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Kalu's Hideaway

Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to stay if you want to visit Uda Walawa National Park and if you are fond of cricket - the owner is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and the many photos and memorabilia are evidence of this. Lovely welcome by the staff and the grounds were beautiful, only stayed one night, our room was comfortable and the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to take a safari trip in close by Uduwalawe park you must stay here! Beautiful pool, garden and terrace area. The staff went out of their way to meet any request. One of the most beautiful locations we stayed at. Highly recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights and had a lovely time. Our room was very clean and was one of the few hotels on our trip around Sri Lanka where I slept well not worrying too much about insects! Lovely pool and views, I think some of the photos on here don't do the place justice so I will try... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here solely to be able to go on a couple of safaris in the wildlife park. The hotel is somewhat basic, and we felt that they seemed to be winding down (or something) in that the food menu was very limited. The staff were friendly enough, but we had stayed in much better places on our trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favourite hotel on our trip. We were greeted with a cold flannel and a juice and did a little ritual of lighting a flame on a big brass decoration in reception. Then we passed through the dining/lounge area which overlooked the grounds and the pool. The rooms were in a little block off to one side. We... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5th visit in as many years and Kalu's just gets better. The new manager Rajeeva Mendis has just improved what was already a great hotel. New chef, new food but still the friendly welcome and the relaxed atmosphere that Kalu's has always offer each time we have visited... it is by far our favourite hotel in Sri Lanka and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful tranquil hideaway. The grounds are beautifully kept, different from the norm with a river tended veg gardens trees and spa. The rooms are amazing plenty of attention to detail and the staff are so lovely. It is mins away from the safari park too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed here 1 night during our safari to udawalawa national park. This hotel is owned by former sri lankan cricketing sensation romesh kaluwitarane. Kalu's hideaway's staff welcomed us warmly into the hotel. We chose a room in the 2nd floor with a balcony which has a view of the small pool they have. Dinner choices were limited(may be due... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Mr Rajeeva Mendis, resident manager, runs a lovely resort of 15 rooms surrounds by lush gardens and views of the mountain. Near by Unawalewe jungle safari, where you see lots of elephants and birds and near an elephant orphanage. The masseur is outstanding. The food is excellent. It even has an infinity swimming pool. We highly recommend this resort.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights to see the wildlife in the park which was very good, lots of baby elephants and wonderful bird life. We had a room on the 2nd floor of the new block which was a good size with a clean and modern bathroom. As always in Sri Lanka nothing gets maintained after initial building and decorating.... More 

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