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Wilpattu House

05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Put aside your general accommodation base level requirements, stay a few days and embrace the special unique nature of this property and area. We arrived from Kalpitya area and came by boat from our 'upmarket resort' over the lagoon and the Owner met us for a tuk tuk transfer. We stayed in their separate barn type bungalow with WC and...

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely magic. Basic no frills accommodation in a stunning location with a personal touch. Sereno is enthusiastic and entertaining and Kumari's home cooking just perfect. A delightful village experience. Down a bumpy track, don't miss the river swimming, wildlife walks and philosophical discussions.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This for me was a difficult review to write. Overall, we had a really fun experience but I wish it hadn't been so uncomfortable. There were lots of positives. The location was great and really close to the national park. Sereno and his partner Kumari were excellent hosts and couldn't do enough for us. We particularly enjoyed the walk to...

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Puno
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This place is out of the way but that is what you want for this sort of experience. Sereno, the owner, provides straight forward information making it easy getting here by bus and/ or tuktuk. Sereno took us lake swimming and arranged a very responsibly priced safari. We did not see a leopard but the driver could not have done...

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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Se non vi interessano i comfort ma volete sperimentare l'autentica vita nella giungla, in totale sicurezza, siete nel posto giusto!! Affidatevi al proprietario Sereno per qualsiasi necessità. CONSIGLIATISSIMO SAFARI con la guida Akalanka, abbiamo visto addirittura l'orso! If you don't need special comfort and you want to discover the life in a true jungle, you found the best Place! The...

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Karleby
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place is very hard to review, because it is so mixed. It has a great host, good food to a great price, and it is close to a beautiful river and an excellent national park. That's good! Unfortunately, the place is really filthy. It’s just a shack, where you may rather sleep on a mattress on the ground in...

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Wilpattu H, Manager at Wilpattu House, responded to this review

Appreciate the great comments on our hosting and food. However two issues need to be addressed a) There were 3 children (1 girl 2 boys). Only one of the boys had red itch marks. He already had some itch marks even when he arrived. Unfair to say bed bugs, when only 1 boy of three children had itch marks. Maybe...

Reviewed December 19, 2016

Rooms are very basic but the welcome more than makes up for it. Kamari's food is fantastic real authentic flavor and plenty of it. Went on the safari and was an awe inspiring experience , saw leopards, elephants and too many peacocks to count but that was surpassed by the river swim the following morning. We were taken to the...

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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend recently stayed here for two nights and had an amazing time. Very much off the beaten track wilpattu house offers clean, simple rooms at very affordable prices. The extremely personalised service of both Sereno and expert cook Kumari is genuine and friendly. From swimming down by the river to guided safari all the wildlife and serenity...

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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Wilpattu House is basic but perfect for its surroundings. It was a basic room, with electric fan and mosquito net. There were 8 in our party, 4 adults and 4 children under 6. Sereno accommodated us all by putting an extra tent up outside the lodge. The men slept in there and were very happy! This place is back to...

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preston,uk
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Wilpattu house is back to nature big style! We stayed in the building near to the road ( no traffic). Basic room with bed mosquito net, free standing fan, bathroom with cold shower. Serano is a very amiable host, full of information and stories and always happy to help if you mention something. Our first afternoon we sat and just...

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Wilpattu House Cottages / Bungalow is a tranquil, rustic no frills nature stay and similar to homestay. It is located by the Wilpattu National Park entrance at Eluwankulam, on the Puttalam-Mannar Road. The property is surrounded by scrub jungle and is set about 0.5 Km away from the last house in the village. This is tranquil rustic place where the sounds of birds and peacocks are what disturb the tranquility. It is a convenient location for Safaris into Wilpattu National Park and Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya. Wilpattu House is also an ideal place for stopovers for an itinerary of Kalpitiya - Eluvamkulam (Wilpattu National Park) - Mannar - Pooneryn- Jaffna by bus/bicycle/motorbike. We also help arrange transport of cyclists across Wilpattu National Park. We also do Breakfast or Lunch, in house or Packed lunches for Tour groups going on Safari to Wilpattu Park through the Eluvamkulam Entrance or Groups en route to Mannar. No luxury items available nearby, even beer liquor or Banks/ATM are 30 km away in Puttalam. Yes, we do have electricity and running water. No Wi-Fi, Smart Phones Internet connection works at 2G (approx 50-80 kbs) speeds. We either provide directions or arrange Safaris into Wilpattu National Park. Tuk-Tuk thru Wilpattu Park (40 km each way) ) Hike/Picnic along the Kala Oya (4 km). Swim in Puttalam Lagoon/Dutch Bay on Secluded Beach (5 km) River ride up the KalaOya/Lunu Ela estuary A Dip at Nearby Anicut/Canal (1.5 Km) Take boat ride from Gangewadiya to Kalpitiya Visit Malvila Ruins reputed to have been built by ... more   less 

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Address: Puttalam-Mannar Road | Eluwamkulama Entrance, Ilavankulam, Wilpattu National Park 09000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Wilpattu National Park
Price Range: $18 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The triple room near the gate might be a better bet”
sue_jewkes, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
“Bring plenty of mosquito spray”
K3963FVraym, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
“the cabin by the gate if you are daring”
tariqueo, Sep 16, 2015 | Read review
“"Cottage Near the Gate is nicer but the rooms near the main house is better for getting attention and service from Kumari and Sereno"”
540damithk, Apr 4, 2015 | Read review
“It's not room facilities, but the proximity to wild nature.”
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Prasanna_Ranatunga, Mar 24, 2015 | Read review
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