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Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

All was fine, Nelson and the rest of the crew very helpful and made a lot of difference. It is not a resort, which is why we chose it, and it stays in your memories much longer. Not 5 star because we felt that the price was as expensive as a resort and the road to get there is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Back of beyond Kahandamodara is amazing eco-friendly holiday inn to travel. It was awesome. We had a great time in the place. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Their hospitality is excellent. Food was really good. I recommend this place to nature lovers. If you are staying in there you should try Kayaking on the urubokka oya/lagoon. It’s very... More 

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BoBLanka, Owner at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Dear Milinda We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful retreat. We look forward to your next visit. In addition to kayaking, we also offer boat rides in the Oruboku oya and can recommend a great boat service in Kalametiya. best regards Yohan More 

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This was an unusual place, it is made up of 4 wooden cabins set in clearings and far apart. To start with you wondered what was going on, but we soon settled down. We felt as if you had the world to yourself. The only noises were the birds and the sea which was nearby. There were many walks and... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

It is a little far away from cities and towns in a beautiful place surrounded by a river and lakes a lot of animals, birds and the ocean is near. People and service is great. They really want to help you, this is a natural hospitality and these people have it. Food is amazing - we do not have to... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Had an amazing stay at Back of Beyond. This is a real gem in the middle of nowhere but yet close to a lovely beach, very quiet but perfect for a morning stroll. We felt really welcome and we really enjoyed the visit of the gardens, discovering the fruits, spices, etc. Our bungalow was very nice, very spacious and loved... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Nelson and his staff were amazing. The rooms were lovely and food was outstanding. If we had any food allergies or requirements, they accommodated us. Almost all the food is grown on site. It was a vegetarian dream. They also can do vegan and celiac. It was delicious and they were happy to tell us what delights we were enjoying.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hidden away from the main attraction of the area but close enough to travel, this is a ideal location for relaxing with friends and family. Four separate bungalows which can occupy two people or largest which can accommodate 12 people on each can entertain individual family or larger family gathering.

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Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ideal for nature lovers, good local food given... but unfortunately we had very bad experience since constructions are going on. Very noisy surrounding and asked several times to stop but nothing happen!!! Beach was very rough and nothing more activities...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My friends and I (8 of us) visited Kahadamodara last November, as means of a farewell to an extended summer. Two of the group were to leave back to the US & UK, so this trip was meant to be a wild, free & fun vacation. This was my 2nd visit to a Back of Beyond location, and I was... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my first visit to this lovely place and it was our honeymoon! yes we explored the whole area with the aid of lagoon rides, cycling, trishaw rides. the stay was a unique one and thanks Yohan for building such an eco friendly place. the staff was just not like other Sri Lankans. this was one memorable stay.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, 15 minutes from Tangalle and a 10 - minute walk from the beach, Back of Beyond Kahandamodara (Monera thenna) is named after the flock of peacocks that strut across this land. This 10-acre property lies on the eastern back of a river that flows out to the sea around 500 m from the property. The lodge consists of a 3 bedroom bungalow, 2 bedroom villa and a single bedroom cottage. These units can be booked independently or together for large groups. This retreat has been built mostly out of locally available materials including large mud bricks, bamboo, thatch for roofs etc. In keeping with our environmental policy and energy minimization, no AC nor swimming pools are available. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers. The rooms have either king-size double beds or twin beds. All rooms have ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Due to the thick clay brick walls, high ceilings and maximization of natural ventilation and tree cover, the buildings are very cool and airy. Most toilets have an open to air area (all are enclosed) to enhance the natural experience. The large open spaces and lawns around the buildings make this retreat a favourite for children to run around and cycle. The property has around 300 m of river frontage and kayaks are available for rental. The areas around the property and adjoining village roads are excellent for cycling and bicycles are also available for hire. A lovely wide and secluded beach is only a 10 minute walk from the property. Guests can help fishermen draw in their nets in the morning, or enjoy fishing in the nearby estuary. The Kalametiya bird sanctuary is only 15 minutes from the property. Bundala and Yala National parks are also 1.25 Hr and 2 hr from the property. A well-stocked library with books on archeology, history and fauna and flora of the area is available in the bungalow. A separate kitchen, staff quarters and drivers quarters is also provided. Most fruits and vegetables are grown in-house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara

Address: Warnakulasuriya Mawatha, Galagagoda | Kahandamodara, Ranna, Kahandamodara 001, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kahandamodara
Price Range: $70 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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