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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

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Galkadawala Palugaswewa, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka See on map
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I spent several wonderful days in this very special place. The owner Mauli de Saram has created a heaven for all wild creatures as well as some of our rare plants from what was once a destroyed habitat ( due to the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Imp57
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded yesterday

Thank you so much. Thank you for appreciating Galkadawala you have to be in the correct mind set to do so.

Reviewed 4 days ago

a special stay that allows trips to local spots, Sigiriya, polonnara etc Communal dining with the few visitors, small lodge of some 6 rooms or so, very atmospheric and the food very good local chef cooked curries. Take your own booze! We stayed 3 nights...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This was just the place that suited me best, Set in forest that Mauli had allowed to regenerate and has fostered with it's native plants and animals was amazing. Her philosophy of sustainability and her care of the planet was inspiring. The rooms were comfortable...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank suerB1952
Reviewed September 26, 2018

If you can accept that WiFi is not always available & hot water can be tricky & are able to truly relax among the forest animals - monkeys, lizards, frogs, squirrels - you will enjoy a truly magical experience. Your host Mauli is welcoming &...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

If you're in Sri Lanka, you should definitely go to Galkadawala! It is an extraordinary place in the middle of nature. It was wonderful to wake up in such a beautiful environment. Maulie is the perfect host, she makes you feel right at home. We...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Situated in an ancient agricultural village, Galkadawala Forest Lodge is in the centre of the Cultural Triangle close to historical sites Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Ritigala and Anuradhapura, and More wildlife parks Minneriya, Kaudulla, Hurulu and Wilpattu. Galkadawala offers unique experiences of Heritage, Wildlife and Eco-friendly Construction. Once deforested, consumed and denuded this land has been transformed back to a vibrant ecological habitat. Surrounding irrigation lakes, waterways and forests with high biodiversity provide trekking, bird watching and relaxing. To maintain this complex ecological habitat, at Galkadawala, prominence and care is given to all creatures. Guests too should understand that they have arrived at a habitat that has to be shared by all. Galkadawala concept is not a "watering Hole" where one can "chill out" till the early hours. Retire early and be up early (be different for a few days) to get the full benefit of what Galkadawala has to offer. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
$90 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
$90 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
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kkc_7
February 20, 2016|
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Response from 478pam | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, we had a driver with us
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seniorartnisv
September 30, 2014|
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Response from galkadawala | Property representative |
Dear Subha, I have been replying you but does not seams to have reached you. 3 days are sufficient for you to sight see. If you wish to explore the surroundings 1 more day have been better, but the way you have booked is... More
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"separate lodge was perfect, small walk to the dining lodge"
sfk1958
5 days ago
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"All rooms are quiet. Be prepared for rustic though enjoyable accommodation. Enclosed shoes for walking..."
774pamelar
Sep 26, 2018
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"There are only just five rooms, all the same"
Rincy29
Oct 24, 2016
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"They're all good!"
popeye72
Oct 21, 2016
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