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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

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Wifi
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Breakfast included
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Family Rooms
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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 wildlife parks Minneriya, Kaudulla, Hurulu and Wilpattu. Galkadawala offers unique...
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Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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5.8 miles to Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the food and hospitality way above average for this already tasty and friendly country, but Maulie’s advice of when/where/how to visit the surrounding sites was spot on. The most unexpected part of our two night stay at Galkadawala was the proximity to...More

Thank Mac M
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mac, Thank you so much for appreciating Galkadawala. It is the guests that make Galkadawala a success. We enjoyed your company too and look forward to meeting you again. Warm regards, Maulie.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We had a truly lovely three night stay with Maulie and her fantastic team. The place is a haven from the busyness of Sri Lanka - tucked away a few kms along a bumpy road and in a peaceful spot, right next to a lake...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We are a family of 5 and spend 2 nights in Galkadawala. We loved it. The kids enjoyed observing the animals around the lake close by. It is a very special place and the food is fantastic. The owner Maulie was very helpful regarding tips...More

Thank Karo K
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you so much for appreciating Galkadawala. We enjoyed your company very much .... especially the children's. It was a lovely time. Do hope we will meet again one day. Best regards, Maulie.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

After a couple of nights in Negombo, Galkadawala was the real start to our Sri Lankan journey, and we loved it. The setting was wonderful - definitely off the beaten track but within short driving distance of big attractions like Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park....More

Thank Alex S
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded February 27, 2018

Dear Alex, Thank you so much. I'm glad you appreciated Galkadawala ...... it is not all who can : ) To enjoy nature in it's true form one has to be down to earth and humble. I do hope we will meet in the future....More

Reviewed February 12, 2018

Having read other reviews before we arrived, the expectation was deflated by the experience. We have been to another very well known tree house in Kenya, so knew all about living with the insects and the quirkiness of things. This is a difficult review to...More

Thank Sharon C
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$97 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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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