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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel 5th and 6th Sept' '14 and what a hideaway it is.Owned by Kalu who is a Sri Lankan cricketer hidden away on the edge of Udawalawe National Park.It has nothing around it except open parkland and is totally quiet. Nice friendly greeting with cold towel and drink. Our room 102 was very quirky just... More

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North West
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here just 1 night after visiting Uda Walawe national park. We stayed in the suite, at 3 floors up had an amazing view over the whole area and you could see most aspects from the room. The decor was like a cabin with lots of wood. The room was very clean and comfortable with huge shower room, AC and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend 2 nights with the kids at Kalu's. The team is young, friendly and willing to help. We had great time at the pool where you can order food & drinks. The rooms are spacious, comfortable with a chic design and a very large shower room. It's a nice departure point to visit the Uda Walawe national park. Breakfast... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night with office folks and their families. Hotel setting is very beautiful especially in a remote area and beautifully landscape and hotel staff is very friendly and out of all I really enjoyed sleeping in their specious room provided with comforting bed. But regret to say that there aren't any fruit basket in the hotel... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from the hustle of the city a place to rest and admire nature.Chandrika wewa , a great reservoir is close by where one could visit and enjoy an Elephant Safari. The natural environment surrounding the Hideaway Hotel is blessed with many varieties of birds and among them stand out the Peacocks where you could encounter 'Peacock Serenade' where the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night with my family including my one year old and my four year old. I loved the hotel - the setting is beautiful. We stayed in one of their chalet rooms which was a great size for us with a lovely balcony and great views of the landscape. The staff in particular made my stay... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Kalu's for two nights in August 2014 and really liked it. Not everything was perfect (more below) but the place is really nice and the staff is so friendly that we felt happy there! Positives: + Nice hotel settings – out in the nature, total tranquility, nicely tended pool area and organic vegetable garden + Comfortable dinner... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, quite and peaceful with very pleasant staff who are will to help with all issue. Good food served on a nice open air terrace. Good spacious rooms and a enjoyable spa. Pleasant place after a hard day on the road........................

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was my favourite hotel of the whole trip. It was completely different from the big chain elegant ones. It has a perfect setting with lovely gardens and views. It is close to the National Park and elephant transit home. The jeep safari through the national park was one of the highlights of the trip. The evening Buffet was excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ok there are a few flaws here and there but really critics need to get a life. Kalu's is in a unique location amid real rural Sri Lankan villages and river life and a very easy short drive on your jeep or land rover to the national park - which is superb. The pool area and grounds are sublime. A... More

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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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