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Kalpitiya Road, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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#15 of 65 Specialty lodging in Kalpitiya
a rustic eco-retreat and adventure-park on the banks of the scenic Puttlam lagoon, located in the unexplored north-west coast of Sri Lanka, making it an unforgettable holiday getaway - especially for the adventurous and nature-loving visitor. Nestled in the remote fishing village of Thihaliya, Ruwala Resort spans 9 acres of coconut garden and is geared to provide a relaxing as well as an adventurous holiday experience for adults and children alike.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Lagoon View
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Breathingspace wrote a review Jun 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka33 contributions2 helpful votes
Ruwala resort was a place we badly wanted to visit and we booked the place with some amount of expectations. But at the entrance we realized that the hotel garden hadn’t been even swept for weeks. Pool was filled with dirt. Staff wasn’t ready to receive guests at all. They have no idea when we arrived. We had to cancel the booking after wasting more than 3 hours drive and find another place to spend the night
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sachindra Mihindukula wrote a review Nov 2019
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I stayed at resort for one night with my wife.The hotel is very beautiful and location was excellent...rooms are nice but no safety features and facilities...tea and coffee maker is terrible and safety locker didn't work.Windows lockers are didn't working...we stayed double full board category.restaurant food was terrible..don't have a buffet or la carte option.they serving what they want.restaurant staff and other staff members are not training and they didn't no about hotel management basics..this property is paradise..but poor management costly for hotel..the manager trying to do everything to satisfy customers but he can't do it because lack of training staff...really shame to see what happening to this kind of resort.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
preethi2018 wrote a review Jul 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution2 helpful votes
We just ended our one stay stay at Ruwala Resort. It was 6 of us. We went through some un forgettable moments which included - clean rooms, superb customer care and delicious food .Great experience !!!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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chaminda w wrote a review Apr 2018
130 contributions15 helpful votes
The hotel looks very nice. I went during festival time and there were less staff. The welcome was good and it was with a fresh juice. The rooms were clean and tidy. Some rooms had tv and some did not. The pool is very clean and have a baby pool too. Lagoon is just to see and not so clean to jump in. If there were staff I think you can have some boat rides in the lagoon too. Some birds come for drying and could take some photos. They have a superb tour which can be arranged. From hotel to wilpaththu jungle via lagoon and beach and then a Jeep ride and back to hotel. It s full day ride which is as a full board trip. The managers were very nice and the staff our very active. Management need to give some attention to improve the maintenance of wash rooms, bathing areas and the garden to look and be safe more. Weldone management for the given lovely stay. The food meals were superb taste.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
coldwatersl1 wrote a review Apr 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution2 helpful votes
The staff was very friendly and helpful but They didnt hv any TV and phone in te room and the mini fridge wasnt working.The price was very high but the food was of low quality.the bathrooms were very dirty. Worst stay in a hotel.I dont recommend this to anyone😷😐😡
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
$55 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruwala Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ruwala Resort?
Nearby attractions include Narakkali Kaali Kovil (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ruwala Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ruwala Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ruwala Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruwala Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ruwala Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kite House Cafe, Udekki, and In The Wind.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ruwala Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ruwala Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ruwala Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ruwala Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ruwala Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.