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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bibile - Ampara / Inginiyagalla Road, Ampara 32000 Sri Lanka
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Batticaloa Airport34 mi
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We stayed here as part of a 2 week trip . Yes it is off the beaten track, yes it will be a long drive from the Tea country but its worth it. The staff are so friendly and helpful and are recruited locally. The manager Brent was incredibly helpful with sorting out our excursions
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We stayed 2 nights at the lodge and were warmly welcomed on arrival and well looked after during our stay. The lodge is very remote so no WiFi for those tied to their phones! Plenty of nature pursuits on offer though, and 5 naturalists to host. We chose the boat safari and
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We only spent 2 nights here - but wish it could have been more. Everything mentioned in the other reviews is true - the perfect design, the welcome from the hosts and naturalists, the enthusiasm of the staff, the wonderful food and impeccable service. The activities organised by
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Actually everything about Gal Oya was five star but I wanted to single out Lewis - one of the hosts , for a special mention. An Englishman in his 20s , taking a year in Sri Lanka , he was knowledgable, helpful and easy to be with. I will dine out on his stories of the animals
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What a place! The perfect place to recharge with beautiful surroundings, great food and service-oriented staff who really did my trip unforgettable. I especially appreciate boating safari which I was recommended, I got to see plenty of birds, crocodiles and best of all
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Hi You’ll love Gal Oya. Wonderful place. We booked our excursions on arrival. Brent, the manager, went through the options. I recommend the lake safari. You make an early start (5.30!!) and drive to the lake where you explore with your naturalist. We saw myriad bird life, crocs and elephant. It cost $120 for 4 people. For the very fit, there is a yomp up Monkey Mountain. I hope you enjoy it.
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"I only saw Rooms 8 and 9 - amazing chill-out area, nice views."
"We had rooms 1 and 4 so very convenient and close to main area and pool."
"Rooms 10 and 11 are separate from the rest and have great views of Monkey Mountain"
"Ask for a room closest to the main buildings"
"The view of the Monkey Mountain is amazing (but all bungalows might have it-not sure)"
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PRICE RANGE
$235 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceAmpara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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