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Ging Oya Lodge

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Ging Oya is like a home from home for me, even though I last visited in 2011 I immediately knew this was where I was headed after some shocking personal news. Made a very late booking and arrived three days later. Purposely keeping my news private so as not to 'stain' my trip both Leo and Myrjam were as always,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

What an amazing find. calm, tranquil, beautiful, full of nature, wonderful food and great hosts. In a lovely little village near the sea, but still only 25 minutes from the airport. The lodge is on a river and you can take fascinating bird watching trips right from the lodges own jetty. Modeled on an African hunting lodge, Ging Oya is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a small place with I think only around 8 bungalows. Bungalows themselves are spacious with a big bed and a seating area inside and outside. Pool is big and nice (although we were there in hot season and it was the hottest pool I have ever swam in!). We borrowed the canoe and paddled out to the ocean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here and was so pleased with everything! The warm welcome from Maryiam and Leo was wonderful after a long flight. The lodge and its surroundings are scrupulously clean. Great food. Being surrounded by nature was so relaxing and only a short tuk tuk ride to Negombo if needed. Fabulous pool area. A trip down the river was... More 

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Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident and stayed just 2 nights. Miriam and Leo created magical place with wonderful atmosphere. Number one on our list of places we stayed in Sri Lanka. Kayaking to the ocean is a must do. Also there is no point in eating out as Leo is a great cook.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Ging Oya Lodge is not a hotel and nor is it a resort. It consists of a relatively few small cottages, each accommodating 2/3 people, spread across a secluded piece of land on the edge of a river. At the centre of the site is an airy and high-roofed dining area and admin facility adjacent to an excellent swimming pool.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Sad that we have only a couple of days left here, we have had a great holiday. The Lodge is beautiful and peaceful, pure contrast to the hustle of the streets of Negombo. The pool is lovely and the grounds a delight. Our hosts have been brilliant, very helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend staying here. We have had exceptionally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I was in Ging Oya Lodge during a Yoga retreat for a week. Miriam and Leo do a great job! The lodge reminds a lot of typical safari / landside lodges in Africa. Prices are decent & fair. Food is also good. Can recommend this for everyone.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I was at this Lodge from the 6th of Feb 2016 to 11th of Feb. Its a calm and serene location. I was here on a Yoga Retreat and I could not have chosen any other place as this was the perfect location. Myrjam the co-owner is a fantastic host. Every time I saw her she was sporting a smile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to Sri Lanka and this time six weeks in the country with parents-in-law. Ging Oya was the perfect place to start with four nights acclimatisation. The cottages are very clean, well appointed and comfortable. Excellent value for money. The grounds are spacious and relaxing (and of particular interest to us, filled with birds), complete with a beautiful... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the banks of the Ging River, surrounded by luscious vegetation and resounding with birdsong, Ging Oya Lodge is unique in every way.The Lodge is a family-run guest house where your stay will be a relaxed, peaceful experience in an intimate environment. The rooms are spacious and luxurious bungalows tucked into the lush greenery, each equipped with all modern conveniences. Each hosts its own verandah where you can repose and take in the stunning surroundings.The beach is a short walk or kayak-trip away and is rarely visited by other tourists, allowing you to enjoy the sun and sea in a natural setting. Should the quiet become too much, a trip in a local tuk-tuk will soon have you in the bustling heart of nearby Negombo where you can experience the colourful local markets or simply absorb the atmosphere of the popular tourist beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ging Oya Lodge

Address: Davindu Mawatha | Kammala North, Waikkal 611110, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range: $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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