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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Hambantota, Tangalle, Southern Province

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Suren D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay for the nature traveller”
Reviewed November 11, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Great place. Fantastic Sri Lankan food prepared by caretaker "Samanthika". Open plan sleeping for 5. Two small waterways run on either side of the cottage. Great place for nature lovers. Our stay was like watching an episode of "Jungle Book" . 2 types of monkeys in big troupes kept us entertain with their antics. Lots of peacock dancing and preening in the evenings. An eagles nest in a tree next to the cottage. Cranes, snapping turtles, water monitors, king fishes, cows and buffalo..... the list never ending

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Liked best: Nature at your door step
Liked least: nothing really
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 13, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. You must come again
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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 7, 2015
you were such good guests. thank you for a lovely review
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CarlsonFa...
Muscat, Oman
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sleep in the Jungle!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

My family stayed here for 4 nights and we really enjoyed the remote jungle aspect with the quiet, the many monkeys, peacocks and snow herons. It is true there were many bugs near the lights at night, but nothing ever bit us and nothing got through the mosquito nets. Nelun was so incredibly helpful with our many questions. It was the end of our trip and we were too tired to take a safari trip, but there is a very nice hotel in town where we paid a VERY small amount to use their lovely pool. It was a great way to enjoy the area but still stay in a place that was very much in nature. The food was incredible and our two hosts took wonderful care of us. There was always someone to give us a ride into town. I would recommend this if you want to experience the nature of Sri Lanka but have lovely food and great advice and ideas for how to spend your time.

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Liked best: Enjoying the jungle, the quiet, and the animals.
Liked least: Bugs at night but they actually only stay near the lights and are not in bed with you!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2014
thank you so much iam so happy you enjoyed river island
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Karinjans...
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Traveling group: Tieners
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2014
thank you so much for your kind review. samantika was so happy to host you. maybe we will meet again
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