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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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Kalu's Hideaway
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Tom B London, United Kingdom
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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 Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my girlfriend only stayed here one night as we wanted to catch the morning Safari. The resort itself is very nice and the staff were very helpful. It would have been good to have had the buffet in the evening, being being the only two guests at the resort I can understand why it wasn't put on.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Kalu's for 2 nights. It is a wonderful place with comfortable rooms. We booked a chalet but we were upgraded to a luxury room on the second floor with a great view. Uda Walawe NP and the elephant orphanage are in the neighbourhood. After the safari the garden is a beautiful place to relax with a refreshing... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kalu's is a perfect getaway for anyone who needs to indulge in a luxurious eco friendly setting. This is my fourth visit to Kalu's and each visit has been excellent. The comfortable clean accommodation, food, security and service levels are highly commendable. I highly recommend Kalu's hideaway

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, excellent reception, the dining and longe areas were beautiful, as were the grounds, organic vegetable garden and mango orchard leading down to the river. Our room was good, no complaints and a nice terrace. No wifi in the rooms but excellent speed in the public areas as good as I have at home. Dinner was excellent organised by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was simply awesome place to chill out for us. Getting out from our day to day routine and getting into a very calm and quite nature was one of the main objectives of our programme and Kalu's Hideaway was the ideal place for us. We enjoyed the time spent there and it is fully worth for the price that... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Kalu's Hideaway is a lovely peaceful, green retreat . It has excellant food and staff who are so freindly and helpful. The sounds of the jungle are in your own garden and I could have listened to them all day. Pool and surrounding gardens naturally beatiful. A good place to do Safari's and seeing the elephant rescue centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had read about this hotel and got our tour operator to include it in our itinerary. We were not disappointed. All the staff were extremely pleasant and attentive and the food was excellent. It is a nice quiet small hotel so the large tour operators do not use it. It is a convenient location to visit Uda Walawe National... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Where do I start? Firstly, this was a late replacement for our original hotel due to Yala National Park being closed for September. However I’m sure Virgin Holidays could have found something of a higher standard than here considering our original hotel was the 4* Cinnamon Wild. Personally I would describe this as a rustic guest house rather than a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My friend and I had such an amazing time. The safari at the national park was such an amazing experience and our time at Kalu's made it even more enjoyable. The buffet food is yummy and a true taste of Sri Lankan cuisine. The staff are wonderful. They are so smiley, attentive and conscientious. We had a foot massage which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Based on the pictures on the internet, I had been a bit doubtful about Kalu's Hideaway. This was completely unnecessary, the hotel is a gem very close to Udawalawe National Park. We stayed at the suite on the top floor, which proved a good choice in terms of space and view but a bad one in terms of accessability, as... 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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