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Bridden's Place

Temple Street | Lansigama, Katuneriya, Marawila, Sri Lanka
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Samara, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 9 wonderful days in Sri Lanka and these lovely people, Harry and his wife Chamali (the owners of the hotel) helped us a lot. It is a perfect place for a calm vacation. We wanted to spend time without civilazation, so we took a room without a TV and enjoyed watching stars every evening. Though there is a... More 

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London
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Bridden's Place in the summer of 2013. Its taken me a while to write this review-- sorry Chamali and family. We had a baby soon after the visit and are only now settling down again:) We had a lovely holiday at Bridden's Place. We were very well looked after and I still dream of the breakfasts and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is paradise. Harry and his wife Chamali run a beautiful set up right by the sea. The food is exquisite - mountains of fresh lobster and prawns and excellent traditional Sri Lankan breakfast every morning. Chamali and Harry are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The beach is very close, seconds away, but you can also... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We started our family holidays in Sri Lanka at Bridden's place. Harry welcomed us in person at 4 in the morning with a nice smile. The place is close by the airport and located in a isolated fisherman village where you can see the real srilankan daily life, far from major toutist attractions. We stayed 3 full days and loved... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Dutchman Harry Bridden has build this little paradise with his charming singhalese wife, Chamali, in a rather underdeveloped area just north of the airport and the more visited Negombo. It is a perfect starting (or ending) point for a round trip to Sri Lanka. Harry can organise a driver to pick you up at the airport (4,000 lkr) and can... More 

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Thank Per R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

we were the only ones and harry's family was very charming and anticipating our needs, very useful for a coupple like us travelling with one year old baby. we stayed 3 nights in lux cabana, they arranged the pick up at the airport , even if a bit expensive. harry's wife (sorry i forgot the name) cooks in an amazing... More 

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Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Just a half hour from the airport is this the place to start your holiday. A small familiy owned and operated resort with nice cabana's, a great swimming pool, beautiful garden and the best food you will find in whole Sri Lanka. Near to the sea and totally surrounded, so privacy guaranteed. Not only the kind hospitality of Harry, a... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The small resort was super clean and really tidy. The luxury cabana is a high standard room for the Sri Lanka standards. The service is awesome and the owners and workers make you feel in family since the beginning. They can organize for you several services apart from the hotel like tuc-tuc, driver, etc.

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Thank AlbertsRN
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spent 5 lovely days in this clean, comfortable and layed back paradise only 45min Tuktuk ride from the international airport. We opted for Harry's place instead of the bigger, touristy resorts and were not disappointed! We had the luxury cabana with the wonderful bathroom. It felt like we had a whole house to ourselves - ac, big, airy and great... More 

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Thank Amanda Berlin S
Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This must be the perfect place to stay on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Although most of the visitors go south to the popular package hotels and crowded towns, look north of the airport. Go past the over-rated Negombo and treat yourself to the quiet, tranquil haven that is Briddens Place. It is truly family run. Our cabana equals... More 

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