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The Backwaters

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We offer something accessible to everyone in harmony with nature at the boundary of Wilpattu Wildlife Park. Our concept is built around up-cycling containers into en-suite rooms, discarded pallets transformed into masterpieces of furniture, we have taken extra care to bring you comfort but not at the cost of cutting more trees for it! We arrange wildlife Safaris, Boat rides, Trekking and Whale/Dolphin watching
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Free parking
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Breakfast included
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Breakfast Available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Hotel Road Wilpattu National Park ,, Eluwankulam 19979 Sri Lanka
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Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport63 mi
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Beautiful and very comfortable rooms in converted sea containers. Nice seating areas along the river. Interesting forest walk on the property. Nice evening boat without engine noise. Due to the rain the Wilpattu park entrance close to Backwaters was closed. So we couldn't enter
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We stayed at Backwaters for two nights as a jumping off point for a safari in Wilpattu National Park. The hotel is situated in its own mini reserve with acres of woodland to explore and a beautiful river nearby. We opted for the early evening boat ride up and down the river at
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The Backwaters is a little bit of paradise. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and given a cool, damp hand towel and delicious chilled fruit juice. This is how it goes, thoughtful touches, great food, comfort and wonderful jungle surroundings. Our simple but stylish room felt
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Response from The Backwaters L, Owner at The Backwaters
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review on Backwaters lodge . We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. . Looking forward to welcoming you again
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Nestled between a forest and the Uppu Aru (salt river) and bordering the Wilpattu National Park is my latest heavenly getaway - Backwaters Lodge, Eluwankulam, Puttalam. The five nights I spent at this heavenly place was an amazing experience of living in a well-appointed
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Response from The Backwaters L, Owner at The Backwaters
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for taking time to write a detail review of Backwaters lodge . We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. . Looking forward to welcoming you again
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I will be upfront and say that this resort is part-owned and managed by a school friend, Tarique Omar. Having said that, I went to The Backwaters for 2 days and ended up staying 4 days. The place was so peaceful and serene compared to being in bustling cities and big hotels.
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Response from The Backwaters L, Owner at The Backwaters
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for taking time to write review of Backwaters lodge . We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. . Looking forward to welcoming you again
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Very clean bathroom with separate shower area.
Clean and comfortable room but keep the fly-screens closed to prevent insects and other wildlife entering. Remember, the rooms are within a jungle.
Metal containers converted into rooms. The thatched roof keeps the temperature down but the rooms are air-conditioned.
Sunrise/ What bliss listening to the cock crow and the other birds singing.
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Hello Dolfen, we thank you for your inquiry, following is our room arrangements, we trust this may fit your requirement. 1,Children below Age of 06 years can share the room with parents and will be not charged for meals in the SET MENU. Children between 7 Yrs to 10 Yrs, sharing parent’s room will be charged Rs. 1,100/= extra per child for meals in the Set Menu Children above 10 Yrs will have to stay in a Triple Room with 02 Adults 2, we can arrange for air port pick up, the cost will be Rs 9000/- by car from the air port to the backwaters. 3, we can arrange a car with driver when you leave our place. 4, Our prices per person are breakfast Rs 450/- Lunch and Dinners Rs 600/- 5, we can prepare vegetarian meals of your choice. Trust this answers all your questions. for further inquiries please be kind enough to email Cheers tarique
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"All rooms are perfect."
"Rooms don't have WiFi but it is available in the common dining room."
"All 6 cabins are amazing. Wake up early and listen to the bird calls at sunrise.Walk to Upparu Oya/River and enjoy the scenery."
"All the rooms are quiet and have excellent forest views"
"Doesn't matter. All rooms are Bungalows and suited in a quite place with absolute privacy"
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PRICE RANGE
$89 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceEluwankulam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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