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Kalu's Hideaway

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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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    4 of 5 stars
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights so we could do plenty of safaris. The room was fine, nothing special but had a nice balcony outside with a day bed overlooking the grounds. The block where the rooms are is not an attractive building in itself, but the grounds leading down to the river are lovely. We loved the fact that all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very near the national park and so it made it easy to do a safari. We only booked one night and that was perfect - we managed to do an early morning safari, swim in the hotel's lovely pool and eat lots of their delicious food. The Sri Lankan curry was outstanding. The rooms are all new... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for two nights with friends. The rooms are very spacious, staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Place offers many services from spa, pool, finishing. They have an organice farm which they prepare food from. Very close to safaris and can help book.

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

It would not be accommodation that we would return to. Apparently, we were upgraded but we wouldn't have known. The room was large but average. The swimming pool is not very big. It was difficult to communicate with staff as their English was not of a high standard. Due to there being many locals there at the time we felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 that stayed here for two nights and we absolutely loved it! The staff is beyond friendly and helpful. The reception helped us set up our Safari jeep ride to Udawalawe national park that was only a 15 minute drive away (cost $45 apart from entrance fees), and a visit to a baby elephant orphanage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Kalu's Hideaway for a night. The staff was really friendly. It has a nice outdoor sitting area and is quite relaxing. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The only problem was the wifi which was not working in the room. But otherwise it is a great place. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out in the wilds , simple food some of which is grown in their garden. By a river which is part of the runoff for the local dam so sometimes a trickle with peacocks dancing on the shore , other times full and fast. We went on Safari to two local reserves which were good then saw many of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our family loved Kalu's Hideaway. Close to the national park and elephant transition home, lovely rooms, with an adjoining door, beautiful pool, table tennis, playground and set beside a beautiful river. Cannot recommend it more highly.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This fairly large hotel tucked away in the jungle was a great example of running a good hotel. The staff were helpful, the surroundings were stunning, the pool was lovely, the rooms very nicely kept and we had a beautiful balcony with nice views and a bed outside if you fancy sleeping under the stars. The food was good, sri... More 

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