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Kalu's Hideaway

Certificate of Excellence
07/04/2017 07/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We stayed just one night in Kalu's hideaway after a safari in Ude walawe national park, and would have happily stayed longer. It is tucked at the end of a track, with beautiful grounds going down to a river. There was plenty of wildlife on offer just in the grounds alone. The room was simple and well equipt with a...

1Thank NandC24
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 19, 2015

This was probably the best located hotel we stayed in during our journey round Sri Lanka. Lost down a tiny road, the location is so peaceful and with a river at the bottom of the garden it is pretty too. The wildlife is amazing and has no hesitation in sharing the hotel grounds with you. Whilst sat in the quiet...

Thank Keith S
Sri Lanka
Reviewed September 16, 2015

We found the staff at Kalu's Hideaway very accommodating & customer oriented. The Hotel does not have proper training facilities, But the staff went out of their way to create an area to suite our purpose. The food was simple but great. We had nothing to complaint about the rooms . The coordination efforts made by the FOM was super....

1Thank Suresh F
Rochford, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Stayed at this hotel mid August, for two nights. We were so pleased with our decision to stay here. It really is a beautiful place, the surrounding area is gorgeous, their garden is lovely. The pool is wonderful and warm. The staff were so eager to please. Excellent restaurant with great food. Our rooms were in the main building, again...

1Thank Annette J
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Kalu's hideaway was our personal favourite hotel out of the many we stayed in during our trip to Sri Lanka. I can see why it has been awarded trip advisor's award of excellence. First the stunning surroundings make this hotel the perfect place to explore Udawalawe National Park but please don't do what we did and stay only for 1...

2Thank Londonxxxxxxx
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This concept for this place is really excellent. The hotel and surroundings are very beautiful. The grounds are very well maintained and there is an organic vegetable garden and the produce is served in the restaurant. All the staff were extremely polite and helpful and made our stay very pleasant...

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Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights on our honeymoon in August and cannot recommend highly enough!! We were upgraded to the suite room which was stunning, only pales in comparison the the view from the terrace outside! The food was great, the staff friendly and helpful and we had an amazing time. We'd go back tomorrow!

Thank Sarahnorthants82
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stayed here only for a night unfortunately, but the experience deserves a mention for sure. Our room (a deluxe room) was clean, luxurious and well appointed. The room staff were thorough, courteous and helped to make our stay wonderful. The accounts manager Mr. Maduranga specially was very attentive and was very courteous during our stay, The Head Chef “Nero”...

Thank TravelerRanitha
Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had been a little concerned about the hotel given some of the reports on trip advisor and its description as a rustic retreat. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings and our Deluxe room was lovely (although a hair dryer would have been welcomed by my wife). The staff were very friendly and the food was good,...

Thank Charlie_Anna_Jen
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 17, 2015

A lovely, small hotel with amazingly friendly staff who couldn't do too much for you and a great base for visiting the national park. Limited choice of food but tasty and well prepared. Great top floor room with views over the swimming pool and the organic vegetable garden to the river at the end of the gardens.

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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: $80 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalu's Hideaway 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Kalu`s Hideaway Hotel Uda Walawe National Park
Kalu's Hideaway Sri Lanka/Uda Walawe National Park
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“We had a chalet which is excellent and among the trees.”
dennisc102, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed nice.”
Tim_Fletcher, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“Chalet 1 was brilliant”
Chuzz, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floor for example number 115”
611sunseekers, Mar 16, 2017 | Read review
“Avoid ground floor”
rosieb130, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
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