easy to do a safari. We only booked one night and that was perfect - we managed to do an early morning safari, swim in the hotel's lovely pool and eat lots of their delicious food. The Sri Lankan curry was outstanding. The rooms are all new... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stayed there for two nights with friends. The rooms are very spacious, staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Place offers many services from spa, pool, finishing. They have an organice farm which they prepare food from. Very close to safaris and can help book.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It would not be accommodation that we would return to. Apparently, we were upgraded but we wouldn't have known. The room was large but average. The swimming pool is not very big. It was difficult to communicate with staff as their English was not of a high standard. Due to there being many locals there at the time we felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were a group of 8 that stayed here for two nights and we absolutely loved it! The staff is beyond friendly and helpful. The reception helped us set up our Safari jeep ride to Udawalawe national park that was only a 15 minute drive away (cost $45 apart from entrance fees), and a visit to a baby elephant orphanage... More 

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