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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Suzanne H Dorchester, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed 1 night to visit Uda Walawe National Park. Good sized room on ground floor. Shared patio with adjacent room. Substantial buffet served in the evening. Smallish pool, it is a small hotel, but it is in a lovely garden.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Kalu's Hideway! From the warm welcome to the charming rooms, the friendly staff and the delicious food - this was our favorite hotel in our whole tour! It's in a perfect location, convenient to Udewalewe Park and the Elephant Transit Home. The breakfast and dinner buffets offered a wide variety of very fresh, excellently prepared foods, and the... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What lovely and friendly staff at Kalu's Hideaway. Nothing was too much trouble - they even gave me a birthday cake for my birthday! All the staff are recruited from the local village and they are great! The hotel room we stayed in was large and stylish - but 4 flights of stairs up so no good if stairs are... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly unforgettable stay. Hotel located in a peaceful environment surrounded with trees .welcomed by friendly staff and their friendliness kept until the departure. Ideal location not only those who come for an accommodation close by Udawalawe park for Udawalawe safari visit but also those who admire peaceful stay relaxing during their stay as it’s not crowded as the hotel got... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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29 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Kalu's Hideaway is the place to be at Udawalawe. It has approx 15 rooms & that makes it cozy & not overcrowded. It had the right ambiance & the correct approach to pamper one who has had a long day at a safari. We were treated like royalty & the staff went more than the extra mile to make our... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Simply Awesome. Check In was uneventful, staff was friendly and helpful. Well equipped comfortable room and clean with great view. Wide variety of delicious food at Kalu's Hideaway. Will definitely go there again and recommend others to try...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Kalu's is an oasis of calm. They grow their own vegetables which go towards an excellent menu. This is a small choice, but always excellent quality and to say we have lmited medical diets, we were fine with all that was on offer. The staff were very accomodating, always willing to explain the surroundings and trying to improve their English... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday this is the best place in Udawalawe. The entire team led by Mr Rajeev Mendis lives up to every expectation of hospitality. Rooms are quite spacious, clean & have enough amenities. We went as two groups of 35 people in two different date and not a single group member were disappointed with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed at kalu's Hideaway for a night on a three day trip across the south of Sri Lanka. The place is a quite secluded and the general atmosphere of the hotel is probably the best you can find in Udawalawe. Accommodation was pretty good. The rooms were well appointed with nice views of the surroundings. They do have a... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Very smart boutique hotel. Lovely room, pool, dining area. Great meal-seems it is the same for all but was very much to our tastes, a couple of starter courses, curry and then a choice of deserts, including banana fritters. Breakfast was fine but nothing great-fruit, a Sri Lankan omelette and toast with little alternative it seemed. Staff very helpful in... More

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Address: Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Kalu`s Hideaway Hotel Uda Walawe National Park
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With 14 Fourteen Spacious rooms including 5 Superior rooms,6 Deluxe, 2 Chalets & 1 Suite, the hotel caters to the most unique clients. It provides the butler service with personalized dining menu of your choice. The Hotel is located just 5 Minutes next to Udawalawe National Park & Udawalawe Lake. From Colombo 187 km to the Hotel and around 04 hours drive from Colombo. ... more   less 
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