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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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Kalu's Hideaway
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had 1 night at this hotel so we could visit Ude Walawe N.P and the Elephant Transit Home. It was a good base. I'd read some of the Tripadvisor reports and was a bit anxious about what the hotel would be like but I have to say it was better than expected. Our room was on the ground floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at this well located hotel for our Safari in the Uda Walawe National Park. The staff were welcoming and the food is very good. Rooms are comfortable and we had a balcony with views over the gardens. The decor is a little tired but overall we had a great stay and we were well looked after.... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights at this peaceful hotel, just the job after a ten day tour. Staff are so helpful and welcoming and made us feel at home. The food is delicious and cooked by the best chef in Sri Lanka. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. I would indefinitely recommend staying here for several nights as there is so much... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has all the facilities you need. The staff are really lovely and welcoming. The swimming pool is small but still swimmable! Rooms have air con and are very clean. The food is also excellent and served with a smile! I would stay here again and recommend it to fellow travellers who aren't expecting a top class hotel but... More 

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Prasanna C, Manager at Kalu's Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your valuable comments.I am so appreciate that you have understand our theme & the concept. Hope to see you again at Kalu's Hideaway. Wishing you all the very best on be half of all the staff from Kalu's Hideaway. Warm Regards! Rajeeva More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and food in the restaurant. Room was very comfortable with a lovely outlook over the organic vegetable garden which helps supply the kitchen. Pool looks great and is much appreciated but only 1/3 is usable due long shallow end. WiFi needs to be improved since coverage is only available at Reception. Bicycles need to be upgraded. A walk... More 

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kalu's is not at all bad, but the competition is strong and relatively speaking, a number of service aspects could be tuned up. After 11 days of Sri Lankan touring, with a car and driver it is difficult to avoid drawing comparisons between the value proposition of various other hotels. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff are friendly and... More 

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

We stayed here for just one night as our base for Uda Walawe wildlife park. It is tucked away, but that is one of its attractions. It does not promote itself as a top hotel, but the accommodation is very good - the bed was comfortable and the room was clean, with effective and quiet air-conditioning. The food was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here when we were visiting Uda Walewe National Park. ' Kalu'; refers to the famous Sri Lankan cricketer who established the hotel, and there is a lot of memorabilia around, which is appropriate for this cricket-loving nation! The reception and dining areas were clean and pleasant, with excellent service. The building housing the bedrooms is a concrete block... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is really helpful. The facilities and the rooms are well maintained. Gives a really good value for the reasonable charges. Food is really nice and the restaurant staff is very helpful.The garden is nice and the location is beautiful. The manager was very helpful in our last minute booking and in arranging the safari ti Udawalawe park.

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Address: Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
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Number of rooms: 14
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