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Kalu's Hideaway

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Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a very pleasant stay at Kalu's.well its the third time that we decided to stay there, which is ample proof of the quality of sevice , food , and the very very green locality. Also quite close to the Udawalawe park.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is interesting! By the time we had reached this hotel we had stayed at four and five star hotels and so this hotel was a shock. You're more on safari here than anywhere else we stayed. If you were expecting to stay in tents then your expectations would have been set more correctly as it reminds me more... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 1 night while touring Sri Lanka with my parents. We had already stayed at the Sky Pavilion and the Tea Heritance Factory, and were just a bit underwhelmed with this hotel. We found wherever they could cut a corner and save money they would, which is a shame. The food was good, but it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was one of the nicest we stayed in (although admittedly we were upgraded to a suite on the top floor!). Good location for visiting Udawalawe, breakfast was nice and they were kind enough to arrange safari for us.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really appreciated how hard the staff worked and the wonderful hidden setting but could not get past all the flying bugs in the bar and restaurant (and in my shirt). There is a collapsible bed net in the closet in the rooms to protect you at night - use that and do not open your doors to the outside.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Setting - A bit of from town down a dirt track in a lovely quiet wooded setting. Very pretty. Premises - Traditional wood although very dark everywhere Room - It had a great view and was a reasonable size, clean and comfy although a little functional. What let it down was the addition of a second bed which meant everything... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was just a fantastic little place to stay. From the welcome, to the room, the the grounds, the pool, the little hammock, the service, the links to cricket. Probably the best little hotel I've stayed in. Top top marks and highly reccomended

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Colombo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It was indeed a relaxed holiday at Kalu's Hideaway. It was absolute value for money. Food was good and the Chef was always obliging for guests' requests. Staff was smiling and very attentive. Location is very quiet and it is an absolute hideways. A suggestion to erect some sign boards on the way to the hotel will help the guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We were a bit apprehensive about this hotel, having read some bad reviews. We were very happy to find that our experience was the exact opposite. We spent 2 nights here (earlyJune 2016), and would have happily stayed longer. The staff just couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming - and this is everyone: at reception, porters, room staff, waiters,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

we were on the way to safari, so we went kalu's hideway. it was bit difficult to find this hotel. we were served by fresh juice. nice garden with pool area. lunch was superb. staff was friendly. thanks for your hospitality.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 14 Fourteen Spacious rooms including 5 Superior rooms,6 Deluxe, 2 Chalets & 1 Suite, the hotel caters to the most unique clients. It provides the butler service with personalized dining menu of your choice. The Hotel is located just 5 Minutes next to Udawalawe National Park & Udawalawe Lake. From Colombo 187 km to the Hotel and around 04 hours drive from Colombo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalu's Hideaway

Address: Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: $65 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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