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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for two nights on our honeymoon in August and cannot recommend highly enough!! We were upgraded to the suite room which was stunning, only pales in comparison the the view from the terrace outside! The food was great, the staff friendly and helpful and we had an amazing time. We'd go back tomorrow!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here only for a night unfortunately, but the experience deserves a mention for sure. Our room (a deluxe room) was clean, luxurious and well appointed. The room staff were thorough, courteous and helped to make our stay wonderful. The accounts manager Mr. Maduranga specially was very attentive and was very courteous during our stay, The Head Chef “Nero”... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been a little concerned about the hotel given some of the reports on trip advisor and its description as a rustic retreat. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings and our Deluxe room was lovely (although a hair dryer would have been welcomed by my wife). The staff were very friendly and the food was good,... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely, small hotel with amazingly friendly staff who couldn't do too much for you and a great base for visiting the national park. Limited choice of food but tasty and well prepared. Great top floor room with views over the swimming pool and the organic vegetable garden to the river at the end of the gardens.

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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was the key with extremely helpful and friendly staff. All of them stopped to help us and they were very attentive to our needs. Special thanks to the Manager Mr. Rajeeva and Mr. Maduranga for your hospitality. This is a small boutique type hotel with few rooms, quite location and great views. I was impressed with the whole... More 

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Russell Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night - would choose to stay longer next time. Impressive modern and stylish accommodation and public areas, with references to the famous owner's cricketing background. The grounds are really lovely. There's a nice pool. The grounds run down to a little river, and there are lots of trees around plus a largish vegetable and fruit garden.... More 

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

We spent two nights here while visiting Uda Walawe national park. We had two rooms in the main building - these were clean and reasonably comfortable, although a bit noisy in the morning as the dining room was being set up. The grounds were were beautiful and the pool was pleasant, and there were plenty of quiet places to sit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night sadly but we really liked this hotel. We were upgraded to the suite which had a gorgeous panoramic view of the area. The staffs were all friendly and helpful. The location was great being 10 mins away from the National Park. We would have loved to stay a bit longer.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had beautiful, spacious clean rooms on the ground floor. Everything that needed to be there was there. The food in the restaurant is lovely - it's a set menu, but quite nice. Staff is very helpful and sweet. We stayed two nights, enjoyed the setting and trips to the elephant transit camp and Yala National Park.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an average hotel with a good location close to Uda Walawe National Park. Rooms are ok but not super clean and foods are not really good. Staffs tried their best but seemed not very well trained.

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