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Kalu's Hideaway

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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the setting with its convenience to the park and elephant transit camp. The restaurant was very nice with good food. The staff were very attentive and polite despite the manager hovering over them constantly from above and behaving in an awkward maner. Rooms were nice with pop up mosquito nets and modern bathrooms.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Everything from the location to hotel amenities. It is really a pearl amongst resorts nearby Udawalawe Park. Cons: The hotel has some serious problems with bugs that are literally everywhere (room, pool area, restaurant etc.). I can understand that we are talking "wild" here, but hey - some disinsectation would really help.

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

A amazing place to relax, near a river. Huge trees give a cooling effect,though the area is with hot climate. Huge breeze coming all the time. Lovely garden with lots of mango trees and all kinds of local fruit trees. If you are a bird watcher, this is the place. Many kinds of birds were there. Mostly , luvely peacocks... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value accommodation close to Udawalawe National Park, 15 mins. Staff very friendly although some with little English. Breakfast and dinner were very good here. You are not close to other restaurants so this was great. Room very spacious with a/c, fan, Tv. Clean with large balcony, modern bathroom, safe and comfortable bed with Pop up mosquito nets which worked... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't recommend this place enough! We are a family of five with three children aged 5 and under and stayed two nights in the main lodge. We wish we could have stayed longer. The room we had was modern, very nicely designed and kept very clean. The grounds, restaurant etc are also well kept. Kalu's has a nice pool,... More 

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Kazan, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 14, 2015

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 June 5, 2015

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 June 2, 2015

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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