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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing holiday retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of hectic traffic, fumes and noise of this beautiful island of Sri Lanka. To get to the hotel we crossed on a punt then taken along beautiful serene and tranquil paths to our room. It was heaven on earth for the week we were there. Hotel, staff and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked through virgin holidays from 26th December- 3rd January and had a wonderful time. We are a fun, close-knit family so generally have fun wherever we go. BEWARE- WINE IS NOT INCLUDED IN ALL-INCLUSIVE. We love wine, so this meant we had a hefty room bill when we left. They have to import all wine which is why it...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel setting is great... The management however will try to tap into your pocket for anything they could get their hands on. Extra charges will be invented..On my checkout I was told to pay an extra amount not mentioned in check in. The manager Mr Senaka said its because of early check in.. When I said it was pre-approved...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived 23rd Dec and stayed for New Year leaving 5th Jan. Overall the stay was very good in a hotel which is a bit out in the sticks with only Anthony's restaurant in the locality for a change of environment for a beer. Had lunch there one day which consisted of a watery fish curry with boiled rice, a beer...

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Preston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ranweli for 10 nights (arriving home yesterday). Our bungalow was lovely and looked out on to the beautiful beach. We arrived at just before 10 pm on 27th December and were told to go straight to the restaurant as it had been kept open for us ( it normally closes at 9,30 pm) We had dinner, not...

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Katana, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice calm and quiet place. Good location with beach and the pool. Had a wonderful time. We stayed only 1 day. But it was really fun time. Staff is good and professional. Rooms are clean and well made. Entertaining to the hotel via a ⛵️ Only weakness I found was some food items specially salads were not replaced when they...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent 10 nights in the resort.very good food,traditional and intercontinental especially desert They offered a good variety.Good service.its a recommendable resort.Staffs are well trained and gentle .The rooms,restaurant pool area are amazing.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little apprehensive to book The Ranweli Holiday Village after reading a few reviews, but as we were travelling with our daughter who is 20 months old, the hotel seemed to fit more of what we needed. The Ranweli is a 3 star hotel with 4/5 star reviews. Important to remember its a 3 star hotel which does things well....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived last night and was worried after reading reviews, dinner lunch and breakfast lots of choice . Room great , clean and spacious . Been in the see all morning swimming, people had said unsafe !! Shallow well out and sandy bottom , a few waves but not rough at all.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an amazing property ruined by the staff and poor standards of customer service. As my father has taken us to the old property many years ago, he wanted to try the new property so we booked 2 days prior. 1- They insisted on 100% payment which was completely okay by us and they informed check-in is 2 pm...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranweli Holiday Village is an eco-friendly resort located on a 22-acre peninsula where mangrove forests and winding rivers converge to meet the sea. Located only 18 kms from Colombo's International Airport, Ranweli is the perfect base to explore the fascinating history, culture and nature of Sri Lanka. The hotel is on Waikkal Beach & provides bungalows & rooms with a private bathroom. The resort has an outdoor pool and its own restaurant & bar. Each bungalow / room is air-conditioned, has a safe, sitting area and telephone. The attached bathroom includes a hot/cold shower. Guests can enjoy a beach volleyball, billiards or table tennis at Ranweli. Water activities such as paddle boating, canoeing and kayaking are available. Ranweli is able to organize boat rides and bird watching tours. You can experience multi-cuisine dishes at the buffets of the resort's restaurant & a variety of liquor is served at the pool bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ranweli Holiday Village

Address: Ranweli Hotel Road, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range: $91 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ranweli Holiday Village 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a bungalow with sea view but not too far from main building.”
  • bungalow facing the sea, uninterrupted views.
 of 5 bubbles Chisi76, yesterday | Read review
“Make sure you ask for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles jamesdF4563PC, 1 week ago | Read review
“Our roon was 135, very quiet and lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles suewT9322DG, 1 week ago | Read review
“roming is super”
 of 5 bubbles 123058, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Superior sea view bungalows can be hot and miss. Email the hotel to try and secure one right next to the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles DougBristol, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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