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Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas

Suduweli Palassa Kattadiwewa, Kirinda 82614 Sri Lanka
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This Kirinda Lodge has three bedrooms and is ideal for a family retreat or friendly getaway. The architecture is inspired by the jungle surroundings and invites you to embrace an eco-friendly and minimalist way of life, while you stay here.
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Free parking
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil
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Yala National Park
8.5 miles to Weerawila Airport
4 miles to Kirinda Viharaya
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Fantastic lodging located on the edge of Yala National Park. Short 20 minute drive to the entrance. A great place if you want to feel like you are on an extended safari without giving up the comfort or stylings of modern luxury hotels. Kirinda Lodge is definitely secluded, and as such, they provide room and board. The food is fantastic and very filling. The service is out of this world, our concierge, Nisanka, was the best! Very welcoming, informative, and helpful. The property itself is beautiful, and marrys modern styling with the safari theme. We saw a huge monitor lizard, a nesting peacock, and a star tortoise on the property, as well as water buffalo and wild boar roaming outside the walls. Highly recommend for couples looking for a romantic escape from modern life while surrounded by wildlife.
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Response from CeilaoVillas, Public Relations Manager at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas
Responded Dec 24, 2017
Dear Michael C, Thank you for the great review. It is indeed romantic and I'm glad that you and your wife had a great stay in our secluded jungle villa. We hope to see you again! Team Ceilao
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Wonderful lodge offering full room and board, right next to Yala National Park. Kirinda Lodge does a fantastic job marrying modern amenities while incorporating the unique setting. From the first moment you step on the property, it feels special. From monitor lizards roaming the surrounding area, to peacocks dancing on the banks of the lake, you feel like you are living on a safari. My wife and I loved relaxing by the pool during the day, and walking down to the lake to watch the wildlife at sunset. It was incredibly romantic, and the food was fantastic. The staff goes above and beyond, in particular, our butler Nisanka was a wonderful host. For anyone who wants a truly unique safari experience, without sacrificing on comfort and elegance, Kirinda Lodge is a perfect choice.
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Response from CeilaoVillas, Public Relations Manager at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas
Responded Dec 24, 2017
Dear Taraashb, Thank you for the great review! What you have said in your review is the essence of our property. A lodge where one can be in the wild yet with modern amenities and facilities. Thank you for experiencing the wild with Ceilao Villas. We hope to see you again. Team Ceilao
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Myself and my partner loved escaping to this calm, peaceful abode. Having a pool to swim in, National parks to visit during the day and a cosy yet luxury place to come home to was wondeful. Every evening the buffalo bathe in the lake right out the front, which you can take a stroll around or watch from the old elephant tower (also a great place for a romantic meal at sunset!)>
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Response from CeilaoVillas, Public Relations Manager at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas
Responded Jun 6, 2017
Hi Mistypearl3, Thanks for the great review. The elephant watchtower is a great place to have a meal overlooking the lake. We hope you enjoyed your stay at Kirinda Lodge. Regards Team Ceilao
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The Kirinda Lodge is right next to the park with a breeze that flows through the entire property. It's calm with no noise except the occasional bird and the wind in the trees. There is a spacious pool that is ideal to cool off and rocking chairs in front to doze off in. The food was yummy and rooms comfortable with ensuite bathroom. The treehouse in the front overlooks the water hole where you can catch a few buffaloes chilling. Highly recommend.
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Response from CeilaoVillas, Public Relations Manager at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas
Responded Jun 6, 2017
Hi Ahamed, Thanks for the great review. The breeze that flows through is amazing indeed. Looking forward to seeing you again, Team Ceilao
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Kirinda Lodge is the place to be. We loved it here! After staying at the hotels in Colombo and Kabalana by Ceilao Villas, our expectations were high. And they topped that. The lodge is placed near the city of Kirinda which is just 12 kilometers from the entrance of Yala National Park. Driving up there, already gives you a relaxed feeling. There isn’t that much in the surroundings except nature. Unfortunately the rain that fell in Tangalle, stayed in Tangalle and did not make it here. So it was a bit dry. When it has been raining for a few days, everything turns green and there is a big lake in front of the lodge. As soon as we entered the Lodge, we felt at home. It’s cosy, has a warm atmosphere and is really open. The rooms are furnished in colonial style and the lodge has all you need. You won’t be spending much time in your room because you want to be outside. There is a nice refreshing swimming pool that we shared with some hot and thirsty Black Faced Langur Monkeys at one point. The lodge is fenced with barbwire because the elephants come really close sometimes. We waited outside the first night, hoping to catch a glimpse of them, but we didn’t see any. They did come later that night but we missed that, they can be really quiet apparently. At night, it is nice to just sit outside in a rocking chair, enjoy the sunset, the sounds of the animals and the silence. A great place to unwind. When staying here, you will have your personal chef who cooks for you for the cost of the ingredients, a very cost efficient way of eating we think! You can choose from a menu but it is also possible to specify your own personal wishes, they are very flexibel with this. We even had the famous South Sri Lankan water-buffalo curd, which tastes great!
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Response from CeilaoVillas, Public Relations Manager at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas
Responded Dec 21, 2016
Hi OurTravelDream, Thanks for the kind words and congrats on being the first to review us on Trip Advisor. The Kirinda Lodge was the first property we built for our personal use which is why it has so much charm and character. Located on the border of the park we've had so many encounters with wild animals which only adds to the space that we have created there. The pool is a newer addition and we're glad you didn't mind sharing it with some animal visitors. The rocking chairs are such a dream. Just sit back and relax. It was great having you over and I hope more people see the space that we have created. Regards Team Ceilão
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$45 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Dagoba (4.3 miles) and Kirinda Viharaya (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, Chef Lady Restaurant, and The flavors restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kirinda Lodge by Ceilao Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.